This past weekend, No. 9 Stanford men’s volleyball team (7-3) travelled across the Pacific for a double-header against No. 2 Hawaii (5-0). The Rainbow Warriors backed their ranking with their play, sweeping the ninth-ranked Cardinal in three sets on both Friday and Sunday night.
Over the weekend, the No. 3 Stanford women’s swimming and diving team (6-0, Pac-12 6-0) collected two more convincing wins against ranked opponents. Friday afternoon saw the downfall of No. 20 UCLA (8-2, 4-2), 163-128, while on Senior Day, No. 14 USC (6-2, 4-2) was trounced 187-107.
The Cardinal will surely have an exciting weekend as the men’s and women’s track and field team heads to Seattle in full force for the University of Washington (UW) Invitational.
The No. 6 Stanford Cardinal women’s basketball team sits comfortably atop most of the Pac-12 (and most of the country) with a current record of 14-1, with their only loss coming out of conference back in 2018.
A tweet containing the drawing was posted and deleted on Saturday, following Stanford’s national title victory in a five-set match (28-26, 22-25, 25-16, 15-25, 15-12) against Nebraska.
No. 7 Stanford men’s soccer (12-4-5, Pac-12 7-2-1) lost 3-2 against No. 16 Akron Zips (14-6-2, 1-2-1), falling short after a great second-half comeback in a tremendous and very spectacular Friday night NCAA quarterfinals game.
From this morning until Saturday night, the No. 2 women’s swimming and diving team (2-0, Pac-12 2-0) will be competing in Columbus, Ohio, at the annual Ohio State University Invitational.
It’s finally college basketball season, something that might not excite many here in the Bay Area but which certainly sends people in my home state of North Carolina into a frenzy. Raleigh, where I’m from, is ACC country: Duke, UNC, and NC State are all within forty minutes of each other, with Wake Forest less than two hours away. Growing up, my family never quite understood the bitter rivalry between the Blue Devils and the Tar Heels (Wolfpack athletics were mostly irrelevant).