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Roundup: Todd Graham, Ray Anderson make big donations at ASU

Sep 16, 2014

Arizona State

You don’t see this every day from your head coach and AD: Todd Graham and Ray Anderson have each donated $500,000 to support the Sun Devil Stadium renovation.


Brian Hamilton of Sports Illustrated ranks Stanford guard Chasson Randle as one of the 20 best guards in the nation. TJ McConnell and Delon Wright also make the list.


And hey, while we’re on the subject of college hoops, the Pac-12 released the men’s basketball schedule Monday, so peruse at your leisure.


The Washington secondary will be more experienced this Saturday against Georgia State now that Marcus Peters is back with the team and will play Saturday, Chris Petersen announced and Adam Jude reported.


If Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times is to be trusted (and he is), then it sounds like USC is thinking of revamping its offensive strategy after the loss to Boston College.


With the Utah-Michigan game coming up this week, Kevin Gemmell features Kyle Whittingham and Michigan head coach Brady Hoke, two guys who saw a lot of each other in the Mountain West when the Utes were still there and Hoke was coaching San Diego State.

Oregon State

Ready for another Kevin Gemmell article? Here, he talks about Oregon State’s run game. The numbers are certainly up in that department from recent years, but stiffer opponents are on the horizon.


The Arizona video department always does a bang-up job, and the folks over there knock it out of the park again with this video about the Arizona fan experience against Nevada. Getting to run out on the field with the team and sing the fight song in the locker room with the team after the dub? That’s pretty legit.


Care to see pictures of Drake rapping in a Marcus Mariota jersey? Marcus has officially hit the big times now.


Tom Kensler of the Denver Post decides to spend some verbiage on Colorado freshman wide receiver Donovan Lee. Dude is fast like a NASCAR and played in his first collegiate game against Arizona State, gaining 45 yards on a reverse in one instance.

Washington State

That Portland State drubbing was fun, Coug fan, but now it’s time look ahead to Saturday. Oregon might be the No. 2 squad in the country, but Jacob Thorpe reports that the Ducks are a “faceless foe” to Washington State.


California Golden Blogs’ Scott Chong highlights the Cal defense, which has looked significantly better (and relatively healthier) from its 2013 version. Good tape study from CGB, as per usual.