Roundup: Oregon falls to Ohio State in title game

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Oregon fell to Ohio State in the College Football Playoff National Championship 42-20 Monday night, and Tyson Alger of The Oregonian writes that Oregon ran out of magic in an injury-plagued season. That said, Heather Dinich of ESPN writes that the season is still a success for Marcus Mariota. After the loss, Mariota said he isn’t thinking about the NFL draft and whether or not he’ll enter it. If you ask John Canzano, though, he’d tell you that Ohio State’s victory gives Mariota a reason to come back. Congratulations to the Buckeyes on winning the natty.

Arizona State

For reasons beyond my understanding, Jimmy Kimmel picked Arizona State to win the national championship.


UCLA hoops is in the conference spotlight, as Kevon Looney was named Pac-12 Player of the Week and women’s hooper Jordin Canada was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week.

Oregon State

Oregon State women’s basketball is No. 9 in the AP poll, the highest ranking in program history. The Beavs swept Oregon over the weekend, winning each game by at least 29 points.


Utah backup quarterback Adam Schulz is transferring to Houston, coach Kyle Whittingham announced Monday. He started three games for the Utes in 2013.


Learn a lil’ bit about new USC offensive lineman Chuma Edoga, an early entrant to the USC football recruiting class of 2015.


The Seattle Times’ Percy Allen features Washington basketball center Robert Upshaw, who leads the nation in total blocks and blocks per game.

Washington State

Washington State wide receiver Isiah Myers was selected to play in the College Gridiron Showcase, it was announced Monday. The game will take place Jan. 31 on the campus of UT-Arlington.


Kevin Gemmell relives Cal wide receiver Trevor Davis’ performance against Washington State, a game in which he gained 280 all-purpose yards and returned two kickoffs for touchdowns.


Bruce Pascoe reports that Arizona men’s basketball coach Sean Miller is thinking about playing some zone defense.


The return of Colorado defensive lineman Samson Kafovalu could really give the Buffs a boost on defense, opines Kyle Ringo. He took the summer and fall semesters off for personal reasons.


Stanford tennis SID Brian Risso gives us five storylines to follow for Stanford men’s tennis this season. The Cardinal opens its dual match season Tuesday against UC Davis.

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