Heading into the 2016 Sun Bowl, almost all of the major storylines for the No. 18 Stanford Cardinal (10-3, 6-3 Pac-12) centered around the absence of star running back Christian McCaffrey, who elected to sit out the game to begin preparing for the 2017 NFL Draft. By the final whistle in El Paso, however, it…
For the eighth straight season, Stanford will be going bowling as the No. 18 Cardinal (9-3, 6-3 Pac 12) have accepted an invitation to the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, for a tilt with the North Carolina Tarheels (8-4, 5-3 ACC) on Dec. 30.
Continuing a torrid streak running the football, the Stanford Cardinal (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12) took to the ground early and often in a 41-17 rout of the visiting Rice Owls (3-9, 2-6 C-USA), capping off the regular season with a five-game winning streak.
Following a record-tying seventh consecutive Big Game victory, the No. 24 Stanford Cardinal (8-3, 6-3 Pac-12) move from one week defined by traditions into another as they prepare to take on the visiting Rice Owls (3-8, 2-6 Conference USA). Gone is the red dye from the campus fountains; the train whistle can stop working overtime…
Heading into the 119th edition of the Big Game rivalry at Berkeley, No. 24 Stanford (7-3, 5-3 Pac-12) rolls into Cal Memorial Stadium on a four game-winning streak, the last of which came in a rout of Pac-12 North-rival Oregon. Daily football writer Vihan Lakshman talked with football writer Hooman Yazdanian of the Daily Californian about the struggling Cal season and whether the Golden Bears can respond to Stanford's potent dual-rushing attack.
Up by two scores late in the third quarter, Stanford football (6-3, 4-3 Pac-12) moved to grind its opponent into sawdust, running the ball on its final 28 offensive plays of the game en route to a 26-15 victory over the visiting Oregon State Beavers (2-7, 1-5 Pac-12) and extending its program-best streak of bowl eligibility to eight consecutive years.
After scoring just four offensive touchdowns in its last five games, Stanford football (5-3, 3-3 Pac-12) crossed the goal line just as many times in the span of 60 minutes Saturday, displaying a significant and desperately-needed offensive improvement in a 34-10 road win over the Arizona Wildcats (2-6, 0-5).
With Stanford football entering a pivotal game against the Arizona Wildcats in Tuscon, senior football analyst Vihan Lakshman sat down with Daily Wildcat sports writer Justin Spears to talk about an injured Wildcats offense and how the Cardinal can exploit Arizona's weak run defense.
A season’s worth of frustrations were only amplified on Saturday as Stanford (4-3, 2-3 Pac-12) failed to score a touchdown in a 10-5 loss to Colorado (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12), which maintains control of its destiny in the Pac-12 South.
After the Cardinal football team survived Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, last weekend, The Daily's Vihan Lakshman sat down with Justin Guerriero, the head sports editor of the CU Independent, to discuss the upcoming match with Colorado and predict who the key playmakers will be for the Buffaloes. After the Cardinal football team survived Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, last weekend, The Daily's Vihan Lakshman sat down with Justin Guerriero, the head sports editor of the CU Independent, to discuss the upcoming match with Colorado and predict who the key playmakers will be for the Buffaloes.
As Stanford football tries to end its slip into mediocrity with a matchup against the Fighting Irish, another team whose start of the season has took an unexpected turn, The Daily's Vihan Lakshman investigated Notre Dame's plans to best the Cardinal in a discussion with Joshua Vowles, the site manager at One Foot Down.
This week was supposed to be about cleaning up an uncharacteristic number of miscues for a famously disciplined program, getting healthier with an extra day of rest and regaining some confidence on the field behind a friendly home environment. Instead, in an "Inception"-like turn of events, the Cardinal were jolted by that bad dream in Seattle only to wake up inside another one.
It was a Halloween night that turned into a classic horror story. And, 12 months later, the anguish of that haunting remains fresh for those victims who witnessed it up close.
No. 15 Stanford returns home and looks ahead to a streaking Washington State team which left Eugene, Oregon, last week with a resounding victory. To preview this game, The Daily's Vihan Lakshman spoke with sports writer Britton Ransford of CougCenter.com about rebounding seasons, Cougar quarterback Luke Falk and which team he thinks will win this battle on the Farm.
For a position group that rarely receives outside attention or produces easily digestible numbers, the Tunnel Workers Union has been a prominent talking point throughout the Cardinal’s young season, a phenomenon one can credit to Stanford’s decision two years ago to put players’ majors next to their names on the official depth chart.
A new bully from even further up north had emerged on the playground and No. 15 Stanford (3-1, 1-1 Pac-12) had no choice but to cough up its lunch money in the form of a 44-6 defeat at the hands of the Washington Huskies (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12).
No. 7 Stanford football looks ahead to a Pac-12 showdown this weekend against the No. 10 Washington Huskies. To preview the game, The Daily’s Vihan Lakshman spoke with sports editor Alexis Mansanarez of The Daily of the University of Washington about UW's experienced coach and which team will remain undefeated after Friday.
After an astounding finish at the Rose Bowl last week, KZSU play-by-play broadcaster Nicky Sullivan and Daily football analysts Vihan Lakshman and Do-Hyoung Park discuss Stanford’s comeback victory and preview the upcoming clash of titans against No. 10 Washington in Seattle.
In a nightmare game fraught with failed offensive execution, injuries to key contributors and abundant penalties, the Stanford Cardinal faced its scariest scenario of the evening with two minutes and five seconds remaining. Down 13-9 with no time outs and a starting quarterback making his first road start who had completed just one pass in…
Back in the studio for the start of the school year, KZSU play-by-play broadcaster Nicky Sullivan and Daily football analysts Vihan Lakshman and Do-Hyoung Park discuss Stanford's victory over USC last weekend and preview the upcoming tussle with UCLA at the Rose Bowl.
When No. 7 Stanford (2-0, 1-0 Pac-12) faced UCLA (2-1, 0-0 Pac-12) last season, the Cardinal offense had already hit its stride. As the Cardinal prepare for their first road trip of the season in Pasadena, a hungry UCLA team that has dropped its last eight meetings with Stanford awaits.
As No. 7 Stanford prepares for its first roadtrip to take on perennial rival UCLA, The Daily’s Vihan Lakshman asked Daily Bruin sports editor Matt Cummings a few questions about UCLA's performance so far this season and how it plans to limit the Cardinal offense.
It was one of the defining moments for Stanford offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren in the 2015 Pac-12 Championship Game. Late in the fourth quarter, the USC defensive line, gassed and run over, began to beg for mercy. “That’s our goal,” Bloomgren said. “To see doubt in another man’s eyes.” That was the standard set before…
Following the conclusion of Friday’s practice, the No. 7 Stanford Cardinal announced that defensive lineman Harrison Phillips will not play in Saturday’s game against USC due to a knee injury.