Roundup: Chris Petersen not happy with late UW kickoff times
Washington football coach Chris Petersen is not happy with his team’s late kickoff times, saying it hurts national exposure for his program (Sports Illustrated). “No one wants to watch our game on the East Coast that late, and we all know it,” Petersen said. “And so it’s painful for our team, it’s painful for our administration and we know certainly the most important part is for our fans.”
Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated reports that Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert will be out four to six weeks with his broken collarbone, so we’re potentially looking at a mid-November return.
Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times reports that LaVar Ball is pulling his son, LaMelo, from Chino Hills High School and will homeschool him and train him personally. The next time you’ll be able to see LaMelo play is in the spring for travel ball.
Washington State linebacker Jahad Woods and kicker Erik Powell were named Pac-12 Players of the Week for defense (Woods) and special teams (Powell), it was announced Monday (WSUCougars.com). Woods had nine tackles and the game-sealing forced fumble on a strip-sack of Sam Darnold, while Powell was 3-for-3 on field goal attempts and hit the game-winner with 1:40 remaining in the 30-27 triumph over USC.
Arizona safety Scottie Young Jr. is participating in all team activities despite his arrest last week on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, head coach Rich Rodriguez said Monday (Arizona Daily Star).
Kyle Bonagura writes about Stanford running back Bryce Love making a run for the Heisman Trophy. The numbers are out of this world for Love.
The Pac-12 women’s basketball TV schedule was released Monday, and Arizona State women’s basketball will play 16 regular-season games on television this year – 15 times on Pac-12 Networks and once on ESPN2 (TheSunDevils.com).
Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre hopes changes will be made to the targeting rule, notes Brian Howell. This thought comes after safety Afolabi Laguda was rocked by UCLA receiver Jordan Lasley on what MacIntyre deemed to be an illegal hit.
Rusty Simmons writes that Cal football is preparing for life without Demetris Robertson in the lineup. Robertson is out for the year with a lower-body injury.
Oregon State football coach Gary Andersen said his Beavers are showing improvement despite a string of blowout losses. It certainly hasn’t helped that the Beavs have played two ranked teams in a row and will play another at No. 14 USC on Saturday.
USC wide receiver Tyler Vaughns was a bright spot for the Trojans in the loss to Washington State, catching six passes for 89 yards against the Cougs. Zach Helfand of the Los Angeles Times has more.
Here’s a snippet of a Pac-12 Sports Report feature on the Barton family’s ties to Utah athletics. Jackson and Cody play for the football team, Dani plays for the volleyball team and parents Paul and Mikki were both two-sport athletes at The U.