Alumni advocacy group 36 Sports Strong and University officials have not yet reached resolution regarding the 11 discontinued varsity sports after a Tuesday meeting called by Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, but both sides are optimistic about further dialogue.
In what is Stanford’s final home game at the varsity level, No. 18 field hockey (7-0, 5-0 America East) continued its run of dominance in 2021. The Cardinal, behind two goals from senior attacker Corinne Zanolli, downed Cal (2-6, 1-4 America East) 3-0.
Stanford’s Board of Trustees is scheduling a special board meeting to discuss a petition to reinstate the 11 discontinued varsity programs, representatives from 36 Sports Strong — a group of alumni working to bring back the programs — told The Daily on Wednesday.
More than a month into the season, Stanford baseball (16-5, 4-2 Pac-12) has yet to lose a weekend series. For the fourth straight weekend, however, the team was unable to bring out the brooms and complete the sweep.
Women’s basketball played arguably its worst half of basketball this season against Louisville in the Elite Eight on Tuesday, but stormed back with a 52-25 second half to secure a 15-point victory. The Cardinal will face off against South Carolina in the Final Four on Friday, and a victory would set up either a Pac-12 showdown with Arizona or a battle between the two winningest coaches in Division I women’s basketball history in Geno Auriemma’s UConn Huskies. Do the Cardinal get past the Gamecocks, and if so, does it lift the trophy Sunday afternoon?
Stanford welcomed Fresno State (7-10, 4-5 Mountain West) to Sunken Diamond for two games over the weekend and Sacramento State (18-6, 10-2 WAC) for one on Monday.
After demolishing the Bruins (1-6-2, 0-5-2 Pac-12) 4-0 on March 6 on the Farm, the Cardinal (7-1-1, 5-1-1 Pac-12) traveled to Los Angeles and again shut out UCLA on Sunday, this time by a score of 3-0.
Men’s volleyball (1-10, 1-10 MPSF) was unable to avenge its early season losses to Pac-12 foe No. 6 UCLA (10-4, 11-4 MPSF) on Tuesday and Wednesday, falling in a pair of matches at Maples Pavilion.
The Keep Stanford Wrestling balloons were removed by Stanford Athletics “in the course of regular athletic facility maintenance," according to Athletics spokesperson.
In Stanford's first road trip of the 2021 season, the singles matches sunk men's tennis (2-1, 0-0 Pac-12) against UCLA (6-2, 1-0 Pac-12) following a strong Cardinal doubles performance.
After dropping the season opener to No. 5 Arizona State on Mar. 6, No. 2 women’s water polo (5-1, 3-1 Pac-12) has rattled off five straight victories, including a pair of dominant performances over No. 13 Indiana (8-6, 0-2 Big Ten) this weekend.
Led by senior attacker Corinne Zanolli, Stanford field hockey (2-0, 2-0 America East) secured back-to-back wins to open the season in West Long Branch, NJ.
Stanford baseball (10-2, 0-0 Pac-12) won its third straight series to open up the regular season, this time against UC Irvine (6-7, 0-0 Big West).
Stanford baseball (7-1, 0-0 Pac-12) brought out the brooms on Sunday, erupting for 15 runs against the University of San Francisco (4-8, 0-0 WCC) in a 15-13 win to finish off a four-game sweep of the Dons.
For the third straight year, men’s water polo is the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) conference champion.
Through two games against the University of San Francisco (4-6, 0-0 WCC), timely hitting and clutch pitching have carried Stanford (5-1, 0-0 Pac-12). The Cardinal picked up two late-inning wins 7-6 and 3-2 on Thursday and Friday at Sunken Diamond, the first half of a four-game series.
Women’s volleyball (1-3, 1-3 Pac-12) will travel to Salt Lake City to take on No. 9 Utah (8-2, 8-2 Pac-12) on Friday and Sunday.
Stanford football, along with the rest of the Pac-12, announced the schedule for its 2021 football season on Tuesday.
Cheering fans in the stands were traded out for cardboard cutouts, and hugs from family were replaced by masks and socially distanced celebration. But, as head coach Tara VanDerveer put it, her team has “adapted" this season.
After an undefeated, abbreviated season of conference play, No. 19 wrestling (5-3, 4-0 Pac-12) finished third at the Pac-12 Championships in Corvallis, Ore. on Sunday.
Stanford performed well given the approximately 7,000 foot change in altitude from Stanford, CA to Air Force Academy, CO, but none of the 20 Cardinal competing were able to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships.
On Saturday, Stanford heads to Southern California for a conference matchup against San Diego State (0-0-1, 0-0-1 Pac-12) in what will be its first game outside of the Bay Area.
Men’s and women’s diving will travel to Tucson, Ariz. while women’s swimming heads to Houston, Texas to compete in the Pac-12 Championships. The competitions will begin on Wednesday and last through Sunday.