Tag: Stanfords

  • Stanford’s loss to Arizona reveals persisting weaknesses

    Stanford fans cope with a third consecutive loss, as the Cardinal (1-3, 0-2 Pac-12) dropped their conference home opener against the Arizona Wildcats (3-1, 1-0 Pac-12) 21-20. It is an encouraging sign that the Cardinal put up a fight against a solid Power Five opponent. Mental errors, however, cost Stanford an opportunity to pull off…

  • Three takeaways from Stanford’s loss to USC

    The first loss of the Troy Taylor era was ugly: the USC Trojans (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12) dominated Stanford (1-1, 0-1 Pac-12) 56-10 at the Los Angeles Coliseum, in their last matchup as Pac-12 foes.  The Trojans’ explosive offense scored on all but one possession in the first half, helping build a 49-3 lead before halftime.…

  • Humans of White Plaza: Meet the vendors behind Stanford’s farmers’ market

    Previously the owner of three restaurants in San Jose, Ritprasert said he shifted to selling his Thai hot plates at local farmers’ markets due to unsustainable rent increases. Today, he maintains his original menu — including dishes like marinated pork over rice and roti with yellow curry — while traveling among the various markets of Santa Clara…

  • Bruin Beatdown: Tough lessons from Stanford’s homecoming loss to UCLA

    The Cardinal (2-5, 1-4 Pac-12) dropped a home game to the No. 25 UCLA Bruins (5-2, 2-2 Pac-12) by a score of 42-7 — on the heels of a miraculous comeback against Colorado last week.  The result was never in question. The Bruins’ offense had a methodical approach that allowed them to move the ball…

  • Inside the Booth: Troy Clardy’s rise to Stanford’s play-by-play announcer

    Most people start preparing for a job after they are officially offered a position.  But not Stanford alum Troy Clardy ’97, who was prepared to call the Cardinal’s first football game against Hawaii this season before he was offered play-by-play announcer role for Stanford football and men’s basketball.  “I started prepping for the season-opener just…

  • Inside Stanford’s cautious approach to name, image and likeness

    One of many paradigmatic shifts that have hit collegiate athletes over recent years is the NCAA’s decision to let athletes capitalize off their own name, image and likeness (NIL) — changing the game of how athletes can make money, and forcing schools to scramble to address new expectations from collegiate players. NIL has emerged as…