Roundup: Mammoth bones found in Reser
Well how about this? Mammoth bones that are 10,000 years old have been found in one of Oregon State’s end zones at Reser Stadium as the facility undergoes renovations.
USC offensive tackle Zach Banner tells us why he’s coming back to USC for his senior season in his own post on The Ripsit Blog.
Neat Super Bowl stat alert – Denver Broncos offensive tackle and Colorado alum Tyler Polumbus could win the Buffs' 50th Super Bowl ring in SB 50. 33 CU football alumni have won 49 Super Bowl rings to this point.
Good news for the folks in Tempe – Bruce Feldman also reports that new Arizona State offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey will stay with the Sun Devils instead of taking the Southern Miss head coaching gig. Oh and get this – Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps will appear behind Arizona State’s “Curtain of Distraction” for Thursday night’s game against Oregon State.
Utah sophomore big man Jakob Poeltl was named the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week after averaging 21.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists on 60 percent shooting and 81 percent free throwing (that’s the big number) during the road sweep of the Washington schools. This honor comes on the heels of his third Pac-12 Player of the Week nod.
Former UCLA Bruin Karch Kiraly was named the Pac-12 Men’s Volleyball Player of the Century. He led the Bruins to three national titles during his collegiate career.
Stanford’s Akash Modi was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week, it was announced by the conference.
Arizona men’s basketball coach Sean Miller says that the Wildcats need to bring top-flight effort to defeat Oregon in a huge game Thursday night in Tucson between ranked teams.
Connor Letourneau writes that Cal men’s basketball will try to solve its road woes at Utah Wednesday night. The Golden Bears are 13-0 at home but just 1-6 away from Berkeley this season.
Tyson Alger of The Oregonian/OregonLive features Oregon basketball point guard Dylan Ennis, who is out for the season with a bad foot and will seek a sixth year of eligibility. The Villanova transfer has honed his coaching skills in the meantime, Alger tells us.
Heading down to SoCal this week, Washington men’s basketball knows that USC and UCLA will be out for revenge after the Dawgs swept ‘em on the first weekend of conference play. It ain’t gonna be an easy trip, that’s for sure – UCLA is 9-2 at home with wins over two ranked teams there and USC is 11-0 at Galen.
Here are the Washington State men’s basketball game notes for the USC contest Thursday night.