Roundup: Dres Anderson out for the year
Rough news to hear for Utes fans – Utah wide receiver Dres Anderson is out for the season with a knee injury. He is fifth in all-time in Utah history with 2,077 receiving yards. See you in the NFL, Little Flipper.
Oregon is ranked fifth in the first College Football Playoff top 25, just missing out on what would be a playoff bid if the semifinals started today. Plenty of football and plenty of losing to be had in front of the Ducks in the rankings, however, as No. 4 Ole Miss still needs to play No. 3 Auburn and No. 1 Mississippi State.
This is a different Cardinal team than the one that beat the Ducks the last two years, so Stanford is looking for a new way to defeat Oregon, writes Antonio Gonzalez of AP fame.
Former Washington State coach Mike Price showed up at Cougars practice Tuesday and spoke to the team, reports Jacob Thorpe.
It sounds like Cal football isn’t in a rush to play at Levi’s Stadium again, as coach Sonny Dykes said he’d prefer to have home games at Memorial Stadium.
UCLA defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes calls this week a “do or die week” for the Bruins with Arizona coming to town.
Originally backing up center Nick Kelly this season, Arizona State offensive lineman Stephon McCray will make his first career start at left guard, filling in for the injured Christian Westerman (knee).
Chris Petersen supports the Pac-12’s move to guarantee four-year scholarships for student-athletes and Washington is trying to decrease its penalties on special teams, writes Christian Caple in his latest notebook.
Here’s the Sports Illustrated Pac-12 men’s basketball preview, and of course, Arizona is picked to win the Pac-12 by the publication.
Cool video feature on Colorado defensive lineman Derek McCartney, the grandson of former Buff coach Bill McCartney. The freshman already has four sacks this season.
Please do read this Q&A with Oregon State women’s basketball player Sydney Wiese. She’s a great interview who just needs to have her headband wherever she goes.
A little late on this, but did you see Washington Redskins running back Silas Redd do a backflip after Monday night’s victory over the Dallas Cowboys? Heckuva pic here of the former Trojan.