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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.
January 19, 2014 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO - The Department of Homeland Security made a "mistake" when it put a former Stanford University PhD student on the government's no-fly terrorist watch list and must give her an opportunity to apply for reentry to the United States, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge William Alsup said the government's refusal to allow Rahinah Ibrahim, 48, to board a plane in San Francisco in 2005 stemmed from an error that the government must correct. Ibrahim was eventually allowed to leave the country, but she has not been permitted to return from her home in Malaysia.
January 13, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
Claude Steele, a social psychology expert who is the dean of Stanford University's Graduate School of Education, will become the provost of UC Berkeley, it was announced Monday. UC Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks on Monday announced his appointment of Steele, with whom he worked at Columbia University in the past. Steele's nomination and salary as provost and executive vice chancellor -- the No. 2 job at the UC campus -- will be reviewed by the UC regents at their meeting next week.
January 13, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Poorer Americans suffered bigger blows than richer ones as the housing market fizzled during the Great Recession, causing wealth inequality to surge for the first time since the 1980s, a new report finds. During the recession, tumbling values in the housing market “increased wealth inequality because houses are the main asset of less advantaged groups,” reported the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality. Unlike the very rich, who held more of their wealth in stocks or businesses, poor and middle-class Americans banked more heavily on housing.
January 2, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
The 100th Rose Bowl came down to a fourth down and the most predictable play call in Pasadena on Jan. 1 since they resumed football in 1916 after years of chariot and ostrich races. "Everyone in the building knew it was coming," Stanford tailback Tyler Gaffney said. Two bullheaded teams that refused to give an inch put everything on the line over 12 inches of territory at the Stanford 34-yard line in the Rose Bowl's north end. Stanford rolled out its "elephant" backfield package and Michigan State's defense rolled up its green sleeves.
January 1, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook walked to the Rose Bowl sideline Wednesday, unsure of the greeting he would get from Coach Mark Dantonio. Stanford had returned a second-quarter interception for a touchdown. "Coach D was just giving me this look and I was hoping he wasn't going to be super upset and say something to put me down," Cook said. But the ensuing exchange repeated a seasonlong script. "You good?" Dantonio said. "Yeah, I'm fine," Cook answered. The two traded a fist bump, felt better about the situation, and then went their separate ways.
January 1, 2014 | By Mike Hiserman
Michigan State has defeated Stanford, 24-20, in the 100th Rose Bowl after the kind of defensive stand -- and offensive play-calling -- that might have been expected. The game was decided on this play: Stanford has the ball on a fourth-and-one play at its own 34 with less than two minutes to play. The Cardinal used its final timeout, presumably to decide whether they would hand the ball off to the left of center or right of center. Then Michigan State used a timeout, apparently to talk about whether Stanford would run to the left of center or the right of center.
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.
December 31, 2013 | Gary Klein and Chris Dufresne
Stanford is in the Rose Bowl for the second consecutive year, Michigan State for the first time since 1988. Staff writers Gary Klein and Chris Dufresne examine some of the story lines in the 100th Rose Bowl game: Spartan contributions Los Angeles would still be "Tinsel Town" without the contributions of Michigan State, but it would be less a "title town. " Three former Michigan State players have helped L.A. to seven total professional championships. Michigan State gave us Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who led the Lakers to five NBA titles.
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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