During the football team’s most recent “movie night” held before every game, Stanford coach David Shaw quieted his players to announce that the women’s basketball team had beaten top-ranked Baylor. The room erupted in excitement, and Shaw shushed everybody again to make one more statement.
“I said, ‘OK, now it’s our turn,’” Shaw said. “It was just kind of like, ‘OK, yeah.’” Read More
Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer has had many really good teams over the past few seasons, reaching the Final Four the last five years.
Yet none of those teams was ever No. 1. She finally has a top-ranked team again. Read More
As impressive as Stanford’s performance was in its 17-14 overtime upset of No. 2 Oregon on the road Saturday, the Cardinal may not get where it wants to go unless it beats UCLA twice on consecutive weekends. Read More
The difference between Stanford and Oregon football over the past two seasons has been “a second half,” according to Cardinal linebacker Chase Thomas. The Ducks kept Andrew Luck out of the BCS Championship Game in 2010 and again in 2011. Both times, Chip Kelly’s team poured it on in the second half, winning the last two quarters by a combined score of 59-14. Read More
Kevin Hogan’s performance against Colorado was impressive and encouraging, but what he does in Saturday’s game against Oregon State at Stanford Stadium will be far more indicative of his current capabilities and much more significant for No. 13 Stanford.
It’s one thing to lead scoring drives on your first six possessions (including five for touchdowns) while going 18-for-23 against a Colorado team that is 1-8. Read More
Stanford’s game at Colorado on Saturday should provide the Cardinal with a routine win before it tackles its final three difficult games in its bid for a Pac-12 Conference championship.
After all, the Buffaloes (1-7) are last in the conference in scoring offense, scoring defense and total defense, and they have lost four in a row, all by at least 28 points. Plus, they are coming off a confidence-draining 70-14 loss to Oregon, which led 56-0 at halftime. Read More
Stanford (5-2, 3-1 in the Pac-12) kept its Rose Bowl hopes alive by smothering Cal’s offense in a 21-3 victory last weekend, and the Cardinal simply needs to avoid a major letdown to beat Washington State at Stanford on Saturday and stay in the Pac-12 Conference title race. Read More
One of the last things that might come to mind when most people think about the Stanford football team is a spread-option formation and a running quarterback.
Now times really are changing without Andrew Luck this season. Read More
Stanford football coach David Shaw called the Cardinal’s 21-3 Big Game win over archrival Cal on Saturday “a blueprint game.”
The No. 19 Cardinal blueprint calls for the team to stop the other team’s running game to force the pass, control the game offensively with its running game and score early to force the other team to play catch-up.
The Cardinal did all three things effectively, and, perhaps most importantly, it did it on the road. Read More
The Giants were shoved to the brink of extinction Thursday night by the St. Louis Cardinals and now, trailing 3-1, they trot Barry Zito out.
There is one tiny ray of hope for the Giants. If they could somehow win today and take the NL Championship Series back to San Francisco, they’d have Ryan Vogelsong and Matt Cain ready for the final two games.
But, have I said they’re starting Barry Zito today? Read More