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Wednesday roundtable: The Pac-12’s changing perception

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 2 weeks 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, 6 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...

Top 10 Sports Moments of 2014

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 3 weeks ago
Stanford remains atop the college athletics world in 2014, winning the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup for the 20th consecutive year. Three student-athletes were named National Players of the Year in their respective sports, 11 head coaches earned Coach of the Year honors and 20 sports earned top-10 postseason finishes. Though this list is by no means exhaustive, as almost every one of the 36...

Trent Irwin Commits to Stanford: WR Can Be Instant Starter for Cardinal

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 3 weeks ago
Trent Irwin is a 4-star wide receiver, per 247 Sports Composite Rankings , and committed to Stanford University...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Wednesday roundtable: Takeaways from the 2014 season

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 3 weeks ago
Reflecting on the Cardinal’s 8-5 season and the recent news of Andrus Peat’s and Alex Carter’s early declarations for the 2015 NFL Draft, we asked football writers Joseph Beyda, George Chen and David Cohn: What were the biggest takeaways from the 2014 Cardinal football team and how does the team look heading into 2015? Joseph Beyda: As the 2014 season rolled on, it felt like each week brought...

Stanford in the NFL: Luck-led Colts roll past Bengals

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 3 weeks ago
The NFL playoffs often get to the heads of younger players. With the stakes elevated and the media scrutiny even more intense than usual, pressure can build up and cause some phenomenal players to perform in ways that are well beneath what they are capable of. Third-year quarterback Andrew Luck ’12, however, made the wild card round of the postseason look like practice. Andrew Luck ’12 had...

Star left tackle Andrus Peat leaves for NFL Draft

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 3 weeks ago
Junior left tackle Andrus Peat, recently named a first-team All-American by The Sporting News and SI.com, declared for the 2015 NFL Draft on Tuesday. Junior left tackle Andrus Peat (center) announced on Tuesday that he would leave school early and enter the NFL Draft. (JIM SHORIN/StanfordPhoto.com) “It’s been a long and hard decision,” he said in a Stanford Athletics release. “I’m excited and...

Cohn: The legacy of Stuart Scott

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 3 weeks ago
In July, I wrote about Stuart Scott’s moving ESPY speech, and how that speech has inspired and strengthened cancer patients, cancer survivors and their families. While Mr. Scott had built a storied career as one of ESPN’s most recognizable sports anchors, his finest moment came on that ESPY stage, when he bravely detailed his fight with cancer, while also offering words of encouragement and...

Chen: Lessons learned during the 2014 football season

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 3 weeks ago
This was a tough season for Stanford football fans. Like many, I often found myself at a loss for words in the past four months. Stanford’s 8-5 record wasn’t shocking, but the way the team played in those five losses, and even in some of the wins, certainly was. We criticized the offensive line for its mental mistakes, Kevin Hogan for his inconsistency and the coaches for not giving the ball to...

Foster Farms Bowl: By the numbers

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 4 weeks ago
Stanford football capped its 2014 season in style, blasting Maryland in the Foster Farms Bowl 45-21. The final score does not reflect the complete one-sidedness of the contest, as the Card led by 35 when they began to pull their starters from the game. Here is the breakdown of Stanford’s dominating performance: 3: Number of rushing touchdowns scored by senior running back Remound Wright Wright...