» Stanford “traded” Twitter handles with Syracuse, giving up @SUAthletics in exchange for a local goods package that includes a crate of oranges.
“Obviously we’re thrilled to activate @GoStanford as our official Twitter handle and pull off this dynamic trade,” said Bernard Muir, The Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics at Stanford. “From a branding standpoint, this trade makes sense for both schools. We held both accounts – the social media equivalent to having two starting quarterbacks, and we wanted to derive as much
value fun as possible. We expect great things from our new starter, @GoStanford, and wish @SUAthletics good luck in a new home.”
» Oregon continues its run as basketball’s Transfer U. Last week, the Ducks added Houston transfer Joseph Young, a 6-foot-3 guard that led the Cougars with 18.0 points per game as a redshirt sophomore. If he isn’t granted a waiver, he will only be eligible for the 2014-15 season.
Dana Altman recently landed his fifth and sixth senior transfers in ex-Iowa State commit Richard Amardi and UNLV’s Mike Moser.
» Oregon State running back Storm Woods, on his team’s 31-27 Alamo Bowl loss to Texas: “I’ve watched it more than 10 times by myself, honestly. It haunts me still, and it fuels me but at the same time, I have to let it go.”
» Dunk contest highlights from Washington’s alumni game, set to 2Pac’s “Ambitionz Az A Ridah.”
» Arizona State’s All-Pac-12 safety Alden Darby said his main focus is correcting “wasted movement.”
» Tyler Slavin is transferring out of Arizona, leaving the Wildcats without three of their top six receivers from 2012. He caught for 224 yards and a touchdown, the game-winner in the New Mexico Bowl.
» Former Utah ski coach Pat Miller, responsible for eight NCAA titles, passed away.
» Colorado is already listed as underdogs by 20 points or more in six conference games.