Roundup: No. 9 Oregon State stifles No. 8 Arizona State
Oregon State pulled away from Arizona State in the second half of the top-10 women’s basketball showdown Monday night, holding the Sun Devils to just 15 second-half points in a 67-44 win in Corvallis. Gina Mizell writes that one of Oregon State’s keys to victory was that the Beavers had their regular starting lineup on the floor, which hasn’t always been the case this year with injuries to Sydney Wiese and Jamie Weisner.
National Signing Day is Wednesday, so Colin Becht of Sports Illustrated looks at eight of the most “famous flips” in the day’s history and includes Shaq Thompson’s flip from Cal to Washington.
Speaking of famous flips, did you know Todd Marinovich originally wanted to follow in John Elway's footsteps on The Farm? Check out his Pac-12 Networks' Signing Day Story.
Former Olympian and UCLA gymnast Tasha Schwikert was named Pac-12 Women’s Gymnast of the Century. She was the seventh woman ever to win multiple NCAA all-around titles.
Czech out highlights of Cal women’s gymnastics taking down UCLA 196.375-195.175 on Pac-12 Networks. It’s the Golden Bears’ first win over UCLA since 1985.
The Stanford and Cal women’s basketball teams meet Tuesday night in Maples (7 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Networks), and Tom FitzGerald notes that Stanford and Cal are headed in opposite directions, with Stanford coming off a sweep of the Washington schools and Cal having lost six of seven.
The venerable Andrew Greif whips up this story on Oregon quarterback Dakota Prukop and how he went from being overlooked to the Ducks’ next great hope at QB. Good stuff as always from Greif.
Nevada football coach Brian Polian took a jab at Arizona State’s academics on Twitter, saying ASU has “a very average ed.” As Andrew Joseph of The Arizona Republic notes, Arizona State is nearly 60 spots higher than Nevada in the latest US News & World Report rankings.
Kevin Gemmell believes that Troy Williams might have the early edge in the Utah quarterback competition. Brandon Cox and Tyler Huntley are the competitors to Williams, who started a game at QB for Washington in 2014 before heading on over to the SLC.
Matt Sheeley of AZ Desert Swarm rounds up some NCAA tournament projections for Arizona men’s basketball. Right now, it looks like the Wildcats are on the 6- or 7-line as far as seeding is concerned.
Chantel Jennings conducts a Q&A with the now-former Colorado wide receiver Nelson Spruce as he trains for the NFL combine. Dude set 42 school records, yo.
Here are some highlights of Washington State women’s tennis playing Kansas State (the Cougs won 5-2). The instrumental on this is so legit- remind me to watch more Wazzu highlight videos produced by the school so I can get some music tips.
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