This Friday, the NCAA announced that the University of North Carolina athletics program would not be punished for the academic fraud scandal that has been unfolding for the past seven years.
With the start of another Stanford football season underway, the Stanford community — students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni — should take a long look at the NCAA monolith our school finds itself a member of and ask: Is this lawful? Is this fair? Is this right? As a member of the NCAA, Stanford ascribes…
In the inaugural Four Nations Tournament that ran from Aug. 12-15 at the Katayanagi Arena in Tokyo, Stanford senior guard Brittany McPhee participated as a part of the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U23 National Team.
Stanford men’s tennis’ 2016-17 campaign came to an end after dropping a 4-0 contest to No. 1 Wake Forest on Thursday in the NCAA Round of 16. Despite a strong start, the sixteenth-ranked Cardinal could not keep up with the Deacs, winners of 22 of their last 23 matches (before falling to UNC in the semis).
The NCAA’s Core Purpose enumerates its commitment “to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.” When you watch the NBA Draft this June and see the deluge of college freshmen fleeing school, it’ll become clear this is not the case. To correct this, the NCAA must punish teams whose players are not making an honest attempt at an educational experience.
When your team has won four MPSF titles, along with four NCAA Championships, you have big shoes to fill. Stanford men’s gymnastics is feeling exactly this, as they head into the MPSF Championships this Saturday at 2 p.m. The team will travel across the bay to Berkeley, where they will shoot for their fifth MPSF title (their other four being in 1993, 1995, 2009 and 2011).
Down by 14 heading into halftime against the fast-paced and streaking first-seed Notre Dame Fighting Irish (33-4) with a Final Four bid on the line, No. 6 Cardinal women’s basketball (32-5) entered into what Erica McCall defined earlier in the tournament as “code red”–a “do this by any means necessary” mindset that unifies the team during struggling runs.
Stanford then utilized a pivotal third quarter in addition to some late-game heroics from frontcourt senior Erica McCall and Alanna Smith, including a game-winning bucket and block, in order to upset the Fighting Irish and escape the Lexington region by a final tally of 76-75.
No. 10 Stanford women’s basketball (15-3, 5-1) returns home to host Arizona (11-6, 2-4) on Friday and No. 18 Arizona State (13-4, 4-2) on Sunday.