Stanford Cardinal Football 2014 News and Updates
7/30/14 – Pac-12 Media Days are over, next week marks the start of fall practice, and we’re precisely 30 days out from the start of the 2014 Stanford Cardinal Football season. The opener will kick off Aug. 30 in Palo Alto against the Cal-Davis Aggies, and Stanford cannot wait to get a jump on this year's opponents. Cardinal Football has something to prove, being picked second to the Oregon Ducks as favorites to win the Pac-12 North yet again. Never mind that the program has won two Pac-12 championships in a row, crushing Oregon’s hopes with upset victories. The challenge is well accepted by David Shaw and company, but will you join them on the road to the College Football Playoffs? Buy Stanford Cardinal tickets to their Week 1 matchup and bleed crimson from the very beginning; get into the fist game of the year (8/30) for a mere $4.
7/9/14 – A whopping seven Stanford Cardinal Football players were named to preseason watchlists two months out from the start of the 2014 season. Henry Anderson, AJ Tarpley, Alex Carter and Jordan Richards are all on watch for the Chuck Bednarik Award (Defensive Player of the Year). Kevin Hogan and Ty Montgomery are candidates for the Maxwell Award (College Player of the Year); Montgomery is also named for the Paul Hornung Award (Most Versatile Player). Finally, Graham Shuler is one of six Pac-12 players in contention for the Rimington Trophy (Best Center in Division 1 Football). Awesome job, Nerd Nation! Buy your Stanford Cardinal tickets and see which of these players are most deserving of these 2014 accolades!
6/20/14 – ESPN has been ranking the most important player from every school, excluding quarterbacks, and proclaimed wide receiver Ty Montgomery the Stanford Cardinal Football key performer. Whether it’s a stellar kick return (Hello, Washington!) or a stellar catch, Kevin Hogan and Co. knows they can rely on Ty. The playmaker was enlisted among the five Cardinal players in Athlon’s preseason All Pace 12 Team, alongside offensive linemen Josh Garnett and Andrus Peat, defensive end Henry Anderson and safety Jordan Richards. Stanford also boasts eight more on the second-fourth teams. Get your Stanford Cardinal tickets today and see junior Ty Montgomery fly down the field in what may be his last year!
5/28/14 – The Stanford Cardinal football roster is stacked with talent once again, despite losing key players on both sides of the ball. Davis Shaw hopes to get his new squad on the same page before their September 6 meeting with USC at home. Based on the average price ($218) of Stanford Cardinals tickets, USC vs. Stanford is the biggest game of the year in Palo Alto. The crossover game will feature two top 25 programs; in the last four meetings, the rivalry game has been determined by 8 points or less that included a 2011 triple-overtime Stanford win at USC. While the Cardinal are expected to win their other 3 conference home games, their road schedule is as tough as they come having to face: ASU, Oregon, and UCLA away.
5/9/14 – Stanford’s quarterback Kevin Hogan will be back as signal-caller and will look to lead this year’s squad to their third straight Rose Bowl. Grab Stanford Cardinal tickets to the season opener against UC Davis (avg. $44) and see if AJ Tarpley and Blake Martinez can fill the defensive gap following Shayne Skov and Trent Murphy’s departure to the NFL. The reloaded lineup will play just the one game before jumping into conference play as USC (avg. $222) visits Palo Alto in early September. The two Pac-12 football programs are regularly in the Top 25 so it is no surprise that the meeting at Stanford Stadium this year is by far the most in-demand. Washington State (avg. $83), Oregon State (avg. $92), and Utah (avg. $85) complete the Stanford Cardinal conference schedule at home. At an average price of $101, Cardinal football tickets are one of the cheapest in the competitive Pac-12.
2/7/14 - The Stanford Cardinal got hit pretty hard with this year’s draft, as much of last year’s Pac-12 Champion team that went 11-2 (7-1 Pac 12) before a crushing loss to Michigan State in the Rose Bowl, will be gone. The Cardinal will be losing much of their praised defense, with the departure of seniors Trent Murphy, Shayne Skov, Usua Amanam, Ben Gardner and Josh Mauro, and early leave by star safety Ed Reynolds. Likewise, vaunted OL David Yankey and OT Cameron Flemming declared early, while seniors Tyler Gaffney, Ryan Hewitt, Khalil Wilkes and Kevin Danser enter as well. Stanford was relieved when LB A.J. Tarpley and DE Henry Anderson announced their intent to come back next season. Fourth year coach David Shaw did all he could this offseason to remedy their holes with a highly ranked recruiting class; Stanford racked up 20 commits, with seven 4-star prospects (including QB Keller Chryst) and one 5-star DE Solomon Thomas. See if this new-look squad can take it to the top of the Pac-12 again with Stanford Cardinal tickets!
11/25/13 – The Cardinal will compete for their second straight Pac-12 Football Championship title after defeating Cal over the weekend and getting a little help from Arizona who blew out Oregon 42-16. Ty Montgomery tied a school record Saturday with five touchdowns on seven touches in the first half and Kevin Hogan threw a career-high five TD passes. The Pac-12 North Champions will root for the Wildcats again this weekend; a Arizona win over ASU would give Stanford home-field advantage in the title game. When Stanford played Arizona State earlier in the season, the Cardinal defeated the Sun Devils 42-28.
11/20/13 – After defeating #3 Oregon for the second straight year, Stanford jumped to #4 in the BCS. But, it was short-lived as the Cardinal fell to USC a week later with a last-minute field goal from the Trojans. Now, 6-2 in Conference, Stanford will hope for a Ducks loss in their final two games to keep their hopes of a back-to-back Pac-12 title alive. The Cardinal finish their season against crosstown rival Cal in the 116th edition of The Big Game and Notre Dame at home. As Stanford football fans wait to see where they finish up in the North, they can check out these two highly-anticipated games at Stanford Stadium for a reasonable price of $24 and $85 respectively.
Stanford Cardinal Football 2014 Season
The defending Pac-12 Champion Stanford Cardinal return as a favorite to win the National title in 2013. Stanford is ranked #4 in USA Today’s Coaches Poll, just one spot behind Pac-12 North foe Oregon Ducks
. The Stanford vs. Oregon football game in Palo Alto on 11/7 is averaging $156; like last year, it will likely determine the Pac-12 North Champion and host of the Pac-12 Championship
game. The Ducks were on track to play in the BCS National Championship
game last season until they were upset by the Cardinal in OT; it was Oregon’s only loss of the season. Despite being one of the most intriguing games of the 2013 College Football season, the price of Oregon Ducks vs. Stanford Cardinal tickets
is far less than other top College Football games
. In fact, the #3 vs. #4 Thursday night game is cheaper than the Notre Dame Fighting Irish
at Stanford Cardinal game to close the regular season.
The Fighting Irish will visit Palo Alto on 11/30 in a game that is averaging $198. Every Cardinal fan remembers the controversial play in OT last year that ruled running back Stepfan Taylor's progress had been stopped; he did not get into the end zone to tie the game and head to a second overtime. Had Stanford won that game, they would’ve likely played for the National title instead of ND. The Stanford players will not be hearing any whistles from their home crowd; with their eye on the prize, expect demand for this game to grow as the game draws closer.
Stanford Cardinal football tickets average $102, the cheapest of the Top 5 teams in the Coaches Poll and ranks just 28th of all College Football tickets. Regardless of a 12-2 record last year and a Rose Bowl game victory, Stanford tickets are just fifth most expensive in the Pac-12 Conference behind Oregon, Washington, USC, and UCLA. The Cardinal truly have one of the best deals in College Football!