Roundup: ASU WR Jaelen Strong declares for NFL draft
Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong is declaring for the NFL draft, the university announced Monday. The first-team all-Pac-12er was named an All-American by numerous publications.
Great story from Chantel Jennings on Oregon football ball boy Kwame Mitchell (a San Jose native, mind you), who is so important to the program he’s on scholarship. Also, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is the AP Player of the Year. Yeah, he’s won so many awards this year this isn’t even the lead link #oldnews.
Colorado basketball guard Askia Booker led the Buffs to an 82-68 win over DePaul in the opening round of the Diamond Head Classic. Dude dropped 27 on the Blue Demons.
The Fighting Cuonzo Martins have played very well this season, but No. 6 Wisconsin defeated Cal basketball 68-56 Monday night in Haas.
Oregon State announced the football support staff Monday, so click on the link, yo.
Jacob Thorpe reports that Washington State freshman cornerback Kevin Griffin is leaving the team and will transfer to play football at another school.
Washington men’s basketball is No. 12 in ESPN’s power rankings. The Dawgs are 11-0 after beating Tulane Monday night.
USC basketball’s Elijah Stewart is the CBS Sports Freshman of the Week after scoring 22 on 10-10 shooting (2-2 from deep) in a 75-71 win at Boston College. The last Trojan to go 10-10? Taj Gibson, who also did it against Boston College.
Anthony Gimino features Arizona defensive end Reggie Gilbert, who may be able to get a fifth year of eligibility (there’s a little discrepancy on how many games he played in 2011 and he missed the end of that season with a torn meniscus).
Chris Foster of the Los Angeles Times writes about UCLA offensive lineman Jake Brendel. His sister, a lieutenant in the Air Force, was stationed at a base near San Antonio (where UCLA will be playing in the Alamo Bowl) before being deployed to Afghanistan last month.
Kyle Goon previews Utah men’s basketball’s game vs. South Dakota State, which you can watch Tuesday night on the Pac-12 Networks (6 p.m. PT/7 p.m. MT).
David Lombardi examines the future of Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan and his team.