Roundup: The national title streak continues for Stanford
Some weekend for Nerd Nation, huh? First, Stanford women’s volleyball moved on to the Final Four after upsetting No. 3 Wisconsin in five sets, erasing a 2-0 deficit in large thanks to Inky Ajanaku. That was on Saturday, and then on Sunday, Stanford men’s soccer won the NCAA title after edging out Wake Forest in penalty kicks. This title makes it 41 straight years that Stanford has won a national championship.
Kelsey Plum became the Pac-12’s all-time leading scorer by scoring 44 points in Washington’s 92-66 win over Boise State. Next stop 3,000 (she’d need probably average like 23 a game the rest of the way depending on how many Pac-12 and NCAA tournament games the Dawgs play to hit that).
According to multiple reports, former USC head coach Lane Kiffin will be the next head coach at Florida Atlantic, with tweets coming from Brett McMurphy and Bruce Feldman reporting the news.
UCLA hoops 2, Michigan 0 – On Saturday, No. 2 UCLA men’s basketball beat Michigan 102-84 (and check out Lonzo Ball’s deep 3-pointer at the end of the first half), while No. 9 UCLA women’s basketball beat Michigan 84-64 on Sunday.
Arizona State women’s basketball upset No. 18 Kentucky 73-71 in overtime in Lexington Sunday, getting the game-winning bucket with six seconds left from Sophie Brunner, who scored 18 points (Associated Press).
Oh, I’ve missed seeing the name Lya Wodraska for Utah links, but she’s back with a special for The Salt Lake Tribune to tell us that Utah gymnastics is ranked No. 6 in the preseason top 25 poll. That’s low for them.
Lindsay Schnell whips up this piece on the rebuilding job Willie Taggart has ahead of him at Oregon and what his future success could mean as one of seven black head coaches at Power 5 schools.
Rough start to the season for Oregon State men’s basketball, as the Beavers dropped a 93-90 overtime decision to Savannah State on Sunday at Gill Coliseum (Pac-12 Networks highlights).
Arizona men’s basketball beat Missouri 79-60 Saturday in Columbia thanks to 19 points and nine rebounds from Rawle Alkins.
Austin Ward and Kyle Bonagura of ESPN give us an early look at the Minnesota-Washington State Holiday Bowl game.
Colorado is starting to prepare for the Alamo Bowl, notes Brian Howell. The players will be taking finals while the coaches will be studying Oklahoma State game film.
Here’s a 2016 Cal football season review courtesy of David Lombardi, who gives Chad Hansen team offensive MVP honors and James Looney team defensive MVP honors.