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December 27, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Stanford is thrilled to be in the Jan. 1 Rose Bowl and had another fantastic year under David Shaw. The school won its second straight Pac 12 title, is making its fourth straight BCS bowl appearance and is playing a top-five opponent in Michigan State. It has to kill some Stanford players and fans, though, to know how close the Cardinal was from playing in the Jan. 6 BCS title game, also at the Rose Bowl. Stanford lost two games by nine total points. A win against either USC or Utah likely would have put the Cardinal into the BCS title game against Florida State.
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January 1, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
Stanford didn't go totally without a victory in the Rose Bowl on Wednesday, even though Michigan State won the game, 24-20. The Cardinal and its young and successful coach, David Shaw, took top honors in stubbornness. They were rock-solid in that category. No matter what the score, what the situation, what point in the game, they played "Stanford football. " Translation is simple: "You establish the running game. " You do so, even if you end up establishing only that Michigan State is too good on defense to allow you to establish the running game.
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January 15, 1989
Dennis Green, the new Stanford football coach, has retained assistants Dick Mannini, Jack Gilmete and Chris Foerster, and added Tyrone Willingham of Rice and Ron Turner of Texas A&M to his staff.
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December 31, 2013 | By Gary Klein and Chris Dufresne
Several NFL teams fired coaches Monday, so expect Stanford Coach David Shaw's name to once again be floated as a candidate for a pro job. Shaw said that while it is "unbelievably flattering" and "really cool" to have his name come up, he has not been contacted and "I have no desires to pursue another job. " Shaw has guided Stanford to a 34-6 record in three seasons. The Cardinal plays Michigan State on Wednesday in the 100th Rose Bowl game. Shaw was an NFL assistant for the Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders and Baltimore Ravens before working as an assistant at the University of San Diego and Stanford.
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November 9, 1996 | MAL FLORENCE
How do you pass the time the night before a big game? If you're Harvard linebacker Joe Weidle, you go on national television, stick the entire stem of a tablespoon up your nose, then use it to gulp some Rice Krispies. Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe reported on Weidle's "stupid human trick" on "Late Night With David Letterman" on Nov. 1. Weidle told Shaughnessy of his technique: "A spoon is good and flat. It goes into my sinuses. I can actually taste the metal.
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December 29, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
There may be no sadder injury in sports than one to a senior college football player who is also an NFL prospect. Stanford defensive end Ben Gardner, who will miss Wednesday's Rose Bowl with a torn pectoral muscle, stood to the side Sunday during media day while wearing his No. 49 jersey. He was part of the team but not part of it. A career that produced 106 tackles and 17.5 sacks is of no use to the Cardinal now. Gardner played in 46 games during the renaissance of Stanford football but will watch the Rose Bowl from the sidelines.
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February 3, 1996 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Fullerton wasn't shut out all last season on the way to its national championship. But Friday night, in their season opener against Stanford, it looked as though the Titans weren't going to get a hit. Steve Chatham finally broke up Kyle Peterson's no-hit bid with a single into the gap in right-center field with two out in the eighth, but that was the only hit the sophomore right-hander gave up in Stanford's 5-0 victory in front of 3,324 in Sunken Diamond.
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March 7, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Led by Greg Hill with 23 points, Washington scored a 96-87 Pacific 10 basketball victory over Stanford Thursday night at Seattle. The Huskies, 19-10 overall and 13-4 in the conference standings, put the game out of reach with a 17-2 scoring burst that began midway through the second half. They stretched the lead to 22 points at 82-60 with seven minutes remaining. The Huskies trail first-place Arizona by one game.
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October 8, 1992 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Stanford linebacker Ron George doesn't succeed in the NFL, he has an alternate career choice. George would like to be a fireman. "I'm dead serious," George said. "I don't know what I want to do with my whole life. I know I don't want to sit behind a desk for the next five years and waste energy when I could be doing something that's concrete and based in some sense of reality."
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October 13, 1985 | BILL DWYRE, Times Sports Editor
They play what is categorized as major college football here at Stanford University. But in many ways, it is unlike any other major college program in the country. Like Frank Sinatra, they do it their way. Stanford lost a game to UCLA here Saturday, 34-9. At most places, that result would trigger predictable reaction from students, fans and alumni, especially since that result put Stanford's record at 1-4 this season.
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December 29, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
There may be no sadder injury in sports than one to a senior college football player who is also an NFL prospect. Stanford defensive end Ben Gardner, who will miss Wednesday's Rose Bowl with a torn pectoral muscle, stood to the side Sunday during media day while wearing his No. 49 jersey. He was part of the team but not part of it. A career that produced 106 tackles and 17.5 sacks is of no use to the Cardinal now. Gardner played in 46 games during the renaissance of Stanford football but will watch the Rose Bowl from the sidelines.
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December 27, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Stanford is thrilled to be in the Jan. 1 Rose Bowl and had another fantastic year under David Shaw. The school won its second straight Pac 12 title, is making its fourth straight BCS bowl appearance and is playing a top-five opponent in Michigan State. It has to kill some Stanford players and fans, though, to know how close the Cardinal was from playing in the Jan. 6 BCS title game, also at the Rose Bowl. Stanford lost two games by nine total points. A win against either USC or Utah likely would have put the Cardinal into the BCS title game against Florida State.
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December 19, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
After two seasons as Notre Dame coach, Brian Kelly decided he wasn't spending enough time doing the best part of his job: coaching players. Kelly changed that in 2012, and he shuffled his staff. Then, with Kelly more in tune to his team and the assistants in sync with the head coach, Notre Dame went from unranked to top-ranked. For leading the Fighting Irish to the BCS championship game for the first time, Kelly was voted Associated Press coach of the year. TIMELINE: College football 2012-13 bowl schedule "When you're talking about the coach of the year, there's so many things that go into it," Kelly said.
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November 27, 2012 | By Gary Klein
UCLA cornerback Aaron Hester is confident in his preparation for Friday's Pac-12 championship game against Stanford, a team the Bruins played only last Saturday. No problem with a quick turnaround? "I have done this before," Hester said. In eighth grade, Hester said, his Gardena Mohicans played the Banning Pilots in a Pop Warner game on a Saturday and then again five days later, winning both. The scenario, and stakes, will be a lot different when UCLA visits Stanford Stadium for a game that will determine the Pac-12's representative in the Rose Bowl.
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September 29, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
Unbuckling the mailbag: Question: USC hangover? As a Stanford fan, this is painful but familiar. Alicia Dingsdale Answer: You're not kidding. Stanford looked like it spent its bye week after USC wasting away again in Margaritaville. Blew out my flip-flop, stepped on a pop-top, cut my heel, had to cruise on back home (to Palo Alto). Stanford played like it was sleeping off four double shots of Walt Harris with a Buddy Teevens chaser. The 17-13 loss at Washington takes Stanford football back to the discombobulated, pre-Jim Harbaugh days.
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December 24, 2009 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
Damon Dunn once ran back a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown against USC. His Stanford team upset the Trojans 24-20 that night 13 years ago in Palo Alto. "There was a huge adrenaline rush as I saw bodies moving all over the place, and I knew that the USC guys had bad intentions," the former football star recalled in an e-mail. "I saw a small seam ahead on the left and stepped on the gas. I got there as a USC player was crossing my face. I cut back and ditched him. "I saw a couple of my guys make some good blocks.
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January 1, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
Stanford didn't go totally without a victory in the Rose Bowl on Wednesday, even though Michigan State won the game, 24-20. The Cardinal and its young and successful coach, David Shaw, took top honors in stubbornness. They were rock-solid in that category. No matter what the score, what the situation, what point in the game, they played "Stanford football. " Translation is simple: "You establish the running game. " You do so, even if you end up establishing only that Michigan State is too good on defense to allow you to establish the running game.
TRAVEL
November 2, 2008 | Christopher Reynolds
Spend four days as a student at Berkeley or Stanford and you'll owe the registrars about $200 in fees. But come as a tourist and they can't touch you. So now I know whose tower is taller (sorry, Stanford) and how to get up there. I know who took more of Frederick Law Olmsted's landscaping advice (sorry, Berkeley), which campus has a nugget from early in the gold rush of 1849, which has the golden spike that connected the first transcontinental railroad in 1869.
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November 2, 2008 | Christopher Reynolds
Spend four days as a student at Berkeley or Stanford and you'll owe the registrars about $200 in fees. But come as a tourist and they can't touch you. So now I know whose tower is taller (sorry, Stanford) and how to get up there. I know who took more of Frederick Law Olmsted's landscaping advice (sorry, Berkeley), which campus has a nugget from early in the gold rush of 1849, which has the golden spike that connected the first transcontinental railroad in 1869.
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