Roundup: Shaw and Graham staying put
We linked to it yesterday, and we’ll link to a similar story today, with new quotations this time from the man in question: David Shaw is not interested in leaving Stanford.
Speaking of coaches who are publicly saying they’re not interested in going anywhere else, Todd Graham reaffirmed his commitment to Arizona State as well.
Good read here from Uncle Ted about Washington State taking a right turn to Albuquerque, where one of our two favorite founding fathers of the ESPN Pac-12 Blog discusses what went well for the Cougs this year and what they need to do to take the next step.
Instead of dedicating a whole link roundup to every All-American award earned by a Pac-12 football player, why don’t I just tell you that Washington’s Bishop Sankey and Austin Seferian-Jenkins earned more All-America recognition?
Well this is an interesting move: Former Cal quarterback Zach Kline is transferring to Oregon State. I had to think about which logo to put by this link!
Nice lil’ coinky-dink with Craig Robinson’s and Mike Riley’s teams playing in Hawai’i the same week, and the Oregon State men’s basketball team is “pumped” for a chance to attend the Hawai’i Bowl. Just so happens that the hoops team’s one off day at the Diamond Head Classic is on Dec. 24, when Oregon State meets Boise State on the gridiron. Also, did you know Roberto Nelson occasionally shoots photos for the student newspaper?
Starting with tonight’s contest against UC Irvine, Dana Altman will have its squad back at full strength now that the suspended Dominic Artis and Ben Carter are back in the lineup. They both will come off the bench tonight against the Anteaters.
There are changes coming for Arizona’s McKale Center, and the drawings and proposals look pretty sweet (how ‘bout that big ole red “A” in the stands?). This is just in the fundraising stage right now, so no timetable yet for all the changes, but a new video board should be up and running by Zona’s Pac-12 home opener against Wazzu. Greg Hansen writes that the McKale facelift is a needed project.
One of the big reasons why Colorado men’s hoops has gotten off to a 10-1 start with a No. 20 national ranking is because Xavier Johnson has filled the void left by André Roberson, who is now a rook with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
You get some stuff from Adam Butler on this website, but you should check out his PacHoops blog as well. In his latest entry, he tries to put Utah’s Coach K’s comments to the test about playing hard being a talent and surmises that Utah is playing hard and is 9-1. Haven’t played much of anybody, but still, this team appears to be better.
Some big news on the Pac-12 women’s soccer frontier, as Keidane McAlpine was named the head coach at USC after earning the Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors at Washington State this season. Very nice get for Pat Haden.
UCLA women’s gymnastics is ranked fourth in the preseason coaches poll and is the highest-ranked Pac-12 team. All eight Pac-12 teams are ranked, however: Utah is sixth, Stanford is ninth, OSU is 12th, Zona is 17th, U-Dub 20th, Cal 22nd and ASU 25th.
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