Roundup: 'Hell Week' paying off for Runnin' Utes

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Jon Solomon of CBS Sports details how Utah’s Navy SEAL training is helping the team in its Sweet 16 run. The Utes called their three-day Navy SEAL training in September “Hell Week.”

Arizona State

While reports have surfaced that Jeff Capel is a strong candidate to take over in Tempe (ESPN), Dan Bickley thinks Arizona State should hire Josh Pastner as its next basketball coach.


Pat Forde has a cool story on the Alford family legacy as UCLA gears up for the second weekend.


Seth Davis of SI is picking Arizona to go to the Final Four (he has Utah and UCLA losing in the Sweet 16).


Stanford men’s basketball is headed to the NIT semifinals after defeating Vanderbilt 78-75 Tuesday night. Also, Ted Miller has Stanford football all over his list of the 10 biggest “bracket busters” in Pac-12 football since 2000. Wins over Oregon, USC and Washington are featured by Uncle Ted.


Lindsey Thiry and Gary Klein (LA Times reporters) talk about USC football’s progress over the course of spring practice.


Don Banks from Sports Illustrated wonders if the Tennessee Titans’ talk about drafting Marcus Mariota is a “smokescreen.”


Colorado football and TCU have agreed to a home-and-home series for 2022 (Boulder) and 2023 (Fort Worth), reports Brett McMurphy of ESPN.


Avinash Kunnath of California Golden Blogs gives us his thoughts on Cuonzo Martin’s end-of-season press conference and the future of Cal basketball.

Oregon State

Oregon State baseball beat San Jose State 6-1 Tuesday night, and Connor Letourneau writes that pitcher Sam Tweedt gave a glimpse into Oregon State’s future with his eight-inning, three-hit, one-run outing on the mound.


Washington men’s golf finished second at the Duck Invitational, six shots behind first-place Arizona State.

Washington State

CougCenter gives us 125 facts about Washington State as Wazzu celebrates its 125th birthday later in the week.

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