Football: Scarlett out

Backup freshman¬† linebacker Brennan Scarlett isn’t suited up and is obviously out today. Scarlett isn’t on the two-deep so that’s not a real impactful development, but defensive coordinatory Clancy Pendergast has said he’d like to find situations to start giving Scarlett some playing time.


Basketball: Bears No. 24 in AP preseason poll

Lost in the swirl of attention given Friday to coach Mike Montgomery’s announcement that he faced bladder cancer was the unveiling of the Associated Press’ preseason top-25 poll. The Bears checked in at No. 24.

Arizona and UCLA are ranked No. 16 and 17, respectively.

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— Columnist Monte Poole says Montgomery gave us a rare glimpse of the man behind the coach.

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