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Roundup: Booker or Kessler for Heisman?

May 13, 2015
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Who’s a better Heisman candidate: Devontae Booker or Cody Kessler? Kevin Gemmell and Kyle Bonagura embrace debate in a much more civilized way than Skip and Stephen A.


USC is giving former football coach Pete Carroll an honorary degree and inducting him into the USC Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend.


The Pac-12 announced Wednesday that the first men’s basketball regular season game between Washington and Texas will be played Nov. 13 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai.


UCLA softball senior Ally Carda was named Pac-12 Player of the Year for the second straight season. Carda had a 26-6 record with a 2.28 ERA in the circle and drove in 44 runs at the plate.


Missy Franklin talks about competing at the 2016 Olympics and her academic future at Cal in this interview with our Roxy Bernstein.


Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star discusses T.J. McConnell going to the NBA combine, which runs Wednesday through Sunday.


Coming off a disappointing Pac-12 Championships (11th place), Colorado men’s golf hopes to rebound in NCAA regional action in Indiana (Thursday through Saturday).

Oregon State

Oregon State men’s basketball scheduled a home-and-home series with Nevada – Dec. 2015 in Corvallis and 2016-17 in Reno (gotta check out the buffet at Harrah’s for those Beavers fans planning to head out to the Biggest Little City in the World).


Mike Tokito of The Oregonian talks about the injury that resulted in Ifo Ekpre-Olomu’s slide to the seventh round of the NFL Draft this year. Some thought he would be the first cornerback taken had he entered the 2014 draft, but he should get $3 million from an insurance policy he took out should he fall out of the first three rounds.


Adam Jude caught up with former Washington right tackle Ben Riva. He’s working on passing his final federal exam to become a stockbroker, but this link mostly deals with all the injury troubles he went through on Montlake.

Arizona State

Offensive coordinator Mike Norvell talks about the Arizona State quarterback depth chart in this Gemmell-produced link. Obviously Berco is No. 1, but there are a slew of guys who could be the backup.


Tom FitzGerald features Stanford wide receiver/sprinter Isaiah Brandt-Sims, who recently clocked a 10.53 in the 100 meter and 20.93 in the 200 meter at the Big Meet against Cal (just his second collegiate meet). Other cool note on the dude – he created a couple of iPhone apps while he was in high school.

Washington State

Washington State baseball defeated Portland 7-3 in Pasco, Wash., Tuesday night thanks to a major-league night from Ian Sagdal (3 RBI to go with a trio of stolen bases).