NCAA Football

Trent Murphy

Stanford’s Trent Murphy Growing Into NFL Prospect

At 6-foot-6 and 261 pounds, no challenge has ever seemed too much for Murphy’s muscle. Stanford’s versatile linebacker, once thought too slender for his sport, has grown into a possible first-round pick in next May’s NFL draft by making up for any shortcomings in his size with his willpower.

09/19/2013

Kevin Hogan

No. 5 Stanford Gearing Up To Defend Pac-12 Title

Since Stanford won the Pac-12 Conference and the Rose Bowl last season, momentum has been building toward a few pivotal points on the schedule. One of those is now.

09/17/2013

Cardinal quarterback Kevin Hogan #8 throws a pass on Sept. 14, 2013 in West Point, New York. (Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

No. 5 Stanford Is Rounding Into Form

Kevin Hogan continues to shine at quarterback, Tyler Gaffney is a bruising force in the backfield, and Ty Montgomery is repeatedly finding wide-open spaces in the secondary.

09/16/2013

Devin Smith #9 of the Ohio State Buckeyes catches a 47-yard touchdown pass over Isaac Lapite #20 of the California Golden Bears during the first quarter of their NCAA Football game at California Memorial Stadium on September 14, 2013.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Analysis: Defense A Dud For Cal In 1st Three Games

The Sonny Dykes Era has been as advertised in his first three games as California’s coach: the offense is piling up points, and the defense has been a dud.

09/16/2013

San Jose State v Stanford

Stanford Ready For Army’s Triple-Option Offense

One of the nation’s top-ranked rush defenses squares off against one of the country’s best running teams when the fifth-ranked Cardinal visit Army on Saturday.

09/14/2013

Nathan Broussard #22 of the California Golden Bears pressures quarterback Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes on September 15, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

No. 4 Ohio State Tries To Stay Undefeated At Cal

Having dispatched two mediocre teams at home, No. 4 Ohio State hits the road for the first time when it travels to Cal for a game on Saturday.

09/14/2013

Stanford wide receiver Devon Cajuste (89) scores a touchdown past San Jose State cornerback Forrest Hightower (12) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Devon Cajuste Catching On At WR For No. 5 Stanford

The 6-foot-4, 228-pound receiver is developing into one of the team’s top targets after selecting Stanford over eight other schools – including Harvard – because every other program wanted to turn him into a tight end.

09/12/2013

Terrelle Pryor

Ohio St. Wants To Play Keep-Away With Run Game At Cal

This week, more than most, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer really wants his running game to control the ball and keep it away from pass-happy California.

09/12/2013

Stanford v California

Cal Seeks More Big-Play Runs From Bigelow

“I’ve seen the plays he had last year,” first-year Cal coach Sonny Dykes said. “We’re ready for him to make some plays like that, some explosive plays. He hasn’t had a chance to do that so far up to this point. We need for him to do it.

09/11/2013

Nathan Broussard #22 of the California Golden Bears pressures quarterback Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes on September 15, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Cal-Ohio St. Among 4 Games With Pac-12, Big 10 Pride At Stake

There are four games this Saturday pitting Big Ten teams against top Pac-12 competition. This is the best opportunity until bowl season for the conferences to establish themselves as powers of the sport.

09/11/2013

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