Roundup: Stanford men's and women's soccer teams selected preseason No. 1

Al Chang/Stanford Athletics | Bob Drebin / isiphotos.com

Stanford

To be expected as defending champs – both Stanford soccer teams are ranked No. 1 in the major preseason polls. Here’s the story on the men’s No. 1 preseason ranking and here’s the story on the women’s No. 1 preseason ranking.

Washington

Former Washington football signee Ale Kaho will play for Alabama, Adam Jude reports. Kaho, the No. 1 linebacker in the 2018 recruiting class, had been officially granted his release from Washington on Monday.

USC

Joey Kaufman reports that USC linebacker Porter Gustin will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Gustin could miss the season opener, as he is expected to be out “several weeks.”

Utah

Kurt Kragthorpe wonders just how good the Utah secondary can be this year. It’s drawing comparisons to the 2008 Ute secondary that featured four future NFL players, and Athlon Sports ranks the unit No. 2 in the Pac-12 behind Washington (which it considers the best in the nation).

Washington State

Theo Lawson looks at how Washington State could use the NCAA’s new redshirt rule that allows players to appear in four games (or fewer) at any point in the season and retain their redshirt. This could be a boon for a guy like four-star quarterback Cammon Cooper.

California

Here’s some optimistic reading for Golden Bears fans – longtime Bay Area college sports reporter Jake Curtis is of the opinion that Cal football “could actually win” the Pac-12 this year.

Oregon

Jason Vondersmith of The Portland Tribune writes about Oregon football coach Mario Cristobal putting the “walk” before the “talk.” No catchy phrases like the previous administrations – “We gotta get to work man,” Cristobal says in the article. “It’s time to put words away.”

Arizona State

Doug Haller gives us a Tuesday Arizona State football practice report. It’s time to give receiver Kyle Williams some love, Haller believes.

Colorado

Brian Howell features Colorado nose tackle Javier Edwards, who has lost 50 pounds since he arrived on campus in January 2017.

Oregon State

Nick Daschel gives us updates from Oregon State's Tuesday practice where the big story was the quarterback competition.

UCLA

Ben Bolch whips up this feature of UCLA receiver Christian Pabico, a former walk-on who was put on scholarship for his fifth and final year in Westwood.

Arizona

Check out this Sports Illustrated Q&A with Andre Iguodala. LeBron James, Kevin Durant and golf are just some of the topics covered in the Q&A. What'dya know? Back-to-back days with SI links for Arizona.

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