Roundup: Is Cal Running Back U?

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Considering that Marshawn Lynch won a Super Bowl two years ago, Shane Vereen won it all last year and C.J. Anderson staked his claim on a ring Sunday, does Cal have the best argument for Running Back U? Chantel Jennings poses the question.


Former Oregon quarterback Morgan Mahalak is transferring to Towson and will be eligible to play for the Tigers in 2016.


Recently named Pac-12 Player of the Week, Ryan Anderson has re-focused since the road trip to Los Angeles, notes Bruce Pascoe. Dude has been nails since a subpar performance at USC, averaging 26.5 points and 13.5 rebounds in a sweep of the Washington schools last weekend.


Pat Rooney reports that Josh Scott is questionable for the Washington State game Thursday. Scott has a sprained ankle and missed the second half of the loss to Oregon State.


Stanford men’s basketball is having issues on defense and on the road, writes Tom FitzGerald. The Cardinal went 0-3 on its recent road swing, losing all three games by at least 15 points.


Mental mistakes cost Utah men’s basketball on its 0-2 road trip to the Oregon schools, writes Kyle Goon. Of course, none were more glaring than Brandon Taylor’s foul at the end of the Oregon State game, but there were plenty of mental errors in the loss to the Ducks.


Christian Caple transcribes Washington basketball coach Lorenzo Romar’s media session to preview Wednesday’s game at Utah and review Saturday’s loss to Arizona.


Shotgun Spratling for the Los Angeles Times reports that UCLA catcher Darrell Miller Jr. will miss the season due to surgery on his non-throwing shoulder. The college baseball season starts in less than two weeks.


Zac Ellis of Sports Illustrated considers USC football coach Clay Helton a winner on signing day among first-year head coaches, having the second-highest ranked recruiting class out of all the rookie head honchos.

Oregon State

Chantel Jennings also whips up this article on the culture Gary Andersen is creating at Oregon State.

Washington State

David Lombardi looks at Washington State football’s positions of strength and need. The Cougs are obviously fine at the QB spot with Luke Falk but could use some help along the left side of the O-line.

Arizona State

Check out this Cronkite feature on how Michael Phelps is helping the Arizona State swimming program as he trains for Rio in Tempe.

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