Roundup: Jaelen Strong finding success at ASU

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Good stuff on an ASU wide receiver from the Philadelphia Inquirer – yes, Philly Inquirer – about how Jaelen Strong is finding success at Arizona State. His father, the late John Rankin, was a basketball star at Drexel, hence the feature in a Brotherly Love publication. Credit to Doug Tammaro for tweetin' out da link.


A bit of a Black Mamba update for you: De’Anthony Thomas expects to play against UCLA on Saturday after missing the last four games with an ankle injury. The opposing coach has high praise for De’Anthony’s quarterback, as Jim Mora thinks that Marcus Mariota will “rip it up” in the NFL.


So if you’re a UCLA fan, you’re probably wondering how the Bruins can beat the Ducks this weekend, right? Luckily, Bruins Nation outlines some ways to do it.

Oregon State

True, the Beavers did give up 49 points to an FCS school earlier this year, but they’ve tightened things up in recent weeks, and the Oregon State defense is getting off the canvas as a result.


Hahaha, you’ve gotta check out the “This is Arizona” commercial shot by the UA athletic department, featuring RichRod walking in on Wilbur taking a shower. In the vein of the “This is SportsCenter” commercials; I hope there are more of these of the Wildcat variety.


This is pretty cool: Cal will honor the late Don James with helmet decals when the Golden Bears play at U-Dub this weekend.


We got women’s hoops media day today here at the Networks’ offices, but let’s hit you with a men’s hoops note here because Tad Boyle wants the Buffs to be “humble and hungry” despite high expectations.


Alright, let’s give you a women’s hoops story to get you ready for today with USC’s Cassie Harberts being named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 list. Also from the Pac on this list? Gennifer Brandon (Cal), Brittany Boyd (Cal), Chiney Ogwumike (Stanford) and Jazmine Davis (Washington). The five selections are tied for second with the AAC among all conferences (the ACC has nine). Here's the full list.


As the Cardinal get ready to take on Oregon State in Corvallis, Stanford coach David Shaw won’t let his players forget Utah. In some ways, the two games are similar: both Utah and Oregon State are tough teams with noisy fan sections and are a bit under the radar nationally.


With the passing of Don James and homecoming on the horizon, this is a week like no other for Husky football. Another great piece from Gregg Bell.


While the Utes hope Travis Wilson will be able to play at USC (injured hand), backup QB Adam Schulz is ready whether he is needed or not. Kid had some nice plays at Arizona last weekend.

Washington State

Good thing it’s bye week time, because the Cougars are ready for a break. Next time you see them on the field will be on Halloween at home against Arizona State.

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