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Football preview: Defense roundtable

As part of The Daily’s preview coverage of Stanford football’s fast-approaching 2016 campaign, football analysts Andrew Mather, Vihan Lakshman and Nicky Sullivan got together to discuss some pressing questions regarding the Stanford defense. This is the sixth of a 12-part preview of the 2016 football season. Part 1 focused on the running backs and fullbacks. Part 2 featured a…

A.J. Tarpley retires from NFL, citing health concerns

Buffalo Bills linebacker and former Cardinal standout A.J. Tarpley announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday, citing health concerns after receiving the third and fourth concussions of his career during the 2015 season. “I’m walking away from the game I love to preserve my future health,” he wrote in a post on his Instagram account. “This decision is…

Lakshman: The fun is just beginning

Six games removed from that stunning season-opening loss in Evanston, Illinois, the Stanford Cardinal have hit their proverbial stride en route to becoming the class of the Pac-12 thus far. In these past six games, Stanford has resurrected its dormant running game, revitalized its physicality on both fronts and has found ways to get the…