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November 21, 2009
UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel must be feeling pretty good about the Bruins' chances in next week's game after watching one of the worst performances by USC in 10 years against Stanford. The Trojans' football program came dangerously close, at least for one week, to achieving Neuheisel's No. 1 goal: parity with USC. Anthony Santich San Pedro :: Now we know why Pete Carroll is so enamored with Matt Barkley: He watches him play every day against the USC defense in practice.
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April 22, 2014 | Patt Morrison
"Fracking" - now there's a word that just begs for a bumper sticker. Short for "hydraulic fracturing" - the process of breaking open rock with high-pressure liquids to get at otherwise untappable oil and natural gas - fracking conjures up a welcome energy boom for some, ecological disaster for others. Mark Zoback - Stanford geophysicist since 1984, member of the National Academy of Engineering's Deepwater Horizon investigation committee, personal "decarbonizer," fracking expert - sees the problems and the potential for California.
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SPORTS
February 26, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Hart junior receiver Trent Irwin has picked up a scholarship offer from Stanford, Coach Mike Herrington said. California previously offered Irwin. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
Throughout the arduous college application process, Brown University was on the top of Madeline Anderson's wish list. So when the Long Beach high school senior received a rejection from the Ivy League campus, she was disappointed but also knew she had tons of company. The Rhode Island campus accepted just 8.6% of the 30,432 students who had applied for freshman admission, a historic low and down from 9.2% last year. Many other elite colleges across the country also reported dips in their acceptance rates, fueled by a rise in applications from overseas, particularly Asia, and by a trend among high school seniors to try their luck at more schools, experts say. "It did make me upset at first.
SPORTS
August 7, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
How can a quarterback who never led his college team to a bowl game have his number retired? It's easy when the school is Stanford and the quarterback is John Elway. What's more, Stanford fans would tell you, Elway would have led Stanford to a bowl in 1982 if not for the outrageous injustice suffered in that year's game against Cal. You may remember The Play . ("The band is out on the field!") It's actually surprising that Stanford has waited this long to retire Elway's No. 7 jersey.
SPORTS
June 6, 2010
Christian Colon hit a pair of two-run homers as Cal State Fullerton eliminated Stanford with a 6-5 victory in the Fullerton Regional on Saturday night. Noe Ramirez struck out eight in earning his 11th victory for the Titans (42-16), who have won 24 of their last 27 games. Tyler Gaffney hit the second pitch of the game for a home run to put the Cardinal (31-25) ahead, 1-0. With the score tied, Colon hit his first two-run homer over the left-field fence to give the Titans a 3-1 lead in the third.
SPORTS
September 4, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Standout senior point guard Robert Cartwright from Flintridge Prep has committed to Stanford. He was admitted to school on Wednesday and immediately committed. Cartwright was one of the top point guards on the West Coast based on his spring and summer play. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
January 21, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Stanford's basketball team defeated USC, 79-71, in overtime Sunday at the Galen Center. The Cardinal held a three-point lead with 2:46 left in the five-minute overtime when Stanford's John Gage sank a three-point shot to effectively put the game away. It was Gage's third three-pointer of the day, and he finished with 12 points overall. Stanford was led by Chasson Randle with 17 points and Josh Huestis with 16 points. USC was led by Byron Wesley with 18 points, while Pe'Shon Howard and J.T. Terrell each scored 13 points.
SPORTS
February 19, 2010
Stanford 72, at Oregon 65: Landry Fields scored 21 points, Jeremy Green added 18 and the Cardinal (12-14, 6-8 Pacific 10 Conference) won on the road for the first this year with a victory against the Ducks. Jeremy Jacob scored 19 points and E.J. Singler 15 for the Ducks (12-13, 4-9), who dropped their fourth straight. at Oregon State 80, California 64: Roeland Schaftenaar tied a season high with 22 points to lead the Beavers (12-13, 6-7) to a victory over the Pac-10-leading Golden Bears (17-9, 9-5)
SPORTS
November 8, 2009 | Associated Press
Toby Gerhart and Stanford did to the Oregon defense what the Ducks did a week ago to USC, opening up the Pacific 10 Conference race with a program-defining victory. Gerhart ran for a school-record 223 yards and three scores, Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes and Stanford held on to beat No. 7 Oregon, 51-42, Saturday at Palo Alto to become bowl-eligible for the first time in eight years. "This was definitely my biggest win since I've been here at Stanford," Gerhart said, ranking it ahead of the victory over No. 2 USC two years ago. "I think it's definitely bigger than the USC win because it gets us to that bowl game.
HEALTH
April 4, 2014 | By Lily Dayton
Picture potato chips or chocolate - or any food you feel you can't resist. Chances are, your brain associates this food with a promise of happiness, says Kelly McGonigal, psychology instructor at Stanford University. But foods we have little control around act like the elusive carrot on a stick: The more we eat, the more we want. We never feel we have enough because the promise of reward is always in front of us - if only we eat one more, then another, and soon we're left with crumbs at the bottom of the bag. Yet the longing remains.
SPORTS
March 26, 2014 | Tribune staff reports
No. 4 UCLA (28-8) vs. No. 1 Florida (34-2) Thursday, 6:45 p.m. TV: Channel 2; Radio: 1150. Update: This is a step up in NCAA tournament class for UCLA, which had few stressful moments in pummeling Tulsa and Stephen F. Austin last weekend. The Gators are the No. 1-seeded team in the tournament. Florida has held opponents to fewer than 60 points in 20 of 36 games this season. "This is the best defensive team we've faced," UCLA forward David Wear said. "They are Arizona with a press.
OPINION
March 26, 2014 | Patt Morrison
Michael McFaul was a scholar from Montana when he made his first trip to the West's Cold War enemy, the Soviet Union. Thirty years later, he was President Obama's chief Russia expert, then the United States ambassador in Moscow. He left the ambassadorship last month, after two years in the job, to return to teaching at Stanford University, his alma mater. In 1994, after a neo-fascist Russian figure denounced him, someone shot a bullet through his Palo Alto office window. Now the architect of Obama's 2009 "reset" watches from a virtual window as Russia is once again on the outs with the West.
SPORTS
March 7, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
The first active Division I-A athlete to sue the NCAA over concussions wants out of the lawsuit. "I am no longer a plaintiff in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois vs. NCAA," Stanford runner Jessica Tonn wrote in an email. "While I am supportive of advocacy for concussion awareness, I have no desire to be involved in legal matters of this or any other sort. " Filed Wednesday, the 65-page complaint alleges that the NCAA inadequately educated athletes and coaches about concussions and didn't implement return-to-play guidelines.
SPORTS
March 6, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Colorado's 59-56 victory over Stanford on Wednesday night was felt in Westwood. The Cardinal loss made UCLA the second-seeded team in next week's Pac-12 tournament. The Bruins have two games left and have a two-game lead in the loss column over Colorado and Arizona State. UCLA holds the tie-breakers over both teams. The Bruins will open the Pac-12 tournament on March 13 Thursday at 6 p.m. at the MGM   Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. They will face the winner of the first-round game between the seventh- and 10 th - seeded teams.
SPORTS
February 26, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Hart junior receiver Trent Irwin has picked up a scholarship offer from Stanford, Coach Mike Herrington said. California previously offered Irwin. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
January 6, 2010
USC tonight AT STANFORD When: 7. Where: Maples Pavilion, Palo Alto. On the air: Radio: 830, 1260. Records: USC 10-4 overall, 2-0 in the Pac-10; Stanford 6-7, 0-1. Record vs. Opponent: 118-117. Update: USC has won eight straight games, but this will be the first game since the university imposed a postseason ban for this season. -- Baxter Holmes
SPORTS
February 22, 2014 | By Chris Foster
PALO ALTO - This was UCLA basketball. Well, the type of UCLA basketball that has become so annoying to Coach Steve Alford and his players. The Bruins came to the Bay Area trying to chase down first-place Arizona. They rolled through California Thursday and … BOX SCORE: Stanford 83, UCLA 74 Stanford's 83-74 victory at Maples Pavilion on Saturday was another head-scratcher for the No. 23 Bruins. It was the third time in Pac-12 play that they have lost the second game of a two-game trip.
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