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UW’s Bishop Sankey, WSU’s Deone Bucannon make All-Pac-12 first team
Washington running back Bishop Sankey and Washington State defensive back Deone Bucannon were selected to the All-Pac-12 first team in a vote of coaches.
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Washington running back Bishop Sankey and Washington State defensive back Deone Bucannon were selected to the All-Pac-12 first team in a vote of coaches in the conference revealed Monday.
Sankey, a junior from Spokane, has set a school record with 1,775 yards rushing this season.
Senior safety Bucannon, who leads the Pac-12 in tackles with 109, is the first WSU player voted to the first team since receiver Brandon Gibson in 2007.
Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey was voted offensive player of the year, Arizona State defensive lineman Will Sutton was named the Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season and Arizona State’s Todd Graham was honored as coach of the year.
UCLA linebacker-running back Myles Jack of Bellevue was voted the freshman offensive and defensive player of the year. Those awards were introduced in 2008 and Jack is the first player to win both. Jack also made the All-Pac-12 second team as a linebacker.
Four Washington players were selected to the second team: junior tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, junior defensive lineman Hau’oli Kikaha, sophomore defensive back Marcus Peters and senior punter Travis Coons.
• The Big Ten decided not to suspend any players or coaches for their actions in the wake of a fight in Saturday’s game between Ohio State and archrival Michigan, which Ohio State won 42-41 in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The conference office issued a public reprimand to Ohio State guard Marcus Hall and the team’s coaching staff.
Hall was ejected from the game for coming onto the field to participate in the skirmish.
As he was leaving the sideline, he threw his helmet to the ground, kicked the team bench and held up both hands in an obscene gesture to Michigan fans.
• Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe, 61, resigned after going 77-82 in 13 seasons.
• Steve Broussard, UCLA running-backs coach for two seasons, has been fired, a source told the Los Angeles Times.
Broussard, 46, was a running back for Washington State and the Seahawks.
• Colorado receiver Paul Richardson will forgo his senior season to enter the NFL draft.