LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Pac-12 has discussed an 11-game regular season played solely against conference opponents as one possibility for keeping college football going this year amid the...
Stanford football coach David Shaw, the head of the NCAA’s rules committee, says having defensive players fake injuries to slow down offenses is cheating, plain and simple.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The 122nd Big Game between rivals Stanford and California will likely be a battle of attrition.
The Cardinal and Golden Bears have been depleted by injuries this...
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford needs some good news on the injury front and it could come this weekend if K.J. Costello, the starting quarterback entering the season, is able to return from a...
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Scarlett had the best day of his career, yet all Stanford coach David Shaw wanted to talk about was the fifth-year senior's blocking on a pass play early in the...
Stanford tight end Colby Parkinson took advantage of his opportunity against Oregon State last season when J.J. Arcega-Whiteside was sidelined by injury.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford coach David Shaw believes he speaks for most of the rest of the Pac-12 coaches when he talks about his lack of excitement over the fact that Oregon quarterback...
No. 16 Oregon (2-1, 0-0 Pac-12) at Stanford (1-2, 0-1), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It doesn't seem to matter who is running UCF's offense. The 17th-ranked Knights score points in bunches and keep winning.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback K.J. Costello will be back on the field for Stanford on Saturday but the Cardinal will be missing another offensive standout.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello will miss the 23rd-ranked Cardinal's Pac-12 opener against Southern California with an injury.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — With star quarterback K.J. Costello knocked out of the season opener, No. 25 Stanford had to rely on its defense and running game to get the win in the season...
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford coach David Shaw enters every season with a level of curiosity about how everything he's seen in spring ball and fall camp will transfer over to the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Pac-12's national championship drought hits 15 years this winter, and there are few signs of a respite. Several of the conference's traditional powers are in states of...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — With all of the struggles it had on offense, it was a wonder that Stanford was able to hold off Pitt for a 14-13 victory in the Sun Bowl.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Sun Bowl: Stanford (8-4) vs. Pittsburgh (7-6) at El Paso, Texas, Monday, 2 p.m. EST (CBS).
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The annual Big Game between Stanford and California always comes with the pageantry and intensity befitting a rivalry between two schools less than an hour apart.
This year's showdown features something that has been a little unusual over the past few decades: two successful teams.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Stanford coach David Shaw is the first to admit that he hasn't been comfortable with his team all season. But as long as they keep winning, it doesn't matter to him.
The Cardinal once again got big plays from their passing game as they rallied for a 49-42 victory over UCLA on Saturday.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — After opening the season with four consecutive victories and high expectations, Stanford finds itself in an unusual situation when it hosts Oregon State on Saturday.
The Cardinal (5-4, 3-3 Pac-12) need a win to become bowl-eligible.
Stanford appeared in the Pac-12 championship game in five of David Shaw's first seven years as head coach. The worst the Cardinal has fared under Shaw is third in the Pac-12 North.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — It's never been particularly easy to defend the Air Raid offense that Mike Leach has been running for two decades at several schools.
The version he has now at Washington State is particularly challenging and is a major reason why the 14th-ranked Cougars (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12) are having so much success this season heading into Saturday's showdown at No. 24 Stanford (5-2, 3-1).
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Stanford controlled the ball on offense, prevented big plays on defense. The Cardinal put together a couple of key scoring drives and limited Arizona State's chances for a...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Stanford climbed to No. 7 in the AP Top 25 after a thrilling comeback victory over Oregon. The Cardinal were in control of the Pac-12 North, in contention for a College...
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford running back Bryce Love will miss the 14th-ranked Cardinal's game against Utah with an injured ankle.
Coach David Shaw announced before the game Saturday night that last year's Heisman Trophy runner-up will not be available after hurting his ankle last week at Notre Dame.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The offensive inconsistency that has plagued Stanford despite four straight wins to open the season finally caught up to the Cardinal last week.
No. 14 Stanford now looks to bounce back from that loss at Notre Dame and find that offensive groove that has been missing all season when the Cardinal (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12) host Utah (2-2, 0-2) on Saturday night.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book and Miles Boykin, the heroes of Notre Dame's Citrus Bowl victory on New Year's Day, worked their magic once again and a stifling defensive line chipped in as the No. 8 Irish broke a three-game losing streak to No. 7 Stanford with a 38-17 victory Saturday night.
Book threw for 278 yards and four touchdowns, including an 8-yard TD to Boykin, who had career highs in receptions (11) and yardage (144).
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Last year, Stanford made an in-season quarterback change, going to K.J. Costello late in the season to boost an offense that was relying too much on the running game and help the Cardinal surge a Pac-12 title game appearance.
This season, Notre Dame has made a similar move. Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly did not wait as long as Cardinal coach David Shaw to make the switch, and he also is still playing it coy about how committed he is to last week's starter, Ian Book.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Their hometowns are separated by 3,000 miles, their schools by 2,000 miles, their ages by 10 years and their experience as head coaches by about two decades.
Other than a few crisscrossed recruiting trips, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Stanford's David Shaw seem to share very little in common.
Yet, in terms of university mission statements, football success and academic achievement, the two head coaches couldn't be more similar.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Bryce Love has yet to match last year's record-setting season and Stanford football coach David Shaw said lack of consistent play by the offensive line has been a major contributor.
Hit by injuries, the offensive line has yet to start the same five guys in back-to-back games, and Shaw thinks that's just part of it.
"We still have some inconsistencies up front," Shaw said Tuesday. "We've addressed individual accountability."
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Two ranked teams. Two star players. The game between No. 7 Stanford and No. 20 Oregon on Saturday has plenty of hype.
And deservedly so.
The implications of the big game at Autzen Stadium could stretch beyond this weekend. It may play a part in the Pac-12 North, the league championship and — just maybe — the college football playoffs.
Oregon is undefeated but hasn't been challenged all that much with nonconference wins over Bowling Green, Portland State and San Jose State.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford will get star running back Bryce Love back for this week's Pac-12 North showdown against No. 20 Oregon but the seventh-ranked Cardinal will be without a key defensive player.
Coach David Shaw said Tuesday that outside linebacker Casey Toohill will miss the game against the Ducks (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) with an undisclosed injury.
Shaw said Love was "100 percent" after resting some minor ailments last week when the Cardinal (3-0, 1-0) easily beat FCS-level UC Davis 30-10.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford made it through its season-opening three-game homestand unscathed. But with the schedule about to get much tougher, the Cardinal know they will need to be much better the next few weeks to remain perfect.
K.J. Costello overcame a rough start to throw two touchdown passes to JJ Arcega-Whiteside and No. 9 Stanford beat FCS-level UC Davis 30-10 on Saturday.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — All-America running back Bryce Love will miss No. 9 Stanford's game against UC Davis on Saturday with an injury.
Cardinal coach David Shaw would not disclose specifics about Love's injury. Love was the Heisman Trophy runner-up last season after running for 2,118 yards. He had 126 yards on 22 carries last week in a victory against Southern California after being held to 29 yards by San Diego State in the opener.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — After getting carved up for 641 yards passing and six touchdowns by Sam Darnold last year in two losses to Southern California, Stanford coach David Shaw might be looking forward to going up against an unproven freshman quarterback for the Trojans this year.
Stanford running back Bryce Love's decision to return for his senior year instantly made him a preseason front-runner for some of college football's top individual awards.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello will miss spring practice with an undisclosed injury.
Coach David Shaw said Tuesday that he expects Costello to be fully healed by the start of fall training camp.
Costello took over as Stanford's starting quarterback last season. He completed 58.8 percent of his passes, averaging 7.5 yards per attempt with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions.
ATLANTA (AP) — David Shaw of Stanford has won the Dodd Trophy as coach of the year.
No. 15 Stanford finished 9-5 with a 37-35 Alamo Bowl loss to No. 13 TCU on Thursday night. Stanford beat Notre Dame and Washington when each team was ranked in the top 10.
The award honors scholarship, leadership and integrity, as well as success on the field.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Another season, another Stanford player as a Heisman Trophy finalist. With Cardinal players making the trip to New York five times since 2009, it's become as predictable as anything in college football.
Running back Bryce Love is the latest. But unlike his predecessor Christian McCaffrey, Love will be joining his teammates for what could be his last bowl game.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford signed 11 players on the first day of the early signing period, led by four-star quarterback Jack West and receiver Michael Wilson.
Cardinal coach David Shaw also announced the additions of four preferred walk-ons Wednesday led by linebacker Jake Lynch. Lynch is the son of former Stanford star and current San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch.
Among the other top players in Stanford's class are defensive end Thomas Booker and cornerback Kendall Williamson.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stanford running back Bryce Love has been named the Pac-12 offensive player of the year and Washington lineman Vita Vea the defensive player of the year.
Stanford's David Shaw was the coach of the year and Arizona linebacker Colin Schooler was the defensive freshman of the year in awards announced Tuesday. Arizona running back J.J. Taylor and Stanford lineman Walker Little shared offensive freshmen of the year.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Stanford team that walked out of the Los Angeles Coliseum nearly three months ago after being overpowered by Southern California seemed an unlikely pick to get a rematch with the Trojans.
Stanford coach David Shaw doesn't see a problem with Southern California spending this past weekend with its feet up resting while any of their potential opponents in the Pac-12 title game were playing.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — When Stanford steps on the field to take on No. 9 Notre Dame, it would be understandable if the 20th-ranked Cardinal also paid close attention to what was happening several hundred miles north of the Bay Area.
Because as much as it would mean for Stanford (8-3, No. 21 CFP) to beat the Fighting Irish (9-2, No. 8), the result in the Apple Cup in Seattle between Washington State and Washington will have a much bigger impact on the Cardinal's future.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Bryce Love walked slowly out of Stanford's locker room and paused just long enough to grab a box of chicken and shake a few hands before heading home to rest his sore ankles.
Whether the nation's leading running back plays next week against No. 9 Notre Dame remains to be seen, but this much is certain: There are few players with Love's breakaway speed and even fewer who can reach that level while injured.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — When Bryce Love aggravated his injured ankle in the first half and had to go to the sideline to get checked out, Stanford coach David Shaw wasn't sure how much he'd be able to get out of his star running back.
Love showed he had plenty left in the latest signature performance in his campaign for the Heisman Trophy.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — There are few benefits with playing on a Friday night with one less day of preparation and recovery. For Stanford at least, it's one less day to dwell on a late loss at Washington State that dealt a blow to the Cardinal's hope of winning a conference title.
With No. 9 Washington (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12, No. 9 CFP) coming to town to face Stanford (6-3, 5-2) on Friday night, there was little time this week to look back at all that went wrong against the Cougars.
With Bryce Love sidelined by an ankle injury, 18th-ranked Stanford's offense nearly ground to a halt in a slim victory over Oregon State.
Now the Cardinal will get the nation's leading rusher back Saturday for the key game at No. 25 Washington State. Both teams remain in contention with No. 12 Washington for the Pac-12 North title, and need a victory to stay in the race.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — K.J. Costello will start at quarterback for No. 18 Stanford this week at No. 25 Washington State.
Coach David Shaw said Thursday that Costello will replace Keller Chryst for Saturday's key game in the Pac-12 North.
Costello completed 15 of 24 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown in a 34-24 win over Arizona State on Sept. 30 in his only previous start. Costello has completed 44 of 67 passes for 517 yards with four TDs and no interceptions this season.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — When Willie Taggart got the head coaching job at Oregon, one of the first calls he made was to Stanford coach David Shaw.
The two had spent three years together as assistants under Jim Harbaugh for the Cardinal, forging a friendship that carries over into their first meeting as adversaries on Saturday night when No. 23 Stanford (4-2, 3-1 Pac-12) hosts the Ducks (4-2, 1-2).
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Bryce Love highlight tour continued in Salt Lake City on Saturday with No. 20 Utah the latest to leave frustrated by the show.
Love ran for 152 yards and a touchdown, and Stanford handed the Utes their first loss of the season, 23-20.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — On a record-setting day for Bryce Love, Stanford coach David Shaw had a difficult time deciding which of the junior running back's runs was his favorite.
There was the 61-yard touchdown in the first quarter on Love's second carry of the afternoon, followed up not long after by a 43-yard score in the second. Or the 59-yard burst through the middle in the third.
"Take your pick," Shaw said. "I've never seen anything like that, ever."