Roundup: Washington's trip to Pasadena highlights Pac-12 bowl lineup
Fresh off a 10-3 Pac-12 Football Championship Game triumph over Utah, Washington is headed to the Rose Bowl to take on Ohio State on New Year’s Day. This is the Huskies’ 15th appearance in the Rose Bowl. The Huskies are one of seven Pac-12 teams bowling this year, with the Dawgs being the only one making a New Year’s Six game.
Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert will play in the Redbox Bowl against Michigan State, head coach Mario Cristobal said on Sunday (ESPN). Herbert left the Ducks’ last game against Oregon State with a shoulder injury that Cristobal termed a “deep bruise.”
Never too early for some Arizona State-Fresno State Las Vegas Bowl predictions, right? Thank The Arizona Republic for this survey of predictions from around the country (all of the ones that get mentioned here have the Bulldogs beating the Sun Devils).
Kurt Kragthorpe gives a look ahead at Utah football’s trip to the Holiday Bowl to take on Northwestern.
Make it nine in a row for the Card against the Golden Bears, as Stanford football rode its defense to down Cal 23-13 in the Big Game, writes Tom FitzGerald. Helps offset some disheartening losses around The Farm over the weekend (women’s soccer lost in the NCAA semis, men’s soccer lost in the NCAA quarters, men’s water polo lost in the NCAA finals and both basketball teams lost by six on the road).
In NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament action, No. 16 seeded Washington State advances to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2002 after taking down Tenessee Saturday evening. The Cougs face a familiar foe in the No. 1 seeded Stanford Cardinal on Friday.
USC men’s water polo won its 10th national title by beating Stanford 14-12 in a wild final on Sunday. The Trojans zoomed out to a 6-0 lead and led by eight goals in the fourth quarter before Stanford roared back to make it a two-goal game.
Oregon State men’s basketball hit a school-record 16 3-pointers in a 101-77 win over Missouri State on Saturday, and Nick Daschel has the game recap for you as the Beavers improved to 6-1 behind the first 100-point performance of the Wayne Tinkle era.
Fifteenth-ranked Cal women’s basketball defeated Cal State Northridge 67-42 on Sunday, but the bigger news is that senior point guard Asha Thomas went out with a knee injury in the second half. No medical update yet, per Rusty Simmons.
Solid road win for Arizona men’s basketball, as the Wildcats’ free-throw shooting helped hold off UConn in a 76-72 triumph Sunday afternoon, writes Bruce Pascoe. The Wildcats held on despite not hitting from the field over the final 6:43 of the game, going 12 of 13 from the foul line over the final 2:13.
In this 2018 Colorado football season recap, Brian Howell writes that “two quarters changed the course of the program” (the second half against Oregon State, when the Buffs blew a 31-3 lead against the lowly Beavs).
Check out this Pac-12 Networks video feature on legendary UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field’s final season at the helm. This will air on the next episode of “Our Stories,” which will hit Pac-12 Networks on Sunday at 8:15 p.m. PT/9:15 p.m. MT.