Sept. 11, 2001
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pacific-10 Conference has voted that Conference competition in all sports will not be conducted through the weekend in sympathy to the national tragedy that occurred today. Participation in non-conference competition in each sport will be left to the discretion of each institution. Conference Commissioner Tom Hansen was requested to take a leadership role with other Division I conferences in urging postponement of all competition nationally through the weekend.
"In light of the tragic events which occurred in our nation today, it would be inappropriate to continue our scheduled Conference competitions," said Hansen. "The safety and welfare of our student athletes is our first priority, along with the safety of our fans. We will continue to monitor national events and directives of the federal government. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the immense tragedy that unfolded today."
No immediate plans have been formulated to reschedule any postponed or cancelled competitions.
Nine of Stanford's scheduled 11 athletic events for the remainder of the week have been either cancelled or postponed. The status of Saturday's football game between Stanford and San Jose State will be determined on Wednesday.
Stanford University Athletic Events cancelled or postponed:
Wednesday - Field Hockey vs. Central Michigan @ Muncie, Indiana
Friday - Men's Soccer vs. Florida International @ Dallas, Texas
Friday - Men's Water Polo at UC San Diego
Friday - Women's Volleyball vs. Arizona @ Stanford
Saturday - Men's Soccer at Southern Methodist
Saturday - Women's Volleyball vs. Arizona State @ Stanford
Saturday - Men's Water Polo at Southern California Tournament @ Los Angeles
Sunday - Women's Soccer vs. Notre Dame @ Stanford
Sunday - Men's Water Polo at Southern California Tournament @ Los Angeles
Thursday - Field Hockey at Miami of Ohio
Saturday - Football at San Jose State