Roundup: Gray, Hamblin, Canada, Rueck claim women's hoops awards
Czech out the 2014-15 Pac-12 women’s basketball honors – Cal’s Reshanda Gray is your POTY, Oregon State’s Ruth Hamblin is your DPOTY, UCLA’s Jordin Canada is your FOTY and Oregon State’s Scott Rueck is your COTY. Also, the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament will return to Seattle for 2016.
Jeff Collier of CougCenter gives us an outlook for Washington State women’s basketball at the Pac-12 Tournament. ESPN bracketologist Charlie Crème has the Cougs in his “next four out,” so June Daugherty and Co. gotta do a little work in Seattle.
UCLA men's hoops hosts USC Wednesday night in the teams’ conference regular-season finale (6 p.m. PT, ESPN2) and Steve Alford talks about the UCLA-USC matchup, courtesy of video from Jack Wang.
Oregon and Oregon State will meet for the 344th time on the hardwood as well Wednesday night (8 p.m. PT, ESPNU), and Connor Letourneau writes that Oregon State hopes it can keep the home “spell” alive and well. The Beavers are 15-1 at Gill Coliseum this season.
Arizona is getting ready to host the Bay Area schools, and Bruce Pascoe writes that Arizona is focused on a sweep and not pondering about whether or not it will get a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Colorado basketball forward Dustin Thomas is elevating his offensive game as the season wears on, writes Brian Howell. The Buffs finish up the regular season on the road at the Washington schools.
The Milwaukee Bucks visit Golden State Wednesday night, giving Jeff Faraudo the chance to catch up with former Cal basketball great Jason Kidd, who has the upstart Bucks heading towards a playoff berth.
USC opened spring practice Tuesday, and Dan Greenspan of the Associated Press writes that USC isn’t listening to the preseason hype. Many think the Trojans could contend for a spot in the College Football Playoff in 2015.
The Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Championships begin Wednesday, and the Salt Lake Tribune tells us that Utah men’s swimming hopes to string an upset or two in Federal Way. The Utes are ranked 20th in the nation.
Take a look at a new rendering for the Sun Devil Stadium renovations. The whole thang will be done by 2017.
Jim Corbett of USA Today believes that Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly could be making a move for Marcus Mariota. ESPN is also reporting that Philadelphia has agreed to trade LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for former Oregon linebacker Kiko Alonso.
Christian Caple informs us that the second annual Husky Combine is scheduled for March 10. It’s a pro-day-like event for all members of the Washington football team.
David Lombardi presents us with some spring questions for Stanford football.