The Stanford men’s tennis team swept Santa Clara late Tuesday night at the indoor Broadway Tennis Center in Burlingame after rain on Monday forced the match to be moved from Stanford.
The Cardinal men’s tennis team ended the 2018 season ranked seventh in the ITA National College Tennis Rankings, and second in Pac-12 rankings only to UCLA, ranked third nationally. The preseason ITA poll listed Stanford at tenth in the country going into 2019.
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.
Only one team has a worse record in the Pac-12 North than Cal – Oregon State. If that doesn’t give you any indication of the quality of Cal’s football team, I really don’t know what will.
In honor of the Big Game this week, we decided to compare the best players in the NFL from Stanford and Cal by position – a spinoff of our weekly ‘Stanford in the NFL’ article.
Here’s how it stacked up:
Though the Stanford football team’s season largely over, the NFL season is still in full swing, and there are quite a few phenomenal former Cardinal players making their marks on a weekly basis in the pros.
The Stanford men’s basketball team (4-3) headed to the Bahamas this past Thanksgiving week for the 2018 Battle 4 Atlantis preseason tournament on Paradise Island. The tournament ended up being anything but a paradise for the Cardinal as they placed seventh out of eight competing teams after playing in three games.
This past Saturday, the Stanford football team (7-4, 5-3 Pac-12) headed down to Los Angeles to face off against a top in-state rival – the UCLA Bruins (3-9, 3-6) – and took the game with a final score of 49-42. After crushing Oregon State at home earlier in the month, the team was riding a wave of high-octane offensive production led by junior quarterback KJ Costello. Costello has been the driving force of the team since the first game of the season, filling in as the team’s centerpiece for Bryce Love, who has been unable to recapture his former dominance during this season.