We need to strategically think about ways that we can push for more diverse narratives in sports in a way that proactively questions the status quo we are given.
On Monday, Stanford Athletics Director Bernard Muir published “An Open Letter to the Stanford Athletics Family” on the Stanford Athletics website as well as his personal Twitter account. This letter came seven days after the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a white police officer’s knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
For marathoner Jake Riley ‘12, his Olympic berth came on the streets of Atlanta on a sunny afternoon. Despite trailing the leaders by over 40 seconds with six miles remaining, Riley made pivotal moves over the final stretch of the race to position himself in second as he crossed the finishing line.
A Minnesotan since moving to Minneapolis from Seoul, South Korea, at the age of four, Do-Hyoung Park is the current Minnesota Twins beat reporter at MLB.com.
Best known within the section for being an avid fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Bobby Pragada covered Stanford Athletics for two-and-a-half years, beginning in his sophomore winter in 2017. Pragada finished his Stanford experience as Sports Editor for Vol. 254 and 255. Since leaving The Daily, Pragada has moved across the country to Philadelphia, where he continues to support new writers by exploring his interests in teaching.
Five days after she turned 23, Katie Ledecky ‘20 was planning to head to Colorado Springs to train in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center. This was the plan: Train in Colorado for three weeks. Compete in Mission Viejo. Back to Stanford. Compete in Indianapolis. Back to Stanford (again). Trials at Omaha. And if all went well, some more training up until the Tokyo Olympics.
There are a lot of reasons to believe that Stanford never fully adopted a sports, nor even football, culture. As national Heisman voters did not vote for Christian McCaffrey ’18 because they could not bother to watch his games, Stanford students would not bike over to Stanford Stadium for games.
If you’re looking for something fun to do at home, take a listen to “Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy” — a podcast by Foudy '93, a Stanford women’s soccer alumna, two-time World Cup champion (1991, 1999), 2007 National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee and current ESPN analyst.
A large part of the San Francisco 49ers' comeback in 2019-20 was the front office staff, which supported the players from behind the scenes. One such playmaker was 49ers Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel Hannah Gordon J.D. '08.
For the first time since 2008, baseball and softball will return to the Olympic games, which are set to take place this summer in Tokyo. Also returning to the Olympics is Jessica Mendoza ‘02, a National Softball Hall of Fame 2019 inductee, two-time Olympian and groundbreaking baseball and softball analyst.
Stanford women’s softball finished their final home invitational with walk-off wins in all five games this weekend, matching the longest run of run-rule victories set in 2008. The Cardinal began with a clean 8-0 win against the University of Pacific, followed by 9-1 and 8-0 routs of Saint Francis University and 13-3 and 9-1 triumphs over Rhode Island to finish the invitational.
Stanford softball (13 - 3, 0-0 Pac-12) fell just one win short of perfection in a three-game series against Nevada (3 -10, 0-0 Mountain West) this weekend. The Cardinal began the two-day ordeal with two back-to-back wins against the Wolf Pack on Saturday, finishing each feat with a final score of 7-0 and 2-1, respectively. The victories helped stretch Stanford's win streak to eight before it was snapped by Sunday's loss.
Stanford men’s basketball (16-8 , 5 -6 Pac-12) fell to ASU (16-8, 7-4 Pac-12) at home Thursday night, 74-69.
No. 20 women’s lacrosse (0-1, 0-0 Pac-12) lost to No. 10 University of Denver (1-0, 0-0 Big East) in its inaugural game of the season on Saturday by a final score of 13-17.
While No. 6 Stanford’s (20-3, 9-2 Pac-12) loss to No. 10 UCLA (20-2, 9-2 Pac-12) was a disappointing loss, junior guard Kiana Williams dominated the court in the game against the Pac-12 competitor.
No. 20 women’s lacrosse team begins the first season of the decade with high expectations. The Cardinal head to Denver, Colorado, to play against No. 10 University of Denver Pioneers to kick off the regular season. Last season was disappointing for the Cardinal, who failed to advance from the first round of the NCAA tournament…
Men’s basketball (15-5, 5-3 Pac-12 Pac-12) stunned No. 11 Oregon (18-4, 7-3 Pac-12 Pac-12) 70-60 in front of a home crowd on Saturday night. With the win, Stanford moves to third place in the Pac-12 and ends a three-game losing streak.
Seniors Mikaela Brewer, DiJonai Carrington, Nadia Fingall and Anna Wilson share their experience on the women's basketball team in the midst of their final season on the Farm.
Three blows on the train whistle at 3 a.m. and a collective "BEAT CAL" chant from under "bird cage" in White Plaza can only mean one thing; Big Game week has begun.
No. 1 Stanford women’s soccer (19-1, 11-0 Pac-12) will face Hofstra (16-3-2, 7-0-2 CAA) in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Friday night.
Historically, Stanford men’s swimming has been a successful program, winning 64 conference titles and eight national championships since its inception in 1915. The team has consistently finished among the top ten teams in the country, falling short in only ten seasons. Last season marked the tenth exception.