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The Gatekeeper, part 3: The long path to glory

By Evan Buhler, 2 months 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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, 3 months 1 day 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, 3 months 3 days 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, 3 months 1 week 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...

2014 College Football Rankings: #12 Stanford

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 1 week ago
David Shaw has guided Stanford to back-to-back Pac-12 titles and three seasons of at least 11 wins. The Cardinal has a few holes to fill for the 2014 season, but Shaw has this program poised to challenge for the Pac-12 championship once again. Quarterback Kevin Hogan will be throwing to one of the Pac-12’s top receiving corps, and the offensive line is loaded once again. Stanford’s...

Levi’s Stadium to host 2014 Pac-12 Football Championship game

By Evan Buhler, 3 months 1 week ago
The Pac-12 Conference will announce today that its 2014 football conference championship game will be held at the nearly completed Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Construction on the venue is expected to conclude sometime this summer, with an MLS match between the San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders FC on August 2 expected to be the first sporting event at the new $1.3 billion...

Wednesday roundtable: Deciphering draft disappointments

By Evan Buhler, 3 months 1 week ago
In this past weekend’s NFL Draft, many people were surprised when guard David Yankey dropped to the fifth round, but even more were stunned when inside linebacker Shayne Skov went undrafted and ultimately ended up signing as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers. In the wake of those proceedings, we asked football writers Michael Peterson, Vihan Lakshman and David Cohn: Why did...