Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky plans to swim for Stanford after she graduates from high school next year.

The 17-year-old from Bethesda, Maryland, announced her oral commitment Thursday. She's a junior at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart.

Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle as a 15-year-old at the 2012 London Olympics. She won four gold medals and broke two world records at the 2013 world championships in Barcelona.

Stanford women's coach Greg Meehan can't comment until Ledecky signs a national letter of intent in November.

  • The Pac-12 announced a three-year deal to stage its football championship game at the new 49ers facility in Santa Clara. Levi's Stadium, which will host the 2016 Super Bowl, was simply too good a venue to pass up.

    "It's a place you want to experience,'' commissioner Larry Scott said at a press conference outside the stadium with 49ers CEO Jed York and president Paraag Marathe.

    Marathe expects a sellout for the Dec. 5 matchup. The conference plans to re-evaluate the situation after three years. If the neutral site doesn't work, it has the option of returning to the home-hosting model.

  • Defending NCAA women's tennis champion Stanford (19-2) won 4-3 over Cal (20-5) in the Round of 16 in Atlanta. The Cardinal clinched the match when Caroline Doyle edged Maegan Manasse 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (0) at the Ken Byers Complex. The match was moved from Athens, Georgia, to indoors in Atlanta due to rain. Stanford will play Virginia in the quarterfinals Saturday.

  • The Stanford men's golf team opened the 54-hole NCAA Eugene (Oregon) Regional with a 4-under 276 and held a four-shot lead. Stanford's Patrick Rogers had the low round, a 4-under 66 for a one-shot lead at Eugene Country Club. San Jose State's Cody Blick, playing as an individual, shot a 76 and was tied for 54th.

    Cal shot a 17-over 305 and was in seventh place at the NCAA Sugar Grove (Illinois) Regional. UAB led at 4-over 292 at the Rich Harvest Farms course. Cal's Brandon Hagy shared sixth at 1-over 73. Illinois' Brian Campbell was the top individual at 69.

    MLS

    The league suspended the Earthquakes' Victor Bernardez for a game, and the defender won't play Saturday at Seattle. He was cited for knocking down FC Dallas' David Texeira during San Jose's 2-1 win last weekend. Bernardez tripped the striker and then accidentally stepped on Texeira while going for the ball. Also, midfielder Shea Salinas (second red card), forward Alan Gordon (muscle strain) and center back Clarence Goodson (training with the U.S. national team) won't play Saturday.

    San Jose Giants

    Mitch Delfino hit his eighth homer of the season, a solo shot, in the fifth inning, and San Jose won 6-4 at Stockton. Brett Krill went 3 for 3 with three runs and an RBI for the Giants.

    Staff writers Jon Wilner and Elliott Almond and wire services contributed to this report.