Roundup: Washington vs. the Bay
Stanford is playing some quality ball, and Johnny Dawkins’ boys got a big one in Huskyville Wednesday (6 p.m., ESPN2). Here are the Stanford game notes for this upcoming contest, courtesy of Brian Risso.
What does the Husky head honcho think of his upcoming opponent? Here’s video of Lorenzo Romar on Stanford. While Washington did just play on Sunday, the short turnaround isn’t changing UW’s focus for Stanford, writes Gregg Bell.
Cal will be at Washington State for an 8 p.m. tip on ESPNU, and John Crumpacker details how Cal center Kameron Rooks is showing big improvement.
Washington State is just 2-9 in conference but is still competing hard, so while the Cougars might be out of luck, they’re not out of persistence. It’s going to take a Pac-12 tourney championship at this point to get into the big dance, but still plenty of motivation for the Cougs as the season moves on. Also, Samuel Becker gives us four reasons why Washington State football is primed for a breakthrough in 2014.
With all the attention surrounding the Marcus Smart incident at Texas Tech and with Arizona visiting Arizona State Friday night, Bruce Pascoe examines how the Wildcats follow Sean Miller’s code of ethics in dealing with fans.
Tough one at UCLA for Colorado Thursday night, but the Buffs are looking to keep the momentum going. Heck of a job done on the homestand by Boyle and Co. without Spencer Dinwiddie’s services.
No surprise here: Norman Powell has Tad Boyle concerned, what with his career-high 21 points against USC and all.
Oregon State won’t hit the men’s hardwood again until Sunday when it travels to Eugene, so in the meantime feel free to read about trash talk being motivation for Roberto Nelson. Memo to opposing Pac-12 guards: tell Nelson how awesome he is during games if you want to try to keep him in check.
Former Utah quarterback and assistant coach Brian Johnson has been named the quarterbacks coach at Mississippi State. Ted Miller thinks that Johnson’s move is good for both him and Utah.
This is the last season Arizona State baseball will play at Packard Stadium before moving to Phoenix Municipal Stadium in 2015, so the Sun Devils are hoping to punctuate Packard Stadium’s end.
Here’s another baseball primer, this one courtesy of GoDucks.com: Career milestones loom for George Horton entering 2014. Barring a disastrous campaign, Horton will reach 900 wins as a collegiate head coach and 200 at Oregon this season.
Athlon Sports thinks Reggie Bush is the best Pac-12 running back of the BCS era. Hard to argue that.