Roundup: Tiger hoping to make an October return to PGA Tour
Tiger Woods hopes to play in a PGA Tour event in October in Napa, he wrote on his website Wednesday. As Steve DiMeglio of USA TODAY Sports points out in the preceding link, Woods hasn’t played on the PGA Tour since August 2015 (he had two back surgeries last fall that have kept him out).
Tom who? (just kidding, Hackett) -- Utah punter Mitch Wishnowsky was named the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week after breaking Utah’s school record for punting average in a game in the 24-0 win over Southern Utah (55.5 yards per punt).
Washington State head coach Mike Leach said that safety Shalom Luani will play against Boise State, reports Stefanie Loh of the Seattle Times. Luani hasn’t practice in two weeks after being arrested and charged with second degree assault for allegedly punching a fellow student at a Domino’s.
It’s probably not the way he envisioned his NFL career starting, but former Cal quarterback Jared Goff will be inactive for the Los Angeles Rams’ season opener, notes Conor Orr of NFL.com. Former Oregon State QB Sean Mannion will be backing up Case Keenum in Week 1 against the Niners.
Gina Mizell reports that incoming freshman cornerback Christian Wallace is expected to rejoin the Oregon State football team on Thursday after finishing off some academic requirements. Wallace was rated as a four-star prospect out of high school and the No. 6 athlete in his recruiting class (he also ran for more than 1,000 yards in addition to CB duties).
From over the weekend – New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday is leaving the team to care for his wife Lauren Holiday, a USA Women’s Soccer midfielder and former Bruin herself, who will undergo brain surgery to remove a benign tumor following the birth of their first child. He will be away from the team for an undetermined amount of time (Yahoo! Sports).
Good story here from Chantel Jennings on how Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown made his way back from a gruesome knee injury with the help of his family and a dog named Tyger Snuggles.
Christian Caple takes a look at Washington defensive back Brandon Beaver and how he was motivated by the birth of his son when working his way back from an ACL tear. Congrats to the Dawgs for earning their highest AP ranking – No. 8 – in 15 years.
They’re playing each other this weekend, so I’m counting this as an Arizona State link because it’s so awesome – Texas Tech held a WWE “Monday Night Raw” at practice, as head coach Kliff Kingsbury set up a hardcore match that featured a John Cena impersonator and someone going through a table. D’Von! Get the tables!
USC football is mad about its blowout loss to Alabama, and things got a little testy in practice as a result (Associated Press).
Brian Howell lets us know that the beat-down of Colorado State hasn’t gotten to the Buffs’ heads, and Colorado football is not looking past Idaho State. It’s a golden opportunity to get to 2-0.
Former Arizona wide receiver Austin Hill was featured heavily on HBO's Hard Knocks Tuesday night, as the show dedicated a lot of time to him fighting for a roster spot and how he's dealing with being cut.