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Stanford in the NFL: Seahawks feeling super, Colts out of Luck

By Evan Buhler, 1 week 10 hours ago
Wide receiver Doug Baldwin ’11 headlined a remarkably Stanford-centric weekend of the NFL Playoffs last Sunday. Baldwin proved himself a crucial cog in the Seahawks’ offense as the Seahawks topped the Packers 28-22 in overtime, giving struggling quarterback Russell Wilson a consistent target as the defending national champions attempted to move the ball downfield. The Stanford alum was perhaps...

Corner Wayne Lyons will stay at Stanford for fifth year

By Evan Buhler, 1 week 5 days ago
Senior corner Wayne Lyons announced on Thursday that he will spend a fifth year at Stanford. I have decided to stay in school and take advantage of an opportunity to get better in my fifth year of eligibility! ! — Wayne Lyons (@wlyons21) January 15, 2015 Lyons played in each of the Cardinal’s 41 games from 2012-14 and split starting time with classmate Ronnie Harris last season. He finished...

Kevin Hogan returning to Stanford for 2015 season

By Evan Buhler, 1 week 5 days ago
Stanford senior Kevin Hogan, who has started the last 32 games at quarterback for the Cardinal, announced on Thursday afternoon that he will return to Stanford for his fifth season. Ready to get back to work on the farm for the 2015 season — Kevin Hogan (@khoagie8) January 15, 2015 Hogan capped off his senior season by throwing for two touchdowns and 189 yards and leading Stanford to a 45-21...

Wednesday roundtable: The Pac-12’s changing perception

By Evan Buhler, 2 weeks 9 hours ago
For the first time since Vince Young squared off against Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush in the Rose Bowl in 2006, the college football national championship game did not feature an SEC team. Instead, for only the second time since that famed championship game, a Pac-12 team made the title game, facing off against a Big Ten team. We asked football writers Winston Shi, Michael Peterson and Do-Hyoung...

Stanford in the NFL: Luck leads Colts over Manning

By Evan Buhler, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Andrew Luck ’12 outplayed predecessor Peyton Manning Sunday afternoon to earn his first appearance in an AFC championship game. Luck passed for 265 yards and 2 touchdowns to win 24-13 and hand the Broncos their first home loss of the season. Doug Baldwin ’11 (center) had a strong performance to help the Seahawks advance to the NFC Championship game, notching a TD grab. (SIMON WARBY/The...

Top 10 Sports Moments of 2014

By Evan Buhler, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Stanford remains atop the college athletics world in 2014, winning the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup for the 20th consecutive year. Three student-athletes were named National Players of the Year in their respective sports, 11 head coaches earned Coach of the Year honors and 20 sports earned top-10 postseason finishes. Though this list is by no means exhaustive, as almost every one of the 36...

Trent Irwin Commits to Stanford: WR Can Be Instant Starter for Cardinal

By Evan Buhler, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Trent Irwin is a 4-star wide receiver, per 247 Sports Composite Rankings , and committed to Stanford University...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Wednesday roundtable: Takeaways from the 2014 season

By Evan Buhler, 3 weeks 8 hours ago
Reflecting on the Cardinal’s 8-5 season and the recent news of Andrus Peat’s and Alex Carter’s early declarations for the 2015 NFL Draft, we asked football writers Joseph Beyda, George Chen and David Cohn: What were the biggest takeaways from the 2014 Cardinal football team and how does the team look heading into 2015? Joseph Beyda: As the 2014 season rolled on, it felt like each week brought...

Stanford in the NFL: Luck-led Colts roll past Bengals

By Evan Buhler, 3 weeks 8 hours ago
The NFL playoffs often get to the heads of younger players. With the stakes elevated and the media scrutiny even more intense than usual, pressure can build up and cause some phenomenal players to perform in ways that are well beneath what they are capable of. Third-year quarterback Andrew Luck ’12, however, made the wild card round of the postseason look like practice. Andrew Luck ’12 had...

Star left tackle Andrus Peat leaves for NFL Draft

By Evan Buhler, 3 weeks 18 hours ago
Junior left tackle Andrus Peat, recently named a first-team All-American by The Sporting News and SI.com, declared for the 2015 NFL Draft on Tuesday. Junior left tackle Andrus Peat (center) announced on Tuesday that he would leave school early and enter the NFL Draft. (JIM SHORIN/StanfordPhoto.com) “It’s been a long and hard decision,” he said in a Stanford Athletics release. “I’m excited and...