On a trainer’s table, Nina Watkins lay, attempting to defy both the physical and emotional pain. She could not lift her right leg.
“I was definitely heart-broken,” said the Stanford women’s soccer defensive midfielder, recalling the demoralizing MRI results from this spring.
It was her senior season, and her hip labrum had torn all the way through. Her hopes of finishing her collegiate career on the soccer field were nearly in tatters. Nearly. Read More
STANFORD —Coach David Shaw whittled a five-man field down to sophomore Brett Nottingham and junior Josh Nunes in the spring, but red-shirt freshman Kevin Hogan is making a late push, trying to make it a three-man race.
Shaw said he expects to make a decision on who will start the season opener against San Jose State Aug. 31 by the end of next week. Read More
As soon as Cal football coach Jeff Tedford heard about swimmer Dana Vollmer’s record-breaking win in the Olympics 100-meter butterfly, he tweeted his congratulations. “Then, I put it up on the [Cal] website,” Tedford said at Monday’s Bay Area college football media day at the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco. Read More
This Stanford graduate might have been better off at a school of higher yearning.
Erin Umberg, a 29-year-old who has graduate degrees in molecular physiology and psychology from Tufts and Stanford universities, respectively, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple felony counts for allegedly revenge-stalking her ex-boyfriend after hacking into his computer five years ago. Read More
Sophomore Cameron Wilson has spent most of the season as the Stanford men’s golf team’s third-best player behind All-American Patrick Rogers and Andrew Yun, but this week he will be doing what the others only hope for in their careers: playing in the U.S. Open.
Wilson picked a good time to qualify, as starting Thursday, the major championship will be played at San Francisco’s Olympic Club, a spot Wilson has plenty of experience on. Read More
It’s the end of the world as we know it.
Well, not exactly.
In 2011, we saw earthquakes, tsunamis, a royal wedding, a continued stagnant economy and civil uprisings in the Middle East and at home. What can beat all that in 2012? Perhaps only the end of the world. Read More
A 67-year-old San Francisco man who masqueraded as a medical doctor, subjecting patients to dangerous medical procedures, and scamming dozens of victims out of more than $150,000, was sentenced Monday to six years in prison. Read More
The San Francisco Main Library is currently displaying portions of “Celebrating Mexico: The Grito de Dolores and the Mexican Revolution,” a joint exhibition between UC Berkeley and Stanford University commemorating the centennial of the Mexican Revolution and the bicentennial of the War of Independence from Spain, two of Mexican history’s most important events.
The physical layout of the current showing enhances it in a number of ways. Read More
Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and San Francisco 49ers owner John York will speak to 100 middle school boys at Stanford University this morning.Rice and York will talk about the importance of balancing athletics and academics as part of a four-week Youth Impact Program, a partnership between Stanford and the 49ers to help at-risk boys learn about community leadership and football. Read More
The San Francisco 49ers announced a program Monday that will give 100 at-risk schoolboys an opportunity to get off the streets and into a classroom at Stanford University this summer to learn football techniques, as well as language, math and life skills.The Youth Impact Program was founded by three-time Super Bowl champion and former 49ers alum Riki Ellison in 2003 to educate boys between 9 and 12 years old who live in inner cities and are below the poverty line. Read More