Roundup: Bill McCartney has late-onset Dementia
Former Colorado football coach Bill McCartney has been diagnosed with late-onset Dementia/Alzheimer’s, his family said in a statement Monday morning. Best wishes to the national championship coach and his family.
Former Arizona basketball player Kyle Fogg scored 42 points to lead Overseas Elite to the finals of The Basketball Tournament with a 103-92 win over City of Gods in the semifinals. Fogg was 12-for-16 from the floor and 7-for-8 from 3-point range. Fogg’s squad will face Team Colorado in the finals.
Jon Wilner reports that Cal football will generate about $1 million more by playing in Australia than by hosting an FCS opponent for its season opener, expenses included.
Former Texas wide receiver Ryan Newsome is transferring to Arizona State, reports Doug Haller. He appeared in seven games for the ‘Horns in 2015 as a freshman, catching four passes for 23 yards and returning six kicks for 110 yards.
Los Angeles Times writers Peter Dreier and Kelly Candaele believe that Josh Rosen should speak his mind on social and political issues. He has made his thoughts known on Donald Trump (he’s not a fan of the Republican presidential candidate) and the NCAA’s definition of amateurism (also not a fan) in the past.
Gabriel Baumgaertner of Sports Illustrated thinks that Oregon is one of the biggest wild cards in college football this season. The Ducks could be world-beaters or really struggle in 2016, in his opinion.
Wide receiver Michael Rector’s return is a boost for Stanford football, notes Connor Letourneau. Apparently, the stem-cell researcher can run the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds.
Steve Gress of the Corvallis Gazette-Times writes that Washington State football is hoping to continue its defensive improvement. Soon-to-be second-year defensive coordinator Alex Grinch did a nice job in his first season in the Palouse, improving the team’s scoring defense average from 38.6 points per game allowed in 2014 to 27.7 in 2015.
Check out Adoree’ Jackson’s triple back flip during practice. As Chantel Jennings quips, maybe he should have tried to go to Rio as a gymnast instead of a track athlete.
Ted Miller writes that Washington football is ahead of schedule but might not be ready for “prime time” quite yet. Whether you believe the hype or not, Washington has a legit defense and a promising quarterback and running back.
Building the Dam breaks down the Oregon State 2016-17 men’s basketball schedule. No trip to Arizona this season.
Kyle Goon, affectionately nicknamed Gooner by Larry K, previews the Utah secondary in his latest preview.