Roundup: Utah QB Travis Wilson cleared to play

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Utah

Very good news for Utes fans: Utah quarterback Travis Wilson is medically cleared to play. Wilson suffered a concussion in November and was subsequently held off the field after it was learned that he also had an injury to an intracranial artery. Also, you really have to see this photo of Kyle Whittingham with KISS (thanks to his brother Fred for the tweet and for getting KISS to flash the U). Lovin’ the neon shirt, coach.

Washington

Percy Allen tells us that the hard work paid off for former Husky C.J. Wilcox. The Washington three-point specialist has a good shot at being selected in the first round of the NBA draft Thursday night.

Oregon

Want an NBA scout’s take on Mike Moser? Andrew Greif comes through with the link.

Arizona State

Arizona State hired Tracy Smith as its head baseball coach Tuesday. Smith comes to ASU via Indiana, where he led the Hoosiers to their only College World Series appearance in 2013. Watch the introductory press conference with this link Thursday at 1:30 p.m. PT. Additionally, ESPN has announced a new ESPYS honor: The Pat Tillman Award for Service (much obliged, Karpinator).

Arizona

The national media is picking up on #Chillin4Charity, as For the Win details the Cold Water Challenge started by Arizona women’s basketball coach Niya Butts to benefit the Kay Yow Fund.

Oregon State

Oooh… so Oregon State might experiment with new football uniform combinations in 2014, according to The Oregonian. Nice Q&A Mizell does with OSU Director of Equipment Operations Steve McCoy. Orange tops, black pants anyone?

Stanford

Stanford men’s basketball will face UNLV in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic opening round. Temple-Duke is the other matchup, so if Stanford beats the Runnin’ Rebels, there is a good chance that Johnny Dawkins will get to square off against his former coach for the first time.

UCLA

Rob Rang previews UCLA’s 2015 NFL draft prospects. As you’d imagine, he thinks that the future is bright for Brett Hundley at the next level.

USC

Sporting News gives us a list of who it thinks are the 10 best USC football players of all-time. Orenthal James, Ronnie Lott and Marcus Allen are some of the guys you can expect to see in this slideshow.

Colorado

Colorado basketball coach Tad Boyle will tell ya that incoming freshman Dominique Collier is “everything we thought he’d be” during summer workouts.

Washington State

Uncle Ted believes that Washington State defensive end Xavier Cooper is the Cougars’ most important player.

California

California Golden Blogs looks at how Memorial Stadium fared in Pac-12 stadium rankings by the experts.

Stanford

To round out the roundup, we’ll let ya know that the Pac-12 All-Star volleyball team beat a Beijing team in five sets to secure a winning record on its tour of China. How ‘bout those second and third sets? 32-30 and 35-33; that’s some competitive volleyball (good lookin' out, Sean Kent).

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