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10 To Tackle: Week 2

The larger theater of early-season football is defined and dominated by chaos. It’s not as though teams generally figure everything out in week two, especially if they played a cupcake in week one. We’re still very much in that part of the season when teams with young players at key positions are immersed in that often inevitable process of learning how to mesh as a collective...
Via Bloguin Best
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

10 To Tackle: Week 2

The larger theater of early-season football is defined and dominated by chaos. It’s not as though teams generally figure everything out in week two, especially if they played a cupcake in week one. We’re still very much in that part of the season when teams with young players at key positions are immersed in that often inevitable process of learning how to mesh as a collective...
Via The Student Section
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanford prepares for an imposing road in 2014

Burning the Nerds: Bennie Fowler of Michigan State got deep on the Stanford defense in the Rose, connecting here with quarterback Connor Cook on a 60-yard pass play (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports photo.) The Stanford Cardinal deserve full credit for winning the last two PAC-12 titles and beating the Oregon Ducks three years out of the last five, but the arrogance and elitism that emanates...
Via The Duck Stops Here
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: 6 Late-Round Options To Watch

The best term to describe the upcoming NFL draft would be to call it a hypothesis, an educated guess backed up by scientific data that leads to an agreed upon solution or reasonable conclusion.  The draft experts research hundreds of hours of video evidence on each athlete; they dive into the backgrounds and do as much due diligence to come up with a supposed value proposition for...
Via Sportsnaut
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaw: Stanford had successful season, tough ending

By David Shaw's standards, Stanford had another successful season. The Cardinal won the Pac-12 for the second consecutive year and went to a BCS bowl for the fourth straight season. While Stanford lost to Michigan State in the Rose Bowl, Shaw believes the best days are still ahead for his program - especially with a four-team playoff for the national title starting next season...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rose Bowl Preview: No.4 Michigan State Spartans vs. No.5 Stanford Cardinal

Rose Bowl – Rose Bowl, Pasadena,CA No.4 Michigan State Spartans(12-1) vs. No.5 Stanford Cardinal(11-2), 1/1/14 5:00 EST ESPN #RoseBowl100 between @MSU_Football and @StanfordFball! Who will take this home? pic.twitter.com/emOa05Tzoc — Rose Bowl Game (@rosebowlgame) December 30, 2013 The 100th Rose Bowl is going to be an all-out brawl on the field. No.5 Stanford Cardinal will travel...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Stanford players have fun at Oregon's expense over prediction

Tweet Earlier this week before the #5 Stanford Cardinals hyped matchup with the #3 Oregon Ducks, Ducks running back and Heisman candidate De’Anthony Thomas predicted that Oregon would score “at least 40” on the Cardinals defense. After Stanford held Oregon to 20 points, limited Thomas to just 30 yards rushing and secured a 26-20 Thursday night...
Via Los That Sports Blog
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Stanford jolts Oregon and BCS race

Stanford is a breeding ground for innovators and inventors, home to the ingenious and industrious. So it's tempting to look at the Cardinal's 26-20 victory against No. 2 Oregon, their second straight victory against a team that has been otherwise unbeatable over the last two seasons, and credit No. 6 Stanford (8-1, 6-1 Pac-12) with coming up a with a blueprint to slow down...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Stanford DE Gardner out for season

The toughest test of the year for Stanford's defense just got a whole lot tougher. Fifth-year senior defensive end and co-captain Ben Gardner is out for the season with a left pectoral injury, handing the sixth-ranked Cardinal (7-1, 5-1, Pac-12) a major blow before facing No. 2 Oregon (8-0, 5-0) on Nov. 7. Stanford coach David Shaw said Gardner will undergo surgery to repair...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Stanford DE Ben Gardner out for season

Stanford fifth-year senior defensive end and co-captain Ben Gardner is out for the season with a left pectoral injury. Cardinal coach David Shaw made the announcement Tuesday. Sixth-ranked Stanford if off this weekend before hosting No. 2 Oregon next Thursday night, Nov. 7. Gardner was first injured in Stanford's win over Washington on Oct. 5. He was sidelined for good in the...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the PAC-12 in week 8

Stanford hosts UCLA 12:30 on ABC, one of the few times this season a marquee game in the conference has gotten a quality time slot. Too many of the games are late, which drags down the perception of the league nationally. This one should be a terrific game, with The Cardinal trying to bounce back from a loss at Utah last week. The Bruins led by linebacker Anthony Barr, one of the...
Via The Duck Stops Here
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Stanford-Utah Preview

Earlier this week, Stanford coach David Shaw defended the honor of his program after it was accused of faking injuries. Now he's tasked with defending against a quarterback who threw more interceptions in a game than any player in college football this year. The fifth-ranked Cardinal look to post a 14th straight victory Saturday when they visit Utah, which needs Travis Wilson...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Stanford's Shaw slams Sarkisian

Stanford's David Shaw is one of the most mild-mannered coaches in college football. He rarely shows emotions, and he rarely raises his voice. Not Tuesday. Speaking as passionately as he ever has, Shaw emphatically fired back at Steve Sarkisian after the Washington coach accused the Cardinal of faking injuries. Shaw opened his portion of the Pac-12 coaches' teleconference...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 6, and PAC-12 football begins its annual cannibal ritual

Washington travels to Stanford Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN, a clash of #15 versus #5. The 4-0 Huskies beat the The Cardinal last year in Seattle, handing them their only PAC-12 loss in a 12-2 conference championship season. Muzzle to muzzle fo'shizzle: Keith Price and the Washington Huskies are looking more Duck-like with a 4-0 record, a new up-tempo offense and gleaming...
Via The Duck Stops Here
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 5 Stanford sends mixed message in win vs. ASU

There was a time not long ago that anybody associated with Stanford would be satisfied with a victory no matter how it came or who it came against. Those days suddenly seem like a long time ago. The fifth-ranked Cardinal (3-0, 1-0) should've been all smiles after beating then-No. 23 Arizona State 42-28 on Saturday night in their Pac-12 opener. Instead, most players seemed angry...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Stanford DE Ben Gardner Supports Johnny Manziel, Bashes NCAA On Twitter

These Stanford guys – they’re smarter than the rest of us, that’s for sure. Cardinal defensive end Ben Gardner took to Twitter Sunday night to vent about the latest Johnny Manziel drama. If you’re late to the party, Manziel is currently being investigated by the NCAA for potentially profiting off of autographs he signed back in January. Gardner had a lot to say about Manziel’s...
Via College Spun
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Stanford DE Gardner is Wisconsin native

LOS ANGELES Calls and text messages from old friends back home have been filling Stanford defensive end Ben Gardner's cell phone with increasing frequency this month. The sudden level of interest comes as no surprise to Gardner given his team's next opponent. "I heard from a lot of people that I haven't heard from in a while," Gardner told reporters Thursday...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Stanford DE Gardner is Wisconsin native

LOS ANGELES Calls and text messages from old friends back home have been filling Stanford defensive end Ben Gardner's cell phone with increasing frequency this month. The sudden level of interest comes as no surprise to Gardner given his team's next opponent. "I heard from a lot of people that I haven't heard from in a while," Gardner told reporters Thursday...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Stanford grateful for a stiff test from Trojans

(Eds: Stands as 1st Ld-Writethru on state line to update with quotes, details. With AP Photos.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer David Shaw waited through nearly a full year of blowout victories to see what Stanford would do when faced with real pressure and dire circumstances. They don't get much more dire than a triple-overtime game against rival Southern California in a sold...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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