San Jose State's leading scorer James Kinney and starting forward Louis Garrett didn't travel with the Spartans on their trip as they serve indefinite suspensions for violating team rules.

The two weren't in the lineup for Thursday's 73-37 loss at Denver and won't play Saturday at New Mexico State. They also didn't make the trip when San Jose State lost at Utah State on Jan. 11. After the Utah State game, coach George Nessman said the players "were left behind for failure to meet team policies," according to a school release.

It is the second suspension for Kinney, who didn't play in a Dec. 22 loss to James Madison. He is averaging a WAC-leading 20.6 points per game.

  • Football coach Ron Caragher's five-year contract at San Jose State will pay him a minimum of $525,000 annually, with the potential to reach $720,000 in bonus money, according to documents obtained by this newspaper.

    Predecessor Mike MacIntyre made $465,000 with incentive bonuses last season. He left to coach at Colorado, where he will make $2 million annually.

    Also,

    Valley Christian High running back/defensive back Ryan Severson de-committed from San Jose State and is expected to flip to Colorado.

  • Offensive assistant Aaron Moorehead left Stanford to join Virginia Tech's football staff.

  • Brian Cook had 16 kills but couldn't prevent No. 2 Stanford (4-1, 1-1 MPSF) from being swept 27-25, 25-18, 29-27 by No. 7 USC (2-1, 2-1) in Los Angeles.


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    Two Stanford stars were selected in the National Women's Soccer League draft. Senior defender Rachel Quon was taken ninth by Chicago, and midfielder Mariah Nogueira went 13th to Boston. The eight-team league debuts in April.

    Staff writer Elliott Almond and wire services contributed to this report.