In a factory in far, far away, little minions were being manufactured for a takeover of Martin Stadium in the coming months. Upon completion of mass production, a picture was sent to the Washington State athletic department that was worth 1,000 words, or perhaps more accurately, about 10,000.
“The factory that made them sent us some photos; literally hundreds of them lined up in a single-file line,” marketing and promotions coordinator Jen Hanson said. “We liked to call them Leach’s Army.”
Pac-12 Now for iPhone is here, further enabling fans to watch Pac-12 Networks content from wherever you are. That means iPhone and iPod Touch users now have access to a whole slew of video - including our seven channels streaming 24/7, live and on-demand games, highlights and feature stories about our student-athletes, coaches and universities.
We ask hard-hitting questions here at The Pac-12 Post. Like which of the Tutogi brothers has better hair?
With a volleyball conference like the Pac-12, you find yourself with at least one marquee matchup pretty much every week, and sometimes more. Things are no different this week when No. 2 Stanford visits No. 5 Washington on Friday night at 6 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks.
That's one of nine volleyball matches being aired on the networks this week, and one of eight live events being shown on Friday alone.
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.
Each week coaches look for growth from their quarterbacks. By mid-season they tend to have a solid idea of where they stand in terms of their development.
When Colorado football hosted Arizona State last Thursday, Buffs men's basketball got some time in the limelight, too. The 2012 Pac-12 Tournament champions received their championship rings from Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott during a break in the action. Pretty sweet bling, guys.
Colorado at Oregon (12:00 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Networks) - The winner of the 2012 meeting will take the all-time series lead, 9-8. Last year, Oregon won 45-2 in Boulder without the services of Darron Thomas and LaMichael James; Bryan Bennett got the start and threw two touchdown passes (of course, the Buffs were without some of their big guys as well). It’s time for two new quarterbacks to flex their muscles in this Buffs-Ducks series, with Jordan Webb for Colorado and Marcus Mariota for Oregon.
It’s a good thing the Pac-12 Networks features “TV Everywhere,” because Katie Plum is everywhere.
With four children playing sports, Plum can’t always be on her couch watching her daughter, Lauren, play setter for Oregon. But she can watch the Pac-12 Networks on her iPad in the bleachers of a Poway High School football game, where son Dan is a sophomore. Or she can watch the 100th broadcast by the Pac-12 Networks on her iPad at a restaurant near Long Beach State, like she did last week before daughter Kaitlyn played libero in a match for UC Davis against the 49ers.
In front of the second-largest crowd in Duck volleyball history, No. 5 Oregon took down rival and unbeaten No. 2 Washington on Saturday, 3-1. The Huskies were the only remaining undefeated team in the nation until Oregon stepped in. Both teams were unbeaten and tied at No. 2, until last weekend when Oregon lost at then No. 7 Stanford. Here's a look at the thrilling final play of the game:
The first BCS standings were released Sunday night and the biggest surprise came right near the top, where Oregon finds itself at No. 3 despite having been ranked No. 2 in both the AP Top 25 and USA Today Poll the last four weeks. Still plenty of time for the Ducks to surpass No. 2 Florida or No. 1 Alabama, and only one of those two SEC teams can enter the bowl season undefeated. Oregon also has to do its part, and it starts with a tough Thursday night game in Tempe against Todd Graham’s Arizona State Sun Devils.