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Risk it for the Biscuit

Ben Cleasby and Lauren Koyama

February 18, 2016

In 1921, eight Chicago White Sox major league baseball players were banned for life after the accusation of fixing the 1919 World series. In 2007, referee Tim Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in jail for betting on National Basketball Association (NBA) games, which he officiated. In 2015, the National...

Finding the perfect balance

Finding the perfect balance

November 12, 2014

   There are a select few high school athletes who are awarded with partial or full scholarships to play sports in college. For these certain students, practicing day in and day out for the last four years has paid off. Sports scholarships open doors to schools that might have otherwise been out o...

Join the second-ever Viking Bracket Challenge!

The Stanford Cardinal come into the 2014 NCAA Tournament as a No. 10 seed.

Josh Stern, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2014

The madness is upon us! In a matter of weeks college basketball fans all across the United States will watch college basketball intently, with hopes that their “perfectly” constructed bracket will beat the overwhelming odds. The Viking has created a bracket pool for all Palo Alto High School s...

And we’re off: College football kick-off

The Stanford Cardinal football team started the season ranked at No. 4 in the country and beat San Jose State 34-13 in its home opener.

Zach Rizk, Columnist

September 8, 2013

There really aren’t many things that I love as much as college football. Questionably better than my prized Chick-Fil-A, it's easy for me to acknowledge the month of September, of college football, as the most wonderful time of year. This year, it didn't take long for the action to get rolling. Wi...

Analyzing Manziel: Actions expressing priorities

Johnny Manziel, winner of the 2013 Heisman trophy, is facing controversy and suspension from the NCAA after allegedly selling signed memorabilia to fans.

Zach Rizk, Columnist

August 26, 2013

Johnny Manziel. Johnny 'Football'. Johnny Heisman. We’ve all heard the nicknames for last year's Heisman trophy winner. But when was the last time you heard someone acknowledge the young phenomenon simply as a college student? It’s hard to acknowledge Manziel as a college student; something that t...

College players not living up to their commitments

Tyrann Mathieu was only one of many NCAA football players that recently was suspended from playing this season. Mathieu was a 2011 Heisman finalist and was considered to be a key defensive back of the LSU Tigers.

Josh Stern, Staff Writer

September 10, 2012

As college football's publicity rises, the number of student athletes banned, suspended or arrested increases as well. Last year, ESPN was flooded with tabloid stories concerning players who got in trouble. Public intoxication, possession and usage of drugs and resisting arrest are just some of the headlines...

Managing the madness

Managing the madness

Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writer

March 14, 2012

With February coming to an end and winter not quite over, the Paly campus is engulfed in its annual stupor. School is back in full swing following grueling first semester finals, and the perennial third quarter slump has come out in full force. With a demanding six straight weeks of school, people...

The Pac-Anticlimactic

The Pac-Anticlimactic

Peter Dennis, Columnist

February 2, 2012

Sometimes I get ashamed for living in California. Mind you, that’s not very often, what with our low 60’s weather in the winter (and we complain for every degree of it), lack of obnoxious accents, sweet catch phrase “West Coast/Best Coast,” and just general awesomeness, but still, with our premier...

Column: In the Shadow of the Super Conference

Column: In the Shadow of the Super Conference

Jonny Glazier and Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writers

October 10, 2011

Picture yourself 50 years into the future. As you drive your grandson to soccer practice in your hover car, he quizzically asks, “Pappy, what was the Big 12?” Despite your fading memory, aching back, and late nights of bingo, you fondly reminisce about the good ol’ days of college football, where...

Column: recruiting violations in college football

Column: recruiting violations in college football

Michael Strong, Staff Writer

September 8, 2011

It’s that time of year again football fans. Time to put away your summer clothes and baseball gear, break out your game time snacks and favorite team jerseys, and prepare for another exciting college football season. Last year’s season was an all-time high for the sport, with Heisman trophy winner...

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