Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in News | 1 comment

#NerdNation Claims 20th Consecutive Directors’ Cup

#NerdNation Claims 20th Consecutive Directors’ Cup

With the final standings set to be released after the 2014 baseball College World Series, the winner of the 2013-14 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings has already been determined with Stanford claiming its unprecedented 20th consecutive award as the top intercollegiate athletic department in the nation.

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Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Student | 0 comments

Why It’s Great that Stanford’s Great at Athletics

Why It’s Great that Stanford’s Great at Athletics

Two years ago, I had had reservations about matriculating to a school that boasted a successful athletics program. As klutzy as I was nerdy, I was afraid of cliché jock attitudes and a social hierarchy that would pin me down as the 4th grader who couldn’t climb the rope in gym (I still probably couldn’t climb that rope). And with a population of about 800 varsity athletes and an athletics program that’s won the Director’s Cup for 19 out of 20 times, my concern was probably not unfounded. However, since I stepped foot on this campus I have not found an iota of evidence that confirmed my fears. In fact, I have come to love very specifically that Stanford does sports well; and for everyone else who isn’t an athlete or who doesn’t see the benefit of being a non-athlete at a school, here’s a list of reasons why it’s awesome for you.

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