Roundup: Join the ASU Bird Gang
Tryna be a part of the Sun Devil Bird Gang? You gotta abide by these three rules: 1) Learn the school fight song, 2) Get an interception in practice (gotta be a legit one) and 3) Have swag (get your gear game tight, son). As Doug Haller details for us, these rules help Arizona State’s “Bird Gang” keep up on the defensive back tradition in Tempe.
Very unfortunate news out of Salt Lake City, where Utah quarterback Travis Wilson is out for the season after post-concussion testing revealed a pre-existing condition. Best of luck to Wilson.
In Pat Forde’s Forde-Yard Dash, he writes that there are west side stories emerging at USC and UCLA with Ed Orgeron (USC) and Myles Jack (UCLA). More on those Trojans, as an energized USC hopes to continue its hot streak on a cold trip to Colorado. The Trojans need this one to stay in the South hunt; Buffs need this to keep their bowl hopes alive.
If you didn’t see the end of the Bruins’ 41-31 win over Washington Friday night, then you missed Stan McKay’s on-field marriage proposal. Well it’s a few days after the fact, and McKay talked about his on-field marriage proposal to the media yesterday.
Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports has an interesting post about that “Body Blow” theory and Stanford, and he tells us that Stanford’s 2013 opponents are 3-6 the week after playing Stanford, average 21 fewer yards on the ground and give up 67 more rushing to their opponents the following week. Physical boys they got on The Farm.
Mike Leach has done a very nice job in Pullman this year, and as such, Washington State extended Leach’s contract through 2018. The Cougs’ five wins this year are the most they’ve had at this point in the season since 2006.
Wanna see the potential No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA draft in person when the Jayhawks come to Boulder, Buffs fan? Colorado is making an Andrew Wiggins “Attendance Rule”: Come to the women’s game against Iowa tomorrow night. Should be a good one, too, as the Hawkeyes are traditionally a tournament team. Here’s the ull release from the Colorado athletic department.
The Wildcats are certainly looking like a top-five team right now on the hardwood. Arizona beat Fairleigh Dickinson 100-50 last night, and not only did the 'Cats reach 100 points, but Sean Miller notched a milestone win (his 100th at THE U of A).
After a great start to the season on this side of the ball, the Beavers are struggling to find their rhythm on offense. Oregon State is just 4-11 in the red zone in its last three games, and only two of those scores were TDs.
The Beavs have a place-jockeying clash with Washington this weekend, and Oregon State might catch a huge break because the Huskies are unsure of Keith Price’s status for Oregon State. The Husky signal caller injured his throwing shoulder in the loss to UCLA (at least there is no structural damage to Price’s shoulder).
If everything holds up as it is now, the Ducks could get a shot at revenge against Ohio State in the Rose Bowl (the Buckeyes beat the Ducks 26-17 on Jan. 1, 2010), but these fellas don’t want to be playing in the Rose Bowl unless it’s for the national championship. “Roses? Again? Puh-leeze!” say the Ducks. High expectations in Eugene, to say the least. I'm sure they'll take a trip to the Pac-12/Big Ten Rose Bowl and enjoy it, but they're still hoping that 'Bama, Florida State, tOSU and Baylor drop a contest.
Let’s get a comprehensive Cal Olympic sports recap with California Golden Blogs. Men's soccer is looking good.