Stanford University

"The Farm"

Mascot: California Redwood Tree

Though originally called the Stanford Indians since 1930, the University changed its name in 1972 to the "Cardinal" red it is today. The physical representation of the university on the field, court or diamond is the California Redwood Tree.


Merchandise with Logos

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  1. "The Farm"
  2. "Fear the Tree"
  3. "Give 'Em the Axe"
  4. Fight Song - "All Right Now" by Free
  5. "Beat Cal!"
  6. Cardinal Nation
  7. "Go Big Red"

Interesting Facts: Stanford Athletics

1. Stanford teams have won 103 NCAA Championships and 119 national championships overall. No other school has won more than Stanford’s 423 individual national titles.

2. Notable Athletes:

3. Stanford has won the Directors’ Cup, a national award which honors the most successful programs in NCAA Division I sports, 19 years in a row and counting.

4. The Athletic Department offers 36 varsity sports—20 for women, 16 for men—plus 26 club sports. Stanford also offers 300 athletic scholarships. About 800 students participate in intercollegiate sports.

5. Stanford employs some 100 coaches and assistants. The university maintains one million gross feet of indoor facilities and 94 acres of outdoor fields.

"The Play"

6. Stanford and the University of California have developed one of the fiercest rivalries in College Football in the "Battle of the Axe". This play put this rivalry on the map.

Cal vs. Stanford: The Play

Stanford's Image

Stanford's colors, logo, slogan, and mascot convey that the University takes students and makes them stand as tall and strong as the mighty California redwood.