Roundup: Traditional big man Jakob Poeltl is on a tear

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Ricky O’Donnell of SB Nation whips up this piece on Utah basketball center Jakob Poeltl, writing that Poeltl shows that traditional big men are still around.


Major-league showdown in Boulder Wednesday night on the men’s side of things with No. 9 Arizona visiting Colorado (6 p.m. PT/7 p.m. MT, ESPN2), and Bruce Pascoe writes about Arizona’s “cloudy” path to the Pac-12 title. The Wildcats can clinch a share of the crown by winning out.


Pat Rooney writes that Colorado has a huge opportunity against Arizona Wednesday night. Oh what a win against the No. 9 team in the country would do for the Buffs’ résumé…


It has been an injury-riddled year for Stanford men’s basketball, and it’s not getting any better – forward Reid Travis is out for the rest of the season because of a leg injury he suffered in December. He will apply to for a medical redshirt to get this year of eligibility back.


Here’s a Washington-Oregon State men’s basketball game preview courtesy of Pac-12 Networks. ‘Twill be a matchup of contrasting styles (8 p.m. PT/9 p.m. MT, ESPNU).

Oregon State

And hey, let’s take a look at the Washington-Oregon State game through the eyes of an Oregon State beat writer in Danny Moran. Big-time bubble game right here.

Washington State

The Seattle Times features a nice piece explaining that despite NBA stardom, Klay Thompson still cherishes his humble WSU roots. Ted Miller writes about the optimistic outlook on 2016 for Luke Falk and Washington State after a breakthrough 9-4 campaign last season.


Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News writes that Jared Goff is heading to the NFL combine to show he’s the No. 1 quarterback in his draft class. North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz is giving him a run for his money. Workouts at the combine begin Friday in Indianapolis.


Andrew Greif tells us what DeForest Buckner can do to improve his draft stock at the NFL combine. Projected top-5 pick right here.

Arizona State

As Sun Devil Stadium undergoes renovations, Arizona State will not have a spring game in 2016 or 2017, reports Jeff Metcalfe of The Arizona Republic. The Sun Devils begin spring practice March 14.


Kyle Bonagura writes that quarterback Josh Rosen will be stepping into a new role for the Bruins in 2016 as UCLA tries to chase down Stanford for the Pac-12 crown.


Have you checked out the USC marching band engaging in a drum-off with Questlove on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon?

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