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Michael Peterson
Michael Peterson is a senior staff writer at The Stanford Daily. He has served as a beat reporter for football, baseball and men’s soccer and also does play-by-play broadcasting of football and baseball for KZSU. Michael is a senior from Rancho Santa Margarita, California majoring in computer science. To contact him, please email him at mrpeters ‘at’

Roundtable: Analysis, takeaways and thoughts on Spring Game

Stanford Daily football writers Vihan Lakshman and Michael Peterson breakdown Saturday’s Spring Game, which saw the Cardinal offense beat the defense 42-31. How did the quarterbacks look? Did either Burns or Chryst gain any separation on Saturday? Vihan Lakshman: The final stat lines for Burns and Chryst looked eerily similar at the close of business…

Quarterback battle to highlight Spring Game

For the first time since 2011, there will be no Kevin Hogan under center at the Cardinal and White Spring Game. After three Pac-12 Championships, two Rose Bowl victories and 36 career wins, Hogan departs Stanford for the NFL, leaving a gaping hole at the quarterback position. The battle to replace Hogan will be the…

Road to the Roses: Stanford

When Stanford clinched its berth in the 2014 Rose Bowl, it owed some gratitude to the Arizona Wildcats, which knocked off Oregon in the second-to-last week of the season to allow Stanford to win the Pac-12 North and advance to the Pac-12 Championship game.

Christian McCaffrey’s top 10 plays of the 2015 season

Stanford sophomore running back Christian McCaffrey had quite the season full of highlights on his way to an invitation to the Heisman ceremony in New York. With the Heisman Trophy set to be awarded this Saturday, take a look back at some of the top plays from McCaffrey’s season.   Madden in real life: Forty-nine-yard…

Peterson: OSU could be perfect trap game for Cardinal

As I took in the final moments of Stanford football’s win over USC, it was hard for me to determine which part of the victory was the sweetest: the deafening silence of the USC fans, the joy emanating from the Stanford sideline, the ability to proudly proclaim the Cardinal as kings of California, the trash…

Football podcast: Stanford at OSU preview

How will No. 21 Stanford respond after its upset-win over USC? Will Oregon State be the much-dreaded loss-to-an-unranked-team that Stanford has often dropped after big wins? Or will the Cardinal run over the Beavers? Michael Peterson and Vihan Lakshman discuss in this week’s Stanford Football Insider Show.

Hogan misses practice Monday, may be game-time decision for OSU

After suffering an ankle sprain against USC on Saturday, fifth-year senior quarterback Kevin Hogan did not practice on Monday and may be a game-time decision for Friday night’s game against Oregon State. “[Hogan] probably won’t practice until late in the week,” said head coach David Shaw. “I will not have an update for you until Friday and…

Stanford football preview: Offense roundtable

With Stanford football set to open its season exactly one month from today, Daily football writers Michael Peterson, Do-Hyoung Park and Vihan Lakshman offered their opinions on several questions regarding the 2015 Stanford offense in the first part of their roundtable preview series for the upcoming campaign.

Football podcast: 2015 offense preview

Can Kevin Hogan play like he did at the end of 2014? Can the offensive line regain its dominance? Who is most critical for the offense’s success? With football season exactly one month away from today, Daily football writers Michael Peterson, Do-Hyoung Park and Vihan Lakshman answer these questions and more as they offer their…

Stanford shares high expectations for 2015 at Media Day

Hours after receiving a No. 21 ranking in the preseason Coaches’ Poll and as Pac-12 teams gathered in Hollywood for Media Day, the Cardinal expressed optimism about their explosive offense, up-and-coming defense and the goals they aim to accomplish in 2015. Represented by head coach David Shaw, senior offensive tackle Kyle Murphy and senior linebacker…

Kevin Hogan returning to Stanford for 2015 season

Stanford senior Kevin Hogan, who has started the last 32 games at quarterback for the Cardinal, announced on Thursday afternoon that he will return to Stanford for his fifth season. Ready to get back to work on the farm for the 2015 season — Kevin Hogan (@khoagie8) January 15, 2015 Hogan capped off his senior…
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