Roundup: Can Oregon drop 40 on Stanford?
Here’s a little bulletin board material for the Farm Boys: De’Anthony Thomas says Oregon should score 40 points against the Cardinal tomorrow night. On the other hand, Oregon’s defense is wary of a physical Stanford. In basketball news, the Ducks have suspended Dominic Artis and Ben Carter for a violation of NCAA rules “relating to extra benefits,” according to the GoDucks.com release. Neither guy will be on the trip to South Korea for the season opener against Georgetown.
David Shaw usually isn’t one to get into public beefs with opposing teams (well, there was this), and Shaw shrugged off the 40-point statement from De’Anthony Thomas. The good news on The Farm is that Stanford is getting healthy for the Oregon game; it sounds like Henry Anderson, Devon Cajuste and Jordan Williamson will all play in some capacity. Also, some David Shaw comments on the Jonathan Martin situation.
Former Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson was named the new AD at Texas, replacing the long-standing DeLoss Dodds (Patterson is a Longhorn alum). Here is a statement from ASU president Michael Crow on the situation. As of now, senior vice president James Rund will serve as the interim AD while a national search is carried out by the Forks.
After making three touchdown catches against the Wildcats (first Bear to do so since DeSean Jackson seven years ago), it shouldn’t be much of a shocker that Kenny Lawler was named a CFPA honorable mention Wide Receiver of the Week. ICYMI, you should really check out his grab that landed him on #SCTop10. Also, Cal issued a statement regarding the locker room incident that sent one player to the hospital. Here are some additional details from the San Francisco Chronicle.
The ‘Cats have a huge game against UCLA this weekend, and this Arizona football video entitled “A-Men Days of Future Glory” is really dope. As Football Scoop says, it will be the best thing you watch all day.
And now for perhaps the second-best video you’ll watch all day, here’s Ed Orgeron surprising USC with In-N-Out, replete with burgers, fries and it looks like maybe even milkshakes (best milkshakes on the planet ever since the Spoons by my house growing up stopped serving them). Can I go play for Ed Orgeron, too?
Man, there are no weeks off for defensive units in the Pac-12. Two weeks after having to try to shut down Ka’Deem Carey (leading rusher in the nation), the Buffs are now prepping for the Huskies’ Bishop Sankey (third in the nation in rushing).
The Beavers are looking to regroup after the loss to USC, and luckily they have a bye week to recuperate, because the home stretch does not look easy: at Arizona State, vs. Washington, at Oregon.
Thanks to Monica Lee of GoHuskies.com, we get to know the Dawgs off the Field: Bishop Sankey goes to the mall and countless others enjoy a game of Call of Duty or Madden. Not sure I would be too good at their “Lay-lay-good” game (sounds like I have something in common with Keith Price now).
How’s about we check in on some former Cougs? Sounds like a good idea to me. The ones listed are some guys who transferred out of Wazzu to other landing spots.
The college basketball season is just two days away, and UCLA is counting on Tony Parker to be a big contributor this season. Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times has the story on a slimmer Tony Parker being all smiles at UCLA. The big man lost about 20 pounds over the summer after riding the exercise bike a ton and cutting out high-sugar fruit juice drinks. He also had a pretty good game in the exhibition contest against Cal State San Marcos (17 points, 16 boards, four blocks). Also, you gotta love the fact that UCLA football and Oklahoma are scheduling a home-and-home series in 2018 (Norman) and 2019 (Rose Bowl).
And here’s another college basketball primer, this time courtesy of Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Trib: Are the Utes ready for the next step? Utah was much improved last year and looks to be even more talented this year, but the Pac-12 is going to be no joke in 2013-14.