Roundup: Shareef O'Neal, son of Shaq, is a Bruin
Shareef O'Neal, son of basketball Hall of Famer Shaq, will join the UCLA men's basketball team officially, the school announced Monday. ESPN's Kyle Bonagura has the lodown, with quotes from coach Steve Alford.
ESPN ranks Stanford running back Bryce Love No. 2 on its list of the top 50 college football players leading into the 2018 season, trailing only Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver. Also on the list from the Pac-12 are Oregon QB Justin Herbert (14th), Washington QB Jake Browning (15th), Arizona QB Khalil Tate (19th) and Washington RB Myles Gaskin (28th).
According to the great Adam Schefter, former USC quarterback Sam Darnold has a “very fair shot” to start Week 1 for the New York Jets. Darnold is competing against Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater for the starting job.
Jeff Metcalfe gives us an update on the Sun Devil Stadium renovation, reporting that the main concourse is now fully connected. Now fans can do a full lap around the stadium, but it won’t be fully renovated until 2019.
Utah AD Mark Harlan has promoted Kyle Brennan to COO/Deputy AD for Internal Operations and named Scott Kull Deputy AD for External Operations, it was announced Monday morning.
Michael Lev takes a look at the back-up quarterback battle at Arizona. With Khalil Tate firmly entrenched as the starter, the real QB drama comes down to who will be No. 2 on the depth chart. Jamarye Joiner, Kevin Doyle, K’Hari Lane and Rhett Rodriguez are the contenders.
Adam Jude gives us a Washington football offensive line preview in this article getting us ready for the start of the Huskies’ season.
Brian Howell features Colorado linebacker Rick Gamboa, a senior who is looking for more of a 2016-type season (Pac-12 South title) than a 2015 or 2017 kinda year (no bowl game) to round out his collegiate eligibility.
Andrew Greif writes that Oregon football is entering the 2018 season “in a groove” after a hectic start to Mario Cristobal’s tenure as head coach.
Nick Daschel of The Oregonian/OregonLive rates each game on Oregon State football’s schedule in terms of how much of a chance the Beavers have to win it. The Beavs figure to have a shot in a lot of their September and October games, but that November ledger is brutal.
Theo Lawson gives us his observations from Washington State football’s Sunday practice in Lewiston. The Cougs practiced in shoulder pads in 95-degree weather; you think that’s hot, just wait until it’s supposed to crack 109 on Thursday up there.
Cal sports information director Jonathan Okanes gives us this article on Cal football starting camp on Friday.