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.
For the third straight year, No. 24 Stanford (5-3, 3-2 Pac 12) fell to No. 14 Washington State (7-1, 4-1). For the second straight year, a heartbreaking margin of three points separated the two sides, as the Cougars were able to kick a go-ahead field goal with nineteen seconds remaining to defeat the Cardinal 41-38.
No. 1 Stanford women’s soccer (14-0-1, 7-0-0 Pac-12) travels to Seattle to take on Washington (7-8-1, 2-6-0) tonight after a 7-0 victory on Sunday against previously undefeated No. 15 Colorado (13-1-3, 5-1-2). The Cardinal enter the match on a seven-game win streak, while the Huskies are coming in on a five-game losing streak.
This Sunday packs a pair of home games for Cardinal soccer, when the No. 1 ranked women’s team (13-0-1, 6-0-0) will host the Colorado Buffaloes (12-0-3, 4-0-2) at 12pm, and later at 3pm the No. 12 ranked men’s team (7-2-3, 4-1-0) will seek to fend off the Washington Huskies (8-6-0, 3-3-0) in a rematch of the previous Sunday’s contest.
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.
Leon Cain was a rising third-year student at Stanford Law School. An advocate of increasing diversity in the legal field, he strongly believed in expanding access to legal education for black youth. Leon served as treasurer and board member of the Stanford Black Law Students Association. In the legacy of Cain’s advocacy, The Leon Cain…