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Shawn Tuteja
Shawn Tuteja is a senior studying mathematics and statistics. He serves as the color commentator of KZSU 90.1 FM's coverage of the Stanford football team and the play-by-play announcer for men's basketball broadcasts. Hailing from the great state of Alabama, Shawn grew up an avid fan of college football and has written feature articles and columns on a wide range of Stanford sports. Contact him at sstuteja 'at' stanford.edu

Tuteja: An Auburn boy finding home in the Stanford family

Having grown up my entire life in Birmingham, Alabama, the transition to attending school at Stanford was difficult in many ways. The 3,000-mile flight with multiple layovers barely even began to capture the distance I felt I was traveling to come to this University. Sunny California is a world apart from the Deep South — there are…

Tuteja: An early game-by-game prediction of next season: Part I

I get that some people may feel it’s way too early to start projecting wins and losses for next football season — especially given that this school year hasn’t even ended. However, being from the South, I’ve grown up knowing that college football has a 365-day season, and as such, it’s almost always on my…

Tuteja: Pacquiao would win a Mayweather rematch

Okay. I was wrong. Last week, I wrote all about how I thought Pacquiao could beat Mayweather, and for as many times as I remind readers that my predictions are right, it’s only fair that I acknowledge when I’m wrong — very wrong. According to the scorecards, I almost couldn’t have been more wrong. Mayweather…

Tuteja: I’m picking Pacquiao

This Saturday marks the most anticipated fight in the history of televised boxing. This Saturday, we’ll see the undefeated and 47-0 Floyd Mayweather Jr. take on arguably the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all time in Manny Pacquiao. This Saturday, we’ll have an answer to the question we’ve been asking for five weeks: Who is the…

Tuteja: Why we should root for Tim Tebow

When I decided to write this week’s column on Tim Tebow, I was fully aware of the reaction it might cause. It seems that Tebow is one of the most divisive figures in football and maybe in all of sports and entertainment, comparable to controversial personas like Justin Bieber, Lebron James and Johnny Manziel. If you’ve…

Tuteja: I tip my hat to men’s tennis

About a year ago, I wrote a piece about how the men’s tennis team was on the right path to regain its former dominance. The article was written during a season that would eventually end in a first-round exit in the NCAA tournament and a prior season that had also ended in a first-round loss. I don’t…

Tuteja: An early look at Stanford’s March Madness chances

Although it’s not even the middle of February, my sports mind has already begun thinking about the men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament. Growing up, March Madness was always one of my favorite times of the year, especially given that the first games always seemed to fall over the week of spring break. Moreover, I’ve personally always found…

Wednesday roundtable: Men’s basketball’s fast start

Stanford men’s basketball has a 4-1 record to start conference play and big wins over defending national champion UConn and then-No. 9 Texas under its belt. We asked basketball writers Shawn Tuteja, Andrew Mather and Sandip Srinivas: What has been the key to the team’s early success this season versus last season’s 10-8 slide in Pac-12 play and what does the team need to do to keep the momentum going?

Expectations heightened for men’s basketball after tourney run

Heading into this season, expectations are even higher for Stanford’s men’s basketball team that is ranked just outside the top 25 in the preseason polls and is looking to build on last season’s NCAA tournament breakthrough. Tonight, the team opens up its 2014-15 campaign at home against the Wofford Terriers in the Northwestern Mutual Coaches…

Ongoing research looks into nature of concussions in sports

For fans, one of the most exciting parts of watching football is seeing defenders deliver huge hits on offensive players. Society’s infatuation with large blows can be seen through sports culture, such as ESPN Monday Night Football’s segment “Jacked Up” or the Nintendo 64 game “NFL Blitz,” each of which glorified the biggest hits in…

Tuteja: Five steps to handle football grief

This past Saturday, I was at Sun Devil Stadium, watching my Stanford Cardinal get dominated in all facets of the game against Arizona State. If you’re like me, you probably watched the game thinking, “It’s only a matter of time until our offense finally puts up some points,” or “Our defense will force a turnover…

Tuteja: Why you and I should start enjoying the World Cup

In my mind, there are two types of soccer fans in the world. There are those born in countries where soccer is the predominant sport, who swear allegiance to a particular club team from an early age, and follow league play as dedicated fans regardless of what time zone they are living in. On the…
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