Category: Sports

  • Cardinal soar over Eagles at new season high

    Stanford men’s basketball (3-1, 0-0 Pac-12) scored a season-high 95 points in its victory against Eastern Washington (0-4, 0-0 Big Sky) Friday evening, after a Tuesday loss to Santa Clara (5-0, 0-0 WCC). Despite two key players — senior forward Brandon Angel and fifth-year forward Spencer Jones — sitting out due to hand and wrist…

  • ACC appetizer: Stanford dishes defeat to Duke

    No. 6 Stanford (4-0, 0-0 Pac-12) kept its winning streak alive with a victory against Duke (3-2, 0-0 ACC) Sunday, another highly anticipated overtime matchup. Last week’s win against Indiana also helped the Cardinal return to the top 10 in the AP top-25 women’s basketball rankings, their usual place in-season. Stanford’s offense began the game…

  • Big lame: Stanford loses Axe for third year in a row

    For the third straight year, the Axe will reside in Berkeley, as the California Golden Bears (5-6, 3-5 Pac-12) secured a 27-15 win over the Stanford Cardinal. The Golden Bears pulled away toward the end of the fourth quarter, keeping their bowl eligibility hopes alive.  Despite playing poorly for most of the first half, the Cardinal…

  • Cardinal bleed Mustangs dry: Women’s basketball leans in youth for Cal Poly rout

    No. 6 Stanford (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) defeated Cal Poly (1-4, 0-0 Big West) 86-32 in a routine win at Maples Pavilion Thursday night. Head coach Tara VanDerveer entrusted her younger stars with a sizable role in the game, which was a foregone victory after only one quarter.  But Stanford’s dominance was not immediately apparent from…

  • Stanford leads in Big Games across all sports

    As the biggest rivalry within Stanford athletics since 1892, the Big Game brings anticipation, school spirit and a flurry of longstanding traditions every fall. But although the annual football game typically draws the most attention and excitement, it is not the only showdown to watch between the Bears and the Cardinal. The Big Game extends…

  • Student-athletes cautiously eager about move to ACC

    Stanford announced on Sept. 1 that it would be joining the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in 2024 alongside the University of California, Berkeley and Southern Methodist University. While there is promising financial upside to the long-term media revenues of the ACC, the move raises larger questions about the well-being of student-athletes and the future of…

  • Rooting for the story: Q&A with Stanford professor and Cal alumnus Gary Pomerantz

    When communications professor Gary Pomerantz watches the Big Game, he does not root for the teams — he roots for the story. As an accomplished sports writer who has covered the NFL for The Washington Post — in addition to multiple Super Bowls, World Series, Rose Bowls and Wimbledons — Pomerantz knows sports.  The Stanford…

  • Letter From a Former Editor: The Big (Game) Question

    Jason Cole ’84 was a managing editor for sports at The Stanford Daily in 1983. He shares his thoughts on Stanford and Cal’s move to the ACC ahead of Big Game. The daunting question surrounding Big Game this year is not who will win. It’s whether the Stanford and Cal athletic programs will survive in…

  • From an athlete: We should be excited to move to the ACC

    As we approach the last matchup between Cal and Stanford football in the Pac-12, the 126th Big Game is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate support for our Cardinal student athletes as they transition into the ACC. Despite historic changes across the NCAA, one thing remains: the battle for the Axe.  Camille Peisner ’25 is a…

  • Q&A with Daily Cal Sports Editor Mia Wachtel

    Saturday will mark the final Big Game between Stanford and Cal before they leave the Pac-12 for the Athletic Coast Conference. Although both have rich histories behind them, they each enter the matchup under .500 for the third year in a row. However, as is the case with any Big Game, plenty is at stake…