A raindrop is a small thing, with a small effect. It isn't until they begin cascading upon the earth in their torrential assaults that the rain becomes a storm. A thousand thousand Dots, becoming something to be reckoned with. There's something both beautiful and terrifying in that fact.
- The Redlands (Calif.) Daily Facts wraps up the recent satellite football camp that Washington hosted alongside the University of Redlands.
- NFL.com pinpoints 6-7, 375 lb. offensive guard James Atoe as one of the 14 biggest players in college football in 2014. The also name Bishop Sankey as one of the top rookie running backs that will be available in your next fantasy draft.
- Under the Radar has a collection of new football commit Isaiah Renfro's highlight videos.
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- The Husky Haul has some bold predictions for this season's offensive and defensive units.
- Big 10 commissioner Jim Delany pulled out the big guns while testifying last week at the Ed O'Bannon trial, saying that his conference could cease to exist and that the traditional Rose Bowl contest as we know it—between the champions of the Pac-12 and Big 10—won't happen if players are compensated for their play. ESPN's Mark Schlabach was unimpressed with the commissioner's performance.
- Could college football be nearing the creation of an early signing period?
- David Hale has an interesting story on the role that GPS-based metrics are playing for the Florida State program's efforts to collect more data about its players.
- Percy Allen has some summer league basketball news for you.
- Hope Solo seems to be following in the classy footsteps of her husband by hitting first and asking questions later. Here's hoping that in the future, the happy couple can forgo domestic violence completely. (I know that's a crazy thing to even comprehend, but bear with me.)
- Gregg Bell writes about Robert Pehl, Brian Wolfe and Trevor Mitsui's whirlwind journey over the course of just a few days from college students to professional athletes.
- The New Yorker recalls the story of Washington women's basketball player Kayla Burt, whose implantable cardioverter defibrillator nearly killed her in 2006 in a game against UCLA. Some more googling reminded me of this story that Bell wrote about Burt in 2012. It's all definitely worth a read.
- Tate Martell is taking his talents to Las Vegas to play for the storied football program at Bishop Gorman High School.