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Roundup: Stanford football to begin 2017 season in Australia

Jan 31, 2017


Boo-yah - Stanford football will kick off the 2017 season in Australia against Rice, starting the campaign a week early on Aug. 26 (America time, Aug. 27 Australia time). Brian Risso, I have my passport ready.


After dropping 44 on Stanford in a loss Sunday night, Kelsey Plum was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the fifth time this season. Plum is now No. 3 on the NCAA all-time scoring list with 3,138 points.

Oregon State

Here’s the Pac-12 Networks recap of Oregon State wrestling's defeat of No. 18 Stanford 18-15 in Corvallis Monday night.


Zack Rosenblatt writes that Southern California is a top priority for Arizona football recruiting. So much talent down there.


Here’s a National Signing Day preview for Cal football provided to us by Jon Wilner. Justin Wilcox has done a fine job of keeping this class together after getting the head coaching gig just two and a half weeks ago.

Arizona State

Check out this National Signing Day story for former Arizona State safety Willie Daniel. The big day is Wednesday!

Washington State

Along these lines, Gabe Marks talks about his signing day in this CougCenter link that centers around a Pac-12 Networks tweet of a Marks video talking about said signing day.


Good work here from Kyle Bonagura on how San Clemente has turned into a “quarterback factory” for USC. Current USC QB Sam Darnold played at San Clemente High and early enrollee Jack Sears was also a signal-caller there.


According to the metrics applied here by football advanced stats guru Bill Connelly of SB Nation, Oregon is No. 3 in the nation for returning production in 2017.


Clay Fowler provides us with this write-up of UCLA men’s basketball dropping to No. 11 in the AP poll, falling out of the top 10 for the first time in nearly two months.


Kyle Goon breaks down Utah men’s basketball preparing for its upcoming road trip to the Bay Area schools. The Runnin’ Utes gotta improve at the foul line.


Pat Rooney (who now apparently goes by Patrick Joseph Rooney on his byline) features Colorado men’s basketball forward Lucas Siewert, as the freshman is coming off a couple of solid performances against the Oregon schools.