Sail on Stanford; Dugdale skippers crew to Big Sail victory on the Bay

Cardinal men meet Virginia in basketball contest Thursday

Stanford can claim its superiority of the San Francisco Bay as the Cardinal won the Big Sail from California for the sixth straight year, beating the Golden Bears 2-1.

Nick Dugdale served as boat skipper, Ben Pedrick was the tactician, McKenzie Wilson was the jib, Hannah Burroughs was the pit, Kevin Laube handled the mast and Mateo Vargas was on the bow.

In the winning half-mile race, Stanford put the Golden Bears away early sailing well in front to finish the three-hour race on the Bay.

Stanford opened the event with a win by less than a boat length after Cal was forced to circle just short of the finish line, following a foul by the Golden Bears.

Cal evened the best-of-three race after Stanford was disqualified for sailing too close to the shore.

Men's basketball

Stanford continues its three-game homestand to open the season on Thursday, meeting Virginia at 7:30 p.m.

The Cardinal (1-0) beat San Diego, 64-48, on Monday night, led by Andrew Zimmerman's 14 points.

Stanford has won six straight from the Cavaliers (2-0) in the seven-game history of the rivalry. Virginia is coached by former Washington State coach Tony Bennett.

Stanford grad Drew Shiller serves as the analyst on Stanford's flagship station XTRA Sports 860 AM.


Stanford redshirt sophomore quarterback Andrew Luck was among the 15 semifinalists for the Walter Camp Football Foundation's 2010 Player of the Year Award.

Luck is one of four quarterbacks from the top six teams in the most recent Bowl Championship Series standings on the list, joined by Boise State's Kellen Moore, Auburn's Cam Newton and TCU's Andy Dalton.

The 15-player watch list includes a total of nine quarterbacks, three running backs, one wide receiver and two defensive players.

The list of five finalists will be announced on Wednesday, December 1.


Stanford heads to Long Beach this weekend, Thursday through Saturday, to compete at the Arena Invitational, hosted by UC San Diego. The three-day meet will be held at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool.

The meet features 20 teams including UCLA, Arizona State, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, Loyola Marymount, San Diego and California

Preliminaries start at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday. The finals are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. each night, with three heats of every event.

— PA Weekly Online Sports

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