Roundup: Pat Haden 'feeling fine' after hospitalization
The Los Angeles Times and Yahoo! Sports, among others, are reporting that USC AD Pat Haden was hospitalized twice in a span of two days over the weekend. Here’s a tweet from Sunday from USC Athletics, and it appears as though Haden is recovering well. Good to hear:
USC AD Pat Haden reports that he is feeling fine and thanks everyone for their well wishes. He expects to check out of the hospital today.
— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) August 24, 2014
Shortly after the Friday roundup went live, Washington named Jeff Lindquist its starting quarterback for the season opener against Hawai’i. It does not mean he's the starter for the forseeable future after that, however. Cyler Miles is suspended for the season opener and was the presumed favorite for the gig before the suspension. Chantel Jennings reports that the Washington staff will revisit the QB situation after the Hawai'i game.
The NCAA has ruled that Oregon football linebacker Johnny Ragin can play this season after transferring from Cal last year. Usually the rule is that if you transfer within your conference, you have to sit out two years.
Here are the team captains for Utah football this year: Dres Anderson, Junior Salt, Nate Orchard, Brian Blechen and Andy Phillips.
Hey, need a reminder that live action is back on the Pac-12 Networks? The defending national champions, UCLA women’s soccer, beat UC Irvine 3-0 on the Networks Sunday, and here are some highlights of the game.
Kyle Ringo details a “grassroots movement” to create a new student section at Colorado football games, spearheaded by sophomore Buff Jake Pauly. He actually started the National Collegiate Student Section Association, so that’s pretty tight.
Now that it’s game week, Doug Haller releases an Arizona State football season overview in the form of a strengths and weaknesses kinda thing.
Along these lines of season overviews and what not, Jeff Faraudo writes that the Cal football team will start the 2014 season “full of optimism and uncertainty.”
Hey, The Oregonian has some Oregon State football season predictions for us, tackling questions such as who will be the offensive and defensive MVPs, who has the most to prove and so on.
To prepare Coug fans for the Thursday opener against the Scarlet Knights, Jacob Thorpe profiles the Rutgers defensive backs. It’s a unit that had been a strength for a while, but an inexperienced bunch struggled back there last season.
Here’s Paul Myerberg’s Stanford football season preview for USA Today. Myerberg has the Card ranked seventh in his preseason countdown.