Roundup: McCaffrey wins Hornung Award
Stanford running back/returner Christian McCaffrey won the Paul Hornung Award, it was announced Wednesday morning. The award goes to the most versatile player in college football. And this is great – Christian McCaffrey used to celebrate touchdowns by pulling out a Sharpie, Terrell Owens-style (he was 7 years-old when he did this at a Broncos game playing against the Broncos’ mascots).
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Utah AD Chris Hill feels like he is on the same page as football coach Kyle Whittingham with respect to contract talks.
Jack Wang reports that UCLA offensive lineman Fred Ulu-Perry will transfer. He is expected to suit up for Hawai’i in order to be closer to home.
Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports believes Arizona State basketball coach Bobby Hurley has the Sun Devils headed in the right direction with a 6-2 record thus far.
Kyle Bonagura writes that there are more rocky times at USC with the Holiday Bowl on the horizon. Clay Helton made some staff changes and Sark filed a lawsuit against the university.
Kevin Gemmell notes that Cal and Air Force bring different styles to the Armed Forces Bowl. Cal, of course, likes to air it out (much more balanced than Wazzu, but still), while Air Force prefers a triple-option ground attack (the Falcons are second in the nation in total rushing yardage).
The Golden Bears aren’t the only Pac-12 school facing a Mountain West triple-option attack during the bowl season, because New Mexico’s triple option can give Arizona’s defense fits, writes Ryan Finley of the Arizona Daily Star. The ‘Cats play the Lobos in the New Mexico Bowl.
This FCS transfer quarterback has worked out so well for the Ducks once he was healthy, so why not another? Chantel Jennings thinks Montana State QB Dakota Prukop could be a good fit for Oregon. He announced that he will look to play elsewhere as a graduate transfer and is interested in making the jump to FBS.
Washington State football returned to the practice field Tuesday afternoon to start prepping for Miami, reports Jacob Thorpe. The starters didn’t see a whole lot of work.
Brian Howell notes that Colorado women’s basketball wants Haley Smith to be more of a vocal leader as the Buffs try to stop a three-game losing skid against Northern Arizona. The Buffs have lost three straight non-conference games for the first time in seven seasons.
Let’s read Oregon State women’s basketball point guard Sydney Wiese’s diary entry for the team’s trip to Marquette (a comeback victory). She also discusses getting ready for final exams and writing a paper in two hours and getting a B on it (jealous).
Here’s a recap of Washington men’s basketball’s blowout victory over TCU. The Huskies won 92-67, but it was a 40-point game in the second half. Total domination.
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