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Cybele Zhang
Cybele Zhang '22 is a Senior Staff Writer and Desk Editor (Football/Water Polo) from Los Angeles. She is double majoring in English Literature and German Studies and previously served as Sports Editor—Vol. 255, 257 and 258. Contact her at czhang 'at' stanforddaily.com.

Football Roundtable: Back to Stanford Stadium

The last time the football team took the field in Stanford Stadium was a loss to Colorado on Nov. 14, 2020. But Stanford hasn’t played in front of home fans since Nov. 30, 2019, when they lost to then No. 15 Notre Dame. Now on a two-game win streak, however, the Cardinal (2-1, 1-0 Pac-12) direct their attention to No. 24 UCLA (2-1, 0-0 Pac-12) — a front-runner for the Pac-12 South title despite the fact that the Bruins have yet to play a conference game. 

Zhang: The boys’ club

Sitting in the Rose Bowl’s press box during the Stanford-UCLA football game on Saturday, I couldn’t help but feel somewhat out of place. One of the first things I noticed as I took my seat pre-game was the fact that I was the only woman in the room.

Decorated alums speak out against Stanford’s intention to cut 11 sports

Alumni from across sports then joined together to pen a response in Stanford Magazine's December edition, which was published on Friday. The alumni letter — written by the newly formed coalition, 36 Sports Strong — criticized the University's "fundamental shift" and called for "Stanford leaders" to engage "in an effort to remedy this situation."

Pac-12 2020 football season cancelled

The Pac-12 football fall 2020 season has been canceled. Numerous news outlets reported the news Tuesday morning, and the Pac-12 published its official announcement later in the day. The Pac-12 tentatively plans to move the season to the spring instead to avoid COVID-19 concerns.

Stanford to discontinue 11 varsity sports

A joint statement released today by University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Provost Persis Drell and Director of Athletics Bernard Muir announced that Stanford will discontinue 11 of its 36 varsity sports upon the completion of the 2020-21 academic year. After that, the the affected sports will have the opportunity to transition to club status.

This week in Stanford sports history: May 26-31

With NCAA and professional sports currently on hold due to COVID-19, the month of May looks quite different than it has in years past. As many reflect on the 2020 spring sports that could have been, here’s a look back on past coverage from May 26-31 in Stanford sports history.
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