After years of debate, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Board of Governors voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of a landmark decision that clears the way for college athletes to begin profiting from their name, image and likeness.
Even if it survives likely incoming court challenges, the Fair Pay to Play Act would not come into effect until Jan. 1, 2023, when the current Stanford freshmen are expected to be seniors.
Proponents of SB 206 say it would help alleviate poverty and economic difficulties often faced by student-athletes.
With the summer fast approaching, we here at the Daily wanted to take the time to look back at this year’s most important stories and point out some trends we’ve noticed about campus life. From the recent admissions scandal, to crises facing the grad student population, to GUP protests and long-range planning reports, this has been a hectic year for the Stanford community. We’ve been there every step of the way making sure that the story gets told.
No. 12 Stanford men’s golf will make its sixth straight appearance at the NCAA Championships on Friday — the first day of the six-day national tournament from May 24-29 at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Stanford is an eight-time national title winner but has not captured top honors since 2007.
I qualified for my first Olympic trials when I was 14 years old. Getting there was hard, but leaving the sport was harder. Synchronized swimming (now artistic swimming), as Wikipedia defines it, is a “hybrid form of swimming, dance and gymnastics, consisting of swimmers performing a synchronized routine of elaborate moves in the water, accompanied…
As we take time this weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day, I was shocked to see the lack of attention that major sports media gave to mothers (and women in general). Browsing sports news websites Sunday morning, I noticed the only times women were even mentioned on the home pages were the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and Jessica Andrade’s strawweight victory, while in contrast, men had hundreds of headlines. I’m not trying to discredit the male athletes’ achievements and their newsworthiness, but the lack of mothers on this day in particular perpetuates a dangerous narrative: motherhood and athletics are mutually exclusive.
In a game that ran the full gamut of emotion, No. 2 women’s water polo overcame No. 3 UCLA in an 8-7 overtime thriller. Stanford and No. 1 USC will face each other in the NCAA finals for the third time in four years. Sophomore Aria Fischer willed the Cardinal to victory with five of…