After a disappointing 2013 campaign in which Stanford’s baseball team fell short of the postseason for just the fifth time in head coach Mark Marquess’s 34 seasons at the helm, the Cardinal are back in the NCAA tournament, as they enter the Bloomington, Indiana regional this weekend on a hot streak, looking to make a…
On Sunday morning, 398 pairs of hands thrust through the White House fence and bound themselves with white plastic zip-ties to the iron bars in an act of peaceful defiance against the Keystone XL Pipeline. The protesters were all arrested in the largest act of youth-specific civil disobedience in decades. On Monday morning, a group…
This past weekend I was in Austin, Texas, for a mid-quarter jaunt. I picked Austin as my vacation destination on the sole basis of its phenomenal food scene: one of my friends told me there were lots of tacos to be had. Incidentally, that same friend later decided not to join us. We would no longer be on talking terms, if not for how truly explosive our dining experiences were.
The man making his journey back to The Farm this year — eleven years removed from his senior season — is Ryan Garko ‘03. After getting a call about the job from departing associate head coach Dean Stotz, who retired in September after 37 seasons at Stanford, and speaking to Marquess, Garko had an easy decision to make.
The Stanford women’s volleyball team (7-2) enters Pac-12 play today with some definitive wins under its belt, during which it has capitalized on leads and never let up. However, the journey has not been completely smooth, as the Cardinal has also been dealt its share of tough road losses.
It will takes time to build something that will last. The U.S. soccer team’s win over a German B team last Sunday wasn’t enough to make up for it’s loss to Belgium four days earlier, and the national team continues to tread water. While fans demand short-term success, it is a long-term vision that is really needed.
If he is introducing innovations to the American game that will resonate throughout the entire youth system, we probably won’t be able to tell the difference for at least a decade, probably more.
Five-game winning streaks don’t happen on their own in baseball, even against inferior opposition. So as the No. 16 Cardinal takes that momentum into a measuring-stick home series with No. 23 Texas this weekend, Stanford will look to remain potent at the plate against a Longhorn team making its first road trip of the season.
As one of eight teams participating in the Stanford Classic, Patrick Rodgers, Cameron Wilson and the rest of the No. 19 Cardinal had an opportunity to do what Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy or most of the world’s best golfers never did: compete at the Cypress Point Club. While Stanford’s dreams of taking the team title faded in the face of a red-hot Texas squad on Tuesday, the chance to play competitive rounds on the No. 2 course in Golf Magazine’s 2011 Best Courses in America was certainly a thrill and great opportunity for the team.