Roundup: Gronk, Blount and more Pac-12ers win Super Bowl ring
How ‘bout that game for a Super Bowl, huh? Former Arizona Wildcat Rob Gronkowski and the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl in thrilling fashion, narrowly edging the Seattle Seahawks (who feature a ton of Pac-12 dudes). Gronk is the fourth Wildcat to win a Super Bowl ring.
Of course, Gronk wasn’t the only Pac-12er walking away with a ring Sunday night, as LeGarrette Blount and Patrick Chung are the latest Oregon football alums to win a Super Bowl. Other former Pac-12ers on the Patriots are Shane Vereen (Cal), Brandon Browner (Oregon State), Nate Solder (Colorado), Sealver Siliga (Utah), Akeem Ayers (UCLA), Matthew Slater (UCLA) and Cameron Fleming (Stanford).
While we’re at it, here’s a photo gallery of every Pac-12 football player who was on a Super Bowl XLIX roster.
In non-football action on Sunday, Sam Singer’s three-pointer helped Cal men’s basketball beat Washington 90-88. Very impressive road sweep of the Washington schools for Cal after a rough 1-6 start to conference play.
Percy Allen gives us his three impressions from Washington’s heartbreaking loss to Cal.
Utah football hired offensive and defensive coordinators, the school announced Monday. Aaron Roderick and Jim Harding were named co-offensive coordinators, while John Pease will be the defensive coordinator.
Big battle on The Farm Monday night, as Stanford women’s basketball plays host to Washington for a 7 p.m. PT tip on the Pac-12 Networks.
By beating Utah 58-48 Sunday, Arizona State women’s basketball reached 20 wins faster than any other team in program history. The Sun Devils are now 20-2 this season.
Colorado women’s basketball knocked off Arizona 81-69 Sunday at the Coors Events Center behind 53 combined points from seniors Lexy Kresl, Jen Reese and Jasmine Sborov.
UCLA men’s basketball completed a home sweep of the Mountain schools by defeating Colorado 72-59 Saturday at Pauley Pavilion (Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News). Norman Powell scored 22 points against the Buffs, giving him his third consecutive 20-point performance.
Oregon State wide receiver Richard Mullaney is working to return from a serious elbow injury. He was cleared to return to lifting less than two weeks ago, reports Gina Mizell.
Jacob Thorpe takes a look at the salaries of the new Washington State football assistant coaches.
Ted Miller features USC offensive tackle Chad Wheeler, calling him the Trojans’ “Two-Star Scoob.”