Roundup: Three from Pac-12 on college football coach of the year watch list / John McGillen / USA TODAY Sports


The preseason watch list for the Dodd Trophy – a national coach of the year award – is out. Stanford's David Shaw is on the watch list along with USC's Clay Helton and Washington's Chris Petersen. 


Arizona basketball fans remember Allonzo Trier's scoring ability. Now, writes Justin Spears of the Arizona Daily Star, New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale is getting amped about it, too

California has a sweet story about Jennifer Dorr, Cal volleyball's new head coach, and how she's raising her family the same way she was raised – in a gym.

Oregon State

This headline says it all: Kevin Abel named top freshman, again, Baseball America's all-freshman team came out Wednesday, with Abel sitting atop the list as the Freshman of the Year. 


Speaking of baseball excellence, three former Bruins are MLB all-stars this year. According to, the three selections are the most for any college program in the country. 

Washington State

Good news for baseball fans in Pullman: MLB Draft picks and WSU signees Brandon White and Ky Bush have opted to play at Washington State rather than head straight to the pros. has the laundry list of their accolades and awards. 

Arizona State

Darryl Rogers, one of ASU football's most successful coaches post-Frank Kush, died Wednesday at age 83. Jeff Metcalfe of the Arizona Republic memorializes him beautifully.  


Aloha, Buffs fans! Colorado is part of the eight-team field at the 2018 Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu. Perfect excuse to spend your holidays in Hawaii, no?


Yet another national expert is singing Justin Herbert's praises. This time, it's draft analyst Lance Zierlein. Read Zierlein's comments here, courtesy of The Oregonian's Andrew Greif.


Welcome Toby Stevenson to Seattle, track & field fans. He's the latest addition to the UW staff,  and a good one at that. He won NCAA titles and Olympic medals back in the day, and since then has coached athletes to their own NCAA titles and Olympic medals.  


The Trojans have a few track athletes running things at the U-20 World Championships in Finland. has all you need to know about the Trojans abroad.


Mike Sorensen of the Salt Lake Tribune has gathered all the nice things national publications are saying about Utah football and put them in one place. 

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