October 08, 2007

USC: Don't Put His Finger On It

Yes, John David Booty fractured a finger in his throwing hand during the second quarter of Saturday's "what just happened?" loss to Stanford, but no, the fracture was not to blame for his 24-of-40, four-interception performance. The nation's new No. 10 team has announced that Booty will start at quarterback when the Trojans take on Arizona on Saturday, but if he is unable to play, third-year sophomore Mark Sanchez will step in under center. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound QB has attempted only three passes this season, but hey -- the inexperience factor worked for Tavita Pritchard.

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October 03, 2007

Stanford: Ostrander Will Travel After Seizure

In one of the more frightening injuries to take place this season (and that is saying something, as it has been quite an eventful five weeks), Stanford quarterback T.C. Ostrander suffered a seizure last weekend that will keep him from playing in Saturday's game against No. 2 USC. Ostrander began seizing at a restaurant while watching an NFL football game on Sunday and slammed his head on a pole as he fell out of his chair. He was released from Stanford Hospital Sunday evening after all tests came back normal, returned to classes this week and is well enough to travel to Saturday's game in Los Angeles. Keeping him off the field is a precaution, and he may be back on the gridiron as early as Oct. 13, when the Cardinal takes on TCU.

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August 03, 2007

Stanford: Bad to Worse

Stanford's high hopes for 2007 just dipped a bit lower. Following up on last year's abysmal 1-11 season, the worst in 46 years in Palo Alto, new head coach Jim Harbaugh is going to need all the help he can get, and that includes a healthy roster. Unfortunately, he won't get his wish. Starting safety Bo McNally could miss the Cardinal's opening game against UCLA after breaking a bone in his hand.

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