Roundup: Stephen Carr takes aim at monster season for USC football

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Check out this Bleacher Report feature on USC running back Stephen Carr. Mirin Fader, author of said feature, takes us through Carr’s life journey and his return from injury at the end of September last year as he looks to become the Trojans’ next great RB. This is a good read.


The NFL regular season begins Thursday (go Falcons and Raiders), so people in the Boulder area would probably like to know about the 13 former Buffs opening the 2018 season on NFL rosters ( has you covered). Shout out to Phillip Lindsay making the Denver Broncos’ 53-man roster.


Check out this Sports Illustrated story on Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, who could be on track for a breakout season in 2018.

Oregon State

Former Oregon State guard Gary Payton II signed a training camp deal with the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. Payton, who has played in 29 games with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers over the last two seasons, is likely battling for a 2-way contract (per, a leading site for G League coverage, the Trail Blazers have both of their two-way spots open).


Oregon women’s soccer forward Emma Eddy was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week following a three-goal weekend that helped lead the Ducks to wins over Dartmouth and Gonzaga. The junior now has five goals this year.


Kurt Kragthorpe lets us know about the changes on the Utah football radio broadcast team, with former Ute quarterback Scott Mitchell as analyst and former Ute punter Tom Hackett on sideline duties (Bill Riley is still the play-by-play guy).


Adam Jude discusses the Washington defense’s missed opportunities in the loss to Auburn, giving up a couple of third-down conversions on the Tigers’ game-winning touchdown drive in the fourth quarter.


Thuc Nhi Nguyen features UCLA football freshman Christaphany Murray, the team’s starting center. Nugyen notes that Murray is the first true freshman to start at center for UCLA since at least 1982 (that’s when records for such things like this are first available).


Check out this Pac-12 Networks Arizona-Houston football game preview, featuring Mike Yam and Curtis Conway.

Arizona State

Greg Moore of The Arizona Republic gives us an Arizona State football Q&A. Can the Sun Devils pull off a sizable upset this weekend at home against a Michigan State team that looked pretty underwhelming in its season opener?


Andy Johnston of California Golden Blogs previews the BYU offense for the Cal faithful. ‘Twon’t be an easy game up in Provo this weekend for the Golden Bears.

Washington StateGet the rundown on Washington State women's volleyball's tournament this upcoming weekend, The Cougar Challenge.

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