Roundup: RB Sanders intends to transfer from Stanford
Running back Barry J. Sanders will leave Stanford under the graduate transfer rule and could consider playing at his pop's alma mater, Oklahoma State, reports The Oklahoman. Sanders confirmed that he will transfer outside the Pac-12.
Stanford's Christian McCaffrey's Rose Bowl performance may have broken him out on a national level, but ESPN's David Lombari also gave Washington running back Myles Gaskin a Co-Breakout Performance nod for the bowl season. Gaskin amassed 181 yards and four touchdowns on 26 carries in UW's postseason victory over Southern Miss.
In Pac-12 hockey news, UConn spoiled Arizona State's NCAA Divison I home opener with a 5-2 win over the Sun Devils Tuesday. Freshman Jordan Masters netted two goals for ASU to increase his team-high mark to eight on the season.
Utah dipped into enemy territory to hire receivers coach Guy Holiday away from rival BYU. The Salt Lake Tribune's Kyle Goon has more, and Holiday has already confirmed the news on his Twitter account.
Head coach Tad Boyle isn't shaking up the starting lineup despite his Buffaloes suffering from turnover woes of late. Additionally, Colorado is getting closer to learning whether forward Xavier Johnson can return this year after tearing his Achilles, reports Pat Rooney at BuffZone.com.
Wildcat greats Chuck Cecil and Ricky Hundey are options to fill the defensive coordinator opening, writes the Arizona Daily Star's Michael Lev.
The season grades weren't expected to be pretty for Gary Andersen in his first season at Oregon State, but ESPN's Chantel Jennings also lays out a few promising signs of things ahead for the Beavers.
A couple impressive nonconference victories over Kentucky and Gonzaga and an 0-2 start to Pac-12 play don't add up for the Bruins, but The LA Daily News' Jack Wang writes that forward Jonah Bolden could be the difference moving forward.
For The Oregonian, Andrew Greif recaps the Ducks' 2015 season – a weird one full of extreme highs and lows. Injuries and inconsistencies created most of the valleys.
California freshmen Ivan Rabb and Jaylen Brown have been finding themselves as Pac-12 play hits, and Rabb ranks third on ESPN Insider C.L. Brown's weekly list of the nation's top-performing freshmen.
Might it be coincidence? USC lost one defensive line commitment this week, but after making an offer to highly-regarded Jonathan Kongbo III, the lineman decommitted from Tennessee and announced he would make his decision on National Signing Day.
Washington State's NBA poster boy Klay Thompson not only dropped 22 points in one quarter against the Lakers on Tuesday but will be produced as a life-size bobble-head alongside his dog Rocco.