Roundup: Washington State volleyball gets first win in Seattle since 2001

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Washington State

Well how about this? Washington State women’s volleyball upset No. 4 Washington in four sets in Seattle Wednesday night to kick off conference play, notching its first win against U-Dub in the 206 in 15 years. The Dawgs entered the week as one of five undefeated teams in the nation.

Oregon State

Early Thursday morning, Oregon State announced Todd Stansbury was stepping down as athletic director to take the same position at his alma mater, Georgia Tech. The Oregonian/OregonLive's Gina Mizell gives a little more background on Stansbury's impact in Corvallis.

Oregon

This is going to be sweet – Oregon men’s basketball will play in the PK80 – Phil Knight Invitational in November 2017 in Portland that will feature 16 teams, many of them the elite of the elite. Stanford is also in it, alongside Butler, UConn, Duke, North Carolina, Florida, Michigan State, Georgetown and Gonzaga, for starters.

Washington

Washington women’s basketball will be on TV 16 times in the 2016-17 season, as the Pac-12 released its TV schedule for women’s basketball on Wednesday. You’ll get plenty of opportunities to see the 2016 Final Four squad.

California

Former Cal and Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch appeared on “Conan” and gave his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick kneeling for the national anthem. Click the Frank-Schwab-of-Yahoo-Sports link to get Lynch’s thoughts summarized.

Colorado

The Colorado athletic department has a balanced budget for the second consecutive year, reports Brian Howell. CU brought in more than $69 million in revenue for the 2016 fiscal year.

Stanford

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey tells us why he plays football in this well-written piece for The Players’ Tribune.

USC

USC offensive tackle E.J. Price left the team because he wanted to be closer to family, head coach Clay Helton said, contradicting earlier rumors online that Price had been kicked off the team.

Arizona

The Arizona Daily Star’s Greg Hansen is of the opinion that Brandon Dawkins at quarterback gives Arizona the best chance to win, and he states why in this video co-hosted by himself and Ryan Finley.

Utah

Kurt Kragthorpe opines that this is the year for Utah football to win the Pac-12 South. There have been four different winners the last four years in the division (UCLA in 2012, Arizona State in 2013, Arizona in 2014 and USC in 2015).

Arizona State

Ted Miller thinks that there could be a lot of offense in the Cal-Arizona State game this Saturday, and he has good reason to believe so – Cal has the No. 2 passing offense, while Arizona State has the worst passing defense in the nation. Similarly, ASU has the No. 16 rushing offense in the country, while Cal’s run defense is third-worst among FBS teams.

UCLA

Thuc Nhi Nguyen writes that UCLA football is focused on playing Stanford and not on the eight-game losing streak it has to the Cardinal.

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