Roundup: Josh Rosen growing into leadership role as UCLA's QB
Robert Bastron of Bruins Nation writes that UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is becoming a better leader entering his sophomore year.
Kyle Goon reports that Utah receiver Cory Butler-Byrd entered a guilty plea in abeyance for his criminal mischief charge. Butler-Byrd damaged University of Utah police property last month, but his charge will be dismissed if he doesn’t have any criminal offenses in the next year, can show proof of having mental health counseling and pays $1,691.50 in restitution for damages.
The Milwaukee Bucks signed Jason Terry, the team announced Monday. The former Wildcat spent last year – his 17th NBA season – with the Houston Rockets, averaging 5.9 points, 1.4 assists and 1.1 rebounds over 72 games (seven starts).
Former USC quarterback Todd Marinovich was arrested Friday night after being found naked with marijuana and potentially methamphetamine in a stranger’s back yard, Irvine police said Monday. (Yahoo Sports).
Let’s all take a look inside Michael Phelps’ house in Paradise Valley, Ariz., that was purchased in December for $2.53 million. I imagine Arizona State swimming will get a bump in recruiting with Phelps transitioning to an assistant coaching role there in Tempe (Catherine Reagor, The Arizona Republic).
Apparently Klay Thompson is through talking about the 2016-17 Golden State Warriors. These super teams are nothing new, you know. Everybody was cool with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen joining forces in Boston last decade, but I guess LeBron/D-Wade/Bosh and Steph/Klay/Dray/KD took the easy way out. *insert shrug emoji here*
Erick Smith of USA TODAY Sports identifies Stanford as having one of five key quarterback battles going deep into fall camp. Ryan Burns or Keller Chryst? TBD still.
Colorado football is starting to shift its focus to Colorado State (Sept. 2 for the Rocky Mountain Showdown), writes Pat Rooney. Classes are underway in Boulder (already? It’s all about the quarter system, yo).
Gina Mizell notes that Oregon State football’s Kyle White is embracing the switch from running back to cornerback, something he considers a “second chance.”
Percy Allen lets us know that Darrell Daniels wants to become the next great Washington tight end. The Dawgs are looking for that next Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
David Lombardi whips up this Cal football 2016 season preview. Lombo is high on the Golden Bears, predicting that they will finish the regular season 8-4.
Eli Boettger of Pacific Takes gives us a player preview of Oregon basketball forward Dillon Brooks. If you like advanced stats, this link is for you.