The Stanford Cardinal is an athletic program as legendary and famous as the institution it represents. The Cardinal teams have been a force to be reckoned with. Their list of championships put them among the most formidable of all collegiate programs in history. They have been there and have done it all over the years and for that they deserve all the plaudits that come their way. They will once again be looking to dominate the NCAA in the latest season and with the kind of history they have got, no one will put it beyond them to write another few more glorious chapters in that incredible legacy of theirs.
Athletics Program: Stanford Cardinal
Competition Level: NCAA Division I
Institution: Stanford University
The Stanford Cardinal have been a really competitive athletics program for years now. They have won all that there is to be won in various sports on the collegiate level to cement their place as one of the most legendary programs in the country. They know how to win and they know how to win big which is a hallmark of true champions. The great thing for their fans is that the Cardinal domination doesn’t look like stopping anytime in the foreseeable future. The season is now underway and Stanford Cardinal tickets are once again being bought by their fans in thousands to watch their teams play. Expect them to raise the noise level at arenas around the country as they play their part in helping their team(s) reach the top yet again.
Since football began to be played at Stanford well over a century ago in the year 1892, the university has gone on to achieve considerable success in the sport. During this time, they have gone on to win an impressive thirteen conference titles and two national championships. They have also produced thirty Consensus All-Americans and one Heisman Trophy winner. Cardinal have headlined two dozen postseason bowl games out of which they have come on the right side of the result on eleven occasions.
Basketball and Stanford Cardinal have had a very special relationship over the years. Both men’s and women’s team have gone on to win some of the biggest prizes on offer in the sport and that too multiple times over. Their men’s basketball program has won the regular season conference title on thirteen occasions and has lifted the conference tournament five times. The Cardinal have also gone on to be crowned the NCAA Tournament Champions once and Helms winners twice.
As far as women’s basketball teams are concerned, well they have done spectacularly well in that sport as well. They have lifted the regular season conference title twenty three times and have won the conference tournament on ten occasions. On top of that, they have also gone on to take the runner up spot in the NCAA/AIAW Tournament twice while winning it the same number of times.
The Stanford Cardinal have been absolutely dominant in baseball since the program began in 1892. Since then, they have managed to get their hands on the regular season conference championship twenty times and have qualified for the NCAA Tournament on a whopping thirty occasions. Sixteen Cardinal seasons have resulted in CWC appearances while two of them have seen them being crowned national champions.
Other Sports and the Cardinal Legacy
The Stanford Cardinal have been dominant in various other sports as well. Their teams have gone on to win one hundred and twenty three national titles. The university has gone on to win the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors Cup for the past eighteen years straight. Two hundred and twenty four medals in different sports have been won by athletes who have somehow been associated with Stanford over the years.
This and a whole lot more is what make the Cardinal program such an elite one. Their history and the sheer will to win is what will make them the program to beat this time around as well.