Eddie Vanderdoes: Huskies’ skill players than Oregon’s

UCLA defensive end Eddie Vanderdoes has already faced Oregon’s offense, currently ranked third in the country in points per game (51.7) and second in yards (596.6). He thinks Washington’s compares favorably — at least at certain positions.

“I think they have the most electric players we’ve seen this season,” the true freshman said. “I think more so than Oregon. Continue reading “Eddie Vanderdoes: Huskies’ skill players than Oregon’s” »

Pac-12 links: Utah’s Jordan Loveridge sheds 25 pounds

» Promising Utah forward Jordan Loveridge has dropped 25 pounds since March, spurred in part by his father’s recent diabetes diagnosis. The 6-foot-6 rising sophomore didn’t want his dad to diet alone.

“As close as we are, it’s something that’s made us closer,” Bill Loveridge told the Salt Lake Tribune. “We talked about it once, and then we’ve just kind of gone out and done it.”

» Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins will serve one day in jail for his guilty DUI plea. How long should he be suspended?

» Stanford is the only FBS school that employs African-Americans as athletic director, football head coach and men’s basketball head coach. Is that a big deal? David Shaw: “I think it is a story that it’s not a big story. That’s a great story!” Continue reading “Pac-12 links: Utah’s Jordan Loveridge sheds 25 pounds” »

Pac-12’s Top 25 Players, Part IV

Picking up from Parts I, II and III, here are the next five in our Pac-12 top 25 countdown.

10. Morgan Breslin, USC

Originally thought of as a probable reserve, Breslin emerged when defensive end Devon Kennard lost his season to a pec injury. As a first-year starter after transferring from Diablo Valley College, Breslin notched the most tackles for loss (19.5) and sacks (13) for any Trojan since 2003. He should be just as effective a pass rusher as he moves to outside linebacker for 2013. Continue reading “Pac-12’s Top 25 Players, Part IV” »

Pac-12 crime watch

This was not a great weekend for Pac-12 athletes trying to stay clear of the law.

— Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was cited late Saturday night for drunken driving in Seattle’s University District. “He will be disciplined internally in accordance with team and departmental policies,” coach Steve Sarkisian said in a statement. It did not specify whether or not Seferian-Jenkins will miss games.

— Witnesses accused USC’s 7-foot centers Dewayne Dedmon and James Blasczyk of drunkenly assaulting multiple people in Spokane bars Saturday night, allegedly shouting “anti-Spokane, anti-Gonzaga rhetoric.” Four people were reportedly hospitalized, including two women, but no arrests were made. USC cited the need for further investigation, but a source told the OC Register that Blasczyk got “jumped.”