Roundup: It's about to get real for Arizona
Sure, Arizona is 3-0 on the year, but nobody would exactly call Northern Arizona, UNLV and UTSA a murderers’ row of opponents. So in a sense, Arizona’s season gets real against Washington. It’s about to get real, yo.
That said, Arizona did wax the Huskies last year to the tune of 52-17. However, the Husky defense is flying high with a big test looming against the Wildcats. The game will be played at the renovated Husky Stadium, where the Dawgs have allowed a grand total of six points in two games.
Crazy to think that a school like Stanford could go unrecognized or be completely misrepresented, but it happens (true story- this blogger stopped dating someone a while back in part because she on multiple occasions referred to the mascot as “Cardinals”). And, despite having a top-notch football program, Stanford was listed as Samford in this Birmingham newscast as the No. 5 team in the country. At least Tostitos got the name right by calling Stanford the Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week after beating Arizona State. One more thing, because I say so: Things came full circle with a Stanford reunion at Candlestick Park Sunday, with 14 players or coaches with a history in Stanford’s program partaking in the Niners-Colts game.
After an Oct. 19 date with Hawai’i fell through, Colorado AD Rick George is still working on a makeup game for the Fresno State postponement. San Jose State and San Diego State are still possibilities.
Sure, the official Pac-12 Defensive Player of the week was Steven Nelson (and Travis Wilson and Kris Albarado were the offensive and special teams POTWs, respectively), but ESPN’s Pac-12 Blog says USC’s Morgan Breslin was its five-star player of the week.
More on that offensive POTW though, because Travis Wilson is hitting his stride one-third of the way through the season.
With a big Stanford return on the opening kickoff, two blocked punts and a missed field goal, special teams woes tormented the Sun Devils against the Cardinals (just kidding -- Cardinal).
It’s been a while since we’ve linked to a Rob Moseley joint, so let’s see what’s up with this Oregon football practice report from Monday. Quacks are back on the field after a bye.
Some personnel news out of Corvallis, where Rommel Mageo has moved over to starting middle linebacker (“RAW-mo MANG-yao”, in case you were wondering how to pronounce his name; it ain’t Ex-Spray, that’s fo sho).
There are a lot of solid running backs in Jim Mora’s stable, but Steven Manfro stands out in a strong crowd.
Washington State has a chance to make a great start even better if it can spring a major upset against the Cardinal this weekend, and as such, the Cougars aren’t downplaying the Stanford game. Again, this article is another reason why Connor Halliday is one of the best quotes in the Pac-12.
It’s playoff time in the WNBA, and former Cal guard Layshia Clarendon is heading to the Final Four again; this time with the Indiana Fever as they get ready for a date in the Eastern Conference Finals with the Atlanta Dream.