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Allen Crabbe becomes a potent fourth-quarter weapon for the Portland Trailblazers. Meanwhile, check out Alex Morgan's feature in Self Magazine.

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Football

Armed Forces Bowl Press Conference: Sonny Dykes Spoke To The Media In Texas On Tuesday

On Playing in the Armed Forces Bowl

"First of all, I want to say thanks to Lockheed Martin. We're excited to be here in Fort Worth. Really excited about the opportunity to play in the Armed Forces Bowl. Excited about the opportunity to represent our Armed Forces and educate our players a little bit about the sacrifices that they make. I think our players will have a great time and learn a lot about it. I know our guys are excited. It's the first time we've been in a bowl game for awhile. Our guys are excited about the chance to compete and get our eighth win, which would be pretty substantial for our program as we continue to build."

On Playing in His Home State of Texas

"It is great to be home. Texas is my home. I was born and raised here. It means a lot to me. My wife is from Wichita Falls, so we're going to have a lot of friends and family that will be here for the football game. It should be a great ballgame and we are excited and honored to be a part of it."

"I'm sure my dad (Spike Dykes) will make an appearance at some point, probably an uninvited appearance. He's excited to come up. This will be a big homecoming for us.

Inside the Lair: Back At His Alma Mater - David Seawright Returns To Cal To Speak At A Class

Though his days of lining up for a field goal with the game on the line have been over for a few years, don't assume that means former Cal kicker David Seawright is tired of winning.

In fact, the San Diego native remains more focused on the wins and losses than ever before, only now one could argue the stakes are even higher. Now a Washington, D.C. resident, Seawright works as the director of analytics and product innovation for Deep Root Analytics, a media analytics firm that uses data to help political campaigns or companies better target who they're advertising to.

So, what exactly does a "director of analytics and product innovation" do for a data-driven firm like Deep Root?

Seawright returned to Berkeley for the first time since he graduated to offer a little insight to that very question. As a guest lecturer in Political Science 106A: Campaign Strategy - Media and Message, Seawright shared the some of the statistical modeling concepts that he works on daily while at the same time demonstrating the type of real-world application that he picked up as a student in that very class.

"It's pretty difficult to go from a college education to a job interview and say these are the things that I know or these are the things that I've done," Seawright said. "What's particularly great about this class is that it's very practical. So, when I went into a campaign environment, I actually understood more about how a campaign operated and the work that they did because I had taken this class and I had been exposed to it."

NFL Draft RUMORS: Jared Goff Has Jay Cutler-Like Talent, Expected To Be First QB Taken In 2016 NFL Draft

California Golden Bears quarterback Jared Goff has yet to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft, but one NFL scout reportedly believes that he will be the first quarterback taken off the board and compared him with Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

"In terms of arm talent, he'll be like (Jay) Cutler," said an NFL scout, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Skinny kid. Gets hit a bunch. Doesn't see everything. Accuracy is off at times. But he can really spin it and has really good feet." The Golden Bears junior quarterback has thrown for 4,252 yards with 37 touchdowns to 13 interceptions. Goff is listed at 6-foot-4, 215-pounds and fits the prototypical quarterback mold, but may need to add some weight at the next level to avoid injury.

Women's Basketball

Anigwe Named National Freshman of the Week: The Accolade Marks Anigwe's Second Honor of the Week After Earning Pac-12 Freshman of the Week Monday

BERKELEY - Kristine Anigwe can add National Freshman of the Week honors to her ever-growing list this week, as the California freshman forward earned the season's first honor from the US Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Tuesday. The accolade marks her second of the week after she picked up her third consecutive Pac-12 Freshman of the Week award on Monday.

As the Pac-12 Conference's Freshman of the Week, Anigwe earned a nomination for the weekly award, whose winner is selected from a list of Division I conference players of the week by Mel Greenberg, the USBWA coordinator for women's basketball.

In Cal's 87-80 overtime win against Nebraska Saturday, Anigwe tallied a game-high 29 points in 38 minutes and notched her third consecutive double-double with 10 boards. She helped seal Cal's win with five points in overtime, including three free throws in the final five minutes to contribute to her 9-10 total for the night.

US Women's National Team

Self: Soccer Star Alex Morgan Wants To Be The Best Player In The World - Here's how she's taking her game to the next level.

National Basketball Association

Zach Lowe: The emergence of Allen Crabbe

Over the past month, Crabbe has shot 54 percent overall, including 49 percent from deep, and has emerged as an all-around crunch-time weapon for the Trail Blazers. He is more comfortable attacking off the bounce once Damian Lillard or C.J. McCollum kicks to him, and his footwork on defense has improved massively since the first few weeks of the season. He isn't close to a stopper, and he is undersized as a small forward when Terry Stotts slides him there, but Crabbe is bouncing on his toes and is capable of helping inside, closing out on a shooter and keeping that guy in front of him.

The lineup of Lillard, McCollum, Crabbe, Aminu and Mason Plumlee is becoming a fourth-quarter staple.