Roundup: Revenge of the nerd
A prominent Stanford linebacker is on a regional cover of Sports Illustrated, as Pete Thamel writes about the revenge of the nerd and Stanford’s Shayne Skov. This isn’t the full article, but there are a lot of good tidbits nonetheless.
Well Shayne Skov wasn’t the only Pac-12er on the front page, because Sports Illustrated put Marcus Mariota on a regional cover as well.
Sports Illustrated also selected UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley as a rising star. There’s a video inside along with a quick scouting report on the Chandler, Ariz., native.
There’s no official starter in Boulder just yet, but Colorado is likely to go with Connor Wood as the starting quarterback. He was named a team captain in the summer and has had a very solid fall camp thus far.
Unfortunately more injury news in Berkeley, this time on the hardwood: Justin Cobbs has sustained a foot injury, fracturing his right foot and will be out six to eight weeks. Luckily, that puts his return date at some time in the first half of October, meaning he should be more than ready to go for the beginning of the season.
Well here’s some better injury news: After missing four days, Marqise Lee returned to USC football practice in a limited role on Wednesday.
As Kyle Whittingham hopes to solidify Utah’s depth chart by Saturday, Andy Phillips is solidifying his position as the Utes’ top kicker. He’s not your typical kicker, either – a 24-year-old redshirt freshman who spent five years on the U.S. Ski team. Two weeks from the season opener against Utah State!
There was some good and some bad at Oregon State fall camp Wednesday. First, the bad: starting linebacker D.J. Alexander injured his right knee; no official prognosis yet. Now, the good: linebacker Michael Doctor was mic’d up for practice and fellow linebacker Manase Hungalu officially joined the Beavers in Corvallis.
In Tucson, Arizona football finds Daniel Jenkins a spot on the field at slot receiver so the tailback-by-trade can be on the field along with Ka’Deem Carey. Call him “Mr. Utility.”
It’s time for the best-case and worst-case scenarios for Washington, courtesy of Uncle Ted.
Here’s one of the latest blog posts from Arizona State men’s basketball in China, where the Sun Devils climbed skyscrapers in Shanghai. Meanwhile, the football team is at Camp Tontozona, where there were spur troubles, Marcus Hardison working and a Rick Smith home run (football-wise) on day two.
While the Sun Devils are doing their thing in China, Washington State women’s basketball won in Europe for the third time, beating Karlovy Vary 85-60 in the Czech Republic Wednesday on the heels of 17 points from sophomore Mariah Cooks.
Happy first birthday, Pac-12 Networks!