Roundup: MLS All-Stars from Cal and Stanford

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Former Cal soccer players David Bingham and Steve Birnbaum were selected to the MLS All-Star team, along with Stanford’s Brandon Vincent. The MLS All-Stars will play Arsenal July 28 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose.


Jacob Thorpe pens a piece about how Chris Petersen and Washington are dealing with the big expectations of the team in 2016.


Kurt Kragthorpe is of the belief that Utah football needs some “Hollywood glitz” in its offense. Yeah, the Utes are good in the trenches, but a little flash wouldn’t hurt these guys.

Oregon State

Kragthorpe also writes about how Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen is drawing from his experience at Utah State. He took a team that went 3-9 at Utah State and turned the Aggies into an 11-2 squad by his fourth season.


Brian Howell believes that Colorado has a leg up on the Pac-12 since it already has a starting quarterback nailed down. Sefo Liufau is one of five guys in the Pac-12 who have been named a starter at that position (Josh Rosen, Jake Browning, Luke Falk and Darell Garretson).


Mark Helfrich discusses the Oregon quarterback situation in this Chantel Jennings link. Dakota Prukop appears to be the front runner, with Travis Jonsen and Terry Wilson giving chase.


Drawing on a recent USA TODAY report, David Lombardi writes that David Shaw’s salary increase is an indication of the success of Stanford football over the past few years.

Arizona State

Listen to the debut of the Arizona State football Pick Six podcast, featuring your host Doug Haller and Jeff Metcalfe. Haller will discuss six topics each week starting with the beginning of fall camp.


Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times writes about offensive lineman Zach Banner getting ready for his final season at USC.


Thiry also tells us that UCLA offensive lineman Conor McDermott wants more than a 10-win season in 2016.

Washington State

From last week – Jacob Thorpe tells us that Washington State football has more to prove in 2016. The Cougars were picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12 North last week.


The Arizona athletic department gives us a roundup of how Arizona baseball players are doing in summer leagues across the country.

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