Roundup: Gary Payton II – Like father, like son
Oregon State men’s basketball guard Gary Payton II recorded a triple-double in a 71-43 win over Grambling State 26 years after his father (Gary Payton) did the same against Portland. Ten points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for Payton II Monday night.
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman” Monday night and did Dave’s famous top-10 segment. You can watch Mariota deliver the Top Ten on Letterman right here.
Jeff Metcalfe reports that Arizona State is switching from Nike to Adidas in an eight-year deal worth $33.8 million.
Utah’s Delon Wright was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for averaging 20.5 points and 8.0 rebounds against BYU and Kansas.
Washington State women’s basketball guard Tia Presley was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for her 21-point performance in a 59-58 road win over Gonzaga last Tuesday, scoring the go-ahead bucket with 35 ticks left. Wazzu is 4-0 when Presley tallies at least 20.
This article is nearly three weeks old but still something you should check out if you haven’t already – Cal established a competitive team for blind athletes in a sport called goalball this fall, making Cal the first in the nation to field a competitive collegiate goalball team. Katy Murphy of the Bay Area News Group with the story.
Kyle Ringo reports that the facilities upgrades in and around Folsom Field could cost $77.5 million more than the expected amount of $156 million.
Here’s a preview of the Arizona-Oakland men’s basketball game Tuesday night courtesy of the AP. Tip is at 6 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Networks.
Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez broke his hand Monday night in a win against San Antonio. The former Stanford big man will be out for an undetermined amount of time.
Washington wide receiver Jaydon Mickens thought about going to Oklahoma State out of high school, writes Christian Caple. Of course, the Dawgs play the Pokes in the Cactus Bowl on Jan. 2.
Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News highlights UCLA football’s seniors on defense. Three of them – Anthony Jefferson, Eric Kendricks and Owamagbe Odighizuwa – made the All-Pac-12 second team.
USC head coach Steve Sarkisian said it’s unreasonable to think most freshmen can develop as quickly as Adoree Jackson and Juju Smith.
Here's the AP All-America football team. Whole lotta Pac-12ers on here.