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2015 Stanford Football: Stanford Stories September 3, 2015

Here are today’s best Stanford Cardinal links from around the web.

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We are expanding the team . . . Now onto the links.

Stanford football is just right around the corner and the previews ahead of Saturday morning's contest against Northwestern are rolling in. David Lombardi of ESPN writes that the Cardinal are unproven yet eager to take the field. Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News provides a nice season primer while Fox Sports does the same for the Northwestern game.

John Reid of the San Jose Mercury News writes that Shaw needs to keep expanding the playbook and improve in the red zone. The Stanford Daily previews Northwestern in their podcast. Our friends at Inside NU went behind enemy lines, sort of.

Despite being 12 point favorites, Today's U decided to go the Debbie Downer route and put Stanford on "major upset alert" while Troy Clardy of the Bootleg shared his worst case scenario.

The men's basketball team continued their Italian adventure with a scrimmage against Mantova, and against Verona. The Cardinal did step away from basketball to explore Venice.

Fifth year senior Rollins Stallworth will get his first career start on Saturday morning, and Kevin Hogan says he is making the most of it according to the Washington Post. Stallworth is not the only one gaining national attention, Senior guard Joshua Garnett made the USA Today Preseason All-American team.

Both the men's and the women's cross country teams are ranked in the preseason top 10.

Desmond Howard has jumped on the Cardinal bandwagon.

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Also, Coach Jim Harbaugh is an . . . interesting human being.

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