UCLA: View from the Press Box

It is still a state of shock, as the Cardinal community tries to come to grips with a monumental fourth-quarter collapse in Saturday's 30-27 loss to UCLA. Up 21 points with eight minutes to go in the game, with the high-octane Bruin offense held in check to the tune of just three points, it was all right now. How does something so good turn so bad?
October 30, 2005

WSU: View from the Press Box

Stanford's biggest win of this young season Saturday was also the first most Cardinalmaniacs™ could not see. Fortunately, The Bootleg was on location and able to continue our popular game log series. Relive the 24-21 win over Washington State through a pair of eyes in Pullman, capturing the story of how this game unfolded - beyond the box score.
October 9, 2005

Oregon: View from the Press Box

It was a simple game of pitch-and-catch for Oregon Saturday afternoon at Stanford Stadium, as they torched the Cardinal defense early and often. The Stanford offense did several nice things in the first half and scored three times, but field goals could not keep pace with the dizzying Ducks. Offense, defense and special teams all unraveled for the Card in the second half...
October 2, 2005

On the Eve of the Opener

We have armed you with as much information as possible through our extensive reporting of the three weeks of preseason training camp. But this week of practices, leading up to tomorrow's season opener at Navy, brought us newer revelations, still. Read on for the most detailed outlook anywhere on playing time for the true freshmen, news on the travel squad, a wealth of injury good news, plus the defensive challenge preparing for Navy.
September 9, 2005

Body Count Climbing

Numerous fears that fretful fans have carried into this 2005 Stanford Football season range from the defensive backfield to the new offense to the tailback position. But the biggest threat to a successful season on The Farm is currently the injury bug. The injured body count is climbing quickly, which has Walt Harris concerned. He took action at one position today, making his first position switch of the fall.
August 23, 2005

Spring Ball: Day 11

In some ways, the scrimmage the Saturday before the Spring Game can be the biggest competition of the spring. Cardinalmaniacs hope that is not the case this year, with how the offense performed most recently in the stadium. Conversely, it was a successful scrimmage for the defense, particularly in the front seven. For a discussion plus the complete 84-play blow-by-blow, read on.
April 18, 2005

Spring Ball: Day 10

After enjoying the full tilt of full pads practices on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, we have something taken away with players in shorts on Fridays. Nevertheless, there are some depth chart moves of note on this 10th day of the spring, while we also take a closer look at the leaders at the fullback (<b>Nick Frank</b>) and tailback (<b>J.R. Lemon</b>) positions.
April 18, 2005

Spring Ball: Day Nine

The sun was shining brightly on a spectacular day for spring football Thursday, but there was a dark cloud hanging over the offense. Injuries, mistakes and underperformances left us with a sour taste. Read on for a rare injury update from <b>Walt Harris</b>, plus a description of the offensive problems Thursday presented. Also a full play-by-play of the "live" scrimmage.
April 15, 2005