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New scoreboards highlight stadium improvements

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We're getting new HD scoreboards, new clocks, and a new wraparound digital board to replace the two small boards at midfield. Everything will be ready by the first game.

Stanford football is the least hated BCS team

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According to Reddit, people all over the country love (or rather, they don't hate) Stanford football. Not bad!

Stanford football the least penalized team in the Pac-12

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Interesting that even though Stanford is the least penalized team in the Pac-12, they're still penalized more often than half the teams in college football. What they've told you about Pac-12 refs is true.

Condoleezza Rice, football recruiter

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When courting recruits for his Rose Bowl-winning football team, Stanford head coach David Shaw ’94 can say plenty about the quality of the Cardinal football program. Even so, in order to truly wow potential players with all that Stanford has to offer, Shaw often brings in the person he calls his "cleanup hitter"—former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Nunes Injury, Skov Suspension

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Tyler Gaffney Returns for Senior Season

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ESPN's Way Too Early Top 25 has Stanford at #2

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2. Stanford Cardinal Previous rank: 3 After playing in three consecutive BCS bowl games and winning the Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio this past season, Stanford signed the country's No. 40 recruiting class, according to ESPN RecruitingNation. But don't think for a second that its low ranking really matters. Stanford continues to do more with less than perhaps any Football Bowl Subdivision program in the country. Even after losing three underclassmen (tight ends Zach Ertz and Levine Toilolo and cornerback Terrence Brown) to the NFL draft, the Cardinal should be a contender for a Pac-12 title in 2013. The Cardinal must also replace senior tailback Stepfan Taylor, who ran for 1,530 yards with 13 touchdowns, but quarterback Kevin Hogan figures to get better with more experience. Cardinal coach David Shaw and his staff signed only 12 recruits, but receiver Francis Owusu and three tight ends might provide some immediate help.

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