Legendary UCLA men’s soccer coach Sigi Schmid died on Christmas at the age of 65 due to a personal health matter. Schmid led UCLA to three NCAA titles as a coach and later became the winningest coach in MLS history.

Before the Redbox Bowl on Dec. 31, UO quarterback Justin Herbert has announced he is returning for his senior season in Eugene.

Take a look back at some of the best nuggets and tidbits coming off the Early Signing Period for Class of 2019 football recruits in the Pac-12.

Get a deeper look at some of the top stories around the Pac-12 to come out of the Early Signing Period.


As the *official spokesperson of the Pac-12 Conference (*I am not the official spokesperson of the Pac-12 Conference), I'd like to give a very warm welcome to the many signees that joined the Conference of Champions on Wednesday. We are stoked to have every last one of you. 

That said, I have to give an extra-special shoutout to the new signees coming from abroad. There are four of them from the first day of the Early Signing Period, all bringing their own international flavor:

Signing Day is a big day in a young athlete's life. Maybe even the biggest day. So, while you have your family, friends, coaches and classmates present to celebrate all you've accomplished, why not show off your other skills while you can?

Branson Bragg, Stanford's newest four-star center, did just that on Wednesday. He performed with his school's jazz band ahead of the signing ceremony, jamming on the keyboard in Cardinal red.

Check out Bragg's mini-concert, courtesy of Alexa Philippou of SportsDayDFW.com: 

Jayden Daniels hit us right in the feels with home videos of tiny Jayden juking tiny defenders out of their tiny cleats.

Both Oregon and Stanford women's basketball collected top-10 wins on Tuesday.

Oregon’s 2019 class is from all over the country, from California to Tennessee to Florida. In fact, only one player announced during the wee hours of the Early Signing Period is actually from Oregon.

But that one player is a pretty big one: Patrick Herbert, little brother of the big man on campus, quarterback Justin Herbert.


Stanford running back Bryce Love will not play in the Sun Bowl against Pitt, instead opting to prepare for the NFL Draft. Michael Shapiro of Sports Illustrated has more on the story.



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