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More than football: Jordan Richards succeeds on and off the field

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 4 days ago
Take a second to imagine that you’re 21 years old and a captain of the Stanford football team. You’ve started in two Rose Bowls, and by all accounts, NFL draft experts have you projected to be selected as high as the third round in the upcoming draft (for reference, that’s about a four-year, three million dollar contract coming your way). It seems safe to assume that most college students (or...

Stanford readies for Big Game, still in search of bowl eligibility

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 4 days ago
Stanford has made a habit of limping into Big Games the past three years. In 2011, the Cardinal begrudgingly got back on the field for Cal a week after losing to Oregon in one of the biggest games in college football that year. A season later, Big Game took place following Stanford’s controversial 20-17 overtime loss at Notre Dame. And in 2013, the Cardinal had to bounce back a week after seeing...

Football predictions: The 117th Big Game

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 4 days ago
Stanford (5-5, 3-4 Pac-12) vs. California (5-5, 3-5 Pac-12) Do-Hyoung Park: Stanford 35, Cal 24 In the words of the always-eloquent Jeremy Lin: “I don’t… it’s… you know… uh… I don’t know, man.” I’m not exactly sure how else I can describe Stanford’s offense. But give it credit, though — for as much crap as we’ve given it, against weak defenses like Oregon State, Washington State and Army, it...

A look back at the last three Stanford – Cal matchups

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 4 days ago
There’s nothing quite like the magic of college football rivalries. If it weren’t for the powers of unfiltered, mutual hate, the third Saturday in November would be just another day on the calendar, phrases like the “Iron Bowl” or “Michigan-Ohio State” wouldn’t get hearts racing and — if it weren’t for rivalries — would people really go crazy for the chance to claim an old, worn-down axe? We...

Football podcast: Stanford at Cal

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 4 days ago
Stanford and Cal meet in the 117th Big Game on Saturday in a matchup of 5-5 teams. The Cardinal have won the Axe four straight years, and the Golden Bears smell blood against a Stanford team that has struggled offensively throughout 2014.

Pac-12 Week 13 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 month 4 days ago
The Week 13 slate across the country is pretty sad, but the Pac-12 Conference is here to save college football. Four of the six Pac-12 games feature point spreads that are less than a touchdown and the other two feature teams that need to hold serve at home to keep their respective Pac-12 championship game hopes alive. Most importantly, a historic rivalry in Los Angeles is likely to...

Football back and forth: The Daily Californian

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 5 days ago
Stanford faces Cal in Berkeley on Saturday in the 117th iteration of the Big Game, looking to continue its recent domination of its cross-bay archrival. This year’s contest is likely to be a much closer battle than last year’s 63-13 rout that gave the Cardinal their fourth straight victory in the series. In advance of this weekend’s matchup, The Stanford Daily’s Winston...

Wednesday roundtable: Scoring expectations for the 117th Big Game

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 6 days ago
Stanford’s battle with Cal this Saturday will be a clash of polar opposites – Cal ranks first in the Pac-12 in scoring offense while Stanford ranks 12th, and Stanford ranks first in scoring defense while Cal ranks 12th. With that in mind, we asked football writers Joseph Beyda, David Cohn and Michael Peterson:Is this year’s Big Game more likely to be a high or low scoring matchup? Joseph: I...

A conversation with Christian McCaffrey and Austin Hooper

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 6 days ago
At the end of Tuesday’s practice, The Stanford Daily’s Nicholas Radoff spoke with freshman running back Christian McCaffrey and sophomore tight end Austin Hooper about Saturday’s Big Game. *** The Stanford Daily (TSD): Both your parents were athletes here, so do you have any expectations or memories of the Big Game? Sophomore tight end Austin Hooper (center) has had a strong opening campaign to...

Coach Shaw discusses the close calls that have marked the 2014 football season

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 6 days ago
As Stanford head coach David Shaw gave his weekly media briefing on Tuesday, his mood seemed remarkably downtrodden. Senior linebacker Kevin Anderson (right) has had a tremendous season in his first season as a starter. Anderson is leading the team in tackles for a loss with 10.5 TFL, and tied for third in sacks with 4.5 sacks. (KEVIN HSU/The Stanford Daily) It wasn’t really his tone of voice or...