Roundup: Oregon has all hands on deck
Getting Dominic Artis and Ben Carter back was certainly a welcome sight in Eugene, and the Oregon men’s basketball team improved to 10-0 with all hands on deck last night after a 91-63 pasting of UC Irvine. Artis finished with five points, eight rebounds and three assists, while Carter added a couple of field goals and four boards.
Monday night, Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike joined the 2,000-point, 1,000-rebound club in an easy win over New Mexico, and our Taylor Dutch was all over it, yo.
A little late on this one too, but you should know that Michelle Plouffe was named espnW’s National Player of the Week after dropping nine points in OT to lead the Utes past BYU. The senior forward also averaged 22.5 points and 13 boards last week. Anthony Levrets, her head coach, is one of the better interviews in the Pac-12. Good dude.
UCLA football coach Jim Mora emphatically dismissed Texas coaching rumors, saying he’s very delighted to be the Bruins’ head honcho. The link is a mini audio/video roundup of him reaffirming his commitment to UCLA, courtesy of Bruins Nation. If you’re a good coach these days, like Mora is, your name is going to be linked with any and every big opening.
There are so many different postseason honors handed out that I’m not going to bother to go through them all, but know this much: Ka’Deem Carey has repeated as a consensus All-American.
Gotta love all of the different titles in the football coaching profession, and Arizona State’s offensive coordinator Mike Norvell has been promoted to deputy head coach in Forkland.
Jacob Thorpe gives us the story of a near-miss Cougar who ended up as Colorado State’s quarterback. The Cougs wanted Garrett Grayson to play defensive back at Wazzu, but Grayson has turned into a pretty good signal caller for the Rams, throwing 21 TD passes against just 10 picks while completing 62 percent of his throws.
According to the Los Angeles Times, USC junior safety Dion Bailey will announce after the bowl game whether he’ll return to USC, so you don’t have to wait too long.
The Huskies are hoping to improve their play from the 2012 bowl game, when Boise State eked out a two-point victory over the Dawgs in Las Vegas.
Oregon State plays Towson tonight in men’s hoops action, and the Beavers have a debt to settle with the Tigers after allowing Towson to come back from 19 down and beat ‘em last year in Gill.
Former Colorado hooper Chris Jenkins will land at Detroit, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. The Detroit native never played in a game for the Buffs.
California Golden Blogs asks us “who has been Cal men’s basketball’s most important player?” They have an accompanying picture of James Harden and Justin Cobbs shaking hands, but I think only one of those guys qualifies for a suitable answer to this question.