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…
The Stanford University Athletic Department claims to have three rivals: Cal, USC and Notre Dame. Cardinal football has played these three teams a combined 233 times, and it would not be the same program without these opponents. That much we can say for sure.
No. 4 Stanford (8-1, 6-1 Pac-12) vs. USC (7-3, 4-2) Sam Fisher: Stanford 27, USC 17 Just in time for this matchup, USC has pulled itself together and is in position to give the Cardinal a scare. Coming off a huge win against Oregon, Stanford needs to be wary of a letdown. There is too…
I knew what I was in for the moment the Trojan Marching Band walked out of the tunnel at Stanford Stadium on Oct. 9, 2010, just a few weeks into my freshman year.
While I was watching Stanford football destroy Washington State Saturday night, I got a text from my dad saying, “Stanford rules, USC drools,” followed by: “Goodbye Lane Kiffin.”
As the Cardinal lined up for third-and-1, a Trojan defensive lineman spoke up to senior center Chase Beeler. “If you guys run power one more time, I’m done,” he said. “I’m subbing myself out.”
Over the last two years, NCAA violations have given me a whole lot to write about: how Stanford’s academics-first approach casts doubt on pay-for-play systems for collegiate athletes, how sanctions like those at Ohio State often harm fan bases and entire institutions instead of the perpetrators within the violating athletic department and how USC’s postseason ban made a mockery of the inaugural Pac-12 Title Game.
Stanford’s 2013 football schedule may have been accidentally released Wednesday evening, although not officially by the Pac-12, and it appears as though the road back to Pasadena—the host site for next year’s BCS National Championship Game—will be anything but easy for the Cardinal.