Roundup: Friday night showdown set in Seattle
The top-10 madness that will consume the college football weekend begins Friday night, when No. 7 Stanford visits No. 10 Washington (6 p.m. PT/7 p.m. MT, ESPN), and the Associated Press’ Tim Booth provides us with this Stanford-Washington game preview. From the Husky perspective, here’s what to watch for when Washington plays Stanford, courtesy of the Seattle Times’ Adam Jude.
Lindsay Schnell of Sports Illustrated provides us with this Q&A with Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, in which he breaks down the upcoming Washington game and scoring a “fat guy touchdown,” among other things.
Gina Mizell reports that Sean Harlow will be the starting left tackle for Oregon State in the game at Colorado Saturday afternoon. Big news here, as Harlow initially said that he would redshirt this season after breaking his leg.
Los Angeles Police is demanding that USC pays for security for its home football games (Yahoo Sports). According to a letter written by the Los Angeles Police Protective League, on-duty officers do not get additional pay for helping to police USC games at the Coliseum.
Arizona State basketball forward Romello White is academically ineligible for the 2016-17 season, reports Doug Haller. The freshman will redshirt this year and maintain his four years of eligibility.
Check out this article on The Players’ Tribune by UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen and left tackle Conor McDermott. Pretty funny back-and-forth between the two here.
Kevin Gemmell writes that Colorado has stopped reveling in the win over Oregon as it moves forward to prepare for Oregon State. A very winnable game at home, Colorado could very well be 2-0 in Pac-12 play for the first time ever.
Chantel Jennings takes a look at the Oregon defensive backs going into the Washington State game. Last year, the Ducks’ DBs were burned by Luke Falk to the tune of 505 yards and five touchdowns in an overtime loss to the Cougs.
Hear ye, hear ye -- Jeff Nusser of CougCenter warns Oregon about Washington State’s revitalized running game. Granted, they produced big numbers against a transitioning-to-FCS Idaho squad, but still – 216 rushing yards on 30 attempts for Washington State is a ton.
Kevin Gemmell devotes this article to the chemistry between Utah quarterback Troy Williams and receiver Tim Patrick. The Utes will look to go 5-0 at Cal Saturday afternoon.
Rusty Simmons features Cal offensive lineman Steven Moore, who wants to be a police officer once his playing days are over. Before he protects citizens, though, he’ll spend Saturday afternoon trying to protect Davis Webb from a feisty Utah defense that has earned the nickname Sack Lake City.
Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star gives us some of his thoughts from Arizona basketball media day Thursday. Apparently this dude Kobi Simmons cleared 45 inches on his vertical leap.