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December 15, 2007
YOUR CALL
In Rich - 12/15/2007, 21:07 pm
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION What was the biggest upset in college football this year? Appalachian State over Michigan? Stanford over USC? Pittsburgh over West Virginia? Another game? Why? The biggest upset in college football was Pittsburgh beating West Virginia.
December 14, 2007
Regional Digest: Stanford alters 2008 football home opener
Sacramento Bee - 12/14/2007, 11:00 am
Stanford will open its 2008 football season at home against Oregon State, moving the game from late October to August. The Pacific-10 Conference made the change to the schedule Wednesday, switching the game from Oct.
Cal, Stanford amend 2008 football schedules
Contra Costa Times – 12/14/2007, 07:54 am
Cal, Stanford amend 2008 football schedules
Cardinal seniors have no Axes, only 0's
Chico Enterprise Record – 12/14/2007, 05:07 am
They will leave Stanford without ever reaching a bowl game or experiencing a winning season. They've played for three head coaches, endured the lowest of lows (see UC Davis in 2005) and enjoyed one historic high (see USC in'07).
December 13, 2007
Stanford to open '08 season against Oregon State
SF Gate – 12/13/2007, 15:26 pm
Stanford will open the 2008 football season at home against Oregon State, moving the game from late October to August.
December 12, 2007
The power of 10: plays that define a season
Sporting News – 12/12/2007, 19:33 pm
From start to finish, college football's 2007 season was a wild ride filled with upsets, shattered dreams and rises and falls of powerful and surprising teams.
December 11, 2007
Bradford awarded MVP title
Palo Alto Daily News – 12/11/2007, 12:25 pm
Kyle Terada / Stanford Athletics Stanford Cardinal wide receiver Mark Bradford runs the ball during the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils on Sept.
December 8, 2007
Times have changed in TV football
Times Daily – 12/08/2007, 02:57 am
You know the 1982 Cal-Stanford football game? That was the one with the crazy finish in which Cal won on a series of laterals that ultimately landed them in the end zone for the win on the last play. Times have changed in TV football You know the 1982 Cal-Stanford football game? That was the one with the crazy finish in which Cal won on a...
December 7, 2007
Stanford football: a fan's point of view
The Paly Voice– 12/07/2007, 12:07 pm
Coming from a Stanford fan like myself, we were better suited to play Division II football last season. Some of that was Walt Harris's coaching, whose play calling was so unimaginative a kid in middle school could have produced a similar game plan. Stanford football: a fan's point of view Coming from a Stanford fan like myself, we were better suited to play Division II football last season.
December 6, 2007
Stanford has 'eye of the tiger' Band, fans pile on field after upset of Cal
Oakland Tribune – 12/06/2007, 14:43 pm
Stanford fans rejoice after their team scores a touchdown in the 1st quarter of the 110th Big Game on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, Calif....in the conference. 'This team knocked down a lot of hurdles,' Cardinal coach Jim Harbaugh said. While Stanford sang and danced, the Bears (6-6)
Kiffin, Harbaugh deserve praise; Nolan, Tedford don't
Press Democrat – 12/06/2007, 06:25 am
Here's today's quiz. Take the head coaches of the Bay Area's four leading football programs -- 49ers, Raiders, Cal and Stanford -- and rate them. Rate them from best to worst....today's quiz. Take the head coaches of the Bay Area's four leading football programs -- 49ers, Raiders, Cal and Stanford -- and rate them. Rate...
December 5, 2007
The Lowly Interns: Luck creation
The Stanford Daily – 12/05/2007, 04:37 am
Disbelief melted into euphoria in our small TV room in the Stanford in Washington house. I jealously watched everyone back on campus rush the field and half-listened to the seniors around me complain that on the only occasion in their Stanford careers that we win the Big Game, they are away.
The Axe is back: Stanford beats Cal 20-13 for first Big Game win since 2001
The Stanford Daily – 12/05/2007, 17:24 pm
The north endzone had been the setting for a number of tragically close home losses for the Cardinal this year heading into Saturday's Big Game against California....touchdown. There was the homecoming loss to TCU, which ended when Stanford's last-minute drive - led by sophomore quarterback Tavita Pritchard...
Stanford goes out on top: Big Game caps season with four times 06 win total
The Stanford Daily – 12/05/2007, 17:24 pm
After a jubilant postgame scene subsided following Stanford's 20-13 Big Game victory over Cal - the program's first such win since 2001 - the last players to leave the locker room were senior receivers Mark Bradford and Evan Moore and sophomore quarterback Tavita Pritchard. who was the only Stanford lineman to start every game for the Cardinal this season, Harbaugh appears to have a solid and experienced offensive...
Big Game win a true team effort
The Stanford Daily – 12/05/2007, 17:24 pm
On the way out the back door of a tailspinning season, California linebacker Worrell Williams left the press with a parting shot aimed at the celebrating Stanford team, who had just beaten the Bears for its first Big Game win in six years....best team - on Saturday, at least - definitely did. In the Stanford football office hang a series of motivational banners. One of them shouts a...
December 4, 2007
Pac-10 Football All-Academic Team Announced
Pac 10 – 12/04/2007, 16:49 pm
Dec. 4, 2007 WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Wide receiver Cody Ellis of Washington headlines the Pac-10 All-Academic Football Team. Ellis was named a first-team selection for the fourth straight year.
Big Game flashback
SF Gate – 12/04/2007, 08:25 am
(11-28) 19:31 PST -- Cal might need a win over underdog Stanford to assure itself a bowl berth. Rarely has the favorite squandered its bowl opportunity by losing the Big Game, but it has happened.
Harbaugh's Stanford debut ends on high note
Napa News – 12/04/2007, 07:32 am
_ JOSH DUBOW 2007-12-04 15:32:00 Harbaugh's Stanford debut ends on high note
Stanford chops down Cal in Big, stunning fashion
Sacramento Bee – 12/04/2007, 04:37 am
STANFORD Consider this a public service announcement. Attention, Emerald Bowl selection committee: run fast and run hard. Do not look back at the wreckage of broken promise.
December 3, 2007
Harbaugh's goal: Many Pac-10 titles
Inside Bay Area – 12/03/2007, 10:34 am
Related Dec 4: Cal beats USC to win NCAA water polo title Cal throws caution to the wind Dorrell fired as UCLA coach STANFORD — Though he's obviously encouraged about his team's progress, Stanford football coach Jim Harbaugh wanted to make one point clear Sunday: "Don't assume that I'm satisfied.
Stanford showed signs of progress
SF Gate – 12/03/2007, 20:32 pm
(12-02) 18:16 PST Stanford -- Five Stanford assistant coaches already are on the road recruiting. Head coach Jim Harbaugh got five hours sleep after Saturday night's 20-13 Big Game victory over Cal, grabbed a diet soda and started watching video.
Stanford wins first Big Game in six years, 20-13
Calibre Macro World – 12/03/2007, 17:09 pm
(The Stanford Daily, U-WIRE via COMTEX) -- (CSTV U-WIRE) STANFORD, Calif. -- The north endzone had been the setting for a number of tragically close home losses for the Cardinal this year heading into Saturday's Big Game against California.
Big game defeat screams lack of vocal leadership on reeling Cal squad
Calibre Macro World – 12/03/2007, 16:31 pm
PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec 03, 2007 (Daily Californian, U-WIRE via COMTEX) -- (CSTV U-WIRE) PALO ALTO, Calif. -- While chants for Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh bellowed overhead, Cal wideout Lavelle Hawkins quietly spoke about what had just transpired.
COLUMN: Two QBs too much for Cal
The Californian – 12/03/2007, 06:26 am
PALO ALTO - Nate Longshore can take solace that it took two quarterbacks to beat him. Maybe the beleaguered Cal quarterback could have outdueled one of Stanford's slightly injured quarterbacks, but together the combination was too much.
Harbaugh's first season sweetened
San Mateo Daily Journal – 12/03/2007, 05:37 am
STANFORD The season had been over for nearly 30 minutes when the entire Stanford team poured back out of the locker room and went to the field with the fabled Axe to celebrate more with their delirious fans.
The Axe Effect
Daily Californian – 12/03/2007, 02:40 am
Not Your Typical Homecoming Features Front Page Archives Staff/Jessica Kuo Oski reacts to a Stanford field goal during the first quarter of the 110th Big Game.
"View From The Press Box": Big Game
TheBootleg.com – 12/03/2007, 02:04 am
Pregame: Stanford-Cal. 110th Big Game. I know, I'm a dork, but the Stanford and Cal newspapers battled in the 'Ink Bowl' this morning. I was one of our better players - so right away you should have known we were in trouble - and Cal brought, no exaggeration, 40 kids to our nine.
Stanford football coach's ultimate objective is winning 'multiple Pac-10 championships'
San Jose Mercury News – 12/03/2007, 01:59 am
Though he's obviously encouraged with his team's progress, Stanford football coach Jim Harbaugh wanted to make one point clear Sunday: 'Don't assume that I'm satisfied.
Stanford has 'eye of the tiger' Band, fans pile on field after upset of Cal
Inside Bay Area – 12/03/2007, 00:32 am
Stanford fans rejoice after their team scores a touchdown in the 1st quarter of the 110th Big Game on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, Calif.
December 2, 2007
Win over Cal sweetens finish to Harbaugh's first Stanford season - College Football ESPN.com
ESPN – 12/02/2007, 13:12 pm
Win over Cal sweetens finish to Harbaugh's first Stanford season - College Football ESPN ESPN.com ESPN360.com Video TV Listings ESPNdeportes.com ESPNRadio.com PodCenter Insider Blogs Page 2 ESPN Magazine ESPN Books MyESPN Fan Profiles SportsNation Corrections Ombudsman Outside the Lines E-ticket EXPN.
Bears hit bottom as Cardinal wins Big Game 20-13
Record Searchlight – 12/02/2007, 14:54 pm
STANFORD -- The first Stanford seniors to hold The Axe in six years passed it around in reverent awe, posing for pictures and basking in cheers after earning their biggest victory in their final college game.
Cal misunderstands - gives 'em The Axe
Oakland Tribune – 12/02/2007, 05:48 am
STANFORD The band was on the field. Seemingly so was everybody else from Stanford. Players, students, alumni, swirling about in a trail of red and white, bouncing to the beat 'All right now .
Drops surprise steady Hawkins
Mendocino Beacon – 12/02/2007, 09:57 am
STANFORD - Wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins arguably has been one of Cal's most valuable players this season. So he was as surprised as anybody that he dropped two apparent game-tying touchdown passes near the end of the Bears' 20-13 loss to Stanford in the 110th Big Game at Stanford Stadium.
POLLOCK: Edwards takes quarterback reigns for a second time
Olean Times Herald – 12/02/2007, 08:35 am
It's come full cycle for Trent Edwards. The Bills' rookie quarterback has gone from No. 3 ... to back-up ... to starter ... to back-up ... to starter, full-time.
Stanford seniors savor victory against Cal
San Jose Mercury News – 12/02/2007, 07:37 am
Stanford seniors savor their first win over Cal They didn't win a lot of games during their Stanford careers, and they didn't end the program's bowl-game drought.
TAKING IT BACK
San Jose Mercury News – 12/02/2007, 06:39 am
Stanford Cardinal players and fans celebrate with the Axe after their 20-13 win against the University of California Golden Bears for the 110th Big Game at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, Calif.
Stanford snaps 5-game losing streak against Cal
ESPN.com – 12/02/2007, 05:18 am
Mark Bradford 28 Yd Pass From T.C. Ostrander (Derek Belch Kick) Drive: 1 plays, 28 yds, :08 Robert Jordan 46 Yd Pass From Nate Longshore (Jordan Kay Kick) Drive: 7 plays, 91 yds, 3:24 SECOND QUARTER Derek Belch 36 Yd Drive: 15 plays, 58 yds, 5:47 Jordan Kay 27 Yd Drive: 13 plays, 81 yds, 5:38 Derek Belch 38 Yd Drive: 10 plays, 41 yds, 3:18 THIRD QUARTER Austin Gunder 1 Yd Pass From Tavita Pritchard (Derek Belch Kick) Drive: 4 plays, 41 yds, 1:47 FOURTH QUARTER Jordan Kay 42 Yd Drive: 10 plays, 61
Not a sellout, but Stanford Stadium packed with emotion
SF Gate – 12/02/2007, 04:27 am
In the two years since Stanford Stadium opened in its sparkling, remodeled form, there have never been more people in the seats than there were Saturday.
Griffin thrilled with 'Big Game' win
Modesto Bee – 12/02/2007, 04:08 am
STANFORD -- The Stanford football team, minutes after it reclaimed the Axe for the first time in five years, tried to shatter the locker room walls with its guttural chants.
The Axe is ours: Stanford wins first Big Game in six years, 20-13
The Stanford Daily – 12/02/2007, 03:57 am
The north endzone had been the setting for tragically close home losses for the Cardinal this year heading into its Big Game matchup with California. There was a homecoming loss against TCU as a Stanford drive led by sophomore quarterback Tavita Pritchard fresh off his triumph over USC stalled at the 18 thanks to heavy pressure applied by the Horned Frogs defense.
Stanford chops down Cal in Big, stunning fashion
Sacramento Bee – 12/02/2007, 01:38 am
STANFORD Consider this a public service announcement. Attention, Emerald Bowl selection committee: run fast and run hard. Do not look back at the wreckage of broken promise.
CARDINAL REDEMPTION / CAL: Now the wait for a low-tier bowl
San Francisco Chronicle – 12/02/2007, 01:22 am
-- Minutes after his final regular-season game, Saturday's 20-13 Big Game loss on The Farm, Cal senior receiver Lavelle Hawkins had a single thought.'I'll never forget this game and my drops,' Hawkins said.
CARDINAL REDEMPTION / STANFORD: Defense key, streak ends
San Francisco Chronicle – 12/02/2007, 01:22 am
So it's not 'The Biggest Upset Ever.' It won't get Stanford on television commercials or give the Cardinal their second go-round as national media darlings.
UPDATE: Axe Regained
Stanford Daily – 12/02/2007, 01:07 am
The north endzone had been the setting for tragically close home losses for the Cardinal this year heading into its Big Game matchup with California. There was a homecoming loss against TCU as a Stanford drive led by sophomore quarterback Tavita Pritchard fresh off his triumph over USC stalled at the 18 thanks to heavy pressure applied by the Horned Frogs' defense.
Stanford believed it had Cal's number
San Francisco Chronicle – 12/02/2007, 00:53 am
Article: :/c/a/2007/12/01/SPHKTMUL5.DTL SFGate HomeBusiness Sports Entertainment Travel | Classifieds Jobs Real Estate Cars SFGate Web by Ray Ratto Stanford believed it had Cal's number Sunday, December 2, 2007 del.
Stanford football seniors finally win the Big one
Palo Alto Online – 12/02/2007, 00:34 am
Share: This time the Stanford football players left the field as conquering heroes. That is, if they were able to leave the field at all amid a flood of students and well-wishers.
Stanford beats Cal 20-13 in Big Game
Palo Alto Online – 12/02/2007, 00:08 am
Cardinal ends five-game losing streak; gets the axe back Palo Alto Online Staff Share: Stanford won the 110th annual Big Game, 20-13, over California in a Pac-10 football game on Saturday at Stanford Stadium.
Stanford Nation exults as inspired defense gets The Axe
Santa Barbara News – 12/02/2007, 00:00 am
11:07 PM Contra Costa Times (MCT) STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford students were out on the field. Lots of them. They headed for the midfield logo, for their victorious football team, and, of course, for Saturday night's coveted prize - The Stanford Axe.
Ratto: Stanford believed
San Francisco Chronicle – 12/02/2007, 00:21 am
Clinton Snyder said he knew right away that his Stanford team would get California's undying attention Saturday night. It was a sophomore's knowledge, full of belief unbuttressed by actual evidence, but it was knowledge nonetheless.
Recap: Stanford vs. California
The Beaufort Gazette – 12/02/2007, 00:30 am
T.C. Ostrander threw for 151 yards and a touchdown as the Stanford Cardinal defeated the California Golden Bears, 20-13, in Pac-10 play. Ostrander completed 16-of-23 pass attempts for Stanford (4-8, 3-6 Pac-10), which snapped a five-game slide against Cal.
CARDINAL REDEMPTION
SF Gate – 12/02/2007, 00:19 am
(12-01) 22:24 PST Stanford -- Minutes after his final regular-season game, Saturday's 20-13 Big Game loss on The Farm, Cal senior receiver Lavelle Hawkins had a single thought.
December 1, 2007
Stanford wins Big Game, capping Cal's collapse
San Jose Mercury News – 12/01/2007, 22:54 pm
The Big Game woke from its slumber Saturday evening and delivered drama, controversy, a close finish and, most surprisingly, a Stanford victory. The Axe is back on The Farm for the first time since 2001.
Cal's cartoon year lacks animation
Santa Barbara News – 12/01/2007, 22:38 pm
10:37 PM Contra Costa Times (MCT) STANFORD, Calif. - The ''Looney Tunes'' people had it right. It wasn't enough for Wile E. Coyote to take an accidental plunge off a mile-high cliff.
Stanford defeats Cal
Santa Barbara News – 12/01/2007, 22:38 pm
10:35 PM Contra Costa Times (MCT) STANFORD, Calif. - The Big Game was supposed to give Cal the kick in the pants it needed. Instead, Stanford kicked the Bears while they were down.
Dave Albee: Memorable end to Cardinal's 'crazy' season
Marin Independent Journal – 12/01/2007, 22:37 pm
STANFORD WHAT WOULD you have said at the beginning of this college football season if Stanford, coming off a 1-11 record last season, would beat both USC and Cal in 2007 and yet not go to bowl game? "I'd say you're crazy," Stanford wide receiver Mark Bradford said inside the victorious Cardinal's locker room Saturday night.
Cal's second-half collapse is complete
Marin Independent Journal – 12/01/2007, 22:37 pm
STANFORD - The Cal football team may have lost more than just The Axe in a 20-13 loss to Stanford in the 110th Big Game on Saturday. Once the No. 2 team in the country, the Bears now need help to even play in a bowl game.
Stanford upsets Cal 20-13
Inside Bay Area – 12/01/2007, 22:32 pm
Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh, left, celebrates after Stanford defeated California 20-13 in a college football game in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Dec.
Cardinal Rules, Bears Get Axed
San Francisco Chronicle – 12/01/2007, 22:30 pm
The first Stanford seniors to hold The Axe in six years passed it around in reverent awe, posing for pictures and basking in cheers after earning their biggest victory in their final college game.
Stanford tops plummeting Cal 20-13 to win 110th Big Game
CBS 2 Palm Springs – 12/01/2007, 22:10 pm
STANFORD, Calif. -- The first Stanford seniors to hold The Axe in six years passed it around in reverent awe, posing for pictures and basking in cheers after earning their biggest victory in their final college game.
Recap: Stanford vs. California
Lexington Herald Leader – 12/01/2007, 22:09 pm
T.C. Ostrander threw for 151 yards and a touchdown as the Stanford Cardinal defeated the California Golden Bears, 20-13, in Pac-10 play. Ostrander completed 16-of-23 pass attempts for Stanford (4-8, 3-6 Pac-10), which snapped a five-game slide against Cal.
Letters: Sports years for the ages teased readers' memories
SF Gate – 12/01/2007, 21:32 pm
(12-01) 21:07 PST -- In last Sunday's paper, The Chronicle, inspired by the 25th anniversary of The Play, came up with its list of 10 years in Bay Area sports history that were rich with memorable moments.
CFB: Stanford beats Cal, 20-13, to win 'Big Game'
Honolulu Advertiser – 12/01/2007, 21:05 pm
STANFORD, Calif. - California bottomed out in the Big Game, and Stanford was left holding The Axe. T.C. Ostrander passed for 151 yards and an early touchdown to Mark Bradford, and Stanford snapped its five-game losing streak against Cal with a 20-13 victory tonight, the Golden Bears' sixth loss in seven games during an incredible collapse by the former No.
Stanford wins Big Game, sending Cal lower
San Jose Mercury News – 12/01/2007, 20:11 pm
Stanford ended six years of Big Game frustration Saturday night, effectively using a quarterback platoon and gambling defense to defeat dispirited Cal 20-13.
Letters to the Editor
The New York Times – 12/01/2007, 15:28 pm
Mother Knows Best To the Sports Editor: Re “Concussions Leave Colleges and Players in Murky World,” Nov. 29: Stanford quarterback Tavita Pritchard’s mother worries that she may be perceived as “condescending and asking questions that are totally inappropriate” about his concussion.
It's Game Day...BIG Game Day
KCBS – 12/01/2007, 15:22 pm
PALO ALTO, Calif. (KCBS) -- Today, Stanford and Cal Berkeleys football teams meet again for the 110th time for the Big Game. But, the Big Game isn't just any college football game.
Those involved in 'The Play' are still facing the music
Yahoo News USA – 12/01/2007, 12:24 pm
By Tom Dienhart - (Advertisement) Five can-you-believe-it laterals to end the game, a megadose of hysteria and the memorable line: "The band is out on the field!" You know what we're talking about: "The Play.
Cal must try to bowl over Stanford A Bears victory would guarantee a postseason game; Cardinal motivation is to win back The Axe
Press Democrat – 12/01/2007, 06:46 am
The Cal football team was undefeated and ranked No. 2 in the nation, and the top spot was there for the taking with a victory over Oregon State. Cal fans were actually discussing the mixed feelings they might have if they missed out on the Rose Bowl to play for the national championship in New Orleans.
Still something at stake 25 years after The Play
Modesto Bee – 12/01/2007, 06:19 am
Reading time, two minutes: The Play cost Stanford a minor-bowl game. Twenty-five years later, the Cardinal can return the favor tonight. Weak scenario, you say? It's the best we can do for teams who've lost five of their last six.
College football: Local remembers 'Big Game' on 25th anniversary
Reno Gazette-Journal – 12/01/2007, 06:13 am
There are two groups of uniformed people who don't get Christmas cards from Dave Wyman -- a particular 1982 Pac-10 officiating crew and Stanford band members.
Cardinal seniors have no Axes, only 0's
Inside Bay Area – 12/01/2007, 03:59 am
STANFORD They will leave Stanford without ever reaching a bowl game or experiencing a winning season. They've played for three head coaches, endured the lowest of lows (see UC Davis in 2005) and enjoyed one historic high (see USC in'07).
Pac-10 Preview | Bowl landscape unsettled
Seattle Times – 12/01/2007, 02:18 am
By Bud Withers Seattle Times college football reporter Read the following only with a couple of aspirin by your side. The Pac-10 bowl picture may be headache-inducing.
Stanford seniors take final shot at Cal in Big Game
Palo Alto Online – 12/01/2007, 00:18 am
Share: Offensive production was on the rise through Stanford's first seven games, a tribute to head football coach Jim Harbaugh and his offensive coaches Chris Dalman, Tim Drevino, David Shaw and Willie Taggart.

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