Less than 10 days after 11 varsity sports moved into campus housing, Stanford Athletics announced the remaining teams will now move in over a series of four dates, beginning on Jan. 23 and lasting through March 1.
Twelve varsity teams were allowed to return to campus in full on Monday, Jan. 4, Stanford Athletics spokesperson Brian Risso confirmed in an email to The Daily.
Five Stanford wrestling student-athletes will enter the transfer portal due to the university’s decision to discontinue wrestling and 10 other sports at the varsity level.
In No. 2 Stanford’s (2-0, 0-0 Pac-12) first game in 10 days, the team opened with an 11-0 run against UNLV (1-2, 0-0 MWC) and didn’t look back.
No. 2 Stanford women’s basketball’s game against the University of San Diego, originally scheduled for Monday at 2:00 p.m. PT, has been canceled.
The five signees — Camdyn Doucet (New Braunfels, Texas), Emma Morris (Haymarket, Va.), Serena Turner (Phoenix, Ariz.), Avi Vetter (Olympia, Wash.) and Taylor Wilson (Santa Barbara, Calif.) — will join a team that finished the COVID-19-shortened season with a 6-7 record but closed the season on a 6-2 run.
Stanford football’s game against Washington State, originally scheduled for Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. PT, was cancelled on Friday. The Cougars would not have had the minimum number of scholarship players available due to “a number of positive football student-athlete COVID-19 cases and resulting isolation of additional football student-athletes under contact tracing protocols,” according to a Stanford Athletics statement.
This October, however, in response to pool closures amid the pandemic, Franklin and the rest of USA Swimming partnered with Phillips 66 to launch the “Saving Lives is Always in Season” campaign.
An initiative started by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee within Stanford Athletics has been promoting voter registration for student-athletes on all varsity sports and athletics department staff. The committee, a part of Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation, partnered with StanfordVotes to supply voting information and resources ahead of the upcoming election.
Stanford is “confident that we will be able to secure enough rooms to accommodate all student-athletes either on campus or in this central off-campus location,” Athletics Director Bernard Muir wrote.
Nine days after announcing that there will be a 2020 Pac-12 football season, the conference released its schedule on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. The unconventional six-game season caps off an unconventional year, and will be the first time since World War II that Stanford football will not play USC nor UCLA.
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.
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.
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.
Stanford wrestling’s last full season was arguably the greatest of the program’s 104-year history on The Farm. In 2019, Stanford won its first Pac-12 championship and head coach Jason Borrelli was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year.
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.
Synchronized swimming, also known as artistic swimming, requires perfect team harmony. In each of the four types of routines at collegiate meets — solos, duets, trios and teams — the key is choreography in sync with music, which plays throughout each performance as the swimmers slice through the water.
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.