The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level.
James Williams (Burbank High, 2015) Washington State football sophomore: For a second straight season, the former All-Area star is returning to Southern California for a bowl game.
The No. 21-ranked Cougars finished 9-3 and 6-3 in the PAC-12 to place third in the rugged North Division and earn a berth to the Holiday Bowl at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium on Dec. 28.
Washington State will face No. 16 Michigan State, which finished 9-3 and 7-2 in the Big 10 to take third in the East Division. The game is at 6 p.m. and will be aired on Fox Sports 1.
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