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Jack Blanchat

Blanchat: Fathers and sons and sports

It hasn’t always been easy, but eventually, I think most people realize that their fathers are, in many ways, just like themselves -- real people with hopes and disappointments of their own. So that’s why, in my last column for The Stanford Daily, I just wanted to make sure and say thanks, Dad.

Blanchat: In support of the Andrew Luck Directorship

On Tuesday afternoon, the Stanford football program officially jumped the shark. How exactly did the Cardinal leap from the land of the normal to the realm of the ridiculous? Because on Tuesday, an anonymous donor elected to endow the position of offensive coordinator for the Stanford football program and to forever call the job “The…

M. Tennis: A day in the life of Bradley Klahn

It’s 9:30 a.m. on a cool Thursday morning, and Bradley Klahn is setting out traffic cones on a tennis court. The senior from Poway, Calif., is used to balancing his prodigious tennis career and school, but now, it’s all tennis, all the time. Six feet tall, dressed from head to toe in red and black dri-fit, the economics major graduated from school in the winter and now spends his days preparing for the final hurrah of his college career—and the beginning of his budding professional career.

Football: Cardinal-white spring game to preview the post-Andrew Luck era

In its final performance before the 2012 season, the Stanford football team takes to the field at San Francisco’s historic Kezar Stadium on Saturday in its annual Cardinal-White Spring Game. While the season is still six months away, the Stanford coaches are hoping that Saturday’s intrasquad contest will help settle several critical position battles before fall training camp, and provide some continuity for the Cardinal heading into the 2012 season. Naturally, all eyes are on the quarterback competition, where redshirt junior Josh Nunes and sophomore Brett Nottingham have emerged as the leaders to take over Andrew Luck’s job.

M. Volleyball: Tigers tamed

As the Stanford men’s volleyball team heads into the home stretch of the season, with only five games remaining, the Cardinal picked up a vital win at home on Tuesday night, sweeping through conference foe Pacific in three sets.
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