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Stanford Cardinal Football: The Perfect Excuse to Stay at the Mill Rose Inn

August 31, 2014 by Mill Rose Inn

Stanford Cardinal FootballFall is in the air, and that means one thing when it comes to college sports:  football season! For some NCAA Division I FBS action, Stanford University’s team delivers a great games in a fantastic atmosphere.  The Mill Rose Inn is located about half an hour away from Stanford’s campus in Stanford, California, making attending a Stanford Cardinal football  game the perfect reason to book a stay at our Half Moon Bay bed and breakfast!  Read on to find out more about the 2014 Stanford Cardinal season as well as  few fun facts about the team’s history.


Stanford Cardinal Football History and Details

The football team at Stanford University has been competing since 1891, however the name of the team has changed a couple of times before settling on the Cardinal, which refers to the color rather than the bird. The unofficial mascot of the team is the Stanford Tree.   Currently, Stanford is the top-ranked school with an FBS football program, compete in in the Pac-12.  Stanford Cardinal football was also part of the first Rose Bowl game against Michigan.  The program has several in-state rivals such as California, who they play their “Big Game” every year, and Notre Dame, who they compete against for the Legends Trophy.  The storied program has had one Heisman Trophy winner (Jim Plunkett), 30 Consensus All-Americans, 14 conference titles, and two national titles (1926 & 1940).  The rich history and prestige of the team contribute to the on-of-a-kind atmosphere at games at Stanford Stadium.


Stanford Cardinal Football 2014 Schedule

Stanford Carinal football will play a challenging schedule in 2014 against both in and out of state rivals and fellow Pac-12 teams.  Here is the Stanford Cardinal football schedule for the remainder of the 2014 season:

Saturday, September 6th | USC

Saturday, September 13th | Army

Saturday, September 27 | @ Washington

Saturday, October 4th | @ Notre Dame

Friday, October 10th | Washington State

Saturday, October 18th | @ Arizona State

Saturday, October 25th | Oregon State

Saturday, November 1st | @ Oregon

Saturday, November 15th | Utah

Saturday, November 22nd | @ California

Friday, November 28th | @ UCLA


Where to Stay When You Go to a Stanford Cardinal Football Game

After a spending a day tailgating, soaking up the electric atmosphere, and cheering on the home team at a Stanford Cardinal football game, you should retire to a place where you can be pampered as you relax and re-energize.  The Mill Rose Inn in Half Moon Bay, CA is located about half an hour outside of Stanford, making it a convenient option for those who enjoy football and also want to partake in luxury.  Our Half Moon Bay bed and breakfast features elegant and comfortable guest rooms and suites as well as extensive gardens, which are beautifully kept all year round.  Our Garden Jacuzzi and Massage services in the Rose Grotto are options that you take advantage of should you need that extra bit of unwinding.  And of course, each morning you’ll receive a full gourmet breakfast to fuel you for whatever the day has in store! Whether you come for the football or not, we can’t wait to see you soon!



Photo courtesy Brian Cantoni via Wikimedia Commons.