Jamie MacFarlane

Football preview: Special Teams

The 2017 college football season is nearly upon us and Stanford special teams will see plenty of new faces and some returning ones, too. Stanford will have to replace special team savants Conrad Ukropina and Christian McCaffrey but coach Pete Alamar is up to the task.

Women’s golf falls short in NCAA semifinals

After a successful stroke play portion of the NCAA Championships and a victory over Baylor in the quarterfinals, the Stanford women's golf team fell to Arizona State early Wednesday morning in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. The loss marks the first time in three years that the women did not make the NCAA finals.

Men’s golf: to the ‘ships!

No. 4 Stanford Mens golf team protected its home turf the past three days, tying for first of 13 in the NCAA Regionals at the par-70 Stanford University Golf Course. The Cardinal easily placed within the top five, as necessary to advance to Rich Harvest Hills in Sugar Grove, Illinois for the NCAA Championship May 26-31. The Cardinal placed all five of their players in the top-20, including three in the top-5, in the 73 person field.

Men’s golf rally falls just shy in snow-shortened Pac-12s

After Saturday’s play was cancelled as Boulder turned into a cold winter wonderland, Stanford finished strong on Sunday but fell short of a miraculous comeback, taking second at the Pac-12 Championships. Nearly five inches of springtime snow at the par-70 Boulder Country Club in Colorado shortened the tournament into a 54-hole event instead of a 72-holer.

Stanford women’s golf takes third place at Pac-12s

No. 2 Stanford women’s golf traveled to Sewailo Golf Club in Tuscon, Arizona this past Monday through Wednesday to participate in the Pac-12 Championships. The Cardinal finished in third place, just one shot behind No. 21 Colorado, and 22 shots behind winner UCLA, who finished at an impressive two-under as a team over the 54 hole event.

Stanford women’s golf birdies its way to victory at Silverado Showdown

No.3 Stanford women's golf travelled to wine country for a three-day stay to compete in the Silverado Showdown, hosted by Oregon and Colorado at Silverado Resort and Spa’s golf course. Stanford freshman Andrea Lee and senior Casey Danielson both placed in the top four, and the the Cardinal poured in birdies en route to a team score of 16 under par, nine shots ahead of second place UCLA, in the 54-hole tournament.

Men’s golf takes second at Western Intercollegiate

No. 14 Stanford men’s golf made the short drive down to Santa Cruz over this Masters weekend for the 71st annual Western Intercollegiate, hosted by San Jose State at Pasatiempo Golf Club. It was the team’s first competition since its first win of the season at the Goodwin last weekend over top-ranked USC. The Cardinal couldn’t quite find the same magic, but took home a distant second place, trailing only the Trojans in the fifteen team field.

Great win at The Goodwin

In the 49th installment of the golf tournament known as The Goodwin, played at the Stanford golf course, No. 12 Stanford men’s golf earned their first victory of the season, fending off No. 1 USC at home. Capitalizing on the home course advantage during the three-day tournament, Stanford led the field from beginning to end. The Cardinal held a nine-shot lead after round one, a one shot lead after round two and finished the tournament back at a nine-shot victory.

No. 1 Stanford women’s golf wins trifecta in February

Achieving its third straight team victory, the No.1 Stanford women’s golf team edged host UCLA by one shot to come out on top at the Bruin Wave Invitational on Monday and Tuesday at San Luis Obispo Country Club. The Cardinal were led by senior Casey Danielson and freshman Alabane Valenzuela, who both tied for third at…

Stanford in the NFL: Cardinal alumni quiet in Week 12

In what was a quiet, injury-affected week for Stanford alumni in the NFL, offensive and defensive contributions came in small dosages but from many faces. Other than the physically imposing Cardinal lineman corps in the NFL, Stanford alumni represented mostly through the air, with a number of different ex-Cardinal recording receptions.

Stanford in the NFL: Baldwin, Sherman come up big for Seahawks

Stanford alumni on the Seattle Seahawks stole the show this week, as wide receiver Doug Baldwin and cornerback Richard Sherman, who tallied seven tackles and a key fumble recovery, played big-time roles in Seattle’s 31-24 road win against the Patriots. However, on an otherwise quiet offensive day, Stanford alumni produced several strong defensive efforts with key contributions from Green Bay’s Blake Martinez, Washington’s Trent Murphy, Cleveland’s Ed Reynolds and Arizona’s Josh Mauro.

Women’s golf finishes fall season as top-ranked team

After two second-place and two third-place finishes in its fall golf season, Stanford women’s golf is now ranked No. 1 in the country according to Golfstat, despite losing two All-Americans — Mariah Stackhouse and Lauren Kim — to graduation last year. Thus far, the Cardinal have been carried by exceptional play from freshman phenom Andrea Lee, senior Casey Danielson and incredible overall team depth.

Stanford in the NFL: Alumni receivers star in Week 9

Former members of the Stanford receiving corps put together an impressive Week 9. Behind touchdowns by Falcons tight ends Austin Hooper and Levine Toilolo, Stanford tight ends and receivers were active across the NFL, with Philadelphia’s Zach Ertz, New Orleans’ Coby Fleener, Green Bay’s Ty Montgomery and Seattle’s Doug Baldwin also making notable contributions. On defense, Stanford alumnus Richard Sherman, an ex-Stanford receiver turned cornerback himself, led a strong showing for Seattle in the team's Monday night victory.
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