Roundup: Myles Jack leaves UCLA, to enter NFL Draft
UCLA linebacker Myles Jack has decided to leave school and enter the NFL Draft. Jack suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice in September.
Speaking of the man, USC AD Pat Haden sent a get-well letter to Myles Jack recently, and Jack posted the letter on Instagram. Golf claps for Haden on this one. Also, USC women’s volleyball is the new No. 1 team in the nation following a sweep of the Washington schools and Penn State’s loss to Nebraska.
Oct. 6, 1990, will forever go down in infamy for Missouri fans, as Colorado beat the Tigers on a touchdown on fifth and goal (yup, fifth and goal). Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports looks back at what happened on the 25th anniversary of the Fifth Down Game. Really good read- definitely check it out.
Kareem Copeland of the Associated Press writes that Utah football is trying to keep a low profile despite being the No. 5 team in the country and College GameDay coming to town for the Utes’ upcoming game against Cal.
Former Stanford midfielder Julie Foudy was named Women’s Soccer Player of the Century, as voted on by a panel of experts and yours truly. The women’s soccer all-century team is also listed in the link.
Arizona State volleyball outside hitter Macey Gardner broke the school’s career kills mark in Sunday’s win over Cal, and she talks about it in this video courtesy of The Arizona Republic. The Sun Devils are one of three undefeated teams in the country.
Cal safety Stefan McClure was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, partly because he returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown and also partly because he recorded his first career sack. Make it two weeks in a row now that a Golden Bear has been named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, following Kyle Kragen’s selection last week.
Adam Jude of the Seattle Times notes that Washington’s defense is gearing up to halt USC’s fast-paced offense that is statistically the best in the conference. Luckily for the Dawgs, Washington has the Pac-12’s top-ranked defense. Don’t forget, this one is on Thursday night.
Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen previewed the Beavers’ game against Arizona at his Monday press conference. The Wildcats will be rearing to get on the field Saturday following back-to-back blowout losses to start the conference season.
Jacob Thorpe takes a first look at Washington State’s game at Oregon Saturday afternoon. The Cougs are looking for their first win against the Ducks since 2006.
Check out this Instagram video of Oregon long snapper Tanner Carew hitting a Gatorade bottle off kicker Matt Wogan’s head with one of his long snaps. Impressive.
Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star features Arizona basketball players Ryan Anderson and Ray Smith, who both had to sit out last season (Anderson as a transfer from Boston College and Smith was recovering from an ACL injury in high school).