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Stanford softball in shambles after infighting, controversial resignation

Stanford softball’s collapse first became evident at the end of the 2014 season, when a faction of the team presented athletic director Bernard Muir with sweeping allegations against 18-year head coach John Rittman — allegations that have since been disputed by at least half of the team. A group of parents and former players supported those allegations, which also implicated Rittman’s assistants and the team’s trainers. Just 18 days after that contingent met with Muir, Rittman resigned.

Cohn: Reflecting on the 2014 softball season

How do you define success in life? Is it measured by getting A’s in every class, or by winning conference and national championships in athletics? Our society as a whole largely holds this viewpoint, as winners and champions are consistently elevated to a rarefied status; their achievements are often the only factor we use in order to judge their contributions to our culture.

Softball misses postseason after losing series to Oregon State

Stanford softball’s streak of 16 consecutive tournament appearances is over as a difficult season filled with injuries in the pitching rotation has come to a disappointing end. After starting the regular season 13-0, the Cardinal struggled through an immensely challenging conference slate filled with talented squads. However, the Card still had their opportunities to pick…

Softball pulls out top-five win over UCLA

While many people travel to Los Angeles for the beautiful southern California weather, the Stanford Cardinal softball team traveled to Los Angeles for its last “business trip” of the regular season with the goal of silencing the barrage of doubts directed towards Stanford softball. With a win over UCLA on their competitor’s home turf in the first game of the series over the Bruins, the Cardinal at least quieted the onslaught of reservations.

Young Cardinal squad brings high expectations into 2014

With the calendar turning from January to February, a new season of Stanford softball has arrived on The Farm. The No. 20/22 Cardinal will attempt to build off of a successful 2013 campaign in which it finished with a 39-21 overall record, Stanford’s first winning mark in Pac-12 play since 2009. While the team aims to clinch its 17th consecutive NCAA tournament berth, the Card has its sights set on more than just a trip to the regionals.