Roundup: Barack-etology has Arizona in Final Four

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Barack Obama picked Arizona to go to the Final Four before losing to Kentucky in the national semis. POTUS also has Oregon and Utah losing in the round of 32 and UCLA bowing out to SMU in its first game.  Also, if you ask Sam Vecenie and Chip Patterson of CBS Sports, they’d tell you that Arizona is the team not named Kentucky most likely to win it all.


Jack Wang gives us a UCLA-SMU preview. This is the first trip to the Big Dance for the Mustangs since 1993.


Ann Killion describes the success of Stanford women’s basketball this year as a “pleasant surprise.” It’s not easy without an Ogwumike, but Stanford is playing some inspired ball heading into the tourney.


Colorado women’s basketball forward Arielle Roberson will graduate in May and not return for her senior season. Very understandable considering she has missed two seasons to injury. Roberson was the 2013 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.

Arizona State

Very unfortunate news for Arizona State football – Doug Haller reports that wide receiver Cameron Smith had knee surgery and is out for the 2015 season.


Peter King tells us which teams might move up to draft Marcus Mariota if he doesn’t go No. 1 to the Bucs.

Oregon State

Jordan Palmer, NFL quarterback and brother of Carson Palmer, says NFL teams will “fall in love” with Sean Mannion. A couple of teams already have fallen in love, according to Palmer.


Despite not being invited to the NFL combine, former Cal wide receiver Chris Harper is fine with his decision to turn pro, reports Kyle Bonagura.


Utah is the No. 1 seed for the 2015 Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Championships, the Pac-12 announced Tuesday. Click the link for session and event order.


USC women’s golf won the Arizona Wildcat Invitational, and sophomore Karen Chung took home individual medalist honors.

Washington State

Washington State baseball lost to No. 30 San Diego 5-4 Tuesday night on the road. Also, Washington State’s WNIT game against Eastern Washington has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday; ‘twill be a live webstream of the event.


UW Dawg Pound projects the most critical players for Washington football in 2015.

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