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Roundup: Oregon AD Rob Mullens named chair of CFP Selection Committee

Jan 18, 2018


Oregon AD Rob Mullens has been named the College Football Playoff Selection Committee chair, it was announced Wednesday.


How ‘bout dem Cardinal?! After a very discouraging start to the season at least partly due to injuries, Stanford continued its mid-season turnaround by beating No. 16 Arizona State at home Wednesday night (NBC Sports). The Cardinal is 5-1 in conference play, having won five straight league games for the first time since 2008 and are tied for first with Arizona (Stanford and Arizona play on Saturday).

Washington State

Washington State women's basketball gets a big overtime rivalry win over the Huskies, 78-75 Wednesday night in Pullman.


Former Colorado women’s soccer midfielder Becca Rasmussen was selected by the North Carolina Courage in the second round of the NWSL Draft Thursday morning. Here’s the 2018 NWSL College Draft home page to keep track of all the Pac-12ers who get selected, including No. 1 overall pick Andi Sullivan of Stanford.

Oregon State

Danny Moran lets us know that Oregon State is launching a #DamWorthIt campaign for student-athlete mental health awareness. It is being spearheaded by former OSU gymnast Taylor Ricci and current men’s soccer player Nathan Braaten.


Check out this feature on where Karl Arvidsson and Nate Biondi are keeping it all in the family in Berkeley. Both current Golden Bear swimmers are following in the footsteps of their Olympian fathers.

Arizona State

Gary Parrish of CBS Sports looks at Arizona State men’s basketball’s slide during conference play. The Sun Devils were spotless in non-conference action but have started 2-4 in Pac-12 play.


Here’s the Pac-12 Networks recap of Arizona men’s basketball dominating Cal 79-58 Wednesday night in Berkeley. Deandre Ayton hit his season averages of 20 points and 11 rebounds in the game.


Utah men’s basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak is not happy with playing so many Sunday games, writes Dirk Facer of the Deseret News. The Utes will have played on four straight Sundays by the time they face Wazzu this coming Sunday.


A home loss against Colorado has upped the need for UCLA men’s basketball to win at Oregon State Thursday night (8 p.m. PT, FOX Sports 1), notes Thuc Nhi Nguyen. It’s never too early think about NCAA Tournament resumes.


Adam Jude lets us know that Washington signee Ale Kaho is the first five-star recruit for Chris Petersen. Kaho, a linebacker who signed with the Dawgs back in December, was recently bumped up to five stars by 247Sports.


Fresh off a Pac-12 football championship, USC was named the Pac-12 Zero Waste Competition winner. I’m surprised they won it with former Bruin Bill Walton on the judging panel.