- Sep 7, 2020
Recruiting Update: Cal Rises, Stanford Struggles; Herbstreit, Harris Shine
The balance of power in Bay Area college football may be shifting east. Last year, you'll recall, Cal went 8-5, including a 24-20 victory...
- Jul 9, 2020
The Unkindest Cut
Stanford has always been a little different. Different because, at Stanford, the term “student-athlete” wasn’t an NCAA promotional...
- May 12, 2020
College Football No Longer "Doubtful;" Too Much at $take
Three weeks ago in this space we wrote that the 2020 college football season was “doubtful.” Way back then, state governors, college...
- Feb 24, 2020
The Money Game
Last week brought another series of examples of how college football has become a big business, and how totally out of control spending...
- Dec 16, 2019
Yesterday was a very bleak day for Bay Area sports teams…a day marked by several unhappy endings. Both NFL teams lost in the final...
- Dec 2, 2019
"Sanctimonious Trolls" and Other Strange Behavior
Last weekend’s college football games, to put it mildly, featured a number of bizarre incidents. As the late John Lennon might say,...
- Nov 18, 2019
Big Game Critical for Slumping Bears, Cardinal; Tua’s Tough Break; Kate Starbird Speaks
Stanford and Cal limp into Saturday's Big Game after suffering a pair of debilitating losses last weekend. The two Bay Area teams allowed...
- Oct 28, 2019
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over
Jumping around the sports world...last week was one that gave proof to a lot of old adages. The Best Laid Plans… When Joe Lacob, Rick...
- Oct 7, 2019
Stanford Obituary Premature; Plus UCLA, Cal, Dykes, Heisman, Astros
The oddsmakers were wrong about that college football game in Palo Alto Saturday night. Dead wrong. And so were those of us who...
- Sep 18, 2019
Stanford Slumps; Trojan Turnover
Stanford could be looking at its first losing football season in 11 years. It’s still early, but the Cardinal’s streak of 10 straight...