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Stanford welcomes first Austrian-born football player

The Stanford Cardinal have been one of the most dominant teams in the country the last few years as they have won the PAC-12 championship three of the last five seasons. They are looking to be just as dominant in 2016 and they have gotten off to a good start. The team had one of the best recruiting classes in the conference and they just added on another piece. Three-star defensive...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Politician Proposes Bill Cutting Ties With Stanford After Rose Bowl Band Incident

It’s not a secret to anyone that has watched a football game involving the Stanford Cardinal that their marching band likes to push the envelope that not conform to what you would think a normal marching band is like. Even so, there were plenty of people from the Midwest, namely the state of Iowa, who were upset with the band’s performance during the Rose Bowl halftime show...
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stanford signs 5 offensive linemen after losing 3

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) After losing three of the offensive linemen who helped Heisman Trophy runner-up Christian McCaffrey to a record season, Stanford restocked by signing five high school seniors and adding a walk-on who turned down offers from elsewhere. The Cardinal added top-50 recruits Clark Yarbrough, Devery Hamilton, Henry Hattis, Nate Herbig and Dylan Powell after losing...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Iowa Senate bill demands apology from Stanford for band’s Rose Bowl lampoon

The Stanford band pisses people off. Their performance at this year’s Rose Bowl was no different. With the Cardinal up 35-0, the band added insult to injury for the thousands of Iowa fans at the game and watching at home. In what is best described as a tongue-in-cheek FarmersOnly.com tribute, the band made Hawkeye fans unreasonably angry. Stanford Band Halftime Checklist...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Garnett: Kevin Hogan would have broken every NCAA record in a spread offense

During Senior Bowl week in Mobile, it was North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz who generated the most hype from the talented group of signal-callers. However, Stanford Cardinal offensive lineman Josh Garnett believes his teammate, Kevin Hogan, is the man most deserving of high praise. Garnett raved about Hogan’s talent during a media session and had nothing but great things...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star OT Devery Hamilton switches from Michigan commitment to Stanford

Let the circus begin. With the season dissipating to a gauzy memory, college teams are centering their attack on solidifying and signing their incoming recruits for 2016. It’s one thing to get a verbal commitment, it’s another to actually, like negotiations with a free agent, get the name on the dotted line. Unfortunately, when you’re dealing with an 18 year old, you’re confronting...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Four-Star Decommits From Michigan, Flips To Stanford

Gilman High School’s Devery Hamilton has flipped his commitment from Michigan to Stanford after an in-home visit with David Shaw Friday. .@GilmanFootball OL Devery Hamilton has flipped his commitment to Stanford from Michigan. Teammate Dorian Maddox also headed to Stanford. — Katherine Dunn (@kdunnsun) January 30, 2016 Biff Poggi, the former head coach at Gilman, hinted at...
Via Diehardsport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford Football recruiting: Scooter Harrington flips to Cardinal

Stanford football sure knows what they are doing when it comes to recruiting for their 2016 class, flipping yet another player this week to commit to Stanford. Stanford’s 2016 recruiting class is ranked No.12 overall by Rivals and they have landed 19 commits so far, which seems promising for the Cardinal after losing 12 starters. Key players that will not be returning for the 2016...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

50 best Super Bowl performances

50 best Super Bowl performances.
9 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Barry Sanders Jr. to transfer, interested in Oklahoma State

Barry Sanders Jr. took a backseat to Heisman runner-up Christian McCaffery this season, totaling 315 rushing yards and four touchdowns as the second back for Stanford. Sanders, who has one year of eligibility remaining, will transfer after graduating in June, and one potential destination is his father’s alma mater, Oklahoma State. He spoke with The Oklahoman about the possibility...
Via College Spun
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford OL: Big Ten 'got exposed' during bowl season

This year’s Big Ten title game was comprised of two teams–Iowa and Michigan State–that lost by a combined 67 points during bowl games against Stanford and Alabama. It was not the best showing, and left college football fans wondering if teams like Stanford or Ohio State may have fared differently. After the 45-16 rout of Iowa was over, Stanford offensive lineman Kyle Murphy...
Via College Spun
January 03, 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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford band trolls Iowa with 'Farmers Only' halftime show

The Rose Bowl started off with a bang thanks to Heisman Trophy finalist and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey’s electrifying 75-yard touchdown catch. But the rout was on by halftime, as the Cardinal had built a 35-point lead over the Iowa Hawkeyes — much to Carly Fiorina’s dismay. Things only got worse for Hawkeyes fans during the break, although this time Stanford’s...
Via NESN.com
January 01, 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

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 tried to interview...
Via College Spun
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford obliterates Iowa from start to finish in the Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl likes its own time slot, but even its committee had to be wishing it could move the Sugar Bowl up in starting time just to have something interesting to watch. Stanford dismantled Iowa from the very beginning (literally, a 75-yard touchdown pass to Christian McCaffrey on the first play of the game) to end, which arrived sometime in the second quarter, one that saw...
Via The Comeback
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 BowFiorina 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

Christian McCaffrey, Stanford RB, Opens Rose Bowl With 75-Yard TD Catch (Video)

Christian McCaffrey wasted little time showing the world why he is one of the best college football players on the planet. On the first play from scrimmage in Friday’s Rose Bowl, the Stanford Cardinal running back destroyed the Iowa Hawkeyes’ defense on an incredible 75-yard touchdown catch. Christian McCaffrey wasted no time with this 75 yard TD pass from Kevin Hogan. ...
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...
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 3...
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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