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Stephen Ren

Season Recap: Men’s basketball

With a crew full of young talent, the Stanford men’s basketball team (15-16, 8-10 Pac-12) set out with high hopes at the beginning of this season. However, plagued by injuries and the occasional shooting slump, the team ultimately showed it was capable of great feats but lacked the maturity and discipline to consistently play up…

Beach volleyball prepares for final homestand

Stanford’s No. 20 beach volleyball team (10-14, 3-1 Pac-12) will play the final two games of the regular season at home this Saturday against No. 7 Cal Poly (19-9, 5-1) at 1PM PST and No. 11 California (17-7, 5-1) at 4PM PST. Stanford is coming off a much-needed 5-0 sweep over San Francisco on Saturday, during which no Cardinal duo dropped a single set. The victory was especially welcome considering Stanford had been limping away on a four game losing streak before that, most recent of which was a 0-5 defeat at the hands of No. 19 Saint Mary’s (17-6).

Golden Bears on tap for women’s water polo

Stanford’s No. 1 ranked women’s water polo team (16-1, 4-0 MPSF) prepares to travel across the bay to face off against the No. 4 ranked California Golden Bears (13-5, 1-2) this Saturday at 12PM PST. Stanford is coming off two close wins against rival NCAA championship contenders, outlasting No. 3 ranked UCLA (21-4, 4-1) 7-6 last Saturday and edging out No. 2 USC (21-1, 3-1) 9-8 in overtime the weekend prior. With their toughest opponents behind them, the Cardinal seek to close out the last three games of the regular season.

Basketball round table: Tightening the screws

It was a mixed bag of a weekend for Stanford basketball. Despite a 2-1 record overall, the teams showed inconsistency against their rivals, the Berkeley Golden Bears. The men went to the last second against Cal, winning on a reversed call by the Pac-12 refs. This would ordinarily be cause to celebrate, except that they almost gave Cal their first win in the Pac-12 this year, and allowed them to break a nine game losing streak. The women went a step farther and dropped a game to unranked Cal on the road, causing their ranking to fall out of the NCAA’s top ten. As the schedules reach a particularly difficult curve for both teams, it’s time for both groups to tighten the screws and clean up their gameplay. The Daily’s Daniel Martinez-Krams and Stephen Ren share their thoughts on the Oregon teams visiting the Farm, the men’s big men woes, and the women’s recent shift out of utter dominance.

Women’s water polo hosts Stanford Invitational

A big weekend lies ahead for Stanford’s No. 2 ranked women’s water polo team (3-0) as they prepare to host the Stanford Invitational. This weekend’s first matchup will be against the No. 8 ranked University of Michigan Wolverines (2-2) on Saturday at 10:15AM PST. The Cardinal will also play the No. 19 ranked Indiana Hoosiers (1-3) and No. 4 ranked Berkeley (3-0) later in the tournament.

Utah Utes mount a comeback on men’s basketball

In a game that came down to the wire on Thursday night, the Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball team (9-10, 2-5 Pac-12) ultimately fell to the the Utah Utes (10-8, 4-2 Pac-12) in a 70-66 decision this Thursday at Maples Pavilion. Conference woes continue to plague the Cardinal as they have yet to win back to back Pac-12 games this season.

Men’s basketball round table: Progressing in the Pac-12

Stanford men’s basketball grabbed their first Pac-12 victory of the year on Saturday, with a dominant performance against Arizona State. After the game, sophomore forward KZ Okpala said the following: “We’re ready now. We know what we can do, we know we can beat any team. We’re ready.” Prepared to go on a run, the Cardinal will visit Seattle on Thursday to take on Washington. The Daily’s Michael Espinosa, Stephen Ren, and Bobby Pragada share their thoughts on the statement win, the next man up for the Cardinal, and what needs to be done against the Huskies.

Stanford wins ninth consecutive Big Game

With offensive explosions in the first and fourth quarters bookending a stagnation of scoring in the second and third, Stanford football (8-4, 6-3 Pac-12) hoisted the Axe and claimed its ninth straight Big Game victory over the California Golden Bears (7-5, 4-5 Pac-12) this past Saturday by a score of 23-13. Coming off of a two-game win streak and sporting a Pac-12 leading defense, Cal may have had its best chance in years to surprise the Cardinal and snap a nearly decade-long streak of Big Game dominance, but came up short in a defensive standoff.

Men’s basketball takes a road trip to North Carolina

The Stanford men’s basketball team (1-0) will leave the sun-filled, 75 degree November days of Palo Alto to spend the upcoming weekend in North Carolina. They will play against the University of North Carolina Wilmington Seahawks (0-1) on Friday at 4PM PST, before duking it out on Monday with the No. 8 ranked University of North Carolina Tar Heels (1-0).

Women’s soccer breaks Pac-12 win streak with tie

The No. 1 ranked Stanford women’s soccer team (15-0-2, Pac-12 8-0-1) traveled to Washington State (11-5-1, 4-5-1) yesterday to face the Cougars in a match that ended in a 1-1 double overtime draw. The Cardinal’s unbeaten streak marches on, now standing at 39 games since their last defeat. This tie, however, marks the end of their 26 game Pac-12 win streak, which dates back to October of 2016.

Women’s volleyball embarks on two-week road trip

Stanford’s No. 2 ranked women’s volleyball team (16-1, 8-0 Pac-12) heads north to play the Oregon State Beavers (10-10, 0-8) this Friday at 7:00pm pst. This will mark the beginning of a four game road trip for the Cardinal, who will not return to Maples Pavilion until Friday, November 2nd against Colorado.

Men’s and women’s soccer back on the Farm

This Sunday packs a pair of home games for Cardinal soccer, when the No. 1 ranked women’s team (13-0-1, 6-0-0) will host the Colorado Buffaloes (12-0-3, 4-0-2) at 12pm, and later at 3pm the No. 12 ranked men’s team (7-2-3, 4-1-0) will seek to fend off the Washington Huskies (8-6-0, 3-3-0) in a rematch of the previous Sunday’s contest.
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