Some say Oregon State head coach Mike Riley is the most likable football coach in the NCAA, but there's more to coaching major college football than being a nice guy. His former teammates, current staff and players lined up to tell our cameras about the qualities (plural) that make Riley a success:
It's a hallmark of college football when fans rush the field after a big win. That was exactly the scene in Seattle when unranked Washington upset No. 8 Stanford 17-13 Thursday night. It was the first time that the Huskies defeated an opponent ranked in the top-10 nationally since they knocked off No. 3 USC in 2009 and the first time they've topped Stanford since 2007. Here's the video:
UCLA is ranked No. 9 in the nation and coming off a trip to the NCAA College Cup, but Pac-12 Networks men's soccer analyst Cobi Jones doesn't necessarily think the Bruins are the slam-dunk favorite to win the conference title this season.
The frontrunner may be chaos.
The Pac-12 race commences Friday with a pair of games, including the opener between UCLA and Stanford on the Pac-12 Networks at 4 p.m., and Jones says the race is wide open right now.
Rich Rodriguez's frown got some attention during Arizona's loss to Oregon this past Saturday. But as expressions go, there's a lot more to the Wildcats' coach. Here's three and a half minutes of RichRod mic'd up on the sidelines from the Wildcats' matchup with South Carolina State on September 15, including a full range of emotions.
The beginning of Pac-12 men's soccer play, three football teams receving votes in the Associated Press top 25, volleyball showdowns in Seattle and a jam-packed Friday highlight the rest of the week on the Pac-12 Networks.
It begins this evening when No. 5 Washington hosts No. 4 UCLA in women's volleyball at 7 p.m. Then on Friday, there will be a staggering 10 games on the networks -- four women's volleyball matches, four women's soccer matches, the men's soccer conference opener between UCLA and Stanford and a field hockey contest featuring Stanford and Cal.
Pac-12 Networks Coordinating Producer Keith Hirshland is enjoying training students all across the conference.
He may want to be careful, though. They may have eyes on his job someday.
As part of the Pac-12 Networks commitment to involve students with their operations, the production crews for every live event include students from the campus on which the game originates. The students serve as runners, statisticians, stage managers and more.
Former Stanford Cardinal standout Chris Reed made his international debut for Team Great Britain this weekend at the World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Regensburg, Germany. He was born in England, where his family lived and worked at the time before being raised in California.
Tuesday Tape Room is Pac-12 Networks football analyst (and former USC assistant coach) Yogi Roth’s chance to break down tape in search of details worth focusing on — similar to what’s happening in team meetings throughout the conference today.
Here at Pac-12 Digital we're always looking for new ways to bring you the insight you want for your teams. Today we debut First Snap, a weekly series previewing all Pac-12 football matchups for the upcoming week. Ashley Adamson, Rick Neuheisel and Glenn Parker bring you analysis, keys to success for each team, implications and more every Monday to prepare you for the week to come. Here's our first round of First Snap:
Television network selections and kickoff times for week six of Pac-12 football have been announced. Time to get your travel plans (or DVR settings) in place! Two of the week's five games are on Pac-12 Networks. Check our Channel Finder to see if you can get it.
Thursday, October 4, 2012