Roundup: Air Raid vs. Air Force
Schuyler Dixon of the Associated Press previews the Armed Forces Bowl game between Cal and Air Force, noting the “extreme” differences between the two (Bear Raid vs. triple option).
Tenth-ranked Oregon State women’s basketball lost 62-61 to No. 3 Notre Dame in South Bend Monday night, erasing a 13-point deficit to take a late lead before falling behind for good in the final minutes. For those who watched the end of the game, it sure looked like Katie McWilliams was in the act of shooting from 30 feet out to me…
The Pac-12 women’s basketball season begins Tuesday night with Washington State hosting rival Washington, and here are the Washington State game notes for you to purvey (8 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Networks).
Arizona State men’s basketball defeated CSU Bakersfield 75-59 Monday night to close out the non-conference campaign at 10-3. Tra Holder’s three three-pointers in a four-minute stretch helped give the Sun Devils the separation necessary to pull away despite being outrebounded by 17.
After trailing by 14 to the NAIA school, Utah men’s basketball raced away from College of Idaho to the tune of an eventual 115-74 whoopin’. College of Idaho got out to a 16-2 lead before the Utes started to get rolling (Kyle Goon with the gamer).
UCLA defensive tackle Kenny Clark declared for the NFL draft Monday, forgoing his final season of eligibility. The first-team all-Pac-12er was second on the team with 75 tackles and six sacks.
Some stranded Washington football players were finally able to get out of Dallas after severe weather delays. More than 20 Huskies were stuck at the Dallas airport after the Heart of Dallas Bowl victory on Saturday, Adam Jude notes.
David Lombardi opines that 2015 was a year of validation for David Shaw. With no more on-field connections to Jim Harbaugh, Shaw led the Cardinal to its third trip to the Rose Bowl in four seasons.
Kevin Gemmell writes that the departing USC players believe the football program has a bright future. The seniors get one last game against Wisconsin in the Holiday Bowl Wednesday.
Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports thinks Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller is doing the best coaching job of his career with this eighth-ranked Arizona team that lost four starters from a year ago and is without an injured Kaleb Tarczewski.
Pat Rooney of BuffZone.com lets us know that Colorado men’s basketball enters conference play as one of the best rebounding teams in the nation. The Buffs began the week tied for fifth in the NCAA in rebounds per game and 10th in rebounding margin.
Andrew Greif breaks down the impending battle between the TCU wide receivers and Oregon secondary as the two sides prep for the Alamo Bowl.