Alright, so we know that the Stanford Cardinal are set to hit the road as a football team for the next two weeks, playing games at Washington and then at Oregon State. We know that this is, of course, due to the order signed by Santa Clara County that essentially prohibited contact sports of any kind.
What we don’t know is how the logistics of all of this travel will affect the Cardinal student-athletes who are just that, students and athletes. It’s already a demanding way to live their lives, competing in both the classroom and their individual sports.
Add in all of the pandemic drama that goes along with it as well as this new requisite travel, and you’ve got a bad storm of mental issues facing our Cardinal student-athletes.
All of that aside, the Stanford football team is ready to set the precedent for the rest of the potential teams who will have to travel.
In fact, they plan to ‘relentlessly adapt’ to their newest challenge, according to a story from the Seattle Times. I thought no better way than to lead into today’s daily links below with that term, relentlessly adapt, because isn’t that what we’ve all been doing? And isn’t that exactly how you’d expect head coach David Shaw to react and approach this new challenge?
I did, that’s for sure.
Stanford players go from Big Game drama to weeks on the road | Mercury News
Depth charts released for Stanford-UW game | 247Sports
Facing coronavirus ban, Stanford football players strongly supported move to Northwest | San Francisco Chronicle
Without a home, is Stanford still on pace to play at Washington? | Seattle Times