Stanford Cardinal news and notes

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By Ana Kieu

Stanford football’s only win came at home versus Northwestern on August 31. Since then, Stanford has dropped its last two games settling for a 1-3 record, but hey, they’re slightly better than my alma mater, San Jose State, so there’s nothing to complain about.

Here’s the latest Cardinal news and notes, courtesy of

September 16
Saturday seems to be an exciting day on The Farm. Women’s volleyball welcomes No. 13 BYU to Maples Pavilion at noon. This will be followed by football hosting No. 15 Oregon in a pivotal Pac-12 North battle at 4 p.m. inside Stanford Stadium.

All general parking lots (4, 8, 9, 13) will open at 11 a.m. for event attendee parking. Women’s volleyball match attendees will receive free parking in these lots with their ticket to the match vs. BYU. Parking in Maples, Galvez, Track, Sunken Diamond and Lot 2 is permitted only for football parking pass holders of those respective parking lots, or those with a valid ADA placard (parking in Maples and Sunken Diamond).

Football season parking passes will provide access to their respective parking lots beginning at the times listed below:

Lot 2 — 6 a.m. (overnight pass holders Sept. 19 at 3 p.m.)

All other parking lots — 11 a.m.

Stanford Athletics has partnered with Wells Fargo to bring half-priced ($15) general lot car parking to all Cardinal fans for Saturday’s football game against Oregon. This discount is only eligible for parking passes purchased online in advance.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your cooperation and flexibility. For any questions, please contact a dedicated account executive at (800)-STANFORD (option 1) or email

September 13
Redshirt junior Kodye Pugh has been ruled out for the 2019-20 season due to injury. A Maryland native, Pugh was injured in Stanford’s 58-34 victory over Sam Basket Massagno on Aug. 25 in Switzerland. The 6’8″ forward has played in 38 games for the Cardinal over the last two seasons.

Pugh’s statement:

“To my Stanford family and friends, I regret to inform you that I will be out for the upcoming basketball season due a knee injury while playing in Europe this summer. I decided that it was best for my career to pursue the needed surgery quickly, in order to start the rehabilitation and healing process.”

“While I was saddened by the injury, I am hopeful that I will be ready to continue my basketball career next year, and I’m excited for my upcoming senior year. As a leader on the team, I will continue to cheer on and encourage my teammates from the sideline, and support them and the staff in any way possible.”

“I want to thank everyone for your continued support throughout this entire process and over the years. I am looking forward to a great season. I know that everything happens for a reason and I’m trusting God.”

NCAAB podcast with Michelle Richardson: It’s only two losses, no need for Zags to panic, have lost two straight; Michigan rolls to 11-0; plus Stanford volleyball and Michelle’s Final Thoughts file photo: Tar Heels surround Gonzaga as the Zags are on a two game skid after going 9-0

On the NCAAB podcast with Michelle Richardson:

#1 After back-to-back losses to Tennessee (8-1) and North Carolina (8-2), where does this leave Gonzaga (9-2)?

#2 Michigan now 11-0 after their latest victory over Western Michigan (5-5) 70-62.

#3 Stanford Women’s Volleyball are on a roll and they won eight consecutive matches. Michelle lays down the reason why they’ve had so much success.

#4 Michelle’s Final Thoughts

The NCAAB podcast is heard each Sunday with your host Michelle Richardson at