In advance of Saturday’s football game between Stanford and UCLA, The Daily’s Do-Hyoung Park chatted with Andrew Erickson, a senior sports staffer at The Daily Bruin, UCLA’s student newspaper, to get perspective from both camps. Below is a partial transcript of their conversation.
The Stanford defense’s “Party in the Backfield” has certainly continued into 2013, as the Cardinal has seven sacks and 22 tackles for loss through three… Continue Reading »
As the NFL regular season kicks off tonight, an eventful summer and preseason for former Stanford players concludes. After the final cuts, 20 former Stanford players made a 53-man roster across 14 different NFL franchises, including four players with Indianapolis and two each with Seattle, Arizona and Cincinnati. In addition, four players (Thomas Keiser, Matthew Masifilo, Chris Owusu and Michael Thomas) were cut but now currently reside on practice squads.
It’s overtime at Stanford Stadium.
Down by 14 midway through the fourth quarter, quarterback Josh Nunes calmly led the Cardinal on two touchdown drives — successfully converting two fourth downs in the process — to knot the score at 48 before the end of regulation. But after already inflicting over 600 yards of offense on Stanford’s tired defense, Arizona’s up-tempo offense is back on the field, getting the ball first in overtime.
It’s been a while since the Cardinal has come out on top in the Granddaddy of Them All—41 years to be exact. Tomorrow on New Year’s Day, No. 6 Stanford (11-2, 8-1 Pac-12) finally has the chance to end that drought as it squares off against Wisconsin (8-5, 4-4 Big Ten) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
Senior defensive tackle Terrence Stephens has been deemed “not eligible to participate in the Rose Bowl Game due to a secondary violation of NCAA rules regarding his rental of off-campus housing,” a University spokesperson confirmed in a statement Friday.
Stanford players and coaches met with the media Sunday for the last time before the end of final exams to discuss Stanford’s Rose Bowl matchup… Continue Reading »
Stanford continues to climb in the national polls after earning its spot in the Pac-12 Championship game with a win over UCLA last night, possibly all the way up to No. 6 in the BCS when the standings are released tonight. Daniel Zychlinski’s injury and Terrence Stephens’ absence might hurt the Card in the rematch on Friday.