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2005 Big Game Week - Campus Events
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 11/10/2005

Nov. 10, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - The Bay Area will come alive with more Big Game events than ever before! Big Game Week begins on Sunday, November 13 with the Battle of the Bands at Pier 39 and continues through the Stanford vs. Cal football game on Saturday, November 19.

Mark your calendar, and put on your Cardinal to join us during the week-long festival of events held throughout the Bay Area. GO CARDINAL!

Sunday, November 13

The Official Kick-Off Event of Big Game Week. The Stanford band versus the Cal band in a two-hour musical face-off at scenic Pier 39. Wear your school colors and join the bands, dance teams and spirit groups in this Big Game celebration. Sponsored by Pier 39. Admission is FREE.

Monday, November 14

The Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band kicks off Big Game Week with its annual concert and festivities in the center of campus, at the "Claw" fountain in White Plaza. FREE. Come and enjoy the show.

Tuesday, November 15

The Axe Committee will take up residence in the center of campus for the week and members and special guests will be blowing a real CalTrain whistle every hour to count down all 108 hours leading up to the 108th Big Game.


While you get your face painted at the Cardinal Spirit Table, be sure to pick up a free stuffed teddy bear from the Class of '07 Cabinet. Of course, to get a bear, you have sign a Contract of Abuse and promise to maim, mutilate, and otherwise destroy the bear. Then, display your results outside your room or hang from your backpack.


Come visit the central hub of fandom during Big Game Week. Members of the ASSU, Class Cabinets, Frosh Council, Inter-sorority Council, Inter-fraternity Council, Axe Committee, and Yell Leaders combine to give you the tools necessary to be a true Stanford fanatic. Get your face painted, color you hair red, or even get a "Block S" logo or "Beat Kal" temporary tattoo, ALL FOR FREE! Also, check out other events and giveaways in White Plaza during the week.


The Stanford Sailing team takes on the Cal sailing team in the San Francisco Bay. Spectator viewing available at the St. Francis Yacht Clubhouse. Awards presentation and ceremony follow the event. Event viewing is FREE and lunch is available for purchase.


Come enjoy an evening of musical rivalry! Featuring many vocal groups from both Stanford and Cal. This evening showcases the rivalry off the field from a fun and different perspective. General admission tickets are $8 and students are $5.


Harmonics, Fleet Street, Mixed Company, Counterpoint, Mendicants, Raagapella, Testimony


Decadence, noteworthy, Men's Octet, Cal Jazz Choir, Golden Overtones, UC Men's Chorale, UC Women's Chorale

Wednesday, November 16

While you get your face painted at the Cardinal Spirit Table, be sure to pick up a free stuffed teddy bear from the Class of '07 Cabinet. Of course, to get a bear, you have sign a Contract of Abuse and promise to maim, mutilate, and otherwise destroy the bear. Then, display your results outside your room or hang from your backpack.


Come visit the central hub of fandom during Big Game Week. Members of the ASSU, Class Cabinets, Frosh Council, Inter-sorority Council, Inter-fraternity Council, Axe Committee, and Yell Leaders combine to give you the tools necessary to be a true Stanford fanatic. Get your face painted, color you hair red, or even get a "Block S" logo or "Beat Kal" temporary tattoo, ALL FOR FREE! Also, check out other events and giveaways in White Plaza during the week.


Come have lunch with both head coaches Walt Harris and Jeff Tedford along with select players from both Stanford and Cal. In addition both athletic directors Ted Leland and Sandy Barbour will also be in attendance for the luncheon. This event is open to the public and tickets are still available by calling 415-856-0939. Tickets are $90 per person and $900 per table.


The Axe Committee will take up residence in the center of campus for the week and members and special guests will be blowing a real CalTrain whistle every hour to count down all 108 hours leading up to the 108th Big Game.


What is Gaieties? The most well-known and loved production on campus, Gaieties is a student-written, politically incorrect, hilariously over-the-top musical extravaganza. The show is the biggest and most outrageous theatrical event at Stanford, and a MUST-ATTEND event for all.


1. Gaieties will be over in under 2 hours.
2. Improved sound technology will mean that you'll hear every joke.
3. Gaieties 2005 will be the most hilarious, best Gaieties you've ever experienced

And finally, while we can't control the Cardinal's fate against Cal at Big Game on November 19th, there is one thing we know for sure. At Gaieties...CAL IS ALWAYS BAD! Tickets to Gaieties are selling fast, so reserve yours today at killjulie.com

Thursday, November 17

If you can't "Beat-a-Bear", then maybe eat a bear. Stop by Fan Central Thursday morning to get a complementary bear claw pastry and don't forget your "Cardinal" red fruit punch. Organized by Absolute Fun.

While you get your face painted at the Cardinal Spirit Table, be sure to pick up a free stuffed teddy bear from the Class of '07 Cabinet. Of course, to get a bear, you have sign a Contract of Abuse and promise to maim, mutilate, and otherwise destroy the bear. Then, display your results outside your room or hang from your backpack.


Come visit the central hub of fandom during Big Game Week. Members of the ASSU, Class Cabinets, Frosh Council, Inter-sorority Council, Inter-fraternity Council, Axe Committee, and Yell Leaders combine to give you the tools necessary to be a true Stanford fanatic. Get your face painted, color you hair red, or even get a "Block S" logo or "Beat Kal" temporary tattoo, ALL FOR FREE! Also, check out other events and giveaways in White Plaza during the week.


The Axe Committee will take up residence in the center of campus for the week and members and special guests will be blowing a real CalTrain whistle every hour to count down all 108 hours leading up to the 108th Big Game.



What is Gaieties? The most well-known and loved production on campus, Gaieties is a student-written, politically incorrect, hilariously over-the-top musical extravaganza. The show is the biggest and most outrageous theatrical event at Stanford, and a MUST-ATTEND event for all.


1. Gaieties will be over in under 2 hours.
2. Improved sound technology will mean that you'll hear every joke.
3. Gaieties 2005 will be the most hilarious, best Gaieties you've ever experienced

And finally, while we can't control the Cardinal's fate against Cal at Big Game on November 19th, there is one thing we know for sure. At Gaieties...CAL IS ALWAYS BAD! Tickets to Gaieties are selling fast, so reserve yours today at killjulie.com


This is the Big Game event of the week you don't want to miss!!! Make sure you cover yourself in Cardinal and join your friends for cool Pre-Game fun! Come early and be one of the first 500 people to get a FREE BEAT CAL T-SHIRT! There will also be free food, courtesy of Residential & Dining Enterprises. The Pre-Game will feature special guests: The Stanford Football Team, Fleet Street, the Stanford Band, Yell Leaders and Cardinal Competitive Cheer.

Friday, November 18

Come visit the central hub of fandom during Big Game Week. Members of the ASSU, Class Cabinets, Frosh Council, Inter-sorority Council, Inter-fraternity Council, Axe Committee, and Yell Leaders combine to give you the tools necessary to be a true Stanford fanatic. Get your face painted, color you hair red, or even get a "Block S" logo or "Beat Kal" temporary tattoo, ALL FOR FREE! Also, check out other events and giveaways in White Plaza during the week.


The Axe Committee will take up residence in the center of campus for the week and members and special guests will be blowing a real CalTrain whistle every hour to count down all 108 hours leading up to the 108th Big Game.


Stanford women's volleyball hits the court to take on Cal. Both teams are nationally ranked in the top 20. Teams will not only be competing for Bay Area bragging rights but also for points in the Lexus Gauntlet Trophy Series. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling (800) STANFORD.


What is Gaieties? The most well-known and loved production on campus, Gaieties is a student-written, politically incorrect, hilariously over-the-top musical extravaganza. The show is the biggest and most outrageous theatrical event at Stanford, and a MUST-ATTEND event for all.


1. Gaieties will be over in under 2 hours.
2. Improved sound technology will mean that you'll hear every joke.
3. Gaieties 2005 will be the most hilarious, best Gaieties you've ever experienced

And finally, while we can't control the Cardinal's fate against Cal at Big Game on November 19th, there is one thing we know for sure. At Gaieties...CAL IS ALWAYS BAD! Tickets to Gaieties are selling fast, so reserve yours today at killjulie.com

Saturday, November 19

Stanford Men's Water Polo hits the pool to take on Cal. Both teams are nationally ranked in the top five. The men will not only be competing for bragging rights but also for points in the Lexus Gauntlet Trophy Series. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event at the gate. $6 for general public, $4 for Stanford Faculty & Staff, and Stanford students are FREE!


For game day, the Cardinal Spirit Table moves to the stadium to hype fans for Big Game. Stop by for your last minute face paint, body paint, hair color, temporary tattoos, or red shirt. Get ready for game time!!


Show your support as the Cardinal Football Team takes its traditional pre-game walk from the Arrillaga Family Sports Center to the Stadium. Cheer on the team and accompany them to the Stadium before Big Game.


The Football rivalry began in 1892 and continues to be one of the most celebrated sporting traditions in the Bay Area. Cheer on your Stanford Cardinal as they take on the California Golden Bears in the 108th playing of the BIG GAME. Enjoy the crowd and the rowdy student section at the biggest game of the year. This will be the last Big Game at the current Stanford Stadium before the new facility is built.


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