Roundup: 1,000 wins for USC women's volleyball

John McGillen


USC women’s volleyball won its 1,000th match in program history by beating Arizona State in four sets Wednesday night at the Galen Center on Pac-12 Networks. The Trojans are the 17th women’s volleyball program to reach 1,000 wins.


Former UCLA football captain Tom Sullivan sued the NCAA and Pac-12 over concussions Tuesday, reports Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times. The lawsuit seeks to include every UCLA football player from 1959 to 2010, as Fenno alleges that he had more than 20 concussions during his playing years at UCLA from 1979 to 1982.


Colorado women's soccer kicks off the Pac-12's slate of games to be live streamed on Twitter this afternoon with a 2:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. MT matchup with Oregon. Eight other events will air on Twitter this fall including women's volleyball, ice hockey and a men's swimming & diving meet.


Stanford women’s volleyball All-American Hayley Hodson will miss the rest of the 2016 season and will take a medical leave of absence from the university. Big loss for John Dunning’s Cardinal.


Adam Jude of the Seattle Times wonders if Oregon’s dynasty is over, as the Ducks are just 11-7 since playing for the national championship in the 2014 season.


Chantel Jennings spends this article telling us how fun of a guy Washington football coach Chris Petersen is. For example, he used to bring super soakers to practice and spray punt returners with them with his kids.


So who will play quarterback for Arizona against Utah on Saturday? That’s the question Greg Hansen poses in this video piece alongside Ryan Finley for the Arizona Daily Star.

Arizona State

Jeff Metcalfe is of the opinion that Arizona State needs to get its run game going again when it plays UCLA this weekend. Backs Demario Richard and Kalen Ballage combined for just 35 yards on 13 carries in the loss to USC.


Kyle Goon goes into detail on the task ahead for Utah’s linebackers against Arizona’s zone read. Arizona has had the Utes’ number recently, as the ‘Cats have won four straight against the Utes.

Washington State

Jacob Thorpe tells us about the positive steps forward Washington State has seen in its kick coverage under special teams coordinator Eric Mele. The Cougs used to be dreadful in this phase of the game (remember Cal-Wazzu 2014?).

Oregon State

Kevin Gemmell gives us the scoop on the former quarterbacks that will line up against each other in the Oregon State-Cal game – Oregon State wide receiver Seth Collins and Cal safety Luke Rubenzer. Collins leads the Beavs with 21 catches for 241 yards, while Rubenzer already has 27 tackles, a pick and two fumble recoveries for the Golden Bears.


Here’s the audio from Jim Rome’s interview with Cal wide receiver Chad Hansen that aired Wednesday morning on the Jim Rome Show. Rack ‘im.

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