One of the most irreverent USC blogs on the internet today, Sports by Scondi previews this week's game between USC and Arizona
Newsome is a 5-foot-8, 166-pound, in-coming sophomore who spent the first year of his college football career as a member of the Texas Longhorns. The Aledo, Texas, native tallied 4 catches for 23 yards along with 6 kickoff returns for 110 yards during his lone season in Austin.
Jahvid qualified for the Olympics as a member of the St. Lucia track and field team, and will compete in the 100 meter dash. Best qualified by running a 10.16 second sprint from an April meet in San Diego, which is the minimum qualifying speed needed. Best's father hails from St. Lucia, for those wondering how he ended up on the St. Lucia team.
The last time Devon Allen competed on one of the biggest stages in sports, his night ended quickly.
This was New Year’s Day 2015. The freshman who'd had seven college touchdowns and a 110-yard performance against Michigan State was standing in a Pasadena end zone. He was ready to receive the opening kickoff in the College Football Playoff's first-ever semifinal.
Pac-12 Networks confirmed today that Frontier Communications will launch Pac-12 Network in high definition to its subscribers in Southern California in time for the 2016 football season. For FiOS TV customers in Los Angeles, Pac-12 Network will be available on Frontier’s Preferred tier and in Palm Springs, Pac-12 Network will be offered on Frontier’s Extreme tier. "We are excited to welcome more Frontier subscribers to Pac-12 Network," said Pac-12 Networks President Lydia Murphy-Stephans. "Frontier’s commitment to showcasing our live quality sporting events will benefit Pac-12 fans throughout Southern California."
Pac-12 Networks confirmed today that Cox Communications – one of its founding partners – will add Pac-12 Network to its Essential tier in Arizona and designated home markets in California, expanding Pac-12 Networks coverage to additional Cox subscribers in Arizona and California. Cox previously carried only the Pac-12 Regional Sports Networks (e.g. Pac-12 Arizona, Pac-12 Los Angeles) in those markets that were focused on events from the home universities.
yler Lytle, one of the biggest names out west and starting signal-caller at one of the premier programs in California, Servite, has pledged to the Buffs. Lytle chose CU out of nearly 30 offers and looks to build upon a class that's off to a great start. Lytle shows a quick release, a prototypical frame, and enough speed to keep defenses honest. Tyler is probably the best quarterback recruit since Craigh Ochs to come to Boulder, and he comes bringing the best class in years (so far). The rise is real, folks.
The Colorado Buffaloes coaching staff is certainly on a roll. Miller becomes the fifth commit in June, when the class doubled in size. He ran a 4.5-second 40-yard dash with a 40.2-inch vertical leap at The Opening regional in March in Dallas. At the end of the camp his scores had him with the fourth overall rating among players in attendance. He earned first-team all-district on both side of the ball as a junior.
The hot streak for Oregon continues as they land 3* ILB Sampson Niu. This is a huge pickup for the Ducks because of the extensive offer list Niu boasts. He has offers from USC (which were the favorites about a month ago), Michigan, Notre Dame, and Washington. His recruitment exploded during February as he picked up 11 offers in two weeks. Oregon came late to the party and offered Niu in April, but that didn’t matter.
The Pac-12 All-Star Men’s Basketball Team’s tour, promoted by TLA Worldwide and TEG Live, will be the first of two events involving Pac-12 member institutions in Australia this year as CALIFORNIA will open the 2016 college football season on August 27 in Sydney against Hawai’i. This historic game is also being delivered and operated by TLA Worldwide and TEG Live. Four-time Conference Coach of the Year and 2016 College Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Mike Montgomery will serve as head coach of the Pac-12 All-Star Men’s Basketball Team, headlined by 2016 honorable mention All-Pac-12 performers Josh Hawkinson (WASHINGTON STATE) and Jordan McLaughlin (USC), and 2016 honorable mention Pac-12 All-Defensive Team selection Wesley Gordon (COLORADO).