Roundup: Washington women's basketball ranked for 1st time since 2003

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Washington

Washington women’s basketball is ranked for the first time since 2003, jumping into the new AP rankings at No. 25. Also, this article is a few days old and the stats aren’t up to date as a result, but check out this Adam Jude feature on Washington women’s basketball post player Chantel Osahor, who is known for not jumping on her shot attempts (but there’s so much more to her game, yo).

Stanford

Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle writes about how the old Stanford Stadium’s setbacks led to innovations in NFL stadiums.  The old Stanford Stadium hosted Super Bowl XIX, and back then the stadium was full of wooden benches (Levi’s Stadium is juuuuusst a bit different).

UCLA

Former Texas offensive lineman Jake Raulerson will transfer to UCLA, he announced on Twitter. This is a big pick-up for the Bruins with Alex Redmond, Caleb Benenoch and Jake Brendel off to the NFL draft and Fred Ulu-Perry transferring to Hawai’I (Sam Cooper of Yahoo Sports on the link).

Arizona State

The Arizona Republic is reporting that Arizona State will keep its offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey. Mike Norvell’s replacement was rumored to be a top candidate for the Southern Miss head coaching vacancy.

USC

So USC is offering Frosted Flakes to help improve Vitamin D levels in its student-athletes, reports Chantel Jennings. Apparently more than a third of USC’s student-athletes weren’t getting enough Vitamin D, according to The Wall Street Journal’s Rachel Bachman.

Oregon State

Now No. 9 in the nation, Oregon State women’s basketball leads the nation in field goal percentage defense, Gina Mizell points out in her OSU Beavers rundown for The Oregonian/OregonLive.

California

Cal softball is ranked 21st in the NFCA preseason poll released Tuesday and is one of six Pac-12 teams ranked.

Arizona

Bruce Pascoe caught up with Indiana Pacers forward Solomon Hill while Pascoe was in the Bay Area covering the Wildcats’ road trip to Stanford and Cal and Hill was in town for the Pacers’ game at Golden State.

Colorado

Colorado wants to protect home court in its rematch with Stanford, jots Pat Rooney. The Buffs beat the Cardinal by one point on The Farm on the opening weekend of conference play.

Utah

Read this Kyle Bonagura Q&A with former Utah quarterback Travis Wilson, who refers to BYU as “the team we played” in the Las Vegas Bowl. Gotta love it.

Washington State

David Lombardi and Chantel Jennings debate whether you should buy or sell Washington State football having the top scoring offense in 2016.

Oregon

ICYMI, check out Elgin Cook dunking all over UCLA in Saturday’s 86-72 victory for the Ducks. Cook had 17 points, five boards and six dimes in the W.

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