Oregon St. guard Ahmad Starks is the first Pac-12 Mens Basketball Player of the Week of the season. - (Photo by Andy Wooldridge)
The Pac-12 Conference offices announced their players of the week today, and Oregon St. had a pair of athletes honored. Ahmad Starks' 33 point career high night in last night's 71-62 Beaver win over New Mexico St. earned the Pac-12 Mens' Basketball Player of the Week award for the opening week of the season.
And place-kicker Trevor Romaine was named the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week, after making all 3 of his field goal attempts, as well as both extra points he attempted, as well as kicking off effectively, and despite the fact that Oregon St. fell 27-23 at Stanford Saturday afternoon.
Cody Vaz dressed for practice, but did very little work, with Sean Mannion taking the first team snaps.However, Head Coach Mike Riley did not name a starter following practice, electing to wait until after Wednesday's practice, after more time to evaluate progress.
Vaz hopes his twisted ankle will recover enough to be able to practice at near full speed by then, and at this point in the season, Riley felt that would still be enough time to drill on this week's game plan, which is already being installed.
LB D.J. Alexander also didn't participate in scrimmage action, and won't until further analysis of what is causing his upper body pain. Riley said additional tests and examination was planned for after practice today. Alexander's problem is believed to be something that evolved over the season, and was not caused by a specific hit in the first series of the game.
Offensive lineman Grant Enger's return is still a day to day proposition as well, as he rehabs a left ankle injury.
Here's Jordan Poyer talking with the media after practice: