Stanford Cancels or Postpones All Athletic Events Through Weekend
Sept. 12, 2001
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford University announced today that all athletic events scheduled through Sunday, September 16, will be cancelled or postponed due to the recent national events. Athletic Director Ted Leland said that the decision not to participate in intercollegiate athletic events is the 'right thing to do in light of the tragic events of yesterday.'
'Due to the horrific events of yesterday, we have decided not to participate in intercollegiate athletic events through this weekend,' said Leland. 'Our focus is on the safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans. The games are insignificant. It is important at this time that we turn our attention to the national crisis at hand and resume our intercollegiate activity next week.'
The women's soccer game against Notre Dame on Sunday, September 16 has been cancelled. Due to scheduling conflicts with both teams, the match will not be rescheduled. The Cardinal will return to action next week as they host the annual Stanford Tournament. Santa Clara will face Dayton at 5 p.m., while Stanford battles Dartmouth at 7:30 p.m. at Maloney Field.
The Stanford-San Jose State football game scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed until Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Spartan Stadium. Other home events which have been cancelled include women's volleyball on September 14 (vs. Arizona) and September 15 (vs. Arizona State). Cardinal teams scheduled to play on the road included the water polo team on September 14 ( at UC San Diego) and at the Southern California Tournament on September 15-16 (at USC), the men's soccer team on September 14-15 (at the SMU/Nike Classic in Dallas) and the field hockey team September 12 (vs. Central Michigan in Muncie, Ind.) and September 13 (at Miami, Ohio).