Roundup: Basketball Media Days are here

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UCLA

It’s Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Media Day Thursday, and UCLA has been picked to win the Pac-12 title by the conference’s coaches, taking eight of the first-place votes. Stanford is picked to finish second and Washington is slated to end up in third.

Oregon

The Pac-12 men’s basketball preseason poll comes out Friday, but Tyson Alger has Oregon winning the Pac-12 in his ballot. I have a feeling a lot of people will be following suit with Alger

California

Check out Lindsay Schnell’s feature on Cal wide receiver Chad Hansen to find out how he has gone from Idaho State to one of the best receivers in the country.

Arizona

The injury news keeps pouring on in Tucson, as Arizona running back Nick Wilson is likely sidelined for several weeks with a “new” injury (Arizona Desert Swarm). We couldn’t get the ole hockey upper-body or lower-body diagnosis this time, I guess.

Washington State

Jacob Thorpe gives us more on Washington State’s concern with Arizona State potentially stealing signs come Saturday.

Arizona State

So apparently Arizona State’s media relations department let ESPN know how it felt about leaving Zane Gonzalez off its midseason All-American team (The Arizona Republic). Tough to leave the NCAA record-holder off the list, IMHO.

Stanford

Kevin Hogan was great for the Cardinal, but this would have been nice – Jameis Winston says he wishes would have gone to Stanford instead of Florida State as his Bucs get ready to come to the Bay Area to take on the Niners (Cam Inman, San Jose Mercury News).

USC

Sam Darnold’s rise to starting quarterback is a big reason why the Trojans have won three straight games, according to this Los Angeles Times piece.

Washington

ESPN gives us a statistical look into how Jake Browning is leading Washington into the College Football Playoff conversation.

Utah

Ted Miller tackles Joe Williams’ decision to come out of retirement for Utah football. It’s definitely been a good one through the first week of his return.

Colorado

Pat Rooney dives into Colorado outside linebacker Jimmie Gilbert’s historic pace of sacking opposing quarterbacks. He’s got six already this season and 15.5 for his career, which is 13th in CU history.

Oregon State

Gina Mizell tells us that Oregon State football is looking to improve its passing attack, which has been called not so nice things.

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