Roundup: Jordan Morris scores Gold Cup-winning goal for USA
Former Stanford men’s soccer star Jordan Morris scored the game-winning goal in the Gold Cup finals to lift the United States to a 2-1 victory over Jamaica, striking home the decider in the 88th minute on a beautiful shot that weaved its way through multiple defenders in the box (Yahoo Sports). He did give up the game-tying goal earlier in the second half, but all is forgiven.
Adam Jude of The Seattle Times has Washington football coach Chris Petersen’s Pac-12 Football Media Days podium session in text in this link. In Petersen’s eyes, It’s all about rebuilding on Montlake.
Dennis Dodd features USC quarterback Sam Darnold in this piece for CBS Sports. It seems like “USC is back” is a phrase uttered every summer, but it could really be for real this time in large thanks to Darnold.
Here’s Brian Howell’s Colorado football writeup from Pac-12 Media Days. The Buffs are projected to finish fourth in the Pac-12 South.
This was pretty good – Arizona’s Luca Bruno mistook Cal football coach Justin Wilcox for a player, and watch these interview segments with Mike Yam, Curtis Conway and Yogi Roth talking to Bruno and Wilcox about the situation.
Oregon State wide receiver Seth Collins was back at practice for the first time on Tuesday after a health issue kept him out of the last two games of the 2016 season and spring ball. Sean Meagher of The Oregonian/OregonLive has the story.
Kyle Whittingham didn’t make a comment on Darren Carrington likely joining the Utah football program, but Lynn Worthy of The Salt Lake Tribune writes that Carrington is “viewed as a potential difference maker” for the Utes.
According to Cougfan.com and linked here by CougCenter, three players are leaving the Washington State football team – nose tackle Ngalu Tapa, running back Romello Harris and offensive lineman Amosa Sakaria.
Let’s watch Cal’s Tre Watson and James Looney have some fun at Pac-12 Football Media Days. Tre Watson shows off his singing voice, or lack thereof (jk, Tre), in the video.
Former Arizona State football linebacker Vontaze Burfict reported to Cincinnati Bengals training camp slimmer, losing about 15-20 pounds according to Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther (NBC Sports). He was able to collect a $200,000 workout bonus for the offseason for his efforts.
Gary Parrish of CBS Sports writes about the media attention and fan frenzy that LaVar Ball and the Big Baller Brand has created. Case in point – thousands of people crowding a gym in Las Vegas to watch an AAU game pitting LaMelo Ball against Zion Williamson, one of the top recruits in the Class of 2018. There were also 800,000 people watch the game on Facebook Live, and it got so packed in there that even LeBron James was advised not to go to the game.
Geoffrey C. Arnold of The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota will be “full go” when training camp begins Saturday. He broke his right fibula during Week 16 of the 2016 campaign.