Stanford Cardinal Football 2014 News and Updates
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.
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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!