Roundup: Marcus Mariota signs with Titans
At long last, the Tennessee Titans and Marcus Mariota agreed to terms on a contract, the team announced Tuesday. Mariota was the last unsigned first-round draft pick.
Sweet- the St. Louis Cardinals called up Stephen Piscotty, the former Stanford player who is the Cards’ top hitting prospect.
Sources tell ESPN’s Marc Stein that former Arizona Wildcat Richard Jefferson is nearing a one-year deal with the Cavaliers after committing to re-sign with Dallas earlier in July. First De’Andre, now Richard? Not a good offseason for the Mavs.
Former Colorado quarterback Joel Klatt has been moved to the No. 1 broadcast team for FOX college games, joining Gus Johnson and replacing Charles Davis, who will now take a spot in an NFL booth for FOX.
Adam Jude reports that Washington linebacker Drew Lewis has been dismissed from the team for an undisclosed violation of team rules by coach Chris Petersen.
Washington State men’s basketball will open with Oklahoma on Dec. 22 in its first game of the 2015 Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii. The Sooners went to the Sweet 16 last season.
Doug Haller gives us five Arizona State football newcomers to watch in the upcoming season, so keep your eye out for DT JoJo Wicker, WR Terrell Chatman, TE Jay Jay Wilson, DE Jalen Bates and RB Nick Ralston.
Because you can’t wait a month and a half for the start of the football season, Jack Wang tries to hold you over with this UCLA football opponent preview of Virginia. The non-LeBron-Cavs head to the Rose Bowl for the Sept. 5 opener.
Utah football returning team captain and stud kicker Andy Phillips is focused on being even better in 2015, according to the Deseret News’ Dirk Facer.
According to Kevin Gemmell, the most important player for Oregon State football is offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo, who missed all of 2014 with a foot injury.
Ted Miller features Cal linebacker Hardy Nickerson, who knows that the key to a successful 2015 season for the Golden Bears is defense. Jared Goff has the other side of the ball covered.
Lindsey Thiry teaches us a tad about USC wide receiver De’Quan Hampton, a junior college transfer who will compete for some PT for Sark.