Roundup: Road tests on the horizon for Oregon


Yeah, the win over Utah was good and all, but Tyson Alger of The Oregonian writes that the real challenge begins now for Oregon basketball. Oregon plays Cal Wednesday night in Berkeley at 8 p.m. PT on ESPNU, before heading to Stanford and Oregon State. Also, great article about Pharaoh Brown's recovery and how he nearly had his leg amputated following a horrific football injury in a game against Utah last November.


Good news for the Golden Bears as it gets ready for the Ducks: Christian Behrens is back in the lineup less than two weeks after surgery, reports Jeff Faraudo.


A nice feature ran this morning in The New York Times about the Red Rocks and the gymnastics craze at the soldout Huntsman Center. Utah gymnastics averages the highest attendance of any NCAA women's athletic program in the country. Meanwhile, the Runnin' Utes are looking to play with more hustle against Arizona State, Kyle Goon writes.


USC basketball hosts Washington State Wednesday night at 7 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Networks, and Scott Wolf ponders if Andy Enfield can turn USC into a winning team next season.

Washington State

Washington State basketball will be featured on “The Drive” after the USC game at 9 p.m. PT. And here’s a Pac-12 digital exclusive of the Cougars experiencing some fire alarm drama at their hotel in Corvallis. Guys trying to take a nap before the game and the alarm goes off?! That would anger me to no end.


Now it’s official – here’s the UCLA Athletics press release on the hiring of Tom Bradley as defensive coordinator for the football team. Jerry Hinnen of CBS Sports tells us what UCLA can expect from Bradley. In basketball news, UCLA men’s hoops takes on Washington Wednesday night at 8 p.m. PT on ESPN2.


Washington football’s 2015 season opener against Boise State has been set for Friday, Sept. 4 and will be televised by ESPN. This will be Chris Petersen’s first game at Boise State since his departure to Montlake.

Oregon State

A couple of days late, but Oregon State women’s basketball sophomore Sydney Wiese was named to the Nancy Lieberman Award final 15. The Lieberman Award is given to the nation’s top point guard, and Wiese is making her case by averaging 12.4 points and 5.6 assists per contest thus far on 43.9 percent shooting from deep. #AllAboutTheHeadband


Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller suggested a $100,000 fine for court storming in light of Kansas State fans rushing the floor after beating Kansas Monday night. I think $100K will make schools think twice about letting students storm the court.


Antonio Gonzalez of the Associated Press discusses the mindset of Stanford football during spring practice, stating that the Cardinal feels like it has something to prove after an 8-5 2014 season that fell short of expectations.

Arizona State

Former Arizona State receiver and grad assistant Aaron Pflugrad will be Northern Arizona’s wide receivers coach.


It has been an injury-plagued season for him, but Josh Scott keeps fighting for the Buffs, notes Brian Howell.