Hey team, Happy Holidays! I hope you enjoyed some time off and some Pac-12 athletics along the way. Are you prepping yourselves for a sprint into 2014 where the action just continues, if not picks up? I know I am. During this week of Nativity we found some celebrations and well wishes for that very holiday as well as some bowl prep and hoops action. The week:
Pac-12 champion Stanford and Big Ten champion Michigan State face off in the 100th Rose Bowl on Wednesday, Jan. 1 in Pasadena.
No. 17 UCLA takes on Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31 in El Paso, Texas.
No. 10 Oregon takes on Texas in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30 in San Antonio, Texas.
Several Stanford defensive standouts and Defensive Coordinator Derek Mason answer questions in a press conference for the 100th Rose Bowl Game.
Friday's Fight Hunger Bowl was the first FBS game to be officiated by a crew featuring two women, line judge Sarah Thomas and head linesman Maia Chaka.
Pac-12 football teams can improve to 3-1 in the postseason as Washington takes on BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl (6:30 p.m. PT, ESPN) on Friday.
USC football closed out it's season with a strong win in the Las Vegas Bowl, while Washington State is trying to shake off it's late-game collapse in Albuquerque.
Oregon State and Boise State will battle to cap each of their roller coaster seasons with a win in Tuesday's Hawai'i Bowl.