No. 14 Stanford football (1-0) easily handled the Rice Owls(0-1) on college football’s opening day Saturday, running away to a 62-7 rout in the Sydney Cup.
The No. 14 Stanford Cardinal will begin that journey in unique fashion, as they take on the Rice Owls at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia on Saturday. “This is like a bowl game for us,” head coach David Shaw said. “There’s an incredible amount of planning goes into it.”
No. 14 Stanford football will begin the season in Sydney, Australia against the Rice Owls on Saturday. To preview the game The Daily’s Sam Curry spoke with sports editor Andrew Grottkau of The Rice Thresher of Rice University about how Rice can improve from last year and what it means to play in a nationally televised game in Sydney.
The Associated Press ranked Stanford football the 14th-ranked team in the nation on Monday to start the 2017 season, marking the seventh consecutive year Stanford has earned a spot in the preseason AP poll.
Although the final rounds of the NFL Draft came and went without former Stanford wide receivers Michael Rector and Francis Owusu hearing their names called in Philadelphia on Saturday, the pair will still be taking their talents to the National Football League after being signed as undrafted free agents Saturday.
Ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft, football analysts Jamie MacFarlane and Samuel Curry weigh in on the pro stock of this year’s top Cardinal prospects.
The Stanford Cardinal (14-17, 6-13 Pac-12) were outscored 17-7 in overtime by the Arizona State Sun Devils (15-17, 8-11 Pac-12) after coming back from a 14-point deficit in a 98-88 loss in the first round of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Wednesday afternoon.
Stanford Men’s Basketball (14-16, 6-12 Pac-12) will look to improve their case for any semblance of a postseason tournament bid when kicking off the Pac-12 men’s basketball championship tournament against the Arizona State Sun Devils (14-17, 7-11 Pac-12) on Wednesday in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.