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.

By Sean Kent, special to Pac-12.com
Updated March 24, 2013

Oregon State managed to hold on for a tense 4-3 win over the Sun Devils in Sunday's rubber match of the three-game weekend series. One of the most significant reasons they earned the victory was an inning-ending double play in the top of the fifth inning. {C}{C}

Pac-12 Networks' Roxy Bernstein joins this week's show to discuss all things Pac-12 from March Madness to spring football. Also, hear from Oregon's Dana Altman, Cal's Allen Crabbe and the Golden Bears' Sonny Dykes on their postgame reactions from this week. And hosts Mike Yam and Ashley Adamson preview the Pac-12 Sweet Sixteen games in the NCAA tournament.

3.24.13 - Podcast 18


UCLA senior Vanessa Zamarripa sticks the landing on her vault in UCLA's final rotation, picking up the ninth perfect 10 of her career during the Pac-12 Gymnastics Championships Saturday in Corvallis.

[ooyala code="Q4bHNmYTpJ5UvCjZPIqwFOZGdFC8wGZU"]

Oregon State head coach Tanya Chaplin and gymnast Makayla Stambaugh express what it means to win the Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics championship after the action wrapped up Saturday in Corvallis.

[Related: Oregon State claims 2013 Pac-12 gymnastics crown]

Robert Martinez is no gymnast, but his sole reason for attending Oregon State back in 1994 was his loved for Oregon State gymnastics.

McGregor is a bioengineering major with a 3.98 GPA.

The Huskies came out on top of session one with a final total of 195.875. Arizona earned a 195.525, taking the second-highest score of the session.

By Kevin Cohen, Pac-12.com staff
Updated March 23, 2013

When University of Washington gymnast Paige Bixler took the stage for her floor routine at the 2013 Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Championships on Saturday, things immediately got funky.



Follow Along on Twitter