Roundup: Mariota heads to NFL combine with improved shoulder

The NFL combine starts Tuesday, and former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota says his shoulder is feeling good as he prepares for the event. No word yet on whether or not he will throw this week.

Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated dives into Arizona football recruiting and the social media crootin’ Matt Dudek does on a daily basis.

Kyle Bonagura examines who will fill in for former Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery. Christian McCaffrey is poised for a big year, methinks.

Ted Miller features UCLA quarterback Jerry Neuheisel, who is aiming for the starting gig. Who could forget the work he did against Texas for the injured Brett Hundley?

Jacob Thorpe reports that Washington State football coach Mike Leach is supportive of a proposed NCAA rule that would allow for electronic communication between coaches and players on the field.

How ‘bout this day at the plate – Cal baseball catcher Brett Cumberland hit a grand slam and three-run homer at Stanford Monday (he finished with two home runs and seven RBI), helping the Golden Bears to an 11-1 smashing of the Cardinal.

Washington baseball put the finishing touches on a four-game sweep of Pacific with a 12-1 rout of the Tigers Monday, giving the Huskies their first 4-0 start since 1999. Braden Bishop went 7-for-16 in the series with four RBI.

Really good feature on Oregon State basketball player Jarmal Reid, who has had to overcome a lot health and family issues to get to where he is today. Props, Connor Letourneau.

Check this out – Arizona State basketball guard Gerry Blakes scored 17 points in 5:23 Sunday at Washington to help propel the Sun Devils past the Dawgs. Doug Tammaro breaks it down for us.

Colorado men’s basketball signed Cason Turkaly, a five-year-old fan with Shwachman-Diamond syndrome, to a National Letter of Intent.

There’s a good problem to have in the SLC, where competition is heating up for spots in the Utah gymnastics lineup. The Red Rocks are ranked fourth in the nation right now, highest of any Pac-12 team.

Here’s a video feature of former USC women’s water polo goalie Flora Bolonyai, who is also a goalie for the Hungarian national team.