Roundup: Utah hopes to get past 'rivalry hangover'

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Utah football is hoping to get over the “rivalry hangover” against San Jose State, notes Kyle Goon. The Utes lost its last three regular-season games the week after playing BYU.

Washington State

Stefanie Loh of the Seattle Times reports that the Pullman Police Department is recommending a second-degree felony assault charge for Washington State safety Shalom Luani. Loh also notes that a Washington State spokesman said that Luani is expected to play Saturday against Idaho. Also, please check out this video of some of Mike Leach’s comments from his Monday press conference. Awesome.


USC left tackle Chuma Edoga will not be suspended for the Stanford game but will be demoted from his starting role, Clay Helton said. His contact with an official early in the first quarter of the Utah State game constituted a one-game suspension.


Cal athletics announced a multimedia rights agreement with Learfield on Monday. A Learfield on-campus executive director will be hired this fall.


A Stanford football fan called out hateful remarks about her hijab on a Stanford Athletics Facebook post that used her image (San Jose Mercury News).

Arizona State

Doug Haller writes that Arizona State running back Kalen Ballage is becoming a household name after his NCAA-record-tying eight-touchdown performance against Texas Tech.


Chantel Jennings examines how going up against DeForest Buckner and Alex Balducci in practice last year helped Oregon’s offensive line.


Rich Rodriguez is “disappointed” in Arizona football’s 1-1 start to the season, notes Michael Lev. I would be disappointed too after narrowly losing to BYU and looking less than impressive against Grambling State.


Colorado is confident in its kick protection, notes Brian Howell. That’s good, because Michigan absolutely wrecked Central Florida’s special teams in a 51-14 win on Saturday, tipping two UCF punts and blocking two UCF field goal attempts in the first half alone. Also, the Buffs got creative trolling Michigan's practice of not publicly posting their depth chart with a colorful depth chart of their own.

Oregon State

Gina Mizell enlists the help of some Beavers coaches and players to break down Oregon State’s screen and swing pass game against Minnesota in their season opener nearly two weeks ago. Worked pretty well; that’s why it’s the first in a series of articles entitled “Why it Worked.”


Thuc Nhi Nguyen tells us that UCLA is still looking for a go-to receiver. At the very least, the Bruins have an embarrassment of riches at the position to choose from.


Washington women’s volleyball’s Crissy Jones and Kara Bajema earned Pac-12 weekly awards, with Jones being named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week and Bajema nabbing Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors.

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