Why, exactly, do you care so much? You, reading this, perhaps as a distraction from the inevitability of forthcoming finals — do you truly feel inspired by your education in this moment? The rigor of our curricula implies some degree of duress, of course, but big tests stress students out almost universally. In fact, we…
The No. 2 Stanford women’s volleyball team (22-1, 14-0 Pac-12) remains second in the AVCA college volleyball poll again this week, still just behind No. 1 Brigham Young University, whom they lost to earlier in the season. However, the team is still in sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 this season, with an undefeated conference record. They will look to extend this conference lead at home this weekend with matches against No. 17 Oregon (16-8, 9-5 Pac-12) and Oregon State (11-15, 1-13 Pac-12).
It has been smooth sailing to start the season for the No. 7 ranked Stanford Cardinal (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12). Three straight home games. A blowout win over San Diego State. A dominating defensive performance against USC and their true freshman quarterback. And last Saturday, an easy win over an overmatched UC Davis team.
Coming off a victory over Bay Area rival Cal (18-8, 9-5 Pac-12) to split the rivalry series, Stanford men’s basketball (13-13, 5-9) will look to build more momentum in the final weekend homestand of the regular season. The Cardinal will first play host against Oregon State (5-23, 1-14) on Wednesday before taking on talented No. 6 Oregon on Saturday for their final match in Maples.
No. 16 Oregon State women’s basketball (15-1, 4-0 Pac-12) edged No. 10 Stanford (13-3, 3-1) 72-69 in double overtime this Sunday at Maples Pavilion, snapping the Cardinal’s five-game winning streak. This marked Stanford’s first conference loss this season and just its fifth since 2007-08.
Heading into the final week of regular season play, No. 12 Stanford women’s volleyball (19-7, 13-5 Pac-12) will host No. 19 Oregon (19-8, 12-6) this Wednesday at 7 p.m. Just one match back of first place in the Pac-12 Conference and looking for their second conference championship in three years, the Cardinal must deliver if they want to keep the title within reach.
Stanford (7-3, 5-3 Pac-12) got off to a fast start and didn’t look back en route to a 52-27 dominating effort over Oregon (3-7, 1-6 Pac-12) Saturday afternoon. The win snapped a two-game losing streak against Oregon for the Cardinal and marked their third win in a row.
Stanford’s No. 4 men’s and No. 7 women’s cross country teams will compete in the NCAA West Regional championships this Friday in Sacramento. Both teams are coming off of stellar performances two weeks ago in the Pac-12 Championship, in which the men placed second and the women placed third. The top finishers in each field…