STANFORD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ryan Burns will start at QB for Stanford in opener

A bit of a surprise from the Stanford Cardinal as senior Ryan Burns will be getting the start in the opener against Kansas State. The odds on favorite to win the job, junior Keller Chyrst, will see action in the game. LIVE on #Periscope: .@CoachDavidShaw announces Stanford’s starting QB for the season opener. #GoStanford #BeatKSU https://t.co/yRiwK6WyJY — Stanford Football ...
Via The Student Section
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stanford football 2016: Ranking Stanford’s Schedule with Mark Rogers TV

Mark Rogers is ranking the toughest schedules in the nation and here is his take on Stanford’s. Mark Rogers TV discusses just how difficult Stanford’s schedule really is. For more great college football videos subscribe to Mark Rogers TV on YouTube. Follow us on Social Media: facebook: facebook.com/RuleOfTree/ twitter: twitter.com/RuleofTree Join the team! From: “What...
Via Rule of Tree
2 days ago

It is almost time for football: Come help us cover Stanford football

To be considered, please send a resume and a writing sample to nickdempsey [at] gmail.com or Jack at jmblanchat [at] gmail.com Stanford football is almost back! The Cardinal kicks off against the Kansas State Wildcats in just a few short days. Therefore, Rule of Tree is looking for Stanford fanatics, passionate sports writers, content creators, and digital marketers to join our...
Via Rule of Tree
2 days ago

Stanford Track and Field: Former Cardinal wins gold at the Rio Olympic Games

Katerina Stefanidi is the first Stanford woman to ever win an Olympic Gold in any individual track and field event. Cardinal alumna Katerina Stefanidi recently sprung her way to a pole vaulting gold in Rio for her native country of Greece and alma mater of Stanford. This title makes Stefanidi the first Stanford woman to ever win an Olympic Gold in any individual track and field...
Via Rule of Tree
2 days ago

Preseason college football rankings: Stanford starts at No. 8 in AP Poll

Stanford ranks higher than all of their opponents on their schedule The first Associated Press poll of the season is out and Stanford comes in at number 8. Several Stanford opponents also found themselves in the top 25 providing further evidence that the Cardinal has a brutal 2016 schedule. Notre Dame came in ranked at 10th, Washington 14, UCLA 16, USC 20, and Oregon 24th. It is...
Via Rule of Tree
3 days ago

Heisman runner-up McCaffrey 'significantly' better as junior

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Now here's a scary thought for defenses facing Stanford this season. One year after shattering Barry Sanders' 27-year-old record for all-purpose yards in a season, Heisman Trophy runner-up Christian McCaffrey is back for his junior season as a ''significantly'' better player, according to his coach. ''I'm not trying to say he'll get more yards this year than...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The Cardinal Facts: Quenton Meeks

Quenton Meeks made quite an impact on the Cardinal in his freshman season, including three interceptions, two of which at Washington State. With a year under his belt, we’re excited to see what Meeks will do next. Be there and secure tickets at gostanford.com/tickets. Learn more about the team at TheCardinalFacts.com
Via Stanford Cardinal Athletics
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The Cardinal Facts: Solomon Thomas

Junior defensive end Solomon Thomas made 39 tackles last season, including 10.5 for a loss. Learn more about the defense and Thomas at TheCardinalFacts.com. Don’t miss what Thomas will do next, and buy your tickets now at gostanford.com/tickets.
Via Stanford Cardinal Athletics
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The Cardinal Facts: Christian McCaffrey

Christian McCaffrey finished the 2015 season with 3,864 all-purpose yards, which surpassed Barry Sanders’ NCAA single-season record. Learn more about the 2016 AP Player of the year at TheCardinalFacts.com. Watch the #Wildcaff this fall and secure your tickets at gostanford.com/tickets.
Via Stanford Cardinal Athletics
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The Cardinal Facts: Michael Rector

Offensive threat Michael Rector made 34 catches for 559 yards and seven touchdowns this past season. He will return to lead the Cardinal offense again this fall. Make sure you’re there to see Rector and secure your seats at gostanford.com/tickets. Discover more about Rector and the 2016 Stanford Football team at TheCardinalFacts.com.
Via Stanford Cardinal Athletics
14 days ago  |  Discuss

David Shaw cracks funny joke about satellite camps

The Pac-12 was one of the four Power 5 conferences to vote against the use of satellite camps, so it makes sense that Stanford’s David Shaw would be against them. This quote from the 43-year-old coach is puzzling, though. It appears Shaw is throwing shade at the academic standing of the entire southeast region of the United States. David Shaw says no reason for satellite...
Via College Spun
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Names to watch for Stanford hoops job

Stanford fired Johnny Dawkins on Monday after he spent eight seasons on the job. Under Dawkins, the Cardinal went just 15-15 this season and missed the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year. He did win the NIT in 2012 and 2015, but that’s not good enough for Cardinal fans. With Dawkins out, Stanford will begin a search for a new head coach. Some of the names being mentioned...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Reports: Stanford fires head coach Johnny Dawkins

Stanford has fired its men’s basketball head coach Johnny Dawkins, according to multiple reports. Stanford has parted ways with Johnny Dawkins, source told ESPN. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 14, 2016 Johnny Dawkins will not return as Stanford’s coach, a source confirmed to @CBSSports. — Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) March 14, 2016 The 52-year-old Dawkins...
Via College Spun
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

David Shaw: Tackling, contact in practice is ‘vital’

David Shaw believes hitting and tackling in practice are necessary for building a physical football team. This week coaches in the Ivy League voted unanimously to ban full-contact practice during the regular season in addition to their already strict rules against full-contact practices in the spring and preseason. Asked about this new policy, Shaw, whose Stanford Cardinal finished...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Ranking most likely Super Bowl 50 MVP candidates

Whichever team wins the NFL championship is headed to Disney World, but only one player can take the Super Bowl 50 MVP trophy along for the ride. The showdown between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos isn’t exactly a star-studded matchup to the casual fan, so name power basically only applies to the quarterbacks on both sides. Be sure to watch for these players regardless because...
Via Sportsnaut
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford QB Kevin Hogan’s farewell to 'The Farm'

How do you say goodbye to someone like Stanford Cardinal quarterback Kevin Hogan? Do you say it softly, with a quiet reverence to properly honor the legacy he is leaving behind? Do you say it swiftly and confidently, like a mic drop — an homage to both the way the fifth-year senior came onto the Stanford scene and the way he left it? Or do you say it smugly, secure in the fact...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford OL proposes to girlfriend after Rose Bowl win

Stanford's monstrous win over Iowa at the Rose Bowl on Friday had even more meaning for one Cardinal player. Senior offensive guard Brendon Austin proposed to his girlfriend Carly Hartman after the team's 45-16 win over the Hawkeyes. Austin enlisted the help of his parents and Hartman's mom to ensure Hartman would be in the front row of the stadium after the game for the grand...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 10 bowl performances in college football history

The bowl season is always a great way to end the year in college football. Few things are more enjoyable than watching the best players play at the highest level in the biggest games of the season. Christian McCaffrey put up an incredible performance in the Rose Bowl, but he certainly wasn’t the first great college football player to do that. Going back over 100 years, that...
Via Sportsnaut
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Obnoxious fan disrupts Christian McCaffrey's interview

by Matt Hladik Stanford throttled Iowa 45-16 to win the Rose Bowl this evening, not surprisingly thanks in large part to the exploits of sophomore running back Christian McCaffrey. The Heisman runner-up became the first player in Rose Bowl history to record over 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving, and scored touchdowns as a receiver and punt returner.  After the game, ESPN...
Via College Spun
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s Rose Bowl pandering draws scorn

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s football allegiances were tested on New Year’s Day when No. 6 Stanford faced No. 5 Iowa in the Rose Bowl. Fiorina graduated from Stanford in 1976, but Iowa is an important state in the presidential nomination process. So, in a blatant show of pandering, Fiorina decided to back the Hawkeyes ahead of the Feb. 1 caucus. Love...
Via NESN.com
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey wins AP Player of the Year

Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey is the AP Player of the Year, the news outlet announced this afternoon.  McCaffrey, a sophomore running back for the Cardinal, is the first non-Heisman Trophy winner to receive the award in six years.  Alabama running back Derrick Henry, the Heisman Trophy winner, finished second in the voting, while Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson finished...
Via College Spun
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian McCaffrey: I don’t fit white running back stereotype

Christian McCaffrey is thought to be battling something other than just the 11 defenders on the opposite side of the field every time he plays a football game. There is also a bias against white players at speed positions in football because of the perception that they aren’t as fast or athletic as black players. McCaffrey, who has proven that he is one of the best players in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey breaks Barry Sanders' record

It has been a record breaking day in college football already. Earlier, Alabama’s Derrick Henry broke Herschel Walker’s SEC record for single season rushing yards. Now, another back that will be at the Heisman ceremony in New York has topped a legendary NCAA record. Stanford’s do-it-all superstar Christian McCaffrey broke Barry Sanders’ season total yardage record, with...
Via College Spun
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Stanford's playoff hopes come crashing down

In a college football season when everything has constantly been fluid, Stanford had built itself up surely and slowly. After looking mediocre at best against Northwestern in its opening game, Stanford rebounded and worked its way back into the top 10. Not only that, the Cardinal looked great in their wins. Aside from a two-point win over Washington State in Pullman, which looks...
Via The Student Section
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Stanford’s McCaffrey looks to hurdle Heisman opponents

The Heisman discussion has deepened, transitioning from a low, intermittent whisper to a strong, steady hum as college football moves into the heady month of November. Statements need to be made, conferences need to be won and statistics need to be more impressive than ever. Down on the Farm, sophomore running back Christian McCaffrey has been garnering national attention for his...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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