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WATCH: Baseball vs. Arizona

Cardinal rallies in seventh for sixth straight win.
Via Stanford Cardinal Athletics
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers draft Christian McCaffrey at No. 8

The Carolina Panthers were one of the best teams in the NFL just two years ago, but last year was rough. Their offense completely fell off the map, with Cam Newton struggling under pressure. Carolina knew that they had to do something in the 2017 NFL Draft and they feel like they have accomplished that with Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey. Last season at Stanford, McCaffrey...
Via This Given Sunday
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stanford football star Christian McCaffrey drafted by the Carolina Panthers with the 8th pick overall in the 2017 NFL Draft

The Panthers drafted McCaffrey with the #8 pick Stanford Cardinal star Christian McCaffrey will be trading in his Cardinal jersey for a Panthers jersey. The Panthers had long been rumored to be interested in McCaffrey in multiple mock drafts. McCaffrey was the second running back taken in the draft, despite many questioning his ability as an every down back. Clearly, the Panthers...
Via Rule of Tree
1 day ago

Stanford DL Solomon Thomas selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 3rd pick in 2017 NFL Draft.

Solomon Thomas was a monster on the field for Stanford and will now be headed to the NFL. Stanford Cardinal defensive lineman Solomon Thomas has been selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the third pick overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. The 49ers had traded down one pick, swapping with the Chicago Bears. The 49ers had been predicted to take Thomas in plenty of mock drafts. San...
Via Rule of Tree
1 day ago

Stanford Men’s Gymnastics: Modi Leads, The Cardinal Doesn’t Follow

A tough break for the Cardinal In a season where No. 2 Stanford only had its sights set on one team, the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners, it is somewhat disappointing to note that two other teams managed to slip in and widen that margin. This past weekend, Stanford closed off its men’s gymnastics season by finishing 4th at the NCAA Championships hosted by West Point, behind Oklahoma, Ohio...
Via Rule of Tree
4 days ago

Panthers sound ready to grab Leonard Fournette or Christian McCaffrey

One of the most popular notions ahead of the 2017 NFL draft is the Carolina Panthers selecting a running back.It makes perfect sense. The team needs to get Cam Newton some help and the veterans on the roster in the backfield could use a spell. Whether the pick at No. 8 is LSU’s Leonard Fournette or Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey is where folks usually get caught up.Not Carolina...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford football Spring Game recap with Mark Rogers TV

What we saw from the Cardinal in the Stanford Spring Game We spoke with Mark Rogers TV to discuss the Stanford Cardinal football Spring Game. For more great Pac-12 college football videos subscribe to Mark Rogers TV’s new dedicated Pac-12 Channel on YouTube. Stanford Cardinal Spring Game Recap Follow us on Social Media: facebook: facebook.com/RuleOfTree/ twitter: twitter.com...
Via Rule of Tree
10 days ago

WATCH: Stanford Baseball: Colton Hock Postgame

Pac-12 Networks' Roxy Bernstein and J.T. Snow interview Stanford closer Colton Hock after he closed out Tuesday's 6-4 victory over rival Cal to move into a tie for second place on the Cardinal's all-time saves list.
Via Stanford Cardinal Athletics
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Dawkins suing Stanford after being fired following just one NCAA Tournament berth

Johnny Dawkins was the head coach at Stanford from 2008-2016 before he was fired and became the head coach at UCF in 2016. Now that he’s been at UCF for over a year, Dawkins is taking the time to sue Stanford for a “breach of contract.”The lawsuit filed by Dawkins against Stanford is a “breach of contract lawsuit” according to The Mercury News and Dawkins is seeking more...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: McCaffrey received ‘draft guarantee’ from team picking in teens

Former Stanford star Christian McCaffrey has seen his stock rise leading up to the NFL Draft, and it seems like he is confident he is not going to slip past the first round. He may have a very good reason for being so certain.Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com is reporting that NFL insiders told him McCaffrey has received a “draft guarantee” from some team with a pick in the teens...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stanford Athletics: Cardinalpalooza

Via Stanford Cardinal Athletics
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stanford Football: Cardinal and White Spring Game

Via Stanford Cardinal Athletics
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stanford Baseball: Matt Winaker Postgame

Pac-12 Networks' JB Long and Andy Lopez catch up with Stanford baseball's Matt Winaker, who laid down a 10th-inning bunt to spark the Cardinal victory over USC.
Via Stanford Cardinal Athletics
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Christian McCaffrey gaining steam as top 10 pick

Could Christian McCaffrey be pushing his way up NFL draft boards?According to FOX Sports’s Peter Schrager, the answer is yes. He hears that multiple NFL executives believe the Stanford running back will now be a top ten pick. Most previous mock drafts had McCaffrey going later in the first round, but there are plenty of teams in need of running backs, and he’s clearly impressing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders would ‘welcome the chance’ to pick Christian McCaffrey in first round

Unless the Oakland Raiders retain Latavius Murray or add another veteran running back, the team will surely target a player at this position early in the 2017 NFL Draft.Already linked to future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson, there’s a chance Oakland will will indeed add a veteran in free agency. This would make the need to go running back early in the draft pretty much non-existent...
Via Sportsnaut
March 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Christian McCaffrey impresses at NFL Combine in 40 time, 3-cone drill

The quickness and speed you saw out of Christian McCaffrey during his time at Stanford has been confirmed with a stopwatch at the NFL Combine.The former Cardinal running back had a stellar day in Indianapolis on Friday. He ran a 4.48 40-yard dash time, and then he posted one of the best 3-cone drills by a running back at the combine in nearly 15 years. McCaffrey is somewhat on the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Top five takeaways from Friday at the 2017 NFL Combine

Running backs, offensive linemen and special teams players hit the field Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium to get the on-field work at the 2017 NFL Combine kicked off.For the most part, the excitement factor was minimal until the running backs got their turn to shine. But one offensive lineman you may not have heard of is really starting to make some noise.Though the drills at the combine...
Via Sportsnaut
March 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Christian McCaffrey got standing ovation from teammates after bowl decision

Christian McCaffrey’s announcement to his teammates that he would be sitting out Friday’s Sun Bowl apparently was met with good reception. CBS reporter Allie LaForce said during the Sun Bowl that McCaffrey received a standing ovation from his Stanford teammates when he addressed them about his decision not to play in the game. Allie LaForce says on the Sun Bowl broadcast...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette are the beginning of a bowl-skipping trend

Last week, it was Leonard Fournette announcing he was sitting out LSU’s bowl game to get ready for the NFL Draft. On Monday, it was Stanford star Christian McCaffrey tweeting that he too was skipping his bowl game to prep for the NFL.It’s worth noting that both Heisman hopefuls were injured at some point in 2016. It’s also worth noting that one of the star players of the 2015...
Via FOX Sports
December 19, 2016

Ezekiel Elliott calls out college players for skipping bowl games

There are a lot of differing opinions when it comes to the subject of college players making the decision to leave school early and skip bowl games in preparation for the NFL Draft. Ezekiel Elliott didn’t exactly call anyone out or say anything bad about players who have made the decision to skip bowl games, but he made it known he doesn’t understand their reasons. All these...
Via Sportsnaut
December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

McNabb: McCaffrey, Fournette setting bad example for kids

Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey's decision to skip playing the Sun Bowl in order to preserve himself for the 2017 NFL Draft is sure to draw lots and lots of debate. It’s a relatively new phenomenon, as we’re not used to seeing college football’s brightest stars skip out on their last chance to wear their college uniform. However, given the career-threatening injury to Jaylon...
Via Awful Announcing
December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

McCaffrey announces he will skip Stanford's bowl game

Stanford will have to face North Carolina without its best offensive player in the Sun Bowl later this month, as running back Christian McCaffrey has announced he will not be taking part in the game. McCaffrey, who recently declared for the NFL Draft, wrote on Twitter Monday morning that he has decided to skip Stanford’s bowl game. pic.twitter.com/zeGcGtWlPy — Christian...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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