The Pac-12 currently has three teams in the NCAA softball super regionals and No. 11 Washington kicked off the action Thursday, defeating No. 6 Missouri in extra innings in game one of a best-of-three series in Columbia, Mo.
The West Regional of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships began Thursday in Austin. Hosted by the University of Texas, the event saw the entire conference represented. In the first session, events included throwing and jumping preliminaries. On the men's front, things got started with the discuss, long jump, and high jump. The Pac-12 saw seven athletes advance amongst these participants. Not included in that group, however, was USC's Marqise Lee, winner of the 2012 Fred Biletnikoff Award which is given the nation's top receiver.
The NCAA Men's and Women's NCAA doubles tennis championships took to the courts Thursday in Urbana, Ill. The Pac-12 had four women's tandems and one men's in action.
Washington State at No. 3 Oregon State (Friday at 4 p.m. PT, Saturday at 1 p.m. PT, Sunday at noon PT) Pac-12 Networks The Pac-12 title is there for the taking for Oregon State (43-9, 22-5 Pac-12). The Beavers can clinch the deal outright as soon as Saturday, depending on whether or not second-place Oregon and UCLA -- tied two games outside of first place -- stumble against Utah and Stanford, respectively. Pitching has led Pat Casey's club to this promised land.
With just sixteen women remaining, the Pac-12 continues to be well represented in the NCAA women's singles tennis championships as six advanced during Thursday's second round.
Finding their way into the round of 16 are Jacqueline Cako (ASU), Nicole Gibbs (Stanford), #5 Zsofi Susanyi (Cal), #3 Robin Anderson (UCLA), and Krista Hardebeck (Stanford).
It was another rainy day in Urbana, Illinois as the University of Illinois continues to host a wet championship.
USC is still comfortably on top after the third round of the NCAA women's golf championships, cruising with a 17-stroke lead going into the final round on Friday. Like Wednesday, the Pac-12 still has four teams - USC, UCLA, Arizona State and Stanford - in the top seven, while Arizona and Oregon are in the bottom half of the 24-team field.
Thirteen of the 64 women participating in the NCAA singles tennis championship's opening round Wednesday were representing a Pac-12 school, leading one to believe the conference had a good shot at taking home its third consecutive singles title.
The first round of the NCAA men’s tennis singles championship got under way Wednesday. And just as play was opening up, so too were the skies. Rain delayed action throughout the day, suspending a number of matches and pushing others indoors.
But the show must go on.
Thanks to a record-setting round, USC is all alone in first place after its first two rounds in the NCAA women's golf championships. The Pac-12 comprises four of the top seven on the team leaderboard, with UCLA fourth, Stanford tied for fifth and Arizona State in seventh in addition to USC holding down the No. 1 spot. Arizona is one of six teams that were unable to complete their second round because of two weather delays, so the Wildcats will finish up round No. 2 Thursday before embarking upon holes 37-54.