Roundup: ASU for 2016 College Football Playoff
FOX Sports commentator Petros Papadakis thinks Arizona State will play in the 2016 College Football Playoff alongside Clemson, Ohio State and TCU.
Split news regarding a pair of Oregon junior defensive lineman as it was announced Wednesday that DeForest Buckner will return for his final season, while on Tuesday Arik Armstead declared for the NFL draft.
Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports has USC ranked 10th in his early 2015 power poll. Oregon is No. 6, UCLA is No. 16th, Arizona is 17th, Arizona State is 21st and Utah is 22nd.
Washington football coach Chris Petersen has “no idea” who will start at quarterback for the Huskies in 2015, reports Adam Jude. True freshman Jake Browning could be one to keep an eye on come fall camp, but of course, you’d have to think Cyler Miles is the favorite to keep the gig heading into next season.
A few days old on the link, but take the time to read about Colorado track runner Kyle MacIntosh battling cancer. MacIntosh fought off a rare bone cancer (and continued to train for the 400 while undergoing chemo ), but doctors unfortunately found two brain tumors recently. As of last Friday, his condition was listed as “serious but stable,” as The Denver Post’s John Meyer tells us.
In addition to being named Pac-12 Player of the Week, UCLA’s Kevon Looney was named CBS Sports/USBWA Wayman Tisdale freshman of the week. Bruins and Trojans got the rivalry matchup Wednesday night at the Galen Center (6 p.m. PT, ESPN2).
Bay Area basketball rivalry tonight in Haas with Stanford and Cal (8 p.m. PT, ESPNU), and Jeff Faraudo writes that Stanford and Cal are headed in opposite directions. Stanford has won five of six, while Cal has lost five of six.
On the Cal side of things, the return of Jabari Bird gives Cal a much-needed third scoring option. He did go scoreless in his first game back against UCLA but averaged 10 points per game over his first six before going down with a foot injury.
Doug Haller discusses Arizona’s troubles on defense following its loss at Oregon State. The Beavers shot 65 percent from the floor in the second half of that one.
The Oregonian gives us an Oregon State women’s basketball stats breakdown. The Beavs lead the Pac-12 in numerous categories, including assists, scoring defense and scoring margin.
Tight – former Washington State safety Deone Bucannon was named to the NFL All-Rookie team by the Pro Football Writers of America. He registered 81 tackles and forced a fumble for the Arizona Cardinals in 2014.
Ted Miller relives Utah running back Devontae Booker’s performance against Oregon State. His 229 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries were enough to propel the Utes to a 29-23 double-overtime victory in Corvallis.