Roundup: Chris Petersen and Washington talking extension
According to the Seattle Times and linked here by Yahoo Sports, Chris Petersen is negotiating a contract extension with Washington, and it could reportedly be for as long as 10 years. And in women’s volleyball action Thursday night, No. 11 Washington swept No. 25 Arizona 25-23, 25-20, 25-20. Click the link to watch the Pac-12 Networks recap and highlights.
The Utes rebounded from a slow start Thursday night to blow away the Sun Devils, so check out the highlights of Utah’s 49-26 win over Arizona State. The Utes move to 8-2 overall and 5-2 in the Pac-12 South.
Paola Boivin opines that Arizona State football is inching towards mediocrity after having lost its fifth game in its last six outings.
Stanford and Harvard tip off the men’s hoops season in China Friday night (America time, Saturday afternoon in Shanghai), and the Pac-12 announced Friday that UCLA and Georgia Tech will play in the 2017 Pac-12 China Game.
For today's season opener in Hawai'i against Michigan State, Arizona basketball is paying homage to the U.S.S. Arizona with special uniforms on Veteran's Day.
Tom FitzGerald writes that new Stanford men’s basketball coach Jerod Haase hopes his team can bring fans out to Maples Pavilion. Attendance has been a big issue for the Cardinal in recent years. Also, Kevin Gemmell notes that Stanford football is trying to stay fresh as it heads into its ninth straight game. The Cardinal’s bye this season was on the second weekend of September.
This almost seemed unfathomable at the end of last season, but Brian Howell details a path of how Colorado could reach the College Football Playoff. A ton of ifs, ands and buts, but it could happen…
Oregon basketball’s Chris Boucher and Dillon Brooks have been named to the Naismith Trophy Watch List. Other Pac-12ers on the list include UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, Washington's Markelle Fultz, Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen and Cal’s Ivan Rabb.
Chris Low of ESPN features Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, a guy who has really whipped that Cougar defense into shape. Future head coach right here.
Scott Wolf writes that some credit should go to Ed Orgeron for discovering Sam Darnold, who has already broken the school’s freshman record for touchdown passes and could set a school record for passing-efficiency rating.
Rusty Simmons tells us that Cal women’s basketball forward Kristine Anigwe is getting ready to have a big sophomore season after averaging 20.5 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game as a freshman in 2015-16 (all those stats led the team, btw).
Check out Beavers players talking about why they play in this snippet of the episode of ”The Drive: Oregon State Beavers Football,” airing Friday night.