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STS discontinued, athletes panic

Citing concerns that the curriculum does not accurately represent the University’s educational goals, Stanford administrators announced that the Science, Technology and Society (STS) major will be discontinued effective the 2017-18 academic year. The announcement hits Stanford Athletics particularly hard, as the STS major has long been an unspoken focal point of the student-athlete community. In…

Peterson: David Shaw faces immense coaching test over the next two weeks

On paper, this Saturday’s Stanford-UCF matchup offers little excitement: two 0-1 teams with sporadic offenses coming off of stunning upset losses. And yet, despite the lack of apparent intrigue, this Saturday’s clash is arguably the most important game that David Shaw has ever coached. Over the past four years, Stanford football has faced several must-win…

Stanford softball in shambles after infighting, controversial resignation

Stanford softball’s collapse first became evident at the end of the 2014 season, when a faction of the team presented athletic director Bernard Muir with sweeping allegations against 18-year head coach John Rittman — allegations that have since been disputed by at least half of the team. A group of parents and former players supported those allegations, which also implicated Rittman’s assistants and the team’s trainers. Just 18 days after that contingent met with Muir, Rittman resigned.