Roundup: Quality week of practice leads to memorable win for Oregon State

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It has now been four straight losses for the Ducks after dropping an 80-72 contest to Oregon State Sunday night in the Civil War, so Oregon’s struggles are continuing.

Oregon State

But hey, let’s take a look on the bright side, because Oregon State parlayed a quality week of practice into a memorable win over Oregon.

Arizona State

If I may recommend something to watch Monday, there are three women’s basketball games on the Pac-12 Networks this afternoon, and the last one features two top-20 teams as No. 14 Arizona State hosts No. 4 Stanford at 4 p.m. PT on the Networks. Jim Watson and Tammy Blackburn are on the call. The Sun Devils are coming off a huge win over the Golden Bears – can they complete the sweep of the Bay schools?


Oh, nothing to see in Salt Lake City besides an amazing rebuilding job done by Larry Krystkowiak. The Runnin’ Utes are back at .500 in conference play and Utah celebrated the past and present by beating UCLA on Saturday (many players from the WAC championship teams of the ‘90s were in the building for some halftime recognition). And if there’s anything else to be gleaned from the Utah men’s basketball season so far, it’s that the fans are back at the Huntsman Center.


Former Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason is already making noise as the new head coach at Vanderbilt, saying he plans to win the SEC East at Vanderbilt. In other Stanford football alumni news, Richard Sherman is awesome.


UCLA’s defensive coordinator the last two years, Lou Spanos, has been named the Tennessee Titans’ linebackers coach.


Adam Butler penned an article in praise of Nick Johnson for Rush the Court, and I suggest that you check it out, yo.

Washington State

Let’s head on over to CougCenter now, where Jeff Nusser writes that Que Johnson is already comparing favorably to Klay Thompson.


It sounds like Jahvid Best is returning to Cal as a student assistant coach and will help with the running backs, though it isn’t official yet.


Well this is official now: Connor Wood has announced the end to his football career. Also, Askia Booker is becoming the player Tad Boyle and the Buffs need him to be with the losses of Spencer Dinwiddie and Tre’Shaun Fletcher.


While USC men’s hoops is struggling, USC women’s basketball went big in a 109-85 win over Oregon Sunday and is 6-1 in Pac-12 play as a result. First ever triple-digit game at the Galen Center.


Here’s an early look at Washington football’s 2014 depth chart, courtesy of Adam Jude of the Seattle Times.

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