Roundup: Could Colorado make the College Football Playoff?

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Woody Paige of Around the Horn fame talks about the bowl scenarios for Colorado football, even whipping up a scenario in which the Buffs could make the College Football Playoff. The Buffs would need some serious help from outside the Pac-12 for that to happen, but hey, one can dream.


Washington linebacker Joe Mathis is out for the season with a foot injury but is vowing to return if the Huskies make it to the Rose Bowl (or better, I’d assume). The Washington sack leader’s recovery timeline is six weeks, so he should be available for a bowl game (The Seattle Times).


Thuc Nhi Nguyen reports that UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen had successful shoulder surgery Monday morning and is expected to make a complete recovery.


Stanford women’s soccer earned the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament and will begin its quest for a second national championship Friday night against Houston Baptist.


Overall, six Pac-12 women’s soccer teams made the NCAA Tournament, and Kyle Goon has this writeup of Utah women’s soccer hosting Texas Tech in the first round Saturday afternoon.

Arizona State

Arizona State women’s soccer coach Kevin Boyd resigned Monday after 10 seasons at the helm. The Sun Devils went 6-11-2 overall and 1-9-1 in the Pac-12 in this injury-riddled season.


Congrats to Cal women’s basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb, who recently announced she is pregnant and is due May 9. Pretty cool how she revealed the news to her team (you’ll have to click on the link to find out).


Take a look at Arizona basketball’s camouflage uniforms for the Armed Forces Classic. The ‘Cats open the season against Michigan State on Friday, and there are some other news and notes in the Bruce Pascoe-produced link.


After a 1-3 start, USC is very much alive in the Pac-12 South heading into its game at Washington, notes Kyle Bonagura. The Trojans have gone on a five-game tear and are playing as well as anybody.

Washington State

Washington State football coach Mike Leach is of the opinion that the Pac-12 hurts itself with a nine-game schedule, and Jacob Thorpe has more info in the link.


Ryan Thorburn of The Register-Guard notes that Oregon football coach Mark Helfrich has kept his sense of humor during this tough season for the Ducks.

Oregon State

Scott Nelson of The Oregonian/OregonLive gives us a primer on the upcoming Oregon State wrestling season, as the Beavers have to deal with some injuries heading into the 2016-17 campaign.

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