Roundup: Adoree' Jackson wants to win Heisman, Olympic gold
Adoree’ Jackson tells the Los Angeles Daily News’ Scott Wolf that he wants to run track in the 2016 Olympics. Other less ambitious goals for him include winning the Heisman Trophy and Thorpe Award (top DB in the nation). Gem of the article – Wolf asks Jackson whether he’d want to win the Heisman or an Olympic gold medal, and Jackson responds, “I think both, actually.”
Former Oregon State baseball player Michael Conforto was called up to the New York Mets from Double-A Binghamton. Pretty quick promotion – drafted in 2014, Conforto has made the quickest jump to MLB for any Beaver since the inception of the MLB draft in 1968.
The WNBA All-Star Game is Saturday, and former Cardinal hooper Nneka Ogwumike was named a WNBA All-Star for the third straight season.
The Salt Lake Tribune’s Kyle Goon features Team Utah, a basketball team comprised of college players from Utah schools (Utah, BYU, Utah State, Weber State) that is playing in The Basketball Tournament, a tourney in which the winner gets $1 million. So far, Team Utah is 2-0 and four wins a way from a big payday.
Colorado men’s basketball released its nonconference schedule, and it features games against Iowa State and BYU along with a trip to Vegas.
Why don’t we all watch Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici throw a touchdown pass to his girlfriend?
The AP’s Josh Dubow writes that Cal quarterback Jared Goff is getting ready for a big season in Berkeley.
The fellas at the Arizona Daily Star discuss how far quarterback Anu Solomon can take Arizona football in 2015.
UW Dawg Pound provides us with a fall camp preview of the Washington defensive backs.
Let’s watch a little of the Washington State football offseason training program in this athletic department video entitled “The Grind: Episode 2.” There’s a lot of running in sand.
The ESPN Pac-12 Blog continues on with its Pac-12 ultimate road trip, and you’re gonna wanna be in Tempe for the Oregon-Arizona State game in Week 9, Kevin Gemmell opines. Potential Pac-12 Football Championship Game precursor?
And Kyle Bonagura says the most important player on UCLA is… running back Paul Perkins, yo. All he did was lead the Pac-12 in rushing last year with 1,575 yards on the ground.