With one swing of the bat, sophomore shortstop Tim Tawa flipped the narrative on Saturday’s game, sending No. 4 Stanford (41-11, 22-7 Pac-12) to a joyous 3-2 win on the final day of the season. Tawa’s two-out home run in the top of the ninth clinched a second-place finish in the Pac-12, punctuated a season in which the Cardinal dropped just one series, and prevented the upset by a resilient Arizona State (37-17, 16-13 Pac-12).
On a Saturday night rife with statistical anomalies, malfunctioning equipment and high percentage shooting, Stanford men’s basketball (14-11, 7-6 Pac-12) let the rest of the Pac-12 know the full extent of their potential as they blasted past the UCLA Bruins (13-13, 6-7), 104-80. Stanford’s 104 points made this game their highest scoring affair of the season, and the first time they had eclipsed 100 points since last year’s double overtime win against UCLA.
Coming off a close, disappointing loss to the Arizona Wildcats at home last Wednesday, Stanford men’s basketball (8-8, 1-3 Pac-12) had their backs against the wall, staring down the barrel of losing four straight in the Pac-12. In a must-win contest, the Cardinal took on the Arizona State Sun Devils (11-5, 2-2) on Saturday afternoon, and powered through to claim a 85-71 upset victory. With their first win in the Pac-12 coming in such a dominant fashion, the Cardinal men proved that despite their slow start, they are a legitimate force in the conference.
For students and tourists alike, Southern California always proved to be a popular travel destination over winter break. However, this most recent trip down to Los Angeles was not a pleasant one for the Stanford men’s basketball team (7-7, 0-2 Pac 12), who suffered defeats at the hands of both UCLA (9-6, 2-0 Pac 12) and USC (9-6, 2-0 Pac 12).
The No. 10 ranked Stanford men’s soccer team (6-1-3, 3-0 Pac-12) travels north for a pair of conference games against Oregon State (5-4-2, 1- 2) and Washington (6-5, 1-2) this weekend. The Cardinal take on Oregon State tonight and then conclude the trip on Sunday with a visit to Washington.
At last Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting, Provost John Etchemendy announced the formation of a new Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning. Director of athletics, physical education and recreation Bernard Muir also gave a presentation on issues currently facing college athletics.
Everyone needs to start rooting for Oregon football. Too soon? Just hear me out. The Stanford-Oregon game has become one of the most anticipated matchups in college football. Despite Stanford being unranked heading into Eugene, the game was still the second-most watched game in the Pac-12 that week, losing out to the Arizona/UCLA matchup. It…
After a trip to Southern California to start off the second-half of its Pac-12 conference schedule, Stanford’s men’s soccer team will return home tonight to play No. 3 Washington with the stakes in the conference race very high. “We had two good results away, and now we can chart our own destiny to win the…