Roundup: Vote for Husky Stadium for stadium of the year
You can vote for Husky Stadium for the 2013 stadium of the year. It’s going up against stadiums from countries like Turkey, France, Iraq, China and Brazil, and is the only one nominated from the US of A. You have until Feb. 22 to cast yer vote.
Staying on the subject of facilities, the Huntsman Center will be renovated in the offseason. Expect a new floor and sound system in SLC, y’all.
Oregon State women’s hoops got a nice 60-47 win over Utah Monday night. After the game, Ruth Hamblin spoke about defending home court with our Tammy Blackburn. The Beavs are now 10-1 at Gill. Also, Football Scoop thinks Oregon State had the best graphic of National Signing Day in all the land (USC was No. 8 and Oregon was No. 9).
In the other women’s game Monday night, the Buffs downed the Ducks on the road 81-75 behind 18 points and 13 rebounds from Jen Reese to get to 4-8 in conference and 14-9 overall.
Pretty much right after I turned in yesterday’s roundup, ASU’s Jordan Bachynski was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for obvious reasons (if 21.5 points, 12 boards and eight blocks per game doesn’t do it for ya, I don’t know what will). Hashtag Blockchynski.
Cal football will honor Ted Agu with a candlelight service Wednesday night from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Plaza right next to Memorial Stadium. Agu passed away last Friday following a team conditioning session.
College baseball season is just about upon us, and the folks at Addicted to Quack think that Oregon’s pitching staff should again be stellar even with Cole Irvin’s injury. The Ducks were picked to finish second in the Pac-12 preseason coaches’ poll.
Not the best baseball news if you’re a Bruin fan, because outfielder Eric Filia will miss the 2014 season after having labrum surgery. He led the CWS champs with a .281 batting average last season and hit .444 in the postseason.
Arizona is 2-0 with Brandon Ashley wholly out of the lineup, so you could say that the Wildcats are doing fine without Ashley so far.
Since he wasn’t invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, Ben Gardner is eyeing the Stanford pro day.
Backup QB Austin Apodaca will transfer from Washington State, per Jacob Thorpe of The Spokesman-Review.
The Ripsit Blog reports that the USC football staff is complete with the announcements of the grad assistants and admins.