Roundup: Utah basketball cancels 2016 game against BYU
Larry Krystkowiak announced his Utes have canceled a scheduled matchup against rival BYU in 2016 because the rivalry is getting too heated. Cougars coach Dave Rose disagrees, reports The Salt Lake Tribune's Kyle Goon.
In hoops, Dana Altman and the Ducks upset a talented California team after announcing the loss of Dylan Ennis for the season due to a foot injury. And in football, Vernon Adams Jr. told Andrew Greif he was so nervous about the pressure heading into his only season at Oregon that he thought about leaving.
It's never too early for 2016 college football rankings. Athlon's Steven Lassan sees the Cougs coming in 23rd in next season's preseason poll.
The Oregonian's John Canzano likes the Beavers' defensive coordinator hire of Kevin Clune, a man who shouldn't miss a beat coaching alongside Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen. Clune replaces Kalani Sitake, who became BYU's head coach.
Point guard Julian Jacobs will attempt to play Thursday against Arizona State after re-aggravating a left ankle injury in the Trojans' last game against Washington, reports the Los Angeles Times' Shotgun Spratling.
The nation's leading scorer, Kelsey Plum, and the Washington women's basketball team hosts a Sun Devil squad on Friday that is not only above them in RPI, but coming off an upset against perennial Pac-12 power Stanford.
The Arizona Republic's Doug Haller talks to insiders about the good (a re-energized a fan base) and bad (a potentially bad reputation with referees) of Bobby Hurley's ejection in his first rivalry game.
Coach Johnny Dawkins reached his 150th career victory as the Cardinal went on the road to best Oregon State on Wednesday night. Rosco Allen and Marcus Allen combined for 36 of the team's 78 points.
Freshman alpine skier Ola Johansen is off to a strong start, winning the giant slalom event Wednesday and helping the Buffs keep pace at the Utah Invitational.
Arizona senior Ryan Anderson, who transferred to Arizona from Boston College, once thought he'd found his path as a 6-foot tall pitcher until he grew six inches before his sophomore year in high school. And even then, Wildcats coach Sean Miller wishes he had a do-over in recruiting him out of high school, reports Bruce Pascoe.
The Arizona Daily Star's Jon Gold writes that an Arizona-UCLA showdown in Pauley Pavilion on Thursday is as it should be: a compelling matchup.
At the Contra Costa Times, Jeff Faraudo gives his impressions of why Cuonzo Martin's Cal squad fell flat against a vulnerable Oregon team.