Roundup: Jared Goff to start for Rams on Sunday
Former Cal quarterback Jared Goff will make his first NFL start Sunday for the Los Angeles Rams against the Miami Dolphins. He replaces Case Keenum, whose passer rating is 30th in the NFL.
Washington dropped to No. 6 in College Football Playoff rankings, while Colorado moved up into the top 10 at No. 10. The Huskies are still very much alive for a semifinal spot.
Stanford men’s soccer cleaned up on the Pac-12 year-end awards, with Foster Langsdorf being named Pac-12 Co-Player of the Year, Tomas Hilliard-Arce being named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and Jeremy Gunn being named Pac-12 Coach of the Year. The defending-champion Cardinal opens up its NCAA Tournament run in the second round on Sunday.
Arizona State AD Ray Anderson says that football coach Todd Graham will return to ASU next season and explains why in this Football Scoop link.
Former USC AD Pat Haden was hospitalized with lightheadedness, Graham Watson reports (hat tip to USC Annenberg Media as well). A school spokesman said Haden was “alert and talking.”
Chris Low of ESPN wonders why more people aren’t talking about Luke Falk, the Washington State quarterback who, you know, has only completed 77 percent of his passes in his last three games while throwing for 1,099 yards, 14 touchdowns and one pick over that stretch. For the season, he ranks first nationally in completion percentage and second in passing yards.
Here’s the Pac-12 Networks recap of tenth-ranked Arizona men’s basketball defeating CSU Bakersfield 78-66 behind Lauri Markkanen’s 26 points.
Tyson Alger gives us his takeaways from Oregon men’s basketball’s 66-49 loss to Baylor on the road Tuesday afternoon. Not having Dillon Brooks didn’t help things, and the Ducks also appear to be missing the graduated Elgin Cook (come see him play in Santa Cruz tonight).
Kyle Bonagura dives into the remarkable rebuilding job done by Mike MacIntyre at Colorado. His Buffs are No. 10 in the latest College Football Playoff standings after not having a winning season since 2005. It’s a long read but worth your time.
Kyle Goon tells us about the rising stars in Utah’s receiving corps. For starters, Raelon Singleton is coming off a 116-yard, three-touchdown game against Arizona State.
Thuc Nhi Nguyen features UCLA wide receiver Jordan Lasley, who had five catches for 105 yards in the win over Oregon State last weekend (he also returned a blocked punt for a touchdown).
Gina Mizell takes a look ahead at the Arizona-Oregon State football game Saturday night at Reser. The Beavers can improve upon their 2015 win total with a win over the Wildcats.