Roundup: Stanford has staying power on national stage

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Stanford

Ted Miller believes that Stanford has showed its staying power as a national force in this bounce-back season. Also, watch this Sports Illustrated Rising Stars video on Stanford linebacker Blake Martinez.

Utah

Things got physical in Utah’s 83-75 victory over BYU Wednesday, as BYU’s Nick Emery punched Brandon Taylor in the gut and got ejected. Jeez.

California

Major Cal donor Paul White says he wants Sonny Dykes to stay at Cal but wouldn’t splurge to keep him. Dykes reportedly interviewed for the Missouri vacancy on Tuesday.

Oregon

Will Scott Frost call the plays in Oregon’s bowl game? Andrew Greif poses the question with respect to the new Central Florida head coach (who reportedly is gonna get $1.7 million annually).

Arizona State

Big road win for the Sun Devils, as Arizona State men’s basketball edged Creighton on a goaltending call. The 5-2 Sun Devils won 79-77 behind 23 points from Savon Goodman.

Washington State

Washington State men’s basketball battled Wednesday night, but Gonzaga held on to beat the Cougars 69-60 in Pullman. And uh-oh, Ol’ Crimson has gone missing.

Washington

With so many Dawgs having gone to the NFL the year before, 2015 was a very positive season for Washington football, notes David Lombardi. Kudos to these guys for getting to 6-6 – that defense is the real deal, and Jake Browning is gonna be something special (as is Myles Gaskin).

UCLA

Ending the season on a loss that knocked them out of the Pac-12 Football Championship Game for the second consecutive season, UCLA is left to salvage the season with a bowl win and look forward to 2016, Lombardi says.

Oregon State

Gina Mizell describes Oregon State women’s basketball’s busy travel schedule during nonconference play. The Beavers spent last weekend in Puerto Rico and are in Milwaukee for a Thursday game at Marquette.

USC

USC running back Justin Davis is happy about Clay Helton’s hiring and the Trojans’ ground attack, writes Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times.

Arizona

Jon Gold of the Arizona Daily Star features Arizona volleyball’s Halli Amaro in advance of the Wildcats’ NCAA tournament opener against Western Kentucky on Friday. Amaro, who started her career at Arizona academically ineligible, is the Wildcats’ all-time leader in sets played.

Colorado

Colorado women’s basketball lost to Colorado State 64-63 on a jumper with 1.7 seconds left. Linda Lappe’s Buffs are now 3-3 on the season.

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