Roundup: Put Sankey on your fantasy team

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The folks at Athlon Sports believe Tennessee Titans running back Bishop Sankey will be the second-best rookie for fantasy football rookie in 2014, and Brandin Cooks checks in at third. Other guys like Marqise Lee and Austin Seferian-Jenkins are scattered throughout the top-20 list.


Some scary news to share here: former USC women’s basketball coach Michael Cooper has tongue cancer. The silver lining is that his cancer is in the early stages and he is expected to have a full recovery. He is currently the coach of the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA.


Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead believes that Arizona men’s basketball player Stanley Johnson is the third-best player in college basketball. He creates a list of the top-50 players in men’s college hoops, and it is littered with Pac-12 talent (coulda slid Chasson Randle in there somewhere, tho).

Oregon State

Here’s a breakdown of Oregon State football’s nonconference schedule, which features Portland State, Hawai’i and San Diego State. Gracias, ESPN Pac-12 Blog.

Arizona State

Let’s take a ride with Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly in his race car. His ASU coaches “retired” him from drag racing, but that doesn’t mean he still can’t go out and drive around to country music.


Want an advanced stats preview of the Stanford football offense? Send David Lombardi a thank-you note, then. Some really good nuggets in here.


The people at Bruins Nation think a national title is possible for UCLA football. I’d say that quarterback they have is a good reason why, and that coach is another solid bullet point.


Utah men’s basketball guard Kenneth Ogbe played in the U-20 FIBA European Championship with Germany, averaging 4.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.


Here’s a Q&A with Cal interim AD H. Michael Williams, courtesy of Jonathan Okanes of


Brian Howell of assesses the Colorado women’s basketball team’s non-conference schedule, noting that the most important games will be played away from Boulder.

Washington State

Jacob Thorpe of The Spokesman-Review previews the Washington State-Stanford football game that will go down on a Friday night in October in front of a national audience (ESPN).


Addicted to Quack sings the praises of Oregon running back Byron Marshall, and for good reason. San Jose stand up.

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