Cybele Zhang
Cybele Zhang '22 is a Senior Staff Writer majoring in English Literature with a minor in German Studies. The Los Angeles-native previously served as Sports Editor (Vol. 255, 257 and 258). Her recent work focuses on women in sports and the intended cut of men's volleyball. Contact her at czhang 'at' stanforddaily.com.

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.

This week in Stanford sports history: May 20-25

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 the week of May 20-25 in Stanford athletics history.

This week in Stanford sports history: May 15-19

With NCAA and professional sports currently on hold due to COVID-19, the month of May looks quite different than in years past. As many may reflect on what the 2020 spring sports could have been, here’s a look back on past coverage from the week of May 15-19 in Stanford athletics history.

This week in Stanford sports history: May 9-14

With NCAA and professional sports currently on hold due to COVID-19, the month of May looks quite different than in years past. As many may reflect on what the 2020 spring sports could have been, here’s a look back on past coverage from the week of May 9-14 in Stanford athletics history.

Today in Stanford sports history: May 8

A decade ago today, men's volleyball brought home their first national title since 1997. the program currently has two NCAA championships to its name. In 2010, Cardinal won the MPSF regular season title, MPSF Tournament and NCAA Tournament — a trio of accomplishments that had not been done in six years.

This week in Stanford sports history: May 1-7

With NCAA and professional sports currently on hold due to COVID-19, the month of May looks extremely different than years past. As many may reflect on what the 2020 spring sports could have been, here’s a look back on past coverage from the week of May 1-7 in Stanford sports history.

Zhang: The NFL’s most Wonder(lic)-ful time of the year

With the NFL Draft set to begin on Thursday in a new fully virtual format, sports outlets have been flooded with metrics comparing potential prospects. In addition to combine statistics and college tape, one of the most interesting (and contested) means of quantifying NFL talent is the Wonderlic Personnel Test.

Football adds Nelson, Merritt to class of 2024

On Wednesday, two more high school seniors — defensive end Matthew Merritt and quarterback Beau Nelson — announced their signing to play football at Stanford, adding to the already loaded 2020 signing class that is currently ranked No. 19 by Rivals and No. 21 by ESPN.
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