Roundup: Colorado football offering free tickets with Hurricane Irma and Harvey relief donation
Solid move by CU athletics – Colorado is offering free tickets to the Northern Colorado game for fans who donate at least $10 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief.
The Los Angeles Times is running a four-part series on the 2006 Rose Bowl game between USC and Texas since the two teams are squaring off this weekend, and this installment goes into Vince Young’s heroics against the Trojans. This is a really good, if painful for Trojan fans, read.
Thuc Nhi Nguyen points out that UCLA is short on linebackers because of controversial targeting calls (or non-calls) in the Hawai’i game. Kenny Young is going through concussion protocol this week after getting rocked by a blind-side block, while Josh Woods is suspended for the first half of the Memphis game for getting called for targeting in the fourth quarter against the Rainbow Warriors.
Lynn Worthy reports that Utah safety Chase Hansen’s availability to play Saturday against San Jose State is uncertain. Hansen missed a lot of the preseason with an undisclosed injury and was not on the field for the final possession of the BYU game.
Danny Moran has an Oregon State football injury report going into Saturday’s game at Washington State, and it’s not good – starting cornerbacks Xavier Crawford and Dwayne Williams are both out.
Andrew Greif looks at Oregon running back Royce Freeman’s 2017 season production thus far. It’s pretty impressive, to say the least (his 303 rushing yards are seventh in the FBS).
Arizona State offensive lineman Corey Stephens was named a finalist for the NFF Chapter Scholar-Athlete Awards, which honor one player from each of the five regions “as the best and the brightest for their accomplishments as athletes, scholars and citizens at the high school level,” per the release (TheSunDevils.com).
Our Yogi Roth breaks down the Stanford-San Diego State game that’ll be going down Saturday night. This won’t be an easy one for the Card.
Michael Lev features Arizona running back J.J. Taylor, who has made significant strides in his second year with the ‘Cats. Dude had 87 yards on 17 carries in the loss to Houston.
Todd Milles of The News Tribune gives us the scoop on Washington cornerback Jomon Dotson, aka “Juice.” Dotson had a 68-yard pick-six in the Huskies’ 63-7 win over Montana, and his teammates loved it.
Matt Schneidman of the Bay Area News Group features Oakland Raiders kicker Giorgio Tavvechio, the former Cal kicker who was perfect in his NFL debut Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week as a result.
The folks at Sports Illustrated slot Klay Thompson at No. 20 on their list of top 100 players in the NBA. No. 20 in the NBA, No. 4 on the Warriors.