No. 5 Stanford (22-5, 8-2 Pac-12) picked up right where it left off with another barrage of home runs to take the first game of the series against Washington (15-13, 5-8 Pac-12), who the Cardinal beat in the final game of the last year’s regular season to win the Pac-12 title.
Looking to avenge one of just three Pac-12 series losses last season, No. 5 Stanford (21-5, 7-2 Pac-12) welcomes Washington (15-12, 5-7 Pac-12) to Sunken Diamond this weekend. The Huskies nearly swept the Cardinal a year ago to claim the Pac-12 crown in the season’s final weekend, but Stanford rallied with three runs in the ninth inning of the series finale.
This Saturday and Sunday, No. 17 Stanford beach volleyball (8-10, 2-1 Pac-12) will host four teams for the Pac-12 North Beach Volleyball Invitational. The lineup is looking deadly; No. 12 Cal (14-3, 3-1 Pac-12), No. 1 UCLA (23-0, 1-0 Pac-12), No. 2 USC (16-4, 0-0 Pac-12) and Washington (6-6, 1-2 Pac-12) are set to compete over the weekend.
The Pac-12 championship matchup is set as two-seed No. 7 Stanford (27-4, 15-3 Pac-12) ended the Cinderella run of eleven-seed Washington (11-21, 2-15 Pac-12) with a 72-61 win in the semifinal on Saturday.
As rain poured outside Maples Sunday afternoon, thunder roared within the stadium. In a game that came down to the very last play, the Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball team (15-14, 8-9 Pac-12) ultimately fell 62-61 to the No. 25 ranked Washington Huskies (22-7, 13-3).
The Alliance of American Football kicked off last Saturday night to what many have called a rousing success from a ratings perspective. The league’s inaugural game between the San Antonio Commanders and San Diego Fleet attracted 2.9 million viewers. This topped the NBA’s marquee game between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder (2.5 million), a matchup that features the league’s two most recent MVPs.
Despite their third consecutive loss to Pac-12 competition in Friday’s Pink Night — a meet intended to raise awareness for breast cancer — No. 24 women’s gymnastics showed improvement on the beam and floor, two events head coach Tabitha Yim said the team fell short on in last week’s meet against No. 3 UCLA.
Last night No. 21 Stanford’s women’s gymnastics (0-2, 0-2 Pac 12) fell short to No. 2 UCLA (2-0, 2-0 Pac 12) 195.125 – 197.225 in the Cardinal’s home opener. An inconsistent balance beam performance by Stanford proved to be the deciding factor, but the exhilarating sold out crowd foreshadowed a promising season to come.