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Matthew Bernstein

Football faces USC once again in Pac-12 Championship

As the Pac-12 North winner for the fourth time in the last seven years, the most of any program, No. 12 Stanford (9-3, 8-2 Pac-12) is headed to the Pac-12 Championship game against No. 10 USC (10-2, 8-1 Pac-12), the Pac-12 South division winner. This game will be a rematch from their meeting in Sept. 9 and from the 2015 Pac-12 Championship game.

Football heads to Pullman for showdown with Wazzu

A brutal stretch to close the season begins Saturday for No. 18 Stanford football (6-2, 5-1 Pac-12), as it takes on the No. 25 Washington State Cougars (7-2, 4-2) at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. The Cardinal are looking to avenge the 2016 loss to the Cougars, which snapped their eight-game winning streak against Washington State.…

Men’s soccer ekes out victory against UCLA

The Stanford men’s soccer team continues to shine. It remains undefeated in its last seven road PAC-12 matches dating back to last season, keeping the streak alive with a 1-0 win against UCLA on Sunday at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles. No. 11 Cardinal (8-2-0, Pac-12 2-0-0) have won their last seven matches against the Bruins (3-5-0, 0-2-0) over several seasons.

Women’s volleyball thrives under new head coach

It has been a whirlwind start to the season for the Stanford Women’s volleyball team. The defending 2016 NCAA champions welcomed their new head coach Kevin Hambly, who was previously the head coach at Illinois last year. Hambly has lead the No. 4 Cardinal (6-2) to a strong start for the 2017-18 season. The team returns five starters including sophomore Kathryn Plummer who was the AVCA National Freshman of the Year last year; redshirt senior and three-time All-American Merete Lutz; and sophomore Audriana Fitzmorris (AVCA).

Track and field looks to excel, earn NCAA qualifying marks

It is the last chance for members of the Stanford men’s and women’s track teams to compete to earn NCAA qualifying marks, as both teams compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships this weekend at the University of Washington Dempsey Indoor Facility in Seattle. The MPSF Championships will feature 20 universities comprised of member teams…

Football roundtable: How can Stanford find offensive life in the Arizona desert?

Stanford plays the Wildcats this Saturday in an attempt to return to victory in the conference against a much weaker Arizona squad. With the offense looking to come back to life against an open Wildcats run defense, desk editors Matthew Bernstein and Lorenzo Rosas, along with senior staff writer Do-Hyoung Park, sit down to discuss the importance of this game to the Cardinal’s bowl run and whether the offense will gel under newly-named starting QB Keller Chryst.

Men’s soccer takes loss, draw in weekend road swing

This past weekend No. 15 Stanford men’s soccer (0-1-3) made its first road trip of the season to Bloomington, Indiana, for the Adidas/IU Credit Union Classic, falling 2-1 in overtime to No. 4 Notre Dame (4-0) and playing to a 0-0 stalemate against No. 5 Indiana (3-0-1). All four of the Cardinal’s games this season…

Brooks, men’s relay shine for track and field at Pac-12s

Fifty-six Stanford athletes competed at the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships at the University of Washington on May 14 and 15. For the third consecutive year, the Stanford women took third place with a score of 90, while the Stanford men took sixth place with a score of 74. The Cardinal also took six combined conference titles,…

Record-breaking weekend for track and field

While last weekend’s track and field meets may not have counted on paper, the Cardinal men and women continued to establish themselves as national contenders in numerous events. The team competed at the Stanford Twilight on Friday and the Michael Johnson Invitational at Baylor on Saturday, with record-breaking successes occurring at both meets. The Stanford Twilight primarily…

Men’s and women’s track and field sweep the Big Meets

As the No. 13 Stanford men looked to snap a three-year losing streak in the Big Meet, fate would have it such that the Stanford-Cal rivalry would come down to the final 4x400 relay. And instead of Stanford's usual quartet running the event, sophomore decathlete Harrison Williams, who was named Pac-12 Field Athlete of the Week last week, was a last-minute addition to the event, running the leadoff leg.

Track and field to compete at home in Stanford Invitational

From April 1-2, thousands of track and field athletes from 110 colleges and universities as well as high schools and unaffiliated programs will swarm to The Farm for the 41st annual Stanford Invitational — a meet which offers qualifying opportunities for the NCAA preliminaries and for the US Olympic Team Trials. The Cardinal are looking to carry their success from…

Track and field prepares for NCAA Indoor Championships

Stanford track and field is heading to Birmingham, Alabama for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 11-12. Fourteen Cardinal athletes – eight women and six men – will compete in seven events, the largest number of Stanford competitors since 2012. Not only are the athletes talented – together they have a combined 33 All-American honors –…

Track and field has strong showing before NCAA Championships

Forty-six athletes from Stanford’s track and field team had a final opportunity to compete for points necessary to qualify for the NCAA Championships this past weekend at the MPSF Indoor Championships in Seattle. Junior Sean McGorty ran the fastest mile in Stanford history on Saturday, placing a very close second in the event with a 3:53.95,…

Track and field prepares for conference championships

The Stanford track and field team heads to Seattle this weekend to compete in the MPSF Championships. This meet is the last qualifier before the NCAA Indoor Championships held March 11-12 in Birmingham, Alabama. The indoor track season provides ample training time before competitions move outdoors, where meets are more heavily weighted. “One of the…

Track and field continues to succeed at the national level

This past weekend, the Stanford men’s and women’s track team split up and traveled to three different meets — the Iowa State Classic, the Don Kirby Collegiate Invitational and the Husky Classic — in search of top-16 national rankings that are necessary to qualify athletes for indoor nationals in Birmingham, Alabama. Highlights from the Iowa Invitational included junior 3,000-meter runner Sean…
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