May 5, 2016: “Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri takes early lead with 66 at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow.” It seemed almost unprecedented to read something of this sort. For a country where a single sport – cricket – is not just a norm but almost as preached as religion, this headline seems quite…
This passing month, Johan Cruyff, a Dutch man who was many things to many people, died in his house in Barcelona. To soccer fans, he was the “Pythagoras in boots,” but to the Catalans, he was the man who defeated the fascist Francisco Franco. His father passed away when he was 12, and his mother…
Four men’s and 10 women’s Stanford athletic programs earned perfect scores in the NCAA’s multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR).
The annual APR tracks academic eligibility, student-athlete retention and graduation rates of participants receiving athletic scholarships for every team at Division I colleges and universities. The multi-year rate collects data over four academic years — beginning in the year 2011-12 — with a possible perfect score of 1,000.
Last year saw Stanford remain atop the college athletics world, winning the Directors’ Cup for a 20th consecutive year. Three student-athletes were named national players of the year in their respective sports, 11 head coaches earned coach of the year honors and 20 sports earned top-10 postseason finishes.
On Wednesday, the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) hosted its inaugural Sports Innovation Conference at the Knight Management Center, featuring a host of speakers at the forefront of the sports industry – many of them carrying Stanford diplomas.
Last Thursday, having gorged myself on a hearty (turkey-free, since I’m a vegetarian) meal, I collapsed onto my motorized reclining couch at home and started sinking into a gastronomic coma. With drooping eyelids while trying desperately to stay open to watch the snooze-fest that was the Raiders playing the Cowboys at JerryWorld, my time awake was going to be quite short.
What does Al Gore have to do with sports?
Tomorrow the serious news will be invading the consciousness of even the most ardent sports fans. It is, in case you hadn’t quite realized yet, the battle for the White House, Obama vs. Romney, the greatest showdown of 2012.