Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal building confidence going into Colorado this Saturday

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On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg:

#1 The Stanford Cardinal (4-4) got a very needed victory over the Arizona Wildcats (4-4) last Saturday 41-31 and they chalked up their third win in four games. Coach David Shaw has to like the direction the club is taking?

#2 The Cardinal have won three of their last four games. The win over the Wildcats is good for the emotion going into the Cardinal’s next game in Colorado.

#3 After missing three weeks, Stanford quarterback KJ Costello was back in the line up and threw 30 for 43 for 312 yards and three touchdowns. Looks like the O-line provided him some time to throw the football.

#4  Cardinal receiver Simi Fehoko had three receptions for 97 yards and two touchdowns. The running game was in full effect for the Cardinal as they accrued over 150 yards on the ground.

#5 The Colorado Buffaloes (3-5) have had some setbacks this year and they are looking for some offense, but it will be on both sides of the ball they’ll be concerned with. On the other hand, the Cardinal come in after that win against Arizona with some confidence as this game is Boulder.

Jerry does the Cardinal podcasts each week at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford defeats Arizona 41-31 Costello returns throws for three touchdowns

sfgate.com photo: Arizona Wildcat Jaxen Turner (21) breaks through Stanford Cardinal defender Andrew Pryts in the first half at Stanford Stadium on Sat Oct 26th game.

By London Marq

PALO ALTO–The Stanford Cardinal football program has had an up and down season in 2019. Entering play on Saturday afternoon they were a game under .500. After losing a tough home game to UCLA last week they looked to get back on track against the feisty Arizona Wildcats.

Stanford Quarterback KJ Costello was hoping to right the ship after missing the past three games due to injury. Despite jumping out to an early lead with a potent offense in the first quarter, Arizona couldn’t contain Costello on his return. The Wildcats took a 10 – 7 lead before the Cardinal exploded for 24 points in the second quarter.

Costello had 312 yards and three touchdowns and was in sync with his wideouts all game. Costello found 9 different receivers for positive gain. Simi Fehoko had three receptions for 97 yards and two touchdowns. The running game was in full effect for the Cardinal as the accrued over 150 yards on the ground.

The bell cow, Cameron Scarlett carried the ball 102 yards, averaging 5.4 yards a carry and also had two scored. Arizona was well in this game in the second half despite using two quarterbacks. Arizona put up one of their highest scores of the season but could not recover from two interceptions by quarterback Khalil Tate.

The second half of the game was a defensive battle. The Cardinal were able to hold Arizona to seven points in the half and hand Arizona its third consecutive loss. Stanford has bye next week in which they will gladly use to get healthy before they push for a bowl game in their final four matches.

Final: Stanford def. Arizona 41-31

The Cardinal have a bye on Nov 3rd and travel to Colorado to face the Buffaloes on Sat Nov 9th.

London covers Stanford football for http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Cardinal football podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal have lost 4 of their last 7 games, need this one bad against Arizona

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On the Stanford Cardinal football podcast with Jerry Feitelberg:

#1 Lots to work on for Stanford Cardinal head coach David Shaw and the Cardinal as they come off last Thursday’s loss to the UCLA Bruins at home 34-16.

#2 Lots to talk about for Shaw and the Cardinal and quarterback David West, who threw against the Bruins as the Cardinal third string quarterback, going 15-32 for 143 yards and no touchdowns. West and the offense will have a huge order in improving the offense in Arizona at Stanford Stadium this Saturday.

#3 A total of 16 Cardinal have made their first career starts which included West, with a great percentage of the players being that young and inexperienced the task of getting each of them ready. Saturday has proved challenging, but the Cardinal have won three games this season proving that once in gear Shaw can get his younger players ready.

#4 The Bruins — in the first quarter — got two touchdowns and spread out the rest of their scoring throughout the game for the 18-point win. Stopping the run early will probably be one of Stanford’s biggest goals this Saturday against Arizona.

#5 The Wildcats are coming to Stanford with a two-game losing streak and got crushed in their last two games by Washington and USC. Are the Wildcats a down team are a mad animal backed in a corner coming in this Saturday?

Join Jerry for the Cardinal Football podcast each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford football closes out homestand against Arizona Saturday

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By Ana Kieu

Coming off a tough loss by the lowly UCLA Bruins, the Stanford Cardinal football team has room for improvement. The Cardinal (3-4, 2-3 Pac-12) will host the Arizona Wildcats (4-3, 2-2 Pac-12) Saturday afternoon at 12:30 pm PT. The game will be broadcasted on the Pac-12 Network.

Here’s what you need to know before Saturday’s game.

FIRST CAREER STARTS
A total of 16 Cardinal have made their first career starts so far: Branson Bragg, Henry Hattis, Stuart Head, Houston Heimuli, Jake Hornibrook, Kyu Blu Kelly, Jonathan McGill, Barrett Miller, Davis Mills, J.J. Parson, Andrew Pryts, Curtis Robinson, Walter Rouse, Foster Sarell, Osiris St. Brown and Jack West.

TRUE FRESHMEN
Including punter Ryan Sanborn, seven true freshmen have started a game for the Cardinal this season, tied with UMass for second-most in the country. The Cardinal has started four true freshmen on the offensive line, most in the country.

TOUCHDOWNS GALORE
Stanford is seventh in the nation with two defensive touchdowns so far this season and has scored three non-offensive touchdowns.

SPECIAL TEAMS
The Cardinal’s special teams units have blocked two kicks this season, tops in the conference and 13th-best in the nation. Obi Eboh blocked an Oregon State field goal in the win against the Beavers, while Spencer Jorgensen blocked a punt that was recovered for a touchdown by Brycen Tremayne against UCLA.

NEW STARTING QUARTERBACK
Jack West got the start at quarterback against UCLA in place of the injured K.J. Costello and Davis Mills, marking Stanford’s third quarterback to start a game this season. The last time Stanford started three quarterbacks in the same season was in 1974 when Guy Benjamin, Mike Cordova and Jerry Waldvogel all started a game.

FIRST CAREER APPEARANCES
15 true freshmen have made their first career appearances so far this season: Branson Bragg, Stephen Herron, Elijah Higgins, Jake Hornibrook, Austin Jones, Brock Jones, Spencer Jorgensen, Kyu Blu Kelly, Zahran Manley, Jonathan McGill, Barrett Miller, Nathaniel Peat, Walter Rouse, Ryan Sanborn and Tristan Sinclair.

ADEBO ADVANTAGE
Through seven games, Paulson Adebo has made 27 tackles with 12 passes defended (10 breakups, two interceptions). Adebo’s 12 passes defended are sixth-most nationally.

Wildcats hand Stanford second straight Pac-12 defeat

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By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Sunday, February 23, 2019

Stanford dropped its second game of the Southwest road trip in Tucson on Sunday, as Arizona thumped the Cardinal 70-54 in Pac-12 men’s basketball.

Ira Lee led the Wildcats with 16 points, followed by Chase Jeter with 14. It was Arizona’s 19th straight victory over Stanford. Justin Coleman added 14 points and five assists.

It was Arizona’s second win over the Bay Area teams this week after defeating California on Wednesday, ending a seven-game losing streak.

The Wildcats (16-12, 7-8) jumped to an 11-point lead early and snuffed out two Stanford runs, as the Cardinal have been winless at McKale Center since 2008. Stanford missed seven of its first eight shots in the opening five minutes.

U of A led 31-23 at halftime. The Wildcats hit 7 of 16 3-pointers in the second half, while connecting on 14 of 28 field goals.

Stanford (14-13, 7-8) was led offensively by Daejon Davis with 14 points. Oscar Da Silva added 12 points. Prior to the current road trip, the Cardinal had been on a roll, winning five of their last six games before losing to Arizona State on Wednesday.

For the second straight game, KZ Okpala was out of the Cardinal lineup due to what Coach Jarod Haase called “an upper body injury.”

The Cardinal return home on Thursday to host Washington State.

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Joey Friedman: Can Cardinal hold off Wildcats after loss at ASU?

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On the Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Joey Friedman:

#1 The Stanford Cardinal (14-12) absolutely got demolished on Wednesday at ASU (18-8). What were some of the fundamental issues on defense to contain the Sun Devils?

#2 The Sun Devils head coach Bobby Hurely after the game was wearing a gangster shirt while addressing reporters and said that it was his gangster shirt and his players played like gangsters and delivered.

#3 On defense, the Cardinal tried everything and KZ Okpala said that he was overwhelmed by the turnovers and shooting that ASU capitalized on.

#4 Head coach of the Cardinal Jerod Haase said considering how hard the defense played it was disappointing with all that passion that Stanford had to take loss like this.

#5 It’s onto Tucson on Sunday and the Wildcats. Can the Cardinal contain the Arizona defense in that game?

Stanford Cardinal podcasts are heard each Friday with Joey Friedman at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Stanford prepares for another duel in the desert against Arizona Sunday

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By: Ana Kieu

Ah, the Stanford Cardinal didn’t get the final result that they likely hoped for in Wednesday evening’s conference game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at the Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz. But have no fear as the Cardinal prepare for another duel in the desert against the Arizona Wildcats at the McKale Center in Tuscon, Ariz. Sunday at 5:00 pm PT on ESPN2. Be there or be square.

Sad news was that the Cardinal (14-12, 7-7 Pac-12) also came off a two-game sweep at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto, Calif. against the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins on February 13th and 16th, respectively. So it was likely difficult for them to fathom a large loss 80-62 to the Sun Devils (18-8, 9-5 Pac-12), who currently hold onto a two-game win streak. Anyways, a Cardinal win over Arizona (14-12, 5-8 Pac-12) is completely feasible as the latter is three steps below them in the conference standings as well as the fact that they’re currently on a four-game losing skid. The Wildcats’ last win came on January 31st in a rivalry (and road) game against ASU.

Sure, Stanford recently suffered a loss at the hands of ASU, but there were a couple of silver linings about that miserable game. Senior center Josh Sharma and sophomore forward Oscar da Silva combined for 32 points in a losing effort for the Cardinal. It was just that ASU looked good and Stanford was unable to go on a shooting streak. Well, at least in my humble opinion. By the way, I was covering San Jose State vs. Colorado State that night. But I did check out parts of the game on my laptop. That’s better than nothing, right?

But you have to keep in mind that the Cardinal’s still without the services of their leading scorer and sophomore forward KZ Okpala, who remains day-to-day with an injury. Moreover, the Cardinal just put on a 2-of-21 shooting performance against ASU, which was downright terrible to say the least. ASU’s win evened the season series between the two schools. Stanford defeated ASU, 85-71, in the first meeting on January 19th at Maples Pavilion.

The Cardinal men’s basketball Twitter tweeted out “Right back to work tomorrow. Another opportunity awaits on Sunday.” There’s a chance that they’ll rebound and pick up a win at Arizona, but until then, we’ll see how things go.

Prediction: Stanford picks up a 95-70 win over Arizona.

Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris and Michael: Cal Bears has now lost 11 straight conference games and are 0-4 in the Pac-12 this season

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On the Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris and Michael:

The Cal Bears have not had a winning Pac-12 conference game this season. Now at 0-4 and the attendance at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley has been low with all the screaming Arizona Wildcats fans in attendance last Saturday. Also how Cal played on the hardwood in their 87-65 loss.

The one good thing is Cal plays Washington State next at Pullman on Tuesday night. Pullman is a tough place to get to and a tough place to get a win. Even when WSU is not playing well, they defend their home floor pretty well. This is not going to be a cake walk for Cal.

Morris and Michael do the Cal Bears podcast each week at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal’s struggle on offense equates to another Pac-12 loss to Arizona

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On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 The Cal Bears (5-11) were no match for the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday night, getting whipped 87-65 at Haas Pavilion

#2 Arizona went eight minutes without a field goal, but Cal was still behind 14-10.

#3 The Bears just couldn’t get anything going shooting 34.5. Bears head coach Wyking Jones didn’t say much in the postgame presser about the offense

#4 Jones was focused on the defense trying to patch holes in the leaky boat as the Wildcats had an offensive free for all.

#5 Winless in the Pac-12 conference at 0-3, the Bears take on Washington State University on Thursday at 7 pm.

Morris does the Cal basketball podcast each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Home Not Hospitable: Cal’s struggles at Haas continue in 87-65 loss to Arizona

By Morris Phillips

BERKELEY, Calif. — Hard to believe, but the Arizona Wildcats went more than eight minutes without scoring a field goal on Saturday night at Haas Pavilion.

Didn’t matter much, the Cats led 14-10 when the drought started, and they still led 22-17 when it ended.

The statistical oddity said a lot more about the lackluster hosts than it said about Arizona.

Cal saw its shooting grow colder than the visitors in their 87-65 loss to Arizona that kept the Bears (5-11, 0-4) winless in the Pac-12. The 11th consecutive loss in conference play for the Bears left few positives. In fact, after Cal shot a miserable 34.5 percent for the game, coach Wyking Jones had little to say about his team’s offense.

That’s because Jones was so preoccupied with his team’s dismal defense that allowed 87 points despite Arizona’s drought, the Bears’ offense got a pass.

“We have to improve our sense of urgency on the defensive end,” said Jones. “It’s a major, major problem for us right now. We’re an athletic team. We’re a quick team. We’re undersized, so we shouldn’t be getting taken off the bounce the way we’re getting taken off the bounce or opening up the floor for guys to kick out to wide-open shooters.”

The 12th double-digit home loss in Wyking Jones’ 48 games as head coach was a definite low point right down to the smaller Arizona contingent of fans making more noise than Cal’s supporters. But fortunately for Cal, the schedule eases with a game at similarly challenged Washington State up next, a chance to break the losing skid.

But the Bears need significant improvement if they envision hanging with the Cougars in Pullman.

Justice Sueing paced Cal with 27 points, but he was the only Bear to score in double figures. Cal’s other four starters combined to miss 29 of their 38 shots. Connor Vanover started at center and missed all six of his shot attempts inside the arc. Vanover’s only makes? A pair of 3-pointers, and an inadvertent tip-in at the buzzer before halftime–for Arizona as the 7’3″ center attempted to secure the defensive rebound off Brandon Williams’ miss.

That basket was credited to Arizona’s Chase Jeter, who led the Cats with 23 points, nine rebounds, and was part of a huge run that took Arizona from up five at the end of their first half drought to 12 at halftime, and 26 with 5:48 remaining.

At one juncture, Arizona scored at least one point on 21 of 23 possessions. How could Cal’s defense be so porous?

“Effort is the biggest thing. We keep going back to the fact that we’re young but we’re a lot more than what we’re showing, and we all know that,” Sueing said. “It’s disappointing to see us work so hard, especially with shooting and defense being the emphasis in practice.”

Arizona (13-4, 4-0) isn’t the only Pac-12 team that’s undefeated in conference play, and Cal not the only team looking for it’s first win, but the two are first and last in the standings. Arizona has won six straight overall, and holds a half-game lead over Washington and UCLA, both at 3-0.

The Bears are 0-4, a half-game behind 0-3 Washington State. The two teams see each other on Thursday at 7 pm in Pullman, WA.