Roundup: Christian McCaffrey is off to New York
Stanford running back/kick returner Christian McCaffrey was named a Heisman Trophy finalist Monday alongside Alabama running back Derrick Henry and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watch this video of Stanford players celebrating when finding out McCaffrey was announced a Heisman finalist.
Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times reports that USC says that Steve Sarkisian’s lawsuit against the school is “patently untrue.” Also, Michael McCann of Sports Illustrated provides us with a legal analysis of Sarkisian’s lawsuit.
This is a really good read from Doug Haller, who got all access with the Arizona State men’s basketball program on its road trip to Creighton. He offers good insights on film sessions, pregame meals and timeout huddles during the Sun Devils’ 79-77 win in Omaha.
Danny Moran dedicates this article to discussing how former Oregon State walk-on David Henry is dealing with not being able to play football anymore. After suffering another concussion against Michigan, Henry moved into a role as a strength and conditioning intern. Long-ish read but worth your time.
Zach Helfand of the Los Angeles Times looks into UCLA’s matchup with Nebraska in the Foster Farms Bowl. The Cornhuskers were one of the three 5-7 teams to make it into a bowl game this year because not enough teams had six wins to fill all the bowl slots. For a time, the Foster Farms Bowl execs were looking at potentially having UCLA play Washington since the two hadn’t played in the regular season.
SB Nation produces this write-up on the Sun Bowl featuring Washington State and Miami.
Chantel Jennings is of the opinion that the Las Vegas Bowl will reignite the Utah-BYU rivalry. Nothing like the good ole Holy War.
Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports believes that Chris Boucher has provided the spark for Oregon basketball. Thanks to a 7-foot-4 wingspan, Boucher is second in the nation in blocks per game. Good little backstory on him covered here by Eisenberg.
Jeff Faraudo features Cal women’s basketball freshman Kristine Anigwe, who has already been named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week thrice this season. She dropped 43 in a win against Sacramento State on Sunday.
Colorado football has not retained director of sports performance Dave Forman, reports Brian Howell. He came to CU from San Jose State along with Mike MacIntyre in 2013.
Christian Caple previews Washington men’s basketball’s game with TCU, going down Tuesday night in Seattle on Pac-12 Networks at 8 p.m. PT. The Horned Frogs are coached by former Stanford head man Trent Johnson.
In case you missed it Sunday, former Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey scored his first career touchdown in the NFL for the Chicago Bears. Click the link to see how other Wildcats in the NFL did last week.