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Back and forth with The State Press

By Evan Buhler, 1 week 1 day ago
In preparation for this Saturday’s matchup between No. 23 Stanford and No. 17 Arizona State, The Daily’s Winston Shi chatted with Evan Webeck, one of the football writers for The State Press, to get an inside look at the Sun Devils. Winston Shi (WS): Has Arizona State’s season been a success so far? Going forward, what benchmarks will Todd Graham and company have to reach in...

College Football Matchup - (23) Stanford at (17) Arizona State

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 week 1 day ago
College Football Matchup - (23) Stanford at (17) Arizona State Stanford Cardinal:== Aug 30 - W vs. UC Davis, 45-0== Sep 6 - L vs. USC, 10-13== Sep 13 - W vs. Army, 35-0== Sep 20 - Open== Sep 27 - W at Washington, 20-13== Oct 4 - L at Notre Dame, 14-17== Oct 10 - W vs. Washington St, 34-17== Oct 18...

Pac-12 showdown pits Cardinal against Sun Devils

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 week 1 day ago
Tempe, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - In a rematch of last season's Pac-12 Conference championship game, the 23rd-ranked Stanford Cardinal pay a visit to the 17th-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils.These teams actually met twice last season, once in the regular season and then again to determine the league champion. Stanford cruised to victories in both contests, with a 42-28 triumph in September and a 38...

Carol Zhao captures USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships in all-Stanford final

By Evan Buhler, 1 week 2 days ago
In the finals of the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium, it was Stanford’s own sophomores Carol Zhao and Taylor Davidson who went head-to-head for the singles title. The pair advanced to the finals off of three-set victories in the semi-finals, with Davidson beating fellow sophomore Caroline Doyle. Sophomore Carol Zhao (center) won the USTA/ITA...

Card battling through injuries ahead of critical contest against Sun Devils

By Evan Buhler, 1 week 2 days ago
At Tuesday’s press conference, head coach David Shaw echoed his sentiments from Friday after the Washington State win that the team “was better this past week, offensively in particular” and that they “played much better with the offensive line, our quarterback played better, the defense — typical — played really, really well.” He praised the special teams, but conceded that there was room for...

Wednesday roundtable: Were last year’s wins against ASU flukes?

By Evan Buhler, 1 week 2 days ago
Last season, Stanford defeated Arizona State handily by a score of 42-28 in its third game of the season, and later went on to trounce the Sun Devils 38-14 in the Pac-12 Championship game. Ahead of this week’s battle against Arizona State, we asked football writers Joseph Beyda, Jordan Wallach and David Cohn: Was the Card’s dominance of the Sun Devils last season a fluke, or are the Cardinal...

Instant Replay: Taming the Air Raid with pressure

By Evan Buhler, 1 week 3 days ago
Everybody knew the big storyline for No. 23 Stanford football’s Friday night game against Washington State. Could the Cardinal’s nation-leading defense corral a Cougar offense that had just set the all-time record for passing yardage in a game? As it turned out, the immovable object emerged victorious over the stoppable force. Even with passing game maven Mike Leach calling the plays for the...

Stanford in the NFL: Luck, Fleener shine; Baldwin calls out team

By Evan Buhler, 1 week 3 days ago
Andrew Luck ‘12 led his team in a 33-28 away victory over the Houston Texans to take the lead in the AFC South, marking the Indianapolis Colts’ fourth straight win this season. It comes as no surprise that Luck is considered one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL, and especially this year, he has distinguished himself from the pack by demonstrating his mastery of the Colts’ offense. Along...

Park: Predicting the second half of Stanford football’s season

By Evan Buhler, 1 week 3 days ago
Here we stand at the halfway point of Stanford football’s 2014 campaign, and somehow, it feels like we know a lot less about the team and the volatile Pac-12 Conference than we did at the start of the season before any games had been played. Coming into the season, we thought the offense behind a third-year Kevin Hogan and a bevy of tremendous receivers would be a sure thing, while a defense...

Pac-12 Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

By Braden Gall, 1 week 3 days ago
There are 11 Big 5 teams left in college football that have yet to lose a conference game and none of them reside in the Pac-12. The talk in the preseason was that the Pac-12 could be the league that was deep enough to challenge the SEC for national conference supremacy. It certainly doesn’t appear that like that talk was accurate, as the SEC is head and shoulders above the rest of...