On Nov. 16, the Big Game was postponed to Dec. 1 at 12:00 p.m. due to dangerous smoke levels from Camp Fire.
I take the Big Game seriously.
I know Stanford gets a lot of commentary (or perhaps not – perhaps it’s just us that likes to think that we get that much attention) about how we’re so extra when it comes to the Big Game, but I think that’s just an example of how we take school spirit seriously. I appreciate the students who camp out in White Plaza days leading up to the game. I appreciate the fountains turning red. I appreciate our Band – I appreciate them more if they don’t walk on the field before the game is over (but they only did this once (I think?), so let us forgive them).
The Axe Committee’s train whistle blasts a battle cry. Hoover Tower is set ablaze in a fiendish red light. A skewered stuffed bear sacrificially crowns The Claw fountain, which is filled with crimson blood. Though dazed and confused tourists ignorantly gaze upon these war sites, Stanford affiliates understand their true meaning. The “big” football game…
The Daily’s Sally Egan sat down with three returning women’s basketball players, sophomore guard Kianna Williams, senior forward Alana Smith and junior guard Dijonai Carrington to get their thoughts on this upcoming season.
The Stanford Cardinal football team (5-3, 3-2 Pac-12) has fallen out of the AP College Football Top 25 once again, after yet another heart-wrenching loss to Washington State. The good news? The Cougars look like the best team in the Pac-12 and might be heading to the Rose Bowl. The team suffered a ‘quality loss.’ The bad news? Any loss is still a loss. The Cardinal are now effectively eliminated from winning the Pac-12, and to make matters worse, they take on the Washington Huskies on the road this weekend. The Huskies aren’t looking too hot either though, getting upset by Cal just last weekend. What was once billed in the preseason as a marquee matchup is now just a Saturday evening game between two unranked teams. The Stanford Daily’s Andrew Tan, Shan Reddy, and Gregory Block take a look at Stanford’s offensive identity, the defensive game plan against Jake Browning, and the outlook for the rest of the Cardinal’s season.
No. 20 Stanford Field Hockey (12-4, 4-0 America East) travels today for a clash against UC Davis (6-11, 0-5 America East), marking the second game between the two teams during the regular season. Last time these two met, the Cardinal wiped the floor with a 5-0 victory, also securing the 130th career victory for Stanford head coach Tara Danielson. This entire season has been chock-full of glory for the indomitable Cardinal, and the squad currently holds a four-game winning streak.
No. 21 Stanford field hockey (8-4, 1-0 America East) prepares for a match against their cross-bay rival competitor, No. 26 Cal (3-8, 0-1 America East), at Berkeley on Friday at 4 p.m. PST. Having conquered a tough road test with No. 6 Michigan last weekend in Iowa City (score of 4-2), with Nina Randolph, Phoebe Crosthwaite, Corinne Zanolli and Emma Christus all making stellar goals, the Cardinal ended their colossal eight-game winning streak – their longest winning streak since securing 12 consecutive games in 2014 – last Sunday with their first loss in over a month against No. 10 Iowa (score of 0-3).
Stanford No. 18 men’s soccer (5-1-3, Pac-12 2-0-0) takes the battle to Berkeley to face off against California (5-3-2, 1-1-0) on Sunday in the two programs’ first meeting of the season.