Roundup: Tyler Huntley named Utah's starting quarterback
Shocking news out of Salt Lake City, where sophomore Tyler Huntley was named Utah’s starting quarterback (The Deseret News). Huntley beat out senior and team captain Troy Williams and Alabama transfer Cooper Bateman.
USC is No. 4 in the Associated Press preseason top 25, looking up only at Alabama, Ohio State and Florida State. Also in the top 25 from the Pac-12 are No. 8 Washington, No. 14 Stanford and No. 24 Washington State.
Overall, 'twas a very good opening weekend for Pac-12 women’s soccer teams, and here’s the Pac-12 Networks recap of Cal women’s soccer defeating Santa Clara 2-1. The Golden Bears scored twice in the final 10 minutes to come out on top (looks like a pretty soft penalty awarded from that camera angle in the recap, but hey, congrats on the win).
Ready for another women’s soccer recap? Check out highlights from UCLA’s 5-1 win over San Diego State Friday night.
Sweet – a new center-hung video board was unveiled at Coors Events Center Saturday during Colorado volleyball’s Black and Gold intrasquad scrimmage.
In his top five player rankings at each position, Gary Parrish of CBS Sports believes that Arizona’s Allonzo Trier is the top shooting guard in the country. He also has DeAndre Ayton as his No. 1 center in college basketball.
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey showed off his explosiveness in the Panthers’ preseason loss to the Tennessee Titans, writes David Newton of ESPN. The former Cardinal standout had a 17-yard rushing touchdown and a 38-yard reception on a screen pass.
Doug Haller tells us that wide receiver Frank Darby was a standout in Arizona State’s scrimmage Saturday night at Sun Devil Stadium.
Washington backup quarterback K.J. Carta-Samuels is “brimming with confidence” in his fourth fall camp, in the words of head coach Chris Petersen, as told to Adam Jude. Go Bells.
Theo Lawson of The Spokesman-Review notes that Washington State safety Robert Taylor and the Cougs are hoping for a better start to the 2017 season. Lawson was ejected from the 2016 opener against Eastern Washington for leading with his helmet on a hit (the Cougs lost that game and started 0-2 before reeling off eight straight wins).
Andrew Greif dedicates this article to informing us which Oregon football individual records could be broken in 2017.
Gina Mizell notifies us that former Oregon State women’s basketball guard Gabby Hanson is playing for Sweden in the World University Games in Taiwan this week.
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