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Twitter Contest Winners!

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

The tweets are in and we’ve chosen our three winners. Congratulations to kchakicks, benvb92, and derekouyang! Here are the winning entries:

@kchakicks: Terrible suggestion spotted in the CoHo comment box

@benvb92: 1 Jan, about 20 people waiting for the Marguerite. 30 min later, someone actually checked the website, and we all walk.

@derekouyang: Tonight I met with architects and engineers from Germany, Poland, Slovenia, and Puerto Rico. Stanford is truly incredible.

Thanks to everyone who participated! You’re all winners for following us on Twitter, and keep an eye out for our next contest.

Our First Twitter Contest!

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

We’re kicking off the new year and the new quarter with our first ever Twitter contest! Three long wintry weeks are over and it’s time to dive back into the icy lake of p-sets and papers. Our football team made us proud on national TV, but students on the Farm are already complaining about classes. What’s your story from these first few weeks? Tell us and you could win free sandwiches at Ike’s.

Here are the rules to play:

1. If you aren’t doing so already, follow us on Twitter! Only those following us can win prizes.

2. Tweet anything about the first two weeks of the quarter. It could be a funny comment about a class you’re taking, an awkward or awful professor moment, or something interesting about the subject you’re learning. Anything and everything is welcome, from life after the Orange Bowl to death by PowerPoint. Leave a little room in your tweets so you can hashtag them with #tusb–it makes it easier for us to keep track of entries.

3. That’s it! We’ll choose the three best tweets and the authors will each receive a $20 gift certificate to Ike’s Place in the Engineering Quad.

The deadline is January 14th (next Friday) at midnight. Happy tweeting!

[EDIT: Multiple submissions are allowed and welcome! You can submit as many tweets as you want, but only one tweet per winner will be selected.]

Stanford-Arizona Liveblog

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Edit 3: Stanford wins! 42-17 over one of the best defenses in the country. We’ll see how this shakes up the rankings tomorrow. Thanks for following the liveblog. If you missed any part of it, read on after the break.

Stanford right after the Arizona game

This win wasn't as intense as the USC match, but it has potentially greater implications for the Cardinal in terms of national and Pac-10 rankings. The fans were happy to stay in the stands after this one.

Edit 2: For those of you just following along, it’s halftime and Stanford is up 21-3. Sorry for the delay in liveblogging coverage! My ride back to campus was late and we had some Internet woes in the press box. We’re all settled in now and looking forward to a great second half. (As long as I can find a plug for my laptop.)

Edit 1: Here we go in to the second quarter! Both teams are 7-1. ABC is broadcasting this nationally. 82% of the nation can tune in.

Traffic and internet troubles be damned, we are now liveblogging from the press box at Stanford Stadium!

0:00 Final score: Stanford 42, Arizona 17.

0:13 Luck takes the final knee, and that’s the game!

0:47 Second down, another knee. 5 second differential between play clock and game clock.

1:30 Luck is back on the field. He takes a knee on the first down. Looks like they’re going to run the clock out on this one.


Duck Hunt

Friday, October 1st, 2010

We view ourselves on the eve of battle. We are nerved for the contest, and must conquer or perish. — Sam HoustonOregon Duck Hunt

Tomorrow’s match against the Oregon Ducks is, undoubtedly, the biggest game in the four years I’ve been on the Farm. Sure, there’ve been Big Games and electrifying USC showdowns. But when the match’s original 8 PM PST kickoff get’s pushed back three hours so that the Atlantic seabord can watch in primetime, on the same day that Texas takes on Oklahoma and Florida squares off against Alabama, we’re talking something huge. Oh, and both teams are ranked in the top 10 nationally.

Here’s the roundup of gameday chatter from this past week: