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Pac-12 Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the Pac-12 consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Continued growth out WestAfter the hire of Larry Scott to be commissioner, the Pac-12 has experienced remarkable growth and success. The hiring of elite coaches...

Frank Buncom IV to Stanford: Cardinal Land 4-Star CB Prospect

By Evan Buhler, 3 months 4 weeks ago
Cornerback Frank Buncom IV made his collegiate decision today, announcing that he will play for Stanford in the 2015 season. He discussed his reasons for choosing the Cardinal, via Ryan Bartow of 247Sports: 'My comfort level on campus...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

5 Players Replacing the Biggest Names in Pac-12 for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 weeks ago
Attrition and finding replacements are a key part of any college football offseason. A coaching staff may find answers through the junior college ranks for a quick fix, or they may feel comfortable with a replacement that’s been on the roster waiting for his turn to step into the starting lineup. Regardless of how the player is replaced, all-conference and All-America talent departs every...

Stanford in the NFL: Sherman sounds off on Deflategate

By Evan Buhler, 4 months 14 hours ago
Richard Sherman ’10 (right) sounded off on the “Deflategate” situation involving the New England Patriots, and allegations surrounding under inflated footballs. Sherman challenged the impartiality of commissioner Rodger Goodell in his comments. (BOB DREBIN/stanfordphoto.com) With Super Bowl week officially here, Seahawks corner Richard Sherman ’10 is once again at the center of...

Early Pac-12 Football Predictions for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 6 days ago
College football’s 2014 season has ended, and the focus shifts from the national championship picture to signing day, spring practice and early preseason rankings for 2015. While last year and Ohio State’s national title victory over Oregon is still fresh in our minds, it’s never too early to think about next season. The Pac-12 has moved up the ladder in college football...

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

By Evan Buhler, 4 months 6 days 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, 4 months 1 week 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, 4 months 1 week 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, 4 months 1 week 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, 4 months 2 weeks 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...