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Andrew Luck signs with agency, repped by uncle

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Andrew Luck signs with agency, repped by uncle

Who will win the Andrew Luck sweepstakes?

The Stanford quarterback has officially signed with the Wasserman Media Group, and will be represented by his uncle and NFLPA-certified advisor Will Wilson. Wilson joins Wasserman as the company's Executive VP of Football.

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LOS ANGELES Wasserman Media Group today announced that nationally lauded Stanford University quarterback Andrew Luck has signed with the agency for comprehensive representation. NFLPA-certified advisor Will Wilson joins Wasserman as the companys Executive Vice President of Football and will serve as Lucks agent. By joining Wassermans esteemed 1200-deep global client roster, Luck will benefit greatly from the agencys world class service including contract negotiation, marketing endorsements, media relations, social media counsel, and charitable and community development. Wassermans athlete management team, led by Arn Tellem, has negotiated player contracts and endorsements totaling over 3.5 billion in the last five years in the US alone. We are pleased to join forces with Will to maximize Andrews potential in the sport of football, said Mike Watts, Chief Operations Officer, Wasserman Media Group. Wills more than 20 years of global sports business experience with some of the most successful leagues will also further our business strategies as we continue to expand internationally. "Wasserman Media Group has an industry reputation second to none and a tremendous wealth of experience in athlete representation," said Wilson. "And as the agency's first, and only NFL player, Andrew will be receiving an outstanding service as he launches his career. I am also excited to help grow the agencys global business offerings."While Wilson will be managing Lucks career on a day-to-day basis, he will also work with the management team on international business development as part of Wassermans leading soccer division which represents over 400 soccer professionals around the globe, more than any other agency.Wilson joins Wasserman after serving as Executive Vice President of International Business & Special Events of MLS and SUM for the past four years. Prior to his time at MLS and SUM, Wilson has served in a number of executive roles within the international and domestic sports business including Executive Vice President of Sales for the Arena Football League (AFL) and Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Champ Car World Series (CART). Wilson also spent thirteen years working for NFL International including serving as Managing Director of NFL Mexico as well as the General Manager of the NFL Europe League Scottish Claymores.About Andrew LuckAndrew Luck, 22, is the most highly regarded college quarterback in a generation. In 2011, he won the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year, as well as a Walter Camp All-American. He was also named First Team All Pac-12 in 2010 and 2011, and a 2011 First Team All-American. Over the past two years, Luck was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year and lead Stanford to three straight Bowl Games and two straight BCS Games (Orange Bowl 2011, Fiesta Bowl 2012). Luck is on track to graduate from Stanford University in Spring 2012 with a bachelors degree in architectural design. About Wasserman Media GroupWasserman is a sports marketing and entertainment agency with global expertise in Athlete Management, Consulting, Media Rights, Partnership and Business Development and Action Sports. For more information please visit www.wmgllc.com .

Limping Love leads Stanford to Big Game win over Cal

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Limping Love leads Stanford to Big Game win over Cal

BOX SCORE

PALO ALTO — Bryce Love rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown despite missing most of the fourth quarter after aggravating an ankle injury, and No. 20 Stanford held off California 17-14 on Saturday to keep its Pac-12 title hopes alive.

K.J. Costello completed 17 of 26 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown, Ben Edwards made a key interception in the fourth quarter and Cameron Scarlett rushed for 49 yards on the final drive in place of Love to help the Cardinal (8-3, 7-2 Pac-12) milk the clock and win its eighth straight Big Game.

Stanford can earn a spot in the Pac-12 championship game against USC but needs some help.

The Cardinal can get there if No. 15 Washington State loses to No. 16 Washington next week. If the Cougars — who beat Stanford 24-21 on Nov. 4 — beat the Huskies, they get the nod because of the tiebreaker.

The nation's leading rusher going into the game, Love was held in check most of the game by Cal's defense and sat out the final 11:43 after re-injuring his ankle that has bothered him for the past month. He did stay on the field long enough to score a 57-yard touchdown — his 11th run of 50 yards or longer this season.

Scarlett, Love's primary backup all season, also came up big for Stanford. Scarlett rushed for 61 yards, the majority coming on the Cardinal's last drive that took the final 7:25. Scarlett's 2-yard gain on 4th-and-1 kept the drive going.

Patrick Laird ran for 153 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries while Ross Bowers passed for 182 yards and a touchdown for California. The Golden Bears (5-6, 2-6) need a win in their final game to become bowl eligible in coach Justin Wilcox's first season.

THE TAKEAWAY

California: The Bears made the Cardinal sweat and kept the game a lot closer than many thought possible. Wilcox's defense did a good job bottling up Love most of the game but couldn't stop Scarlett on the final drive which was huge. Still, there are plenty of positives for Cal to take out of this one.

Stanford: It wasn't the best game for David Shaw's team but the Cardinal gritted it out and held off a pesky Cal team that had plenty to play for. The conference title can still happen but before that Stanford has a pretty big game coming up against Notre Dame.

UP NEXT

California: Ends the regular season at UCLA on Saturday.

Stanford: The Cardinal stay home and will host No. 9 Notre Dame on Saturday. Stanford has won the last two and six of last eight against the Irish.

Former Cal running back suffers scary spine injury, taken to hospital

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Former Cal running back suffers scary spine injury, taken to hospital

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The New Orleans Saints say running back Daniel Lasco has feelings in his extremities after suffering a spinal injury making a tackle on a kickoff return during today's game at Buffalo.

Lasco was loaded into an ambulance on the field and taken to a hospital.

He was hurt six minutes into the second quarter when he appeared to lower his head while tackling Bills returner Brandon Tate. 

Lasco played four seasons at the University of California, Berkeley. He gained 1,471 yards from scrimmage with 14 touchdowns his junior year. In 2015 as a senior, Lasco was limited to nine games and only totaled 355 yards. 

The Saints selected Lasco in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

The Associated Press contributed to this report