Roundup: Su'a Cravens to enter NFL draft
USC linebacker Su’a Cravens is entering the NFL draft, the junior announced Wednesday. Gotta get paid when the money’s there; best of luck to Su’a.
As of Wednesday night, Jay Drew of The Salt Lake Tribune reports that BYU has turned its attention to Oregon State defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake to be the Cougars’ next head coach. This comes after Navy head man Ken Niumatalolo decided to stay in Annapolis.
Cal linebacker Michael Barton will transfer for his final year of eligibility, the junior announced on Twitter Wednesday night. He’ll graduate from Cal in the spring before heading off to other pastures, where he will be able to play right away as a graduate transfer (Connor Letourneau on the link).
What a win for Bobby Hurley’s group last night – Arizona State defeated UNLV in Las Vegas Wednesday night 66-56 despite falling behind by 12 at the half and playing without leading scorer and rebounder Savon Goodman. Lock-down defense in the second half, yo – the Rebels made just five field goals over the final 20 minutes.
While a new FCS transfer is headed to Eugene to try to be its next starting QB, Chip Patterson ranked Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams as the No. 2 impact transfer in the nation this year, trailing only Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield.
When he’s on, he’s on – former Coug Klay Thompson scored 27 points in the third quarter to lead Golden State’s blowout victory over Phoenix Wednesday night, and Kenny Ducey of Sports Illustrated breaks down Thompson’s 27-point third quarter. Thompson finished with a game-high 43.
Big expectations in Salt Lake City this season as the Red Rocks were picked by Pac-12 coaches to win the conference title, according to this release on Wednesday.
Arizona men’s basketball dominated Northern Arizona 92-37 Wednesday night, and here’s video of Roxy Bernstein and Steve Lavin recapping the Wildcats’ victory.
Huge win for No. 15 Stanford women’s basketball, which defeated 14th-ranked Tennessee 69-55 at Maples Wednesday night. Lili Thompson posted 19 points and seven boards in the winning effort.
Brian Howell writes that new co-offensive coordinator Darrin Chiaverini wants to spark the Buffs’ offense. The former Buff receiver spent the last two years as the special teams coordinator and outside receivers coach at Texas Tech.
Chantel Jennings features Washington safety Budda Baker, an All-Pac-12 performer at his position. He’s a boring person, he tells Jennings, but will crawl out of the crib during the weekends to watch Keegan Cook’s Washington women’s volleyball team do work.
Kyle Bonagura provides us with a UCLA football 2015 season review. Despite a slew of injuries on defense, the Bruins were still just a win over USC away from claiming the Pac-12 South.
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