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Lacrosse moving past USC heartbreaker

No. 18 Stanford women’s lacrosse (8-4, 4-3 Pac-12) looks to get back to its winning ways after a tough triple-overtime loss to USC, returning to action on Thursday afternoon against San Diego State (8-4, 0-0 MPSF). The Cardinal holds a 6-0 all-time record against the Aztecs with the closest game still seeing Stanford win by…

Men’s soccer prepares for San Diego State

Today No. 6 Stanford men’s soccer (9-2-4, Pac-12 5-1-1) travels south to battle San Diego State (6-8-1, 1-6-0). This will be the second meeting of the season for the two teams. Stanford won the last contest in late September to the tune of 3-0. All time, the Cardinal lead the series 18-11-8, with the Aztecs’ last win coming in 2011. Since that game, Stanford has outscored SDSU 39-9.

King’s Keys: KJ Costello must be protected

No. 14 Stanford received a harsh lesson in their blowout loss to No. 6 Notre Dame last week. The team that wins the line of scrimmage usually wins the game. The Irish thoroughly dominated the Cardinal along both lines, particularly in the matchup between Notre Dame’s incredible defensive front and Stanford’s struggling offensive line. And so although the Cardinal kept it close for three quarters, eventually that dominant advantage in the trenches turned into a dominant 38-17 Irish victory. It doesn’t get any easier for the Tunnel Workers Union this week. Utah might not have the talent of Notre Dame, but their front seven is one of the sturdiest in the nation. Though the Utes may be coming off two straight losses, they’ve been close in every game and absolutely have the capability to pull off an upset. Here’s three keys to make sure they don’t.

Stanford football: what to watch for against San Diego State

Football returns to the Farm on Friday, and it could be the start of a special season. Stanford comes into Friday night’s matchup with San Diego State ranked 13th in the country, making them the second highest ranked team in the Pac-12 behind No. 6 Washington. Senior running back Bryce Love begins the year as the Heisman favorite according to Vegas. With 15 starters and the vast majority of last year’s offensive production returning, Cardinal fans hope this could finally be the year Stanford breaks into the College Football Playoff. But while there is plenty of experience coming back, there are also a myriad of questions surrounding head coach David Shaw’s team in 2018.

Great play in weekend split leaves lacrosse hopeful in final stretch of regular season

In the final weekend series of the regular season, Stanford lacrosse (11-5, 6-2 MPSF) displayed strong play heading into the MPSF championships next week yet split the weekend. The Cardinal started the weekend with a 15-12 loss against No. 8 USC (14-3, 8-0) on Friday before dominating the San Diego State Aztecs (9-7, 3-5) 19-8 behind an 11-goal first half on Sunday.