Stanford Is The First Upset Victim Of The College Football Season

Stanford University, a Silicon Valley-sponsored industry suckup named after a racist robber baron, just lost to an unranked Northwestern team starting a freshman at QB. The Cardinal generated 240 whole yards of offense, turned the ball over twice (it could have been worse, as Northwestern dropped several easy picks),… »9/05/15 3:48pm

Jim Harbaugh Once Smeared A Player's Blood On His Face Like War Paint

With the University of Michigan all but begging Jim Harbaugh to be their next coach, the stories about Harbaugh's maniacal competitiveness are coming fast and heavy. For instance, last week we learned about Harbaugh hunting down a 10-year-old kid while playing laser tag. But this latest story, from the University of… »12/23/14 8:20pm

Jonathan Martin Is A Pussy: Your Stanford-USC GameDay Sign Roundup

Well, this was bound to happen when you take the College GameDay crew to USC for a game against Stanford. Jonathan Martin, who met with the NFL yesterday to discuss the Richie Incognito/Miami Dolphins bullying issue, is a Stanford man and so the Trojan faithful had plenty of Martin-themed signs to share this morning.… »11/16/13 11:45am

Stanford-Cal Delayed 15 Minutes As Fight Results In Three Coaches Being Ejected Due To Stupid NCAA Rule

A solid Pac-12 conference season came crashing down last night as the Cal Bears found themselves on the wrong end of a 83-70 thrashing by rival Stanford. If that wasn't bad enough, a fight that broke out late in the game led to multiple ejections, six technical fouls, and three assistant coaches being sent to the… »3/07/13 11:10am

ESPN's Heather Cox After Postgame Interview With Stanford Coach David Shaw Cut Short: "Are You Kidding Me?"

Rose Bowl officials—apparently ignorant to various contractual obligations involving ESPN's access to the winning football coach—pulled away Stanford coach David Shaw moments after his team defeated Wisconsin, and interrupted his postgame interview with ESPN's Heather Cox. Cox made every attempt to keep the… »1/01/13 8:30pm

T.J. Simers Believes UCLA Threw The Stanford Game, And Hijacked Jim Mora Jr.'s Press Conference To Prove It

UCLA already has the Pac-12 South clinched. Their opponent in the championship game would be either Stanford or Oregon, depending on whether the Bruins won or lost against the Cardinal on Saturday. Well, UCLA lost, 35-17, and they'll have their rematch in just four days. Where the rest of us see one of those quirks… »11/26/12 4:30pm

Student-Athletes To Be Slightly Less Exploited, At Least In California

We learned, from Taylor Branch's history, that the term "student-athlete" only arose as a (successful) attempt by the NCAA to avoid having to pay workman's comp to injured players. A Colorado football player, killed by a head injury in the '50s, wasn't entitled to a thing from the NCAA—no health care, no death… »8/24/12 11:10am