Roundup: Pac-12 Football Media Days are here
Pac-12 Football Media Days begin Wednesday, and the big news right off the bat is that the media has picked USC to win the Pac-12 title, with the Trojans projected to beat Washington in the Pac-12 Football Championship Game.
Looks like the defending Pac-12 South champs will have to prove themselves to the world all over again, as Colorado is picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12 South (BuffZone.com). However, Brian Howell notes that this is the first time that Colorado has not been picked to finish last in the South since joining the Pac-12.
Former Oregon receiver Darren Carrington is transferring to Utah, according to media reports and linked here by CBS Sports.
This would be tight – Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports reports that Arizona and Indiana are working on a multi-year men’s basketball series that would feature the schools playing each other for three straight years from 2019-22. If it happens, we’ll potentially get a chance to see Sean Miller coach against his younger brother, Archie.
Former Cal basketball star Allen Crabbe has been traded by the Portland Trail Blazers to the Brooklyn Nets for Andrew Nicholson. A salary dump for the Blazers, but Crabbe wasn’t a slouch last year, shooting 44 percent from 3-point range.
Adrian Wojnarowski reports that former Bruin Arron Afflalo has agreed to a one-year deal with the Orlando Magic worth $2.3 million. Afflalo’s best season came with Orlando in 2013-14, when he averaged 18.2 points per game. He has also played for Detroit, Denver, Portland, New York and Sacramento.
Doug Haller writes about the Arizona State quarterback competition between Manny Wilkins and Blake Barnett in this article.
Sean Meagher of The Oregonian/OregonLive whips up this link about Thomas Tyner returning to football and playing for Oregon State.
Adam Jude takes a look at the Washington football “Death Row” defense in this unit primer for The Seattle Times, complete with a projected depth chart.
Tyson Alger of The Oregonian/OregonLive breaks down the Oregon defensive line in this position preview.
Jeff Collier previews Pac-12 Football Media Days with a Washington State flavor for the folks over at CougCenter. There are some other Wazzu-related links in the link as well (#linkception).
Chiney Ogwumike talks about her basketball experiences in this CBS Sports link given to us by Matt Citak.