The Pac 12 media day was a pretty boring affair… so boring in fact that the talk of the event was the narly looking beard that Stanford QB has grown this offseason. Watch the video and see it in all its glory. [via]
No surprise here… the Stanford women’s athletic program have won the very first Capital One Cup, given out to the “best” athletic program in the nation. The competition has been going on all year long, with schools collecting points when a team finishes in the top 10 in the stands and/or wins a national championship. In the end the Cardinal women finished with a total of 121 points beating out the runner-up Texas A&M who finished with 112.
The award along with a $200,000 check will be given out at the ESPY Awards on July 13… at which time Capital One will also announce the mens winner. [via]
College baseball hasn’t always sucked, but it does this year thanks to the NCAA and their stupid rule changes. And now it’s not just me saying…some of DI’s top coaches have finally grown some balls and spoke out against these new ”safer” bats.
They’re supposed to make the game safer by decreasing the speed the ball comes off the ball so no one gets hit in the head with a line drive, but instead all they’ve down is take all the fun out of games. This year the average DI team is hitting 0.47 home runs a game and scoring 5.63 runs, down from 0.85 and 6.98 respectively at this point last season.
Some dudes with way way too much time on their hands made this ingenious mashup video of a 2010 football game between Oregon and Stanford and some dialouge from the greatest game show host of all-time, Mr Alex Trebek. Anyways just watch.
You ever wonder how athletes at Stanford are able to pass all their classes? As it turns out the Athletic Academic Resource Center has been giving athletes what they call a Courses of Interest list since 2001, which they say is a list of classes “designed to accommodate athletes’ demanding schedules”. Suuuuurrrre. Even an ex-athlete said the list was made up of “very easy A” classes. [TheBigLead via SFGate]
It turns out Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck doesn’t have to go to the NFL to become a millionarie, all he has to do is get hurt next year and he could collect up to $70 million. SportingNews is reporting that Luck will be taking out a multi-million dollar insurance policy, that will dwarf the policies other players like Tim Tebow have had in the past.
Can you believe that less than 1% (.03% to be exact) of colleges in the nation’s six major football-playing conferences have never had a major NCAA infraction? Which means if you’re a recruit who’s looking to go to a college thats has never been in trouble with the NCAA you’ve got a choice between just two schools.
So who are these two squaeky clean programs that have never committed an NCAA violation…the Penn State and Stanford. The rest of the schools have combined for a total of 241 infractions cases dating back to 1953. And the baddest apple in the bunch, Arizona State who has had nine NCAA infraction cases to date. [via USAToday]