Roundup: How Oregon State landed freshman running back Jermar Jefferson

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Nick Daschel whips up this story on how Oregon State was able to nab freshman running back Jermar Jefferson, who ripped off 238 rushing yards and four touchdowns last weekend.


Utah volleyball middle blocker Berkeley Oblad will miss the rest of the 2018 season with an elbow injury, head coach Beth Launiere announced Wednesday. Oblad, who will need surgery, was an All-Pac-12 and AVCA All-American honorable mention performer in 2017, when the senior finished with 300 kills and 142 blocks.


Ken Goe features Oregon senior safety Ugo Amadi as a "big play" waiting to happen. The Ducks face San Jose State on Saturday at 2 p.m. on Pac-12 Network.


Washington men’s basketball released its non-conference schedule for the upcoming season, with games against Auburn, Texas A&M, Minnesota, Gonzaga and Virginia Tech being the headliners (Western Kentucky won’t be the easiest season-opener, either).


Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had knee surgery on Wednesday and will likely miss the entire preseason and potentially the Thunder’s the first few regular-season games, Royce Young of ESPN reports. Westbrook will be re-evaluated in four weeks; Oklahoma City opens the regular season on Oct. 16 against the Golden State Warriors.


By the end of the day, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have not practiced Wednesday or Thursday and it is unclear whether or not he will play against the Minnesota Vikings this week, Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports reports.


Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports takes a look at the state of the USC-Texas saga as the two teams get ready to play in Austin this weekend. The quick recap – this game won’t be like the one played at the Rose Bowl in January 2006, in Forde’s mind.

Arizona State

Nick Bromberg of Yahoo Sports considers Arizona State the most surprising 2-0 team in college football. Y’all on board the New Leadership Model hype train yet?

Washington State

Be sure to check out this Q&A with Ryan Leaf courtesy of Theo Lawson of The Spokesman-Review. The two discuss returning to Pullman for his debut as Pac-12 Networks analyst, working with fellow Coug classmate Cindy Brunson and more.


Graham Hays features Stanford women’s soccer freshman Sophia Smith, considering her to be the next star on The Farm. Smith scored a goal apiece in wins over Notre Dame and North Carolina over last weekend.


Michael Lev digs into the numbers to see what is causing Arizona’s offense to be inefficient through two games this year.


Brian Howell features Colorado outside linebacker Drew Lewis, who had a nice game against Nebraska on Saturday (seven tackles, one TFL; a big improvement over the Colorado State game for the former inside linebacker who had to move over one spot in the second level in camp this year).

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