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Dudchock to spend fifth year at Vanderbilt

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 1 week ago
Tight end Davis Dudchock announced on Twitter Sunday night that he would be spending his fifth year of eligibility at Vanderbilt, making him the second 2013 Stanford football player to join the Commodores this month. Excited to start grad school and play football at Vanderbilt University next year! Thankful for a new opportunity and ready to get to work! — Davis Dudchock (@DavisTheDude) June 16...

Pac-12's Top 10 Must-See Non-Conference Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
If there is one league in college football this season that needs to take it easy in the non-conference slate, it’s the Pac-12. Larry Scott has built what could be the best conference in college football in 2014 and it would make sense for most of the programs to take it easy outside of their league. But, for most of the contenders out West this fall, that couldn't be further...

Pac-12 Football 2014 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
2014 Pac-12 PredictionsNorth DivisionPac-12Overall1. Oregon (No. 6)7-211-22. Stanford (No. 12)7-29-33. Washington (No. 24)5-49-44. Oregon State (No. 53)3-66-65. Washington State (No. 56)3-66-66. California (No. 76)1-82-10South DivisionPac-12Overall1. UCLA (No. 7)7-210-32. USC (No. 14)6-39-33. Arizona State (No. 16)6-39-34. Arizona (No. 45)4-57-55. Utah (No. 54)4-56-66. Colorado (No. 71)1-84-8Pac...

The Gatekeeper, part 3: The long path to glory

By Evan Buhler, 2 months 18 hours ago
There are three months to go until the start of the 2014 football season, and Lance Anderson is enjoying a rare period of free time in what is otherwise a hectic life.

The College Football Playoff: The Only 12 Contenders

By Braden Gall, 2 months 1 day ago
Just reading the words “playoff contender” warms the soul, doesn’t it?Or “playoff berth,” “playoff contention” or “postseason bid.”No one really knows what to expect from the College Football Playoff or Playoff Selection Committee — not the fans, not the media and not the coaches. But we all can agree that it’s going to be...

The Gatekeeper, part 2: Fanning the flames

By Evan Buhler, 2 months 1 day ago
Lance Anderson is a cornerstone of the reinvented Stanford football program, a team enjoying sustained success for the first time since Pop Warner roamed the sidelines. But while Stanford football carries with it a strong sense of newness, the nature of a cornerstone is that it does not change.

The Gatekeeper, part 1: Lance Anderson and fueling the Cardinal machine

By Evan Buhler, 2 months 2 days ago
Lance Anderson may be known best for his role as recruiting coordinator early in Stanford's resurgence, but next year the outside linebackers coach will take the reins as defensive coordinator. That's left everyone asking the question: Can a coach succeed if he is viewed first as a recruiter?

Darrin Nelson to be inducted to College Football Hall of Fame

By Evan Buhler, 2 months 1 week ago
Former Stanford running back Darrin Nelson has been selected to the 2014 class of the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation announced Thursday. Nelson, the 18th Stanford player to be elected to the Hall of Fame, was a four-time All-Pac-10 selection and first team All-American. During his Stanford career that spanned from 1977-81, Nelson rushed for 4,033 yards, while...

Wednesday roundtable: Weighing in on the conference schedule debate

By Evan Buhler, 2 months 1 week ago
One of the more polarizing issues gripping the college football world as of late is the length of conference schedules in power conferences across the country. Next season, the ACC and SEC will be sticking with an eight-game conference schedule while the other power conferences will be utilizing a presumably tougher nine-game conference schedule, bringing into question factors like parity and...

Stanford or Oregon: Who Wins the Pac-12 North in 2014?

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Oregon and Stanford have been two of college football’s top programs in recent years, as the Ducks and Cardinal have combined to win all three of the Pac-12’s championship games.Different year, same story in 2014. Stanford and Oregon are the favorites to win the Pac-12 North this season, and both teams are expected to factor into the national title conversation.Oregon returns Heisman...