On Tuesday afternoon, No. 3 Stanford women’s golf finished third in an 18-team field and 11 strokes off winner Northwestern after the final round of the Silverado Showdown in Napa, CA.
Friday evening, Stanford softball (11-2, 0-0 PAC-12) hosts its first of six games in the Stanford Invitational against No. 23 Northwestern (11-3, 0-0 Big 10) before playing two against Montana, two against North Dakota State and one against Cal Poly through Sunday.
Fifth-seeded Stanford women’s golf were eliminated in the NCAA Championships semifinals to eventual national champions eighth-seeded Arizona on Tuesday in Karsten Creek Golf Club.
The 4-1 loss put an end to a strong stretch for the Cardinal. They defeated Northwestern 3-2 in the quarterfinals and won the NCAA Women’s Golf San Francisco Regional to advance to the Championships.
No. 8 Stanford field hockey (7-3, 4-0 America East) won seven games in a row before last week’s 2-3 overtime loss to Ohio State. Over their seven-game winning streak, the Cardinal outscored their opponents 20-10 and claimed two overtime victories. Now, Stanford looks to rebound and start a new win streak as it travels to Ann Arbor, Michigan to take on No. 23 Rutgers (7-4, 2-1 Big Ten) and No. 4 Michigan (9-2, 4-0 Big Ten).
Today’s question: Stanford has had some very memorable showdowns with USC in the last decade. Which of those games was your favorite and which contest will this year’s matchup most resemble?
In some ways, the game has the makings for an unfortunate déjà vu. Lofty expectations going into a season opener against a purple-and-white non-conference opponent named the Wildcats? Stanford found itself in this spot just a year ago, and if last year’s humbling opener taught the Cardinal anything, it’s that no game can be taken lightly.
I’m pretty sure that my four years at Stanford have been the greatest four years in the history of Stanford football. Three Rose Bowls. Three conference championships. And the most satisfying game I’ve ever witnessed as a Stanford football fan: a game where the Cardinal drove No. 6-ranked, 12-1 Iowa into the dirt and kept…
This is the fourth installment of The Stanford Daily’s seven-part preview series on the Iowa Hawkeyes, who will face Stanford in the 102nd Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on Jan. 1, 2016. This piece will look at Iowa’s front seven.