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Football refocuses for Big Game

According to Stanford head coach David Shaw, playing in the Big Game for the first time can be a shock to the system for the Cardinal freshmen. “You have to try to warn them, but they won’t get it,” Shaw said at his Tuesday press conference. “You’re going to feel it before the game ever…

Football roundtable: Can Cardinal offense overcome Huskies defense?

Stanford football suffered its third loss of the season to Washington State last week in Pullman. The offense struggled to generate any moment but now have a short week to play Washington at home this Friday. King Jemison, Alejandro Salinas and Ariana Rollins discuss Washington’s defense and the Cardinal’s passing attack and defense.

Men’s basketball preview: Frontcourt

Last year, Stanford leaned heavily on the frontcourt for offensive production, and though the offense will look different this year, the forwards and centers will still be a critical part of Stanford’s game plan on both ends of the court. The Cardinal return preseason All-Pac-12 First Team selection Reid Travis and a host of other veteran contributors, while also introducing a talented group of newcomers.

Practice notes: Defense prepares for Cougar air assault

Stanford’s practice on Wednesday night ended with the temperature under 60 degrees, and most coaches were wearing jackets or sweatshirts. On Saturday against Washington State in Pullman, the temperature will be about half that, as the high is forecasted to be 36 degrees with some snow possible. Cardinal coaches and players addressed the added degree of difficulty and what they must do to adjust to the weather after practice.