Roundup: ASU women's basketball equals program's highest ranking
Arizona State women’s basketball is ranked No. 8 in the latest AP poll, which ties the highest ranking in program history. The Sun Devils are the only undefeated team in Pac-12 play at 6-0 in league and 15-3 overall.
Oregon State announced that it has suspended forward Jarmal Reid a minimum of four games after he tripped a referee during the Beavers’ loss at Utah Sunday.
Stanford wide receiver Michael Rector is returning to school for his fifth and final season. Rector caught 34 passes for 559 yards and seven scores in 2015.
Now here’s a name – Oregon named Brady Hoke its new defensive coordinator. Hoke was the head coach at Michigan for four seasons, going 31-20 from 2011-14. Also, props to Oregon women’s basketball forward Jillian Alleyne for claiming the Pac-12 rebounding record, doing so in Sunday’s win over Cal.
The Associated Press reported Monday that Arizona will hire Marcel Yates as its defensive coordinator. Yates comes to Tucson by way of Boise State, where he was also the defensive coordinator.
Kyle Bonagura catches up with former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack as he gets ready for the NFL combine in February. He should be full-go at the combine, having spent the last couple of months doing intense rehab in Arizona.
Trojan senior tennis player Giuliana Olmos finished as the runner-up in both the singles and doubles at the Freeman Memorial tournament this past weekend in Las Vegas. Olmos and USC look to defend their Pac-12 regular-season title this season.
Kevin Gemmell relives Washington State wide receiver Gabe Marks’ game against Arizona – eight grabs, 97 yards, four touchdowns. Not a bad day at the office (the Cougs beat the ‘Cats 45-42 in Tucson).
Connor Letourneau writes that Cal basketball guard Jabari Bird played well in his return to the starting lineup, scoring 17 points on 10 shots and hitting four of his seven three-point attempts in the Bears’ 77-71 loss to Stanford on Thursday. It was his first start in nearly two months.
Pat Rooney lets us in on the take that Colorado basketball forward Tory Miller stepped up for the injured Wes Gordon, who sprained his thumb but isn’t expected to miss any time. Miller had 12 points and seven boards in the Sunday night win over Oregon.
Washington's Kelsey Plum was named the Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week by the USBWA on Tuesady morning. She's leading the nation in scoring with 27.3 points per game. Also, here’s the breakdown of Washington gymnastics’ victory over Arizona State Monday night in Tempe thanks to our very own Amanda Borden and Jim Watson catching up with the Yammer and Ashley Adamson.
Penning for the Salt Lake Tribune, Lya Wodraska tells us that No. 6 Utah women’s gymnastics is searching for consistency in the early season. UCLA is the highest-ranked Pac-12 team at No. 5.