As bad as the opening month of the season has been for Stanford football (1-3, 0-2 Pac-12), it could get worse. All it takes is a road loss to perennial Pac-12 North cellar dweller Oregon State (1-2, 0-0 Pac-12) this Saturday, and the negativity surrounding the program would reach an unprecedented fever pitch.
The San Francisco 49ers have four former Cardinal, the Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles have three and the Dallas Cowboys have two.
Fifth-year senior Harrison Williams, a two-time Pac-12 champion, will be making his seventh appearance at the NCAA Championships across the indoor and outdoor seasons when he travels to Austin, Texas on Wednesday to compete for his first decathlon title. The Daily’s Alejandro Salinas sat down with Williams to talk about his time on and off the track.
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…
This article is part of a running series The Daily sports staff will be publishing on graduating seniors.
Senior Sameer Kumar was a captain on the 2018-2019 Stanford men’s tennis team, which recently concluded its winningest season since 2001. Carrying a 3.92 cumulative grade-point average, the economics major was named Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year and helped lead the Cardinal to a No. 12 national ranking.
With one swing of the bat, sophomore shortstop Tim Tawa flipped the narrative on Saturday’s game, sending No. 4 Stanford (41-11, 22-7 Pac-12) to a joyous 3-2 win on the final day of the season. Tawa’s two-out home run in the top of the ninth clinched a second-place finish in the Pac-12, punctuated a season in which the Cardinal dropped just one series, and prevented the upset by a resilient Arizona State (37-17, 16-13 Pac-12).
No. 7 women’s golf team had its eyes set on a national championship, before No. 2 Duke narrowly outlasted the Cardinal 3-2 in the NCAA Quarterfinals at the Blessings Golf Club on Tuesday night.
No. 7 Stanford women’s golf advances to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship after placing seventh through the first three rounds of the tournament play at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Stanford was one of eight teams to qualify for the playoff round of the tournament and will face off against No. 3 Duke in the quarterfinals.