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Sandip Srinivas
Sandip Srinivas '18 is the Football Editor, a sports desk editor and a beat writer for men's basketball and football at The Stanford Daily. Sandip is a sophomore from Belmont, California that roots for the San Francisco Giants during even years and roots for Steph Curry year-round. He is majoring in Symbolic Systems and can be contacted via email at sandips 'at'

‘It’s just not fair’: An oral history of The Play and the 1982 fake Daily Cal

On Nov. 20, 1982, California shocked Stanford on a last-second miracle that is remembered to this day as one of the most iconic moments in college football history. After Stanford kicked a last-minute field goal to go up 20-19, Cal returned a kickoff for a touchdown with time expiring on a play that involved five lateral passes, an errant trombonist and enough mayhem to last a lifetime.

Football preview: Linebackers

Last year, Stanford’s defense seemed to lack that one star in its linebacker core. Coming off the departures of Martinez and Anderson, the Cardinal’s lack of experience occasionally reared its ugly head. And when thinking about the brutal losses to Washington and Washington State last year, although there was trouble for Stanford all over the field, an overwhelmed linebacker unit carried a share of the blame for the Cardinal’s inability to come up with stops.

Ailing Stanford football looks for rebound against the Fighting Irish

Over the last five years, a matchup between the Cardinal and the Fighting Irish has been a marquee event — a game between two top-25 teams duking it out for the Legends Trophy in what has evolved into one of the more exciting rivalries in college football. This year, while the prize of the Legends Trophy is still in play, the stakes, at first glance, do not seem nearly as high.

Football notches steady win over Trojans

After getting obliterated by Christian McCaffrey in last year’s Pac-12 Championship, USC knew that it had to shut him down in order to take down Stanford. After keeping the junior running back relatively quiet early on, the wheels began to fall off after the Trojans committed the cardinal sin: leaving him wide open.

By the numbers: Stanford vs. Kansas State

No. 8 Stanford (1-0) pulled out a 26-13 win over Kansas State (0-1) on Friday night. The game featured a strong defensive performance from the Cardinal, as well as a solid beginning for the second iteration of Christian McCaffrey’s Heisman campaign. While Stanford certainly didn’t play its best football, it walked out of Week 1…

Men’s basketball falls to sharp-shooting Colorado

The Cardinal didn’t have the shooting night they expected. Neither did Colorado. Unfortunately for Stanford, it only worked in favor of the Buffs. Stanford (11-8, 4-4 Pac-12) fell to Colorado (16-5, 5-3) by a 91-75 margin, as the Buffs shot 49 percent from the field and made an astounding 13 of their 19 three-point attempts. Senior…
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