Roundup: Cal hires a defensive coordinator


New football coach Justin Wilcox announced Monday that Tim DeRuyter will be Cal’s defensive coordinator (Mike Lefkow of Bay Area News Group). DeRuyter was most recently the head coach at Fresno State. Here's the press release from Cal to boot.


John Gasaway of ESPN writes that the Arizona men’s basketball team is a major force now that it is at full strength with the return of Allonzo Trier to the lineup.


To the surprise of no one, UCLA men’s basketball freshmen Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf were named to midseason watch lists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy and Wayman Tisdale Award. The former goes to the national player of the year, while the latter goes to the national freshman of the year.


Also to the surprise of no one, Chantel Osahor was named Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for her conference-record-setting 30-rebound performance against Washington State on Sunday. Oregon’s Ruthy Hebard was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week.


Dirk Facer of the Deseret News has this writeup on former Runnin’ Ute Andre Miller being inducted into the Pac-12 Hall of Honor, a ceremony that will take place at the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas.


Tyson Alger tells us that Oregon men’s basketball is a No. 3 seed in the latest bracketology projections by both Joe Lunardi of ESPN and Jerry Palm of CBS Sports.


Pat Rooney writes that Colorado men’s basketball needs to limit its opponents to lower shooting percentages going forward, because three of its first seven league foes shot at least 53 percent from the floor (that’s no bueno).

Washington State

Jacob Thorpe gives us an update on former Washington State linebacker Jeremiah Allison, who is now working in the Washington State legislature as a session aide to Sen. Michael Baumgartner.

Stanford gives us the rundown on former Stanford football players who will be part of the Super Bowl – Austin Hooper and Levine Toilolo for the Falcons and Cameron Fleming, Jordan Richards and Tyler Gaffney for the Patriots.

Oregon State

Chantel Jennings poses three questions for Oregon State football in 2017, with who will turn out to be the starting quarterback chief among the inquiries. 

Arizona State

Josiah Destin of House of Sparky gives us a recap of Arizona State ice hockey’s 4-1 win over Southern New Hampshire Saturday, completing a weekend sweep of the Penmen.


USC’s Gabby Smith was named Pac-12 Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, and here’s the writeup to prove it.

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