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.
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.
The men’s and women’s indoor track and field season begins tomorrow with the UW Indoor Preview hosted by the University of Washington. Several veterans will embark on their final season at the farm, while eight Cardinals are expected to make their collegiate debuts.
Tonight No. 6 Stanford men’s soccer (11-2-4, 7-1-1 Pac-12) will take on the University of California (6-9-2, 2-7-0) in the final game of the regular season. A win or draw will secure the Cardinal the Pac-12 Conference Championship outright.