Roundup: Oregon State names interim AD
Following Todd Stansbury’s departure for Georgia Tech, Marianne Vydra has been named Oregon State interim athletic director, reports Gina Mizell. She also served in this role after Bob De Carolis stepped down.
USC got a major academic nod from the inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education survey, which ranked the Trojans No. 15 nationally. The survey polled 1,000 U.S. universities, ranking them based on criteria including the diversity of student populations, the availability of student resources, how well students were challenged by courses, etc.
Oski turned 75 years old on Tuesday, and Steve Rubenstein of the San Francisco Chronicle has pretty cool story to commemorate the occasion. You ever have a chance to watch the Cal mascot drink through his eye?
Haha this is pretty great – Ernie Kent won an auction to coach against himself when the Cougars play Idaho on Dec. 7. Supporting Coaches vs. Cancer through the donation, he bid $2,000 on an Idaho “Coach for a Day” experience when the Vandals head to Pullman, where Kent will get to have a pre-game meal with Idaho, sit on the Vandals’ bench and even draw up a play.
Ryan Thorburn of The Register-Guard reports that Oregon running back Royce Freeman is expected to play against Washington State on Saturday after hurting his leg against Nebraska and missing the Colorado game.
Great match on our airwaves Wednesday night, as No. 9 Stanford women’s volleyball defeated No. 7 Washington in five sets. Kathryn Plummer had a career-high 18 kills for the Cardinal, while Inky Ajanaku added 13 kills and six blocks.
Nicole Auerbach of USA TODAY Sports discusses Colorado wide receiver Bryce Bobo’s one-handed catches, explaining how they’ve almost become routine for him now. In addition to his unreal game-winning grab against Oregon, he also hauled in a one-hander against Colorado State.
Watch this video on Arizona football alum Warner Smith talking about his fight with ALS.
Ryan Kartje of the Los Angeles Daily News dives into the relationship between Josh Rosen and UCLA quarterbacks coach Marques Tuiasosopo.
This is about three weeks old now but made its way around the internet again Thursday morning – Stefan Modrich of The State Press gives us a neat look at how the Arizona State football stat crew operates on a game night.
Vytas Mazeika of the Bay Area News Group features Washington linebacker Benn Burr-Kirven ahead of the Washington-Stanford game. Burr-Kirven went to high school about 10 minutes down the road from Stanford University at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton.
Kyle Goon features Utah volleyball player Adora Anae, who is a big reason why the Utes are 12-2 and ranked 25th in the nation. She comes from quite the athletic family in Hawai’i.