Cardinal Looks to Play Spoiler vs. UCLA

November 26, 2014

By: Ben Leonard Follow Ben on Twitter @Ben___Leonard Despite a 38-17 dismantling of the Cal Bears Saturday, Stanford’s already depleted offense is in shambles with the loss of Ty Montgomery. The dominant, all-purpose receiver was ruled out of Friday’s game against UCLA with a sprained shoulder. The Cardinal are tied for last in the Pac-12 in scoring offense, a unit that is holding back the conference’s unquestioned best defense. They face a…

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After Loss of Sandoval, Where Should Giants Go?

November 24, 2014

By: Ben Leonard To the dismay of Giants fans everywhere, postseason hero Pablo Sandoval signed a five year, one hundred million dollar contract with the Boston Red Sox. He spurned the Giants and Padres’ offers of similar value to join the 2013 World Series champions. His will leave a gaping hole at third base and in the clubhouse for the Giants. He was an integral part of three championship runs,…

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Despite Differing Motives, Big Game Still “Big” for Both Stanford, Cal

November 21, 2014

By: Ben Leonard In the 117th meeting between the two long-time Bay Area rivals, Stanford and Cal, despite both with the same 5-5 record, could not feel any more different heading into Saturday’s game. Stanford is trending downward after huge expectations, while Cal has made major strides after a dreadful 1-11 2013 season. No current player on Cal has ever beaten Stanford, so the Golden Bears will come out hungry…

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What Yasmany Tomas Would Bring to the Giants

November 13, 2014

By: Ben Leonard With Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas’ purportedly “imminent” signing, the Giants are linked to the outfielder.He defected from the island nation, and is ready to sign with a major league team. The Giants typically have not been interested in big-name international players, largely staying out of the competition for Yasiel Puig and Rusney Castillo. However, the Giants were rumored to be interested in rookie sensation Jose Abreu when he…

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Saturday’s Game Versus Utes Will Define Future of Stanford Program

By: Ben Leonard Follow Ben on Twitter @Ben___Leonard Stanford has fallen off the map this year, out of the College Football Playoff race, the top twenty-five, and the Pac-12 North division. The talent is there for the Cardinal, but the results aren’t. The offensive line is talented, yet inexperienced, incohesive, and friable. Kevin Hogan has not been able to mesh with his receivers and make adjustments to his game, and the…

November 9, 2014
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Why Kennedy’s Return is so Important for San Jose

November 9, 2014

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami Sharks’ forward, Tyler Kennedy, was seen as one of the team’s biggest disappointments last season. So much so, that the player acquired for a 2nd round pick at the 2013 Entry Draft, was left out of the line-up for the entire first round of the playoffs last season. It was so severe that it looked like there was not space on the roster for the…

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After a Third World Championship, Brian Sabean Still Has Work to Do

November 6, 2014

By: Ben Leonard  Follow Ben on Twitter @BenLeonard1818 Despite winning three World Series titles in the last five years, the Giants are by no means infallible. Potential holes include left field, starting pitcher, right-handed relief, and third base.  Brian Sabean has shown a reluctance to dole out lucrative long-term contracts to newly-acquired players ever since the fiasco with Barry Zito, but is not afraid to re-sign his home-grown players. Fan-favorites…

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If Sandoval Buys In Long-Term, Giants Remain Perennial Threat in October

November 3, 2014

By: Ben Leonard After the Giants put forward a $15.3 million qualifying offer that Sandoval has now declined, Giants fans are forced to ponder a future without the cornerstone third baseman. The third baseman is now on the open market and can sign with any team. Sandoval was instrumental in three World Series runs for San Francisco, earning the World Series MVP in 2012 for his “ownage” of Justin Verlander and the…

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Warriors Update: Klay’s New Contract, First Two Games, Blazers Preview

November 2, 2014

By: Niki Lonberg Two certain things we learned from the Warriors’ first two games are that the Sacramento Kings suck and that the Los Angeles Lakers suck.  It is important to remember these facts before we predict an 82-0 season.  This much aside, I am still proud of the Warriors play in their first two games; they have overcome early injury challenges and have really played fantastic basketball.  Things weren’t…

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Can Mariota and Oregon Quell Their Stanford Problem?

October 31, 2014

By: Ben Leonard Stanford and Oregon may not be the marquee matchup it has been the past four years, but the matchup still plays a pivotal role in deciding the Pac-12 North. With a win, Stanford would be in control of its own destiny in the North race, and Oregon would be effectively eliminated from the inaugural College Football Playoff. Marcus Mariota and Mark Helfrich’s offense have not been able to…

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