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Martinez, Anderson named to Bednarik Award watch list

Senior linebackers Blake Martinez and Kevin Anderson have been named to the 2015 Bednarik Award watch list. The Bednarik Award is given annually to the national defensive player of the year. Stanford is one of 25 schools with two or more players placed on the preliminary Bednarik Award watch list. Martinez, a senior inside linebacker, led the Cardinal in tackles in 2014 with 102...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stanford lands DT prospect from Texas

The Stanford Cardinal have landed another verbal commitment for their 2016 recruiting class. This commitment comes in the form of DT Mike Williams from Fort Worth, Texas.Williams, who is listed at 6'2" and 300 pounds, chose the Cardinal over offers from other national powerhouses such as Ohio State, Oregon, TCU and Texas. He is rated as a 4-star prospect by scout.com and ranks as...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sophomore RB Christian McCaffrey named to Hornung Award watch list

Stanford sophomore running back Christian McCaffrey has been named to the Paul Hornung Award watch list. The award is given to the "most versatile player" in the country and there were 44 players from around the country named to the watch list. McCaffrey shined as a freshman last season while gaining 796 total yards of offense. He played in all 13 games last year and is expected...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stanford lands OT Nate Herbig

The Stanford Cardinal have landed offensive guard prospect Nate Herbig. Herbig, who received a scholarship offer less than a week after attending a camp at Stanford, had been dreaming about playing for the Cardinal.The 6'4", 320 pound lineman from St. Louis high school in Honolulu, Hawaii was a top performer at the Rivals camp in Los Angeles in May and had impressed scouts at camps...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinal listed at 5/1 odds to win Pac-12 title

According to multiple bookmakers in Las Vegas, the Stanford Cardinal are listed at 5/1 odds to win the 2015 Pac-12 championship.The Cardinal are tied for the third best odds in the conference, only trailing Oregon (9/4) and USC (11/4).Here are the current Pac-12 championship odds: Oregon 9-4USC 11-4 Stanford 5-1UCLA 5-1Arizona St. 6-1Arizona 7-1Utah 10-1California 18-1Washington...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Three-Star Running Back Commits to Stanford

The Stanford Cardinal football program has already produced a powerful running back in the NFL in Toby Gerhart. On Friday, they may have received their next Heisman Trophy candidate. This comes in the form of a commitment by three star running back Beau Bisharat. According to College Spun, Bisharat announced the commitment via Twitter. Happy to say I have committed to Stanford University...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Stanford and Texas finish their home-and-home in December

Last season, Stanford and Texas played at the Frank Erwin Center to begin a home-and-home series. The Cardinal beat the Longhorns 74-71 in overtime behind 25 points from senior Anthony Brown and 22 points from senior Chasson Randle. Stanford went onto the NIT while Texas lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Butler. And now the programs will be vastly different...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Stanford Cardinal 2015 Preview and Prediction

For the first time under coach David Shaw, Stanford completed a season with fewer than 11 victories. The Cardinal finished 8-5 and second in the Pac...
Via Athlon Sports
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan officially announces Wayne Lyons transfer

After self-reporting a handful of minor NCAA rules violations relating to Stanford Cardinal graduate transfer Wayne Lyons, the Michigan Wolverines have officially announced Lyons’ transfer. Lyons will be eligible to play immediately for the Wolverines. “We are excited about the addition of Wayne Lyons as a post-graduate student and defensive back on our football team,” said...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrus Peat Taken No. 13 Overall In The 2015 NFL Draft

Former Stanford offensive tackle Andrus Peat was taken with the No. 13 overall selection in this year’s NFL Draft. He’s the first Cardinal taken this year. .@TideNFL Honored to wear the Black & Gold! #Saints fans, what do #OurColors mean to you? #Spon pic.twitter.com/N57SYDYNqk — Andrus Peat (@AndrusPeat) May 1, 2015 Peat was a second-team All-American this past season...
Via College Spun
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Stanford TE Charlie Hopkins Transfers to Virginia

Stanford Cardinal tight end will transfer to the University of Virginia, per a report by Jamie Oakes of 247Sports. The rising fifth year senior will be immediately eligible to play for the Cavaliers. Though of tremendous size at 6-foot-6, 262 pounds, Hopkins was practically a non-factor in Stanford’s passing attack. He was primarily used as a blocker and caught just two passes...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Stanford’s Jordan Morris scores first goal for USMNT

Stanford sophomore Jordan Morris, the first college player to appear for the United State men’s national team since 1995, scored his first international goal for the senior team on Wednesday night. In an international friendly against rivals Mexico, Jordan Morris scored the go-ahead goal. The USMNT took the 1-0 lead in the 48th minute. Check out the goal below: Once Morris broke...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

4-Star QB K.J. Costello Selects Stanford Over USC And Michigan

The Stanford Cardinal scored a major recruiting coup in the 2016 class moments ago when Rancho Santa Margarita (Ca.) Santa Margarita Catholic four-star QB K.J. Costello picked a future in Palo Alto over playing for USC or Michigan.  It’s been an unbelievable journey. I am proud to announce that I will be playing football at Stanford University #nerdnation #StanU — kj costello...
Via College Spun
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Comedians discuss the origin story of the new Stanford tree mascot on @midnight

The Sklar Brothers and Brandon Johnson joined Chris Hardwick on Comedy Central’s game show @Midnight to discuss the Stanford Cardinal mascot (and in case you don’t watch @Midnight I would suggest you not watch this at your place of employment). The first segment discuss the NFL but at the 1:57 mark they start to discuss the creepy new Stanford mascot and his origin story…....
Via The Student Section
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanford snags Marcus Sheffield

A year ago at this time, it’s fair to say Stanford Cardinal head coach Johnny Dawkins was in a somewhat tenuous position. Fast forward 365 days, give or take, and Dawkins has the Cardinal program in strong position after a Sweet 16 appearance and success on the recruiting trail. Stanford registered the No. 13 rated recruiting ...
Via Hoopniks
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanford Cardinal: Kevin Hogan is the Forgotten Quarterback in the Pac 12

The Pac-12 appears to be king of the college football landscape – when it comes to the quarterback position. The SEC proved it was a dominant conference for years, producing solid passers in a conference made up of superstars. While the conference may still be the best overall in college sports, the Pac-12 has what every major conference wants – four or five NFL-ready passers...
Via Football Nation
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona baseball done in by Stanford's big third inning

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Stanford baseball team capitalized with a five-run third inning and handed host Arizona a 5-3 defeat to capture the three-game series on a windy Sunday afternoon at Hi Corbett Field. Stanford (24-21, 11-13 Pac-12) scored all five of its runs in a decisive third inning, benefiting from a pair of errors on one costly play that led to four unearned runs. The early...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Women Clamp Down on Stanford in 75-56 Win ☆

The UConn Huskies women’s basketball team may not be playing its collective best for 40 minutes offensively. But on defense, that’s a whole different story. After a quick start by the Stanford Cardinal and a slow start on the offensive end themselves, the Huskies defense went into lock-down mode. When that happened the game changed. And in the end, UConn found themselves with...
Via Sox and Dawgs
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Clever Dayton postgame headline chosen via social media

A creative Twitter user was selected to have his/her headline for Dayton's win over Stanford featured on the Dayton Daily News' website homepage. "Tree down, three to go," a play on the Stanford Cardinal's "Tree" mascot, was submitted to the paper by @4THEST8, who follows 60 people, has nine followers and has an egg as his/her avatar. Users submitted their headlines following Dayton...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Stanford Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Stanford Cardinal was given a 10-seed in the South-region. Stanford is coached by Johnny Dawkins and hails from the Pac-12. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against New Mexico in St. Louis on Friday.  Why: Stanford finished with a 10-8 record in the Pac-12...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanford Cardinal 2014 Spring Football Preview

Stanford opens spring practice with a few holes to fill and some new faces on the coaching staff, but the program is poised to build off last year...
Via Athlon Sports
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stanford connects on two-pass alley-oop against UCLA

Stanford played great at home on Saturday against #23 UCLA, beating Steve Alford’s squad 83-74. The highlight of the game and probably of the weekend was Dwight Powell’s double alley-oop slam, which came off of tip passes from Chasson Randle and Anthony Brown. Not sure we’ll see another skilled dunk like this all season. The post Stanford runs incredible double alley-oop play...
Via Diehardsport
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanford Has An Extremely Weird Promo Video For Tonight’s Matchup With Arizona

Tonight at Maples Pavilion, the Stanford Cardinal will look to give undefeated Arizona its first loss of the 2013-14 season. The Wildcats are off to their best start in school history at 20-0, but Stanford isn’t planning on giving them a warm welcome — no, they “won’t even know what him them”, according to possible the strangest promo/hype video of all-time from Stanford athletics:
Via College Spun
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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