Roundup: Minshew Mania taking Palouse and Mike Leach by storm

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Washington State

Washington State football had an impressive 31-7 win at Colorado Saturday afternoon, and after the game, Gardner Minshew put a fake mustache on Mike Leach while he was doing a live TV interview. Minshew Mania is very real.

Utah

Utah’s offense stepped up in the second half to propel the Utes to a 32-25 win over Oregon, writes Kurt Kragthorpe. Quarterback Jason Shelley and running back Armand Shyne, who both made their first start of the season, were spectacular against the Ducks with Shelley finishing the game 18-of-31 passing for 262 yards and 22 yards on the ground. 

Colorado

Colorado cross country is making headlines after announcing that 10 Buffs have been selected to the All-Region team, tying for the second-most this year. The Buffs have named six women's student athletes and four men's student-athletes, who all ended in the top-25 for each of the nine regional championships.

Oregon State

Nick Daschel gives us a quick peek ahead at Oregon State football’s next game at Washington. A return to an old home for Beavers' head coach Jonathan Smith, who was the offensive coordinator for the Huskies before taking over his alma mater.

UCLA

Thuc Nhi Nguyen reviews UCLA football’s 31-28 loss to Arizona State. The Bruins showed some fight against the Sun Devils but couldn’t completely close the gap as they officially saw their Pac-12 title hopes come to an end.

Arizona State

The win on the gridiron over UCLA was nice for sure, but we want to spend this Sun Devil space telling you that Arizona State ice hockey is ranked for the first time in program history, currently sitting at No. 18 in the USCHO Coaches Poll after defeating then-No. 6 Penn State in overtime on the road and sweeping Michigan State to get to 9-3-0 on the season.

California

Cal women’s basketball forward Kristine Anigwe was named espnW’s national player of the week after going for 37 and 13 against Houston before putting up a 20-20 game at Penn State. Also, props to the football team for winning at USC to snap a 14-game losing streak to the Trojans (and becoming bowl eligible).

Oregon

Oregon women’s basketball stayed at No. 3 in the AP poll and picked up a first-place vote, notes James Crepea of The Oregonian/OregonLive. The Ducks defeated Alaska-Fairbanks and 18th-ranked Syracuse during their opening weekend.

Washington

Following an 88-66 loss to Auburn Friday night, the Washington men’s basketball team bus caught fire  (CBS Sports). Luckily nobody was hurt, and the guys seemed to have pretty high spirits considering the circumstances.

USC

USC men’s basketball lost to Vanderbilt 82-78 Sunday night despite 19 points and 18 rebounds from Nick Rakocevic (Pac-12 Networks recap).

 

Arizona

Arizona women’s soccer blanked Denver 3-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, as all five Pac-12 teams in the tourney advanced to the second round.

Stanford

Good win for Stanford football over Oregon State and all, but did you see that former Cardinal big man and current Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez hit a career-high eight 3-pointers Sunday night in a 121-114 win over the Denver Nuggets (Yahoo Sports)?

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