Roundup: Media Days are here

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Pac-12 Football Media Days are underway, and for the first time in school history, Stanford football is picked to win the Pac-12 title, even though the Cardinal have won three of the last four conference crowns. UCLA was picked to win the South.


Daniel Uthman of USA Today talks about the preseason hype surrounding Washington football (whatever “boffo” means- not in a mood to look it up right now; you’ll get it if you click on the link). The Dawgs were picked to finish second in the Pac-12 North behind Nerd Nation.


Likewise, Oregon is picked to finish third in the North and only received one vote to win its division.


Zach Helfand writes that USC football will try to win the Clay Helton way. Head coach No. 4 since the start of the 2013 season.


Michael Lev presents to us five “hot topics” for Rich Rodriguez to address at Pac-12 Football Media Days, with questions surrounding the defense being a headliner.

Arizona State

‘Atta boy, Lefty – Phil Mickelson shot an opening-round 63 at The Open in Troon, Scotland, Thursday, tying a major record.


The 2016 Wooden Legacy bracket was revealed Thursday, and UCLA men’s basketball will take on Portland on Nov. 24. Dayton, Nebraska, Cal State Northridge, New Mexico, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech round out the field.


Three-year starter Sefo Liufau will be ready for Colorado's fall camp when it begins on Aug. 4. Coach Mike MacIntyre confirmed the quarterback has been cleared for practice Thursday at Pac-12 Media Days.

Oregon State

Geoffrey C. Arnold of The Oregonian/OregonLive catches us up on the latest happenings with former Oregon State running back Terron Ward, who played in 13 games with the Atlanta Falcons last season after latching on as an undrafted free agent. The Falcons expect more out of Ward in 2016 after rushing for 95 yards on 29 carries in 2015.


Former Utah basketball forward Chris Reyes has transferred to Pepperdine. As a graduate transfer, he can play right away. Dude averaged 2.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in 36 games last season for the Utes.

Washington State

Check out this “Pride of the Pac” piece on Joe Dahl and Kourtney Guetlein. I remember when I was told I couldn’t use “Pac” as an abbreviation for Pac-12 back in the day – oh how times have changed… #ImNotCrustyAboutItISwear


The Los Angeles Rams’ season depends on Jared Goff, according to Yahoo Sports’ Frank Schwab. He's got some nice pieces around -- as long as he's mediocre, according to Schwab, the Rams could be a pretty solid team in 2016.

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