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07:18 AM ET 07.24 | Congratulations are in order in Palo Alto. Stanford football has sold out of season tickets for the first time in school history. Riding momentum from winning the Pac-12 Conference and Rose Bowl last season, Stanford announced Tuesday that it capped season tickets at a record 33,000 sold. The number of tickets taken rises to 38,000 when including the student section at 50,000-seat Stanford Stadium. The school says a limited number of individual game tickets will go on sale Aug. 1. The Cardinal beat Wisconsin 20-14 on Jan. 1 for the school's first Rose Bowl victory since 1972. Stanford is 24-2 at home over the last four seasons. The Cardinal opens this season at home against San Jose State on Sept. 7. The seven-game home schedule includes games against Oregon, Cal and Notre Dame.

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July 24, 2013  07:50 AM ET

Now they just need to get 'em to show up.

July 24, 2013  07:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Now they just need to get 'em to show up.

I was suprised at the capacity of the stadium. 50,000 isn't very large by B1G standards, but then I go ogled pac 12 stadiums, and it is similar to many other stadiums in that conference.

July 24, 2013  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I was suprised at the capacity of the stadium. 50,000 isn't very large by B1G standards, but then I go ogled pac 12 stadiums, and it is similar to many other stadiums in that conference.

It used to hold about 90k, but rebuilt it about 3-4 years ago since they only averaged about 30k in attendance

July 24, 2013  08:23 AM ET

It's great to see a program with high academic standards being so successful in CFB. Hoping the Rice AD is watching closely and taking good notes...?

July 24, 2013  08:40 AM ET
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It's great to see a program with high academic standards being so successful in CFB. Hoping the Rice AD is watching closely and taking good notes...?

Get ready for a 10 win season for the Owls

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July 24, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Get ready for a 10 win season for the Owls

uhh, OK.



<Squints, looks closely at Guido> ...you drinking this early...?

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July 24, 2013  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

uhh, OK.<Squints, looks closely at Guido> ...you drinking this early...?

If your into numbers, a friend goes a great job of tracking just about everything.


http://tinyurl.com/m99kzv3

July 24, 2013  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

If your into numbers, a friend goes a great job of tracking just about everything.

http://tinyurl.com/m99kzv3

Can't get the linky to work....rats

July 24, 2013  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

uhh, OK.<Squints, looks closely at Guido> ...you drinking this early...?

and, forgot to mention, they are tied with UTx for returning the most starters in FBS at 19

July 24, 2013  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Can't get the linky to work....rats

Looks like the 7th time is the charm -- got it to work finally.

July 24, 2013  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Can't get the linky to work....rats

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/4/11/4209694/rice-football-2 013-preview-roster-schedule

they'll prob insert a space somewhere...

July 24, 2013  10:41 AM ET
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and, forgot to mention, they are tied with UTx for returning the most starters in FBS at 19

That's a mighty numbers-heavy write-up, you weren't kidding. wow.

My takeaways on it were that the D, while having lots of returning starters, was bad enough that even having lots of returning starters did not give the writer a great feeling of potential improvement in some key areas. With Bailiff being a defensive-oriented HC, maybe he can get better D out of that crew than expected. I remember they gave up a ton of big plays last year.

The size of the skill players on O was pretty darned impressive, but like the writer said, its a shame it didn't convert to impressive points output last season. Sounds like the O-line has solid potential to go with some beef at RB, and 2 good options at QB. If the O-line's pass blocking can firm up, the O could be pretty dangerous.

Without knowing alot about the rest of C-USA, it's hard to judge the possibilities of 10-2 or 9-3, but he makes a good case of them being a team on the rise, and with a chance to contend for the CC.

July 24, 2013  10:49 AM ET

Go Stanford!

July 24, 2013  10:52 AM ET
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That's a mighty numbers-heavy write-up, you weren't kidding. wow.My takeaways on it were that the D, while having lots of returning starters, was bad enough that even having lots of returning starters did not give the writer a great feeling of potential improvement in some key areas. With Bailiff being a defensive-oriented HC, maybe he can get better D out of that crew than expected. I remember they gave up a ton of big plays last year.The size of the skill players on O was pretty darned impressive, but like the writer said, its a shame it didn't convert to impressive points output last season. Sounds like the O-line has solid potential to go with some beef at RB, and 2 good options at QB. If the O-line's pass blocking can firm up, the O could be pretty dangerous. Without knowing alot about the rest of C-USA, it's hard to judge the possibilities of 10-2 or 9-3, but he makes a good case of them being a team on the rise, and with a chance to contend for the CC.

Bill charts every play for about 100 teams, hoping to get all teams by his group next year. Won't be surprised if he's a part of the playoff committee in some fashion.

my hopes are that some of the issues can be attributed to youth. They have some 3* playmakers that just made mistakes. Hopefully they've learned a bit. They improved as the season went, winning their last 5 aqainst some decent teams

July 24, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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Funny football coaches have gone from salaries from $30,000 a year to $5 million as revenues exploded a year but football scholarships have stayed the same??? MMMM?

You made this inane statement on another thread, why regurgitate this gibberish?

When I went to the U of I from 85'-90' my TOTAL cost to go to the school was 50K, now it's 30K/yr - what bizzaro math are you using to say that scholarships have stayed the same?

I'm guessing Obama-Detroit math.....

July 24, 2013  11:14 AM ET

To complete their makeover, Stanford needs to change their mascot form "Cardinal" to the "Sequoias." Their shorthand moniker is already the "Trees," and Sequoias just rolls off the tongue better. I think Stanford's student body actually voted for this name several years ago, and the administration shot it down. Maybe they were Catholic.

July 24, 2013  11:23 AM ET

Where are all the Pac-12 guys? How does a Stanford thread get hijacked by the Rice Owls?

 
July 24, 2013  11:56 AM ET
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Where are all the Pac-12 guys? How does a Stanford thread get hijacked by the Rice Owls?

Rice>pac

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