Roundup: Rose Bowl(sby)

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David Lombardi notes that Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby is torn up about who he should root for in the Rose Bowl. Bowlsby was the AD at both Iowa and Stanford and hired both of the game’s head coaches… as Lombo suggests, maybe we should call it the Rose Bowlsby this year.


USC basketball guard Jordan McLaughlin dished out a school-record 16 assists in the Trojans’ 100-64 win over Lafayette Wednesday night, and he chatted with our Don McLean after the game (link is to the chat). He also had 14 points and eight boards, so a near triple-double.


Head coach Jim Mora announced earlier in the week that UCLA offensive lineman Alex Redmond has hired an agent and will not play in the Foster Farms Bowl, opting to prepare in the NFL draft instead of play in the bowl game.


Kevin Gemmell asks whether the 2015 season was Chris Petersen’s best coaching job. Not a whole lot of people thought the Dawgs would make a bowl game this season considering all they had lost. Great job by Petersen.

Oregon State

Oregon State co-offensive coordinator Kevin McGiven told The Oregonian/OregonLive’s Gina Mizell that it is best for Seth Collins to have a multi-faceted role in the Beavers’ offense (receiver, running back, quarterback).


Andrew Greif focuses on a drill that has helped the Oregon defensive line this season – crouch into a pre-snap stance in front of a mirror and explode off an imaginary hike 10 times, making sure to stay low for leverage.


Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star writes that Arizona men’s basketball is winning games at the foul line. Good stat from Pascoe here – the Wildcats shot 65 percent from the stripe in last year’s pre-conference slate; this year, that number’s up to 71 percent.


Jeff Faraudo believes that the Cal men’s basketball freshmen held their own against fifth-ranked Virginia Tuesday night in the OT loss to the Cavaliers.


Here’s the game recap from Colorado’s 70-66 loss to No. 18 SMU in Las Vegas Wednesday night. A late run for the Pony Express cost the Buffs (going just 8-for-17 from the foul line also didn’t help).

Arizona State

The Denver Broncos announced that quarterback Brock Osweiler will start against Cincinnati while Peyton Manning likely remains inactive. The former Sun Devil has thrown eight TD passes against four picks in his first six games this season for the Broncos.

Washington State

Here’s a Pac-12 Networks Sun Bowl game preview featuring Washington State and Miami.


Playing with a bad back, former Ute Andrew Bogut posted a double-double (10 points, 13 boards) in Golden State’s win over the Utah Jazz Wednesday night. He had played just five minutes in the previous game but was able to go for 27 minutes on Wednesday.

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