As former Stanford basketball star Jason Collins ’01’s announcement that he is gay continues to reverberate around the nation, Stanford community members reacted with surprise and pride to the news that the first openly gay active male athlete in a major U.S. professional sport was a Stanford graduate.
Arlene Rusche has dinner reservations, but since this is the last home game of the season for the Stanford women’s basketball team, the cheerful woman in Cardinal attire isn’t leaving Maples Pavilion until the very end of the post-game festivities. Rusche is one of many fans in the arena who has held season tickets for over 20 years, providing an unusually strong fan base for the Stanford women’s basketball team.
After a disappointing season, Stanford men’s basketball head coach Johnny Dawkins will be back next year, but athletics director Bernard Muir stressed his high expectations for the season to come: an NCAA berth.
With Stanford men’s basketball’s loss to Arizona State Wednesday, there’s only one question left to ask before fully turning attention to baseball—or football for that matter. Is this the last straw for Johnny Dawkins?
The Faculty Senate heard reports on the University’s athletics program and the review process for undergraduate majors at its Thursday meeting.
On the eve of Stanford’s first Rose Bowl appearance in 12 seasons, second-year head coach David Shaw has signed a long-term extension to remain on the Farm, Stanford president John Hennessy and athletic director Bernard Muir announced Wednesday.
Bernard Muir, the current athletic director for the University of Delaware, has been named as Stanford’s new Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics, officially announced by Provost John Etchemendy today.