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Encyclopedia > Stanford Cardinal football

The Stanford Cardinal is the mascot of the athletic teams at Stanford University. A mascot, originally a fetish-like term for any person, animal, or thing supposed to bring luck, is now something—typically an animal or human character—used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot... Womens Australian rules football is a team sport. ... The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a private university located approximately 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco and approximately 20 miles northwest of San José in an unincorporated part of Santa Clara County. ...

Following an 1891 Big Game win over Cal, the color cardinal was picked as the primary color of Stanford's athletic teams. In 1930, the athletic department adopted the mascot "Indians." The Indian symbol and name were later dropped, in 1972, at the request of Native American students. The Big Game is the annual football game between Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley (known simply as California or Cal), held in November. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, and by other names, see below) is the oldest and flagship campus of the ten-campus University of California system. ... Cardinal is a vivid red, which gets its name from the cassocks worn by Catholic cardinals. ... An Aani (Atsina) named Assiniboin Boy. ...

During the 1970s, a number of alternatives were suggested for a school mascot, but none caught on. In 1981, school President Donald Kennedy decided to accept Stanford Cardinal as the official symbol for Stanford's athletic teams. The Stanford Tree is an unofficial mascot, but is a member of the Stanford Marching Band. Donald Kennedy is an American scientist, public administrator and academic. ... The Stanford Tree is the unofficial mascot of Stanford University. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

External links

  • Official Stanford Athletic Website
  • Stanford Native American Culture Center: The Removal of the Indian Mascot of Stanford

Leland Stanford Junior University (The wind of freedom blows. ...


Stanford CardinalThe Stanford AxeBig GameThe PlayStanford StadiumMaples PavilionSunken DiamondNACDA Director's Cup The Stanford Axe is a trophy awarded to the winner of the annual Big Game between the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University. ... The Big Game is the annual football game between Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley (known simply as California or Cal), held in November. ... The last lateral of The Play; Stanford Band seen at right. ... Stanford Stadium (capacity 50,000 as of 2006) is a stadium on the Stanford University campus. ... Maples Pavilion is a 7,392-seat multi-purpose arena in Stanford, California. ... Sunken Diamond is a baseball stadium in Stanford, California. ... The NACDA Directors Cup is an award given annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the colleges and universities with the most success in collegiate athletics. ...



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