Roundup: Time for men's basketball media day

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Pac-12 Men's Basketball Media day is here, y'all. After winning the league last season, Oregon men’s basketball was picked to win the Pac-12 this year, the first time the Ducks have been the Pac-12 men’s hoops preseason favorite.


Cal women’s basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb received a three-year extension through 2020-21, AD Mike Williams announced Thursday morning. Smart decision here.

Washington State

The Pac-12 fined Washington State coach Mike Leach $10,000 for his comments about Arizona State sealing sings. Saturday’s game in Tempe should be spicy.


There sure have been a lot of Jake Browning features recently, so here’s another one from Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde on the Washington quarterback, calling him college football’s “most reluctant star.”


Stanford coach David Shaw thinks Colorado is following a similar rebuilding path to the Cardinal, as the Buffs have become a very physical team (a Kevin Gemmell joint). The Card and Buffs meet at noon (1 p.m. MT) on The Farm Saturday afternoon.


Kyle Bonagura tells us that USC is looking forward after a “down-and-up” first half of the season. The Trojans are riding a three-game win streak and are in the thick of the Pac-12 South race.

Arizona State

Doug Haller writes that Arizona State feels it needs to take better angles to solve its tackling issues. The Sun Devils can achieve bowl eligibility with a win over the Cougs.


Brian Howell gives us the Colorado-Stanford scouting report.

Oregon State

Kevin Hampton of the Corvallis Gazette-Times writes that Oregon State football has been getting more physical as the season has gone on, and the Beavs will need to up the ante even more against the No. 5 team in the country Saturday afternoon.


Thuc Nhi Nguyen conducted a five-questions-on-Utah-football segment with The Salt Lake Tribune’s Kyle Goon to get UCLA fans ready for the upcoming Pac-12 South showdown.


And Kyle Goon returns the favor with a scouting-the-UCLA-Bruins piece to get Utah fans ready for their clash with Jim Mora and Co.


The folks at Arizona Desert Swarm discuss who impressed the most at the Red-Blue Game for Arizona men’s basketball.

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