Pac-12 links: USC’s Josh Shaw (doesn’t) save nephew from drowning

» USC cornerback Josh Shaw sprained his ankles saving his nephew from drowning during a family social on Saturday. Remarkably, Shaw leaped off second-story balcony when he saw the 7-year-old struggling, landing on the concrete before crawling into the pool.

UPDATE: Serious doubts about Shaw’s story have surfaced, and USC is investigating further.

» Anu Solomon officially became Arizona’s starting quarterback, marking the first time since freshmen became eligible in 1972 that the Wildcats will open the season with one behind center.

» A closer look at the running ability of Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly, whom Jim Mora called “tough as nails.”

» After transferring to Utah, former UCLA defensive end Kylie Fitts will have two years of eligibility left starting in 2015. Pac-12 rules dictate that intra-conference transfers spend one year in residence and lose a season of eligibility.

» Not many teams can claim underdog status against Colorado, but Colorado State coach Jim McElwain seems to be trying.

» Ten thoughts on Oregon’s newly released depth chart, one that has true freshman Royce Freeman in contention for a starting spot.

» In three weeks, Oregon State has moved freshman Ryan Nall from tight end to running back to H-back.

» Cal’s Haas Pavilion will undergo a $10-million renovation, scheduled begin next May and be finished by the fall sports season.

» The new playoff system has Stanford eyeing a national title after four straight BCS bowls.

» True freshman Budda Baker, a former UCLA recruit, earned a starting safety spot on Washington’s Week 1 depth chart.

» Washington State will no longer host home games at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field.

  • ProbationU

    Courageous move by Shaw! Hope he fully recovers and continue to play the game he loves as well as earn his degree.

    • commentar

      Ruh Roh….

    • VB

      Rumor is that the Shaw story is all a lie. Details still emerging.

  • VB

    Jack, is Brendel back yet? Is he still slated to play in the opener this weekend?

    • Jack Wang

      I would consider him questionable right now.

  • Tommy B Low Us

    A trojan lied about a situation? Wow nothing to see here people move along.

  • Charlie Bucket

    a lying trOxan?? is there any other kind?

  • Charlie Bucket

    Nov 22….(no one at Southern Cal has any shame) Shaw will be back by then. everyone at the RoseBowl should bring cheap inflatable life preservers, “Help! Save Me Josh!!” signs, the band should play “Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler….thats just for starters….

  • Tommy B Low Us

    They are having a field day with this at Bruin Nation. The Ronald McDonald pic with the “fight on fingers” is priceless. Someone should make a big card board cut out of it for the pUSC game. Too Funny!!!