Updates from Pac-12 Rowing teams:
Leading for the majority of the contest, Cal saw its dream season come to a conclusion with a 64-57 loss to Louisville in a national semifinal matchup Sunday evening in New Orleans.
Three Pac-12 women’s gymnastics teams and five Pac-12 individual gymnasts advanced past NCAA Regionals Saturday and will head to UCLA’s historic Pauley Pavilion April 19-21 to compete at the 2013 NCAA championships.
Another stout defensive performance was not enough for the Utes as their postseason run came to a conclusion with a 46-43 loss to the Drexel Dragons in the WNIT finals Saturday afternoon. Leading for the majority of the game, Utah saw its advantage slip for good when Hollie Mershon hit a layup to put the Dragons on top 44-43 with 21 seconds remaining. Mershon then hit two free throws after Utah turned it over on an over-and-back to provide the final margin.
Day 1: Thursday
Cal's trip to New Orleans began Thursday at Haas Pavilion, where a large crowd provided a raucous send-off for the program's first Final Four appearance. From campus, the team headed to Oakland Airport, which was adorned with signs and balloons recognizing the team's historic run.
With its first season in existence producing an impressive number of live events, studio programming and original content coming down the final stretch, the ambitious work of Pac-12 Networks and Pac-12 Digital’s production teams has not gone unnoticed in the sports media world.
Cal fans celebrated the Final Four-bound Golden Bears at Haas Pavilion before the team took off for New Orleans Thursday afternoon.
Two games involving Pac-12 teams will get the television spotlight over the course of the next week. Here's a primer to prepare you for the conference race in more glorious high definition.
Updates from Pac-12 Tennis teams:
The advantage was obvious going into the Utah vs. Kansas State game—the Utes start two players 6-foot-3 or taller; the Wildcats don't have anyone healthy who is taller than 5-foot-11. So the plan was simple: Get the ball inside to Taryn Wicijowski and Michelle Plouffe. It worked splendidly for the first 32 minutes of the game, and Utah held on to defeat Kansas State 54-46 in overtime to earn the Utes' first-ever trip to the WNIT finals.