Roundup: ASU's Sarafin announces he is gay
Arizona State lineman Chip Sarafin has announced he is gay, and it is believed that he is the first active major college football player to come out publicly. Here’s the feature article on Sarafin in which he tells Compete magazine’s Joshua Wyrick that he’s gay. Paola Boivin of the Arizona Republic comments on how the Sarafin news was “taken in stride,” to borrow her term. Sarafin received plenty of support, but other than that, things were pretty ho-hum (not the media circus that there was for Michael Sam).
We touched on half of this earlier in the week, but Cal football has scheduled games with North Carolina and TCU. Cal will head to Chapel Hill in 2017 and welcome the Heels to Strawberry Canyon in 2018, while Cal will host TCU in 2020 and visit Horned Frog territory in 2021. And the injury bug bit again, as Cal football lost three players to injury, the team announced Wednesday after practice. Nathan Broussard (MLB) and Quentin Tartabull (S) are out for the year with torn ACLs, while Jeffrey Coprich (RB) is out four to eight weeks with a broken foot.
Ugh – Utah cornerback Reginald Porter is out for the year with a knee injury, reports the Salt Lake Tribune. According to the article, he was listed as a co-starter before the injury.
Time for the Associated Press to feature Johnathan Loyd’s transition from basketball to football now that we're knee-deep into training camp.
After being kicked out of practice earlier this week, UCLA’s Myles Jack said he has learned his lesson. A berating phone call from mom will set anyone straight.
Gina Mizell tells us that Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion is tweaking his footwork as a means to improve his arm (as if his arm needed any improving as it is).
Let’s take a look at the new Arizona basketball uniforms, because it’s never too early to talk hoop in Tucson (or my apartment). And while we’re on the subject of Arizona hoops, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is working on his jump shot, as Brian Hamilton of Sports Illustrated lets us know (dude is GRINDIN').
It might seem like Mike Leach throws it 99.9 percent of the time, but Washington State running backs Gerard Wicks and Jamal Morrow “give the Cougars’ Air Raid ground forces,” writes Jacob Thorpe.
Wanna read a feature on Colorado defensive ends coach Andy LaRussa? I think you should. He ran his first marathon in May and doesn’t mind serving up running as a punishment with his defensive ends.
David Lombardi has written up a position preview of the Stanford football wide receivers, so you should Czech it out.
Sounds like these Washington football linebackers are going to be pretty good this year. Thanks for the link, Percy Allen.
Boy looka here, a USC football season preview thanks to Uncle Ted.
Today marks the pac-12.com link roundup’s second birthday. Here’s a look at the very first roundup in pac-12.com history (no logos back in the day; what blasphemy!). Also, here’s the link roundup on its first birthday.