Roundup: Khalil Tate is the best player nobody is talking about
Andrew Joseph of For the Win writes that Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate is the best player in the country nobody is talking about. He was recently named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth straight week – the first player to ever do that.
University of Utah President David Pershing issued a statement regarding the shooting on campus Monday night. ChenWei Guo, a student at Utah, was shot to death in a carjacking on campus, and class has been cancelled for Tuesday.
Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times reports that UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen did not practice Monday, and head coach Jim Mora is unsure of his availability for Friday’s game at Utah (he didn’t rule him out).
Washington State defensive lineman Hercules Mata’afa was named a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, it was announced Monday. Other semifinalists from the Pac-12 are Stanford’s Harrison Phillips and Washington’s Vita Vea.
Stanford running back Bryce Love was named a Maxwell Award semifinalist, it was announced Monday. Other semifinalists from the Pac-12 are Arizona’s Khalil Tate, Oregon’s Royce Freeman and USC’s Sam Darnold.
Washington goalkeeper Saif Kerawala was named Pac-12 Men’s Soccer Player of the Week after posting two clean sheets in 1-0 victories over San Diego State and UCLA.
Colorado volleyball’s Brynna DeLuzio was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the third time this season after recording 47 assists and nine digs in each of the Buffs’ road wins over Oregon and Oregon State.
Oregon State men’s basketball freshman Alfred Hollins was arrested Sunday on one charge of giving false information to a police officer, reports Danny Moran. Hollins has since been released and no charges are pending.
John Canzano spends this article writing about Willie Taggart and the Florida job. Recently, Taggart has been mentioned as a guy who would be a good fit for the recently-opened Florida job, and Taggart has said he has not been contacted by any school and is committed to Oregon.
Very good read on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster from Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, covering the former Trojans’ comedic antics with the Steelers (have you seen his bike?) and his background story.
The 2017-18 version of ThisIsCalBasketball.com is up, and check out the opening post by Cal women’s basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb entitled “New Beginnings.” Always a good website to purvey.
Brittany Bowyer of ArizonaSports.com features former Arizona State quarterback Fran Urban, who played for the Sun Devils in the 1950’s.