Roundup: Stanford looks to make it 4-0 for Pac-12 in bowl season

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Stanford

Stanford will try to make it 4-0 for the Pac-12 Tuesday night when it plays Maryland in the Foster Farms Bowl in Santa Clara (7 p.m. PT, ESPN). Here’s a Foster Farms Bowl preview courtesy of David Lombardi and the Stanford Daily gives us its Foster Farms Bowl predictions. Also, Zac Ellis of Sports Illustrated discusses Michigan’s hiring of Jim Harbaugh as football coach. His last stop in the collegiate ranks culminated with an Orange Bowl win for the Cardinal.

USC

No surprise here – USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams is entering the 2015 NFL draft. He is considered to be a top-3 pick in the draft by ESPN draft gurus Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay. Meanwhile, USC quarterback Cody Kessler is returning for his redshirt senior season.

Utah

Utah A.D. Chris Hill says Kyle Whittingham is still Utah’s football coach despite grumblings and rumors that say otherwise.

Washington

Kudos to Mike Neighbors’ young women, as Washington women’s basketball upset No. 5 Texas A&M 70-49. Kelsey Plum and Talia Walton combined for 53 of those 70 points.

Oregon

Now here’s a tough question to answer: What is Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota bad at? Chantel Jennings asks a few of his teammates to try to shed some light on his weaknesses (maybe golf? FIFA?).

UCLA

Kevin Gemmell of ESPN writes that UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is proud of the legacy he’s leaving. Hundley is getting ready to play his final game for the Bruins in the Alamo Bowl against Kansas State.

Arizona

Arizona football has arrived in town for the Fiesta Bowl, y’all. Let’s Czech the video out, thanks to ArizonaWildcats.com.

Arizona State

With a Sun Bowl victory in its back pocket, Arizona State football looks to take the next step as a program, writes Doug Haller.

Oregon State

The Associated Press features Oregon State basketball guard Gary Payton II, who is following in his father’s path in Corvallis. It is believed that Paytons are the first father-son combo to have triple-doubles for the same school.

California

Cal women’s basketball beat Old Dominion 79-59 Monday night, breaking a three-game losing streak. The Golden Bears begin conference play Saturday against Utah.

Colorado

Trevor Simmons of Ralphie Report provides a forecast for what Colorado men’s basketball can do in conference play after going a worse-than-expected 7-5 in the pre-league slate.

Washington State

Jeff Nusser of CougCenter says that Washington State men’s basketball is improving as it heads into Pac-12 play. The Cougs head to Palo Alto with a 6-6 record.

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