LOS ANGELES — Bill Walton arrived at the fourth stop on his Pac-12 campus tour a little early on Thursday.
He chatted with the newly erected statue of John Wooden outside of Pauley Pavilion on UCLA's campus to continue a few 40-year-old arguments.
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Host Mike Yam and senior correspondent Bryan Fischer jump into the world of Pac-12 basketball to discuss Kevin O'Neill's firing at USC, Dana Altman's success with Oregon, why Colorado is struggling and more. Then, contributor Sarah Kezele talks with Utah gymnastics coach Megan Marsden about the Utes' program following a tough loss.
Bill Walton's bus tour of Pac-12 campus tour continues -- and so do the tweets. Follow along on this page and contribute your own thoughts with the #WaltonOnWheels hashtag.
LOS ANGELES - It would have been difficult to miss the 6-foot-11 UCLA Bruin legend strolling deep into the heart of USC’s campus.
Making his way through the maze of construction by Heritage Hall on Wednesday, Bill Walton approached the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, which sits an overhead pass away from USC’s iconic Tommy Trojan statue. Walton ducked his head to enter the building, and, after a series of media interviews, approached the Annenberg Auditorium stage.
Washington State's Mike Ladd may have found a new (and very cute) lucky charm for himself and the rest of the Cougars. The senior guard drained a season-high 22 points Wednesday night in a 75-65 win over Utah. 15 of those points came from behind the three-point line with Ladd going 5-for-8 for the game, including a 4-for-5 start in the first half. But the most excited fan in attendance had to be Ladd's three-month-old daughter, Lauren (pictured above).
Oregon coach Chip Kelly surprised everyone when it was announced that he was going to coach the Philadelphia Eagles. Hosts Mike Yam and Bryan Fischer breakdown Kelly's decision and what it means for the program with Sports Illustrated college football writer Stewart Mandel. Then, former Ducks offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz discusses Kelly's move and how his system will work in the NFL.
There was a stretch during the mid-2000s when the annual matchup between Cal and USC was the can’t-miss Pac-12 football game of the season. Oregon and Oregon State have played some meaningful games in recent years.
But the past couple seasons have spurned a new rivalry, one in which it seems will decide the Pac-12 North every season – Stanford vs. Oregon.
Oregon State senior center Patricia Bright clearly enjoys rejecting others. She dominated the paint all night, racking up six of the 10 blocks for the Beavers during Tuesday night's tilt with Oregon, including this huge stuffing of Oregon's Jillian Alleyne:
The Washington women came out scorching from three-point range Tuesday night, including making six of their first eight shots from deep, keying their 35th consecutive victory over rival Washington State. Talia Walton, a freshman from Federal Way, Wash., led the charge, making three of four threes in the first half, including this three-pointer with some feathery touch to get it to go down.