Jeremy Rubin
Jeremy Rubin '23 is one of the sports section's Managing Editors for Vol. 258. A lifelong Yankees, Knicks and Jets fan, this New Yorker spends his free time devouring all forms of sports content or jamming out to music. Contact him at jjmrubin 'at' stanford.edu.

Pac-12 cleared to return

The Pac-12 CEO Group announced today in a written statement that multiple Pac-12 sports are set to return before the end of 2020. The decision comes following updated recommendations from the Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee.

Stanford in the NFL, Week 1: Michael Thomas’ social justice statement

Former Cardinal and current Texans second-string safety Michael Thomas played sparingly in his team’s season opener on Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs. The eight-year veteran did not record a tackle in his team’s loss and saw the field primarily on special teams. However, his contributions to Week 1 of the NFL were felt far beyond what appeared in the box score.

Rubin: Bigger than sports

As the NBA and other sports begin to return, remember that sports can’t, and shouldn’t, operate in isolation. There cannot be a desire for a return to this past normalcy which separated sports from social justice issues. Black Americans continue to be oppressed by systemic racism and police brutality, and substantive change continues to be brushed aside by those in charge. Continuing to criticize athletes for their choice to boycott and their use of their platform to protest racial injustice is a willful ignorance to these ongoing atrocities.

Pac-12 postpones sports until 2021

The Pac-12 Conference released a statement yesterday afternoon, announcing that the conference would postpone all athletic competitions until at least Jan.1, 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This decision came after consultations with university athletic directors and Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee.

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.

Cardinal football returns to campus

Beginning today, Stanford football student-athletes are now able to return to the Farm. While voluntary training for all sports has been underway since June 17, no other entire team has been welcomed back to campus yet due to COVID-19 concerns.

No uniform start date for NCAA sports

With colleges across the country determining their best paths forward amid the COVID-19 pandemic, NCAA president Mark Emmert announced on Tuesday there will be no official start time for collegiate athletics. Local and state health guidelines and university student policies will dictate to what capacity of NCAA athletics will take place at each school.

Christian McCaffrey ’16 becomes highest-paid RB in NFL history

Former Stanford Cardinal Christian McCaffrey '16 agreed to a 4-year, $64 million contract extension with the Carolina Panthers on Monday. This extension, which won’t officially kick in until after the final year of his rookie contract, makes him the highest-paid running back in the NFL and will keep him in Panthers blue through the 2025 season.

Back-to-back 7-2 losses drop Cardinal record to 1-6

These two games finished off a three-game series at the Round Rock Classic. The first contest came on Friday against Houston. 25 runs allowed, nine errors and three losses later, the team will look to regroup and reset back on the West Coast. Following a quick day trip to face Cal on Tuesday, Stanford’s next eleven games will be at Sunken Diamond.
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