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The Pac-12's women's gymnastics coaches share why they believe constant innovation is an essential part of their sport.


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By Kevin Danna, special to Pac-12.com
Updated March 21, 2013

With Oregon taking care of Oklahoma State, Arizona besting Belmont and Cal defeating UNLV, the Pac-12 pitched a perfect game on Thursday with a 3-0 record.

How often does this happen? Well, it is the first time since 2009 that every Pac-12 team has won an NCAA tournament game on the same day with at least three teams playing.


By Kevin Danna, special to Pac-12.com
Updated March 21, 2013

Oregon was largely considered to be the most under-seeded team in this year's NCAA tournament, receiving a "12" next to its name on Selection Sunday. Looking at things glass-half-full-style, however, Rob Clark of the Register-Guard earlier this week wrote that it could be a lucky No. 12 for the Ducks.


By Kevin Danna, special to Pac-12.com
Updated March 21, 2013

Arizona was entrenched in a tight battle late in the first half of Thursday's NCAA tournament tilt with Belmont when the unthinkable happened -- Solomon Hill was whistled for his third personal foul. As expected, the senior forward was forced to sit the rest of the half. With the lead at just 23-19 after a made free throw and 2:59 to go before intermission, things could have potentially turned sour for the Wildcats.


By Bryan Fischer, Senior correspondent for Pac-12 Networks
Updated March 21, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It was a night of lessons learned for California.

The Golden Bears corrected their mistakes and played like they did in the month of February at HP Pavilion to upset No. 5 seed UNLV 64-61 in an NCAA tournament rematch from earlier in the season.

[Related video: Cal-UNLV highlights@NCAA.com]


The Pac-12 women's gymnastics coaches explain the importance of confidence and how they instill it in each of their athletes ahead of the Pac-12 Championships Saturday on Pac-12 Networks.


By Bryan Fischer, Senior correspondent for Pac-12 Networks
Updated March 21, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif. – They didn’t feel disrespected or under-seeded. In fact, Oregon didn’t think twice about being given a 12 seed in the NCAA tournament.

They just went out and played.

Behind a monster performance in the paint from Arsalan Kazemi and a backcourt that resembled the one that powered the team to into the top 10 earlier this season, Oregon moved past No. 5 Oklahoma State 68-55 Thursday afternoon at HP Pavilion in their 2nd round NCAA tournament matchup.


Five of the eight Pac-12 teams finished the regular season in the nation's top 25.


Great news: Football is back. Live spring gridiron coverage on Pac-12 Networks starts this Saturday with the Cal Blue and Gold Game and wraps up the evening of April 27 with UCLA's scrimmage.

[Related: What to watch for during spring football]


By Kirk Reynolds, Pac-12 Networks Public Relations
Updated March 20, 2013

The Pac-12 Networks engineering and programming teams have received recognition as part of Broadcast Engineering magazine’s 12th annual Excellence Awards, which honor the industry’s best examples of innovation, high-quality design and construction.

The Pac-12 Networks were nominated for two awards – Network Automation and Post and Network Production Facilities – and won for network automation and finished as runners-up in the post and network facility category.


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