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By Kevin Danna, special to Pac-12.com
Updated March 26, 2013

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Playing in front of the home crowd one final time, Stanford senior Joslyn Tinkle delivered a performance to remember Tuesday night at Maples Pavilion in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The forward from Missoula, Mont., connected on her first four shots - three of which were from beyond the arc - to get Stanford out of the gates quickly en route to a 73-40 victory over the eighth-seeded Michigan Wolverines to put the Cardinal in the Sweet 16.


Host Mike Yam speaks with Sport's Illustrated's George Dohrmann and UCLA beat writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com Peter Yoon about the Ben Howland era in Westwood, and where the men's basketball program needs to go from here.

3.26.13 - Podcast 19


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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Michael Kim of CALIFORNIA has been named the Pac-12 Men’s Golfer of the Month for October, the Pac-12 announced today. Kim, a sophomore from Del Mar, Calif., led the Golden Bears to three wins last month as he posted top six finishes in each event, including top honors at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational. California opened the season victorious at the Pac-12 Preview in Portland, Ore. (Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club) as Kim tied for sixth among individuals with a 6-under 210, carding rounds of 71-69-70.


Oregon State claimed the Pac-12 women’s gymnastics championship for this second time in three years, this time in front of a home crowd of 3,022 at Oregon State's Gill Coliseum.


By Kevin Danna, special to Pac-12.com
Updated March 24, 2013

Connecticut beat Idaho by 68. Notre Dame defeated UT Martin by 33. Later in the day, Baylor would knock off Prairie View A&M by 42. So naturally, as the other No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, Stanford was expected to make quick work of 16th-seeded Tulsa in its first-round game on Sunday.


By Bryan Fischer, Senior correspondent for Pac-12 Networks
Updated March 24, 2013

It’s hard for some to fathom letting go of the coach that won the conference title (and made the tournament championship game) just weeks before. But, with UCLA parting ways with basketball coach Ben Howland on Sunday, here we are.

The timing is rarely perfect when firing a coach. But make no mistake: the time was now for both Howland and the school, and this was a long time coming.

[Related: UCLA relieves Ben Howland of head coaching duties]


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Updated March 24, 2013

UCLA men's basketball coach Ben Howland has been relieved of his head coaching duties, per a press release from the UCLA athletics department Sunday evening.

From the release:

“I want to thank Ben for all that he has done for UCLA in his ten seasons in Westwood,” [UCLA AD Dan] Guerrero said. “He embraced our tradition and culture and produced some terrific teams and coached a number of wonderful young men. We wish Ben and his family all the best as they move onto a new chapter in their lives.”


2008 Olympic medalist and current Bruin Sam Peszek gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the 2013 Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Championships in Corvallis.


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