Some good stuff from former Pac-12 football players at the NFL Scouting Combine. How about we start with former Duck defensive lineman Dion Jordan being impressive in workouts? Dude had a 4.6 40, which was tied for third among defensive linemen at the combine.
Staying on the defensive side of things, cornerback Desmond Trufant looks to join his brothers in the NFL. Older bro Marcus, of course, was a Coug back in his collegiate days. Wonder what Apple Cup week is like in the Trufant household…
To follow up on yesterday’s story about Star Lotulelei not being able to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine due to a heart condition, Utah doctors say it is too early to know how serious Lotulelei’s condition is.
One guy who is participating (and doing very well) is Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton, who is living up to his second-round billing.
One final feel-good Pac-12 combine story for today – Matt Scott put on a show at the combine, drawing the praise of many scouts and reporters. Let’s now segue into basketball, as Wildcat Davellyn Whyte is the Pac-12 Player of the Week on the women’s side for averaging 24.5 points, 14 rebounds and 8.5 assists in two games against Arizona State. Unfortunately for her side, the Sun Devils won both games.
Hath been a rebuilding year for Charli Turner Thorne and Co. as the head coach gets back into the swing of things, but there is a heck of a duo waiting in the wings for Arizona State women’s basketball next year - Deja Mann, who will be coming off an injury, and Katie Hempen, the transfer who will be eligible to play next year.
It hasn’t been a rebuilding year for Linda Lappe. All her team does is win, and the Colorado women’s basketball team has climbed to its highest AP ranking in nine years, now sitting at No. 19.
As we move to the men’s side, let’s welcome college hoops blog Rush The Court to the roundup. Their first Pac-12 Post-linked article concerns UCLA, because the Bruins got production from their reserve bigs in the absence of Travis Wear, who did not play Sunday against USC.
Davellyn Whyte was your women’s player of the week, and Justin Cobbs is your Pac-12 Player of the week for men’s basketball. Not only did he hit a game-winner against Oregon, he also averaged 16 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists for the Oregon trip. The Sonny Dykes era has started with spring practice, so here are three spring practice objectives and a spring practice preview, courtesy of the Mercury News.
You know, the Pac-12 women’s swimming and diving championships are right around the corner (like, tomorrow), so let’s give you a little preview of them with the Washington State women’s swimming notes as the Cougs prepare for the Pac-12 Championships.