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Roundup: Mark Helfrich gets contract extension

Feb 10, 2015
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Ducks football coach Mark Helfrich signed a five-year, $17.5 million extension with Oregon, the university announced Monday. Ted Miller says the extension is validation of the job Helfrich has done so far.


Bruce Pascoe writes that Arizona’s loss to the Sun Devils may end the Wildcats’ hopes of getting a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

Arizona State

In case you didn’t see that game, Arizona State’s Curtain of Distraction worked again, though the twerking unicorns didn’t keep Rondae Hollis-Jefferson from swishing a freebie.


Cal interim athletic director Michael Williams wants the job on a full-time basis, he publicly said Monday. He took the job on an interim basis in June and is enjoyed doing the job. Cal is looking to fill the position by April.


Brian Howell breaks down Colorado basketball’s chances of making the NIT, and it’s gonna be tough. The Buffs probably need to win six more games in their final eight regular-season contests and however many they play in the Pac-12 Tournament.


Check out UCLA football signee Cordell Broadus’ tattoo of his mother’s face. Broadus is the son of Snoop Dogg, a longtime USC fan.


Utah basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak lauded Kyle Kuzma for his recent play and commitment to the program after going through a stretch where he rarely saw the court.


The Seattle Seahawks re-signed former Washington receiver Kevin Smith. He was with the Seahawks in training camp last year.


David Lombardi dissects Stanford football’s player development program. Good stuff as usual from Lombo.

Oregon State

Remember the work done in the 4th quarter by Oregon State linebackers D.J. Alexander and Michael Doctor against Arizona State? Ted Miller gives us a reminder in case you forgot.


Here’s a video of USC alum and Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix reflecting on Black History Month and the black athletes who have inspired her.

Washington State

Here’s a look back at Washington State’s loss to Oregon, courtesy of Jacob Thorpe.