STANFORD CARDINAL NEWS

Shattered backboard suspends play during Stanford game

Boom shakalaka! That is what we will pretend was going through the head of Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna big man Dexter Pittman when he threw down a thunderous jam against the Stanford Cardinal that shattered the backboard. As a result of Pittman’s force, play had to be suspended. Check out a video of the play below. For those wondering how the backboard was shattered. Here is...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford walk-on’s scholarship reaction is priceless

It’s always a great feeling when a walk-on player learns that they’re about to be put on scholarship. In the case of Stanford Cardinal senior linebacker Craig Jones, the reaction of himself and his teammates to coach David Shaw’s announcement is absolutely priceless. Thanks to a short video posted on Stanford Football’s official Twitter page, we can see just that. Watch...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Stanford Walk-On Mobbed By Teammates After Receiving Scholarship

Another day, another awesome walk-on scholarship video. This time it’s David Shaw at Stanford bringing the good news. Thursday night, the Cardinal dropped a one-minute video that shows senior Craig Jones getting mobbed by his teammates after it’s announced that, because of his hard work and dedication, he won’t have to pay for his senior year. It’s a fantastic scene – try...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Arians: Stepfan Taylor a 'steady guy you can count on every day'

Stepfan Taylor might not be the No. 1 option, but he's a guy the coaching staff and his teammates have come to trust. When Andre Ellington went down towards the end of last season, Taylor still didn't see a huge workload with Kerwynn Williams also sharing the rock. But he filled in with 125 yards over the last four games, including a 61-yard outing at St. Louis. His other big...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford lifts ban on WR Michael Rector

Stanford's wide receiver corp got a little bit stronger this week after Michael Rector had his suspension lifted by head coach David Shaw.Rector, who was suspended by Shaw for a week due to an undisclosed issue, was allowed to return to practice with the team this week.Rector is expected to be one of Stanford's most productive receivers in 2015.(h/t San Jose Mercury News)
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Quarterbacks impress during fall camp

Stanford's three quarterbacks had an impressive day over the weekend. On the day, Stanford QB's connected with 13 different players and were wildly accurate. Kevin Hogan went 8-of-11, Keller Chryst went 7-of-11 and Ryan Burns went 4-of-7. The three combined for 274 yards on 19 completions during the scrimmage."It all starts with leadership and that comes from No. 8," wide receiver...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brennan Scarlett is Stanford's gain, Cal's loss

Defensive end Brennan Scarlett played for the Cal Bears for four seasons, yet he never got the chance to play in the Big Game. Scarlett has missed significant time over the course of his college career due to injuries. Now healthy, Scarlett will have the opportunity to play against his old team in the Big Game as a member of the Stanford Cardinal.Scarlett is a big, athletic defensive...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford ranked No. 21 in first AP poll

In the first Associated Press rankings of the 2015 season, the Stanford Cardinal are ranked No. 21. This marks the fifth consecutive season that the Cardinal have debuted in the AP's top 25.Stanford was one of six Pac-12 teams named in the AP's initial 2015 poll, along with Oregon, USC, UCLA, Arizona State and Arizona. The Pac-12's six teams only trails the SEC, which had eight teams...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford love both prevalent and mystifying from pundits around the country

A victory in the Foster Farms Bowl is nice, but it isn’t necessarily a springboard to national championship contention. (Ezra Shaw, Getty Images photo) Dari Nowkhah of the SEC Network (formerly one of the voices of college football for ESPN) was on Sirius Satellite Radio this morning and the announcing team asked him his four picks for the College Football Playoff. His answer...
Via The Duck Stops Here
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Stanford Cardinal Betting Odds

The 2015 college football season is just weeks away, and the Stanford Cardinal hope to overtake rival Oregon and win the Pac-12’s North Division this season. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the team, BetDSI has released Stanford’s season odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford looks to tight ends to bolster offense

The Stanford Cardinal are most effective offensively when their running backs and running downhill and their tight ends are producing. With Austin Hooper, Dalton Schultz, Greg Taboada and Eric Cotton all in line to play this season, the Cardinal should expect a big season from their tight end group.As ESPN's David Lombardi notes, former USC defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin sums...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Trio of running backs to share load for Cardinal

Stanford head coach David Shaw is anxious to get his ground game back on the right track. With a stable of Christian McCaffrey, Remound Wright and Barry Sanders Jr., the Cardinal should once again be one of the best running teams in the conference. In speaking with the media, Shaw noted that his group may be smaller than normal, but he has other big backs ready to step in as well...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: David Shaw suspends WR Michael Rector

According to Jon Wilner of the Contra Costa Times, Stanford head coach David Shaw has suspended wide receiver Michael Rector. Rector, who was thought to be a potential starter for the Cardinal, was suspended for disciplinary reasons and Shaw gave no timetable for Rector's return.In 2014, Rector caught 24 passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns. (h/t Contra Costa Times)
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford lands 4-star CB Treyjohn Butler

The Stanford Cardinal have received a commitment from 2016 4-star cornerback Treyjohn Butler from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.Butler, who is 5'11" and 189 pounds, is ranked as the No. 20 cornerback in the country. He chose Stanford over offers from Cal, Washington, ASU, Northwestern, Colorado and others."It's a great opportunity for me and my family," Butler said of Stanford, according...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford looks to get back to the ground in 2015

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford built one of the most successful programs in the country over the past few years with a fairly simple formula: The Cardinal dominated the trenches with physical lines and a powerful running game so well that they made it to four straight BCS games. That all changed last year when the Cardinal were unable to overpower defenses with their running game...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford Indefinitely Suspends Likely Starting Wide Receiver

Stanford fans are not going to pleased with the latest news out of Cardinal camp. One of the teams top receiving threats this season has indefinitely been suspended. Discouraging signs at Stanford — receiver Michael Rector suspended and the right side of the O Line muddled: http://t.co/ADsAfkpIuE — Ken Goe (@KenGoe) August 16, 2015 There’s no word on what forced Head Coach...
Via Gamedayr
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford WR Michael Rector suspended indefinitely

Stanford may have just lost one of their top players for the 2015 season. The team’s passing offense has been a question mark for some time now, but we now know that the team will be without a top receiver for an unspecified amount of time. According to College Football Talk, head coach David Shaw announced that wide receiver Michael Rector has been suspended indefinitely. While...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

David Shaw, Pac-12 Coaches, And The Search For Solid Ground

The central story of the Stanford Cardinal’s 2015 season can be framed in these terms: It is the attempt to regain something that was lost in 2014. Stanford had reached four straight BCS (now New Year’s Six) bowls, beginning in the 2010 season, but in 2014, the ride abruptly stopped. Stylistically, Stanford didn’t look that different from past incarnations, and on defense,...
Via The Student Section
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 13 — Stanford

Stanford Cardinal 2014 Record: 8-5 (won bowl game) 1 Burning Question: Is Stanford ready to make small margins work in its favor again? It is in the nature of smashmouth, ball-control teams — think of Wisconsin basketball under Bo Ryan several seasons ago, before the past two years of dynamic offense — to play games closer to the margins. Stanford will land the quick knockout...
Via The Student Section
20 days ago  |  Discuss

David Shaw: Christian McCaffrey is 'bigger' and 'stronger' this season

The Stanford Cardinal are expecting a lot of sophomore running back Christian McCaffrey in 2015. According to Stanford head coach David Shaw, he likes what he's seen so far from McCaffrey.In speaking with the media after practice on Monday, Shaw said of McCaffrey, "I think he's bigger. I think he's stronger. I think he's faster.Here's the entire interview:(h/t Twitter)
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Stanford's defense a concern as camp opens?

Stanford is known nationally for its incredible defense; however, their could be some issues on that side of the ball this season.As Jon Wilner of the Contra Costa Times writes, Stanford's defensive backs and defensive line could present some issues:"The linebackers could be among the Pac-12's best with Blake Martinez manning one of the inside spots and Peter Kalambayi and Kevin...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

How many touches per game will Christian McCaffrey get in 2015?

Stanford fans want to see as much of star sophomore Christian McCaffrey as possible. So do his coaches. After seeing his production as a freshman, it makes sense that he'd get more touches than the 12 he averaged through the last four games on 2014.As ESPN's David Lombardi writes, Stanford fans can expect a lot more out of McCaffrey this season."Stanford fans clamored for more of...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Stanford opens camp with awesome 'Welcome Back' video

The Stanford Cardinal welcomed back its player for fall camp on Monday. On the teams Twitter account, they posted an incredible "Welcome Back" video to mark the occasion.Stanford's apparent motto for this season is "Intellectual Brutality."(h/t Twitter)
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford named most improved team in the Pac-12

Most pundits agree that Stanford is going to be a much better team in 2015 than they were last season. How much better they can be is up for debate and will ultimately determine how far the Cardinal can go this season. Sports Illustrated's Colin Becht recently profiled the Pac-12 conference and named Stanford as the conference's most improved team. Here's his explanation: "After...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford lands 4-star CB prospect David Long

The Stanford Cardinal have landed 2016 4-star cornerback David Long out of Loyola High School in Los Angeles.Long, who is 6'0" and 175-pounds, is ranked as the No. 70 player in the country, according to 247Sports.Long told 247Sports that Stanford was the school he always had his eye on: "First off it's a dream school of mine. Coming into high school Stanford is the school I always...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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