Roundup: Welcome to UW, now go beat Oregon
Chris Petersen was formally introduced as the new head coach of Washington football yesterday, and it took all of 20 minutes until someone asked him if he will be able to usurp the Ducks. As Kevin Gemmell puts it, welcome to Washington, now beat Oregon, coach. Why did he take the U-Dub job after all those successful years at Boise State? Chris Petersen said it was time to challenge himself; that’s why. Also, Czech out Chris Petersen one-on-one with Yogi Roth.
One thing we were unable to get to yesterday because of a plethora of links already was that Anthony Barr won the Lott IMPACT Trophy. Props, señor.
With its new top ranking, Anthony Gimino ponders how long the Wildcats will hold on to No. 1, especially since New Mexico State and at Michigan will be a couple of good tests for the 'Cats this week. Can you believe it’s been a decade since the 'Cats have been the top-ranked team in the men’s basketball land?
The WNBA Draft Lottery is later today, and while a certain forward on Stanford has her sights currently set on getting back to the Final Four, there is good reason that the WNBA is highlighting Chiney Ogwumike as a senior standout for WNBA Draft Watch 2014 alongside Baylor’s Odyssey Sims.
In the latest football notes from Rob Moseley of GoDucks.com, we learn that tight end Pharaoh Brown is suspended for the Alamo Bowl after his role in an on-campus snowball fight. Also, Moseley pens his belief that the Heisman snubbed Marcus Mariota, as No. 8 is not one of the Heisman Trophy finalists.
What do you get when you put 300 man hours, 14 Terabytes of footage and 10,000 photos into an 11-and-a-half-minute finished product? You get the “Seasons” video by Colorado, which is an absolute work of art if you ask the Football Scoop staff. Unfortunately the hotel in Bakersfield that I’m currently at doesn’t have fast enough internet for me to watch it, but I’ll take Football Scoop at its word. You’ll have to tell me how it is.
If you ask Steve Gress of the Corvallis Gazette-Times, he’ll tell you that the Hawai’i Bowl is a good fit for the Beavers.
As the Trojans get geared up for their bowl game against Fresno State, Gary Klein notes that USC practice has a different feel without Ed Orgeron.
Former Ute defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is having quite the nice rookie campaign with the Carolina Panthers, and Whitney O’Bannon of the Deseret News writes that Lotulelei is always striving to improve and build on successes and failures each week.
Despite losing in the Pac-12 Football Championship Game by a wide margin to Stanford, Tyler Lockman of Fox Sports Arizona points out that this ASU season ranks among the most memorable by most measures.
How ‘bout we take a trip down Pac-12 Digital memory lane a bit and talk some Cougs with Neil Stover of SWX and Jacob Thorpe of the Spokesman Review? Good stuff in here about the New Mexico Bowl and the state of the WSU football program.
Looking for a way to celebrate the best day of the year (happy birthday, me)? For starters, you can watch the Cal men’s basketball team tangle with Nevada in Berkeley at 8 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Networks.