Category: Sports

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • This Week In Sports: Basketball starts solid, cross-country sweeps NCAA Regionals

    Welcome to “This Week in Sports.” We are Kenneth King and Charis Charitsis from The Daily’s sports section, and we will be walking you through the major games, events and stories from the past week. Men’s basketball Stanford (2-0, 0-0 Pac-12) started the season strongly. Last Monday, men’s basketball picked up its 13th consecutive season…

  • Ranking the 15 best football players from Stanford and Cal

    In the 131-year history of the Big Game, some great players have suited up for both the Stanford Cardinal and the California Golden Bears. Many of them continued into the NFL, with some becoming legendary figures in the sport.  In preparation for the 126th meeting between these two storied programs, here’s a (relatively unbiased) ranking…

  • Beaver State beatdown: Stanford women’s volleyball sweeps Oregon schools

    No. 4 Stanford women’s volleyball (22-3, 15-1 Pac-12) defeated No. 6 Oregon (22-5, 12-4 Pac-12) 3-2 on Thursday evening, followed by a 3-1 win on Saturday afternoon against Oregon State (10-16, 5-11 Pac-12). The victory on Saturday took the program’s record against the Beavers to 75-0. The Cardinal totaled 47 digs and seven aces against Oregon…

  • Cardinal can’t tread past Bears in Big Splash

    No. 4 Stanford men’s water polo (14-7, 2-4 MPSF) floundered during their third battle against No. 2 California (19-4, 3-3 MPSF) Saturday at Spieker Aquatics Center in Berkeley, California. The Big Splash, a competition between the Bears and the Cardinal, was held on Nov. 11 following two other season matchups earlier this fall. The Cardinal…