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Roundup: Stanford volleyball propelled to third-straight Final Four

Dec 10, 2018
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The Stanford Cardinal is one step closer to a national championship, writes Tom FitzGerald of the San Francisco Chronicle. On Saturday the women's volleyball squad nabbed its spot in the Final Four via a 3-1 win over 8-seed Penn State, marking back-to-back-to-back Final Four appearances. The number one overall seed is set to face BYU on Thursday.


If you missed this viral video over the weekend, you have to take a look: Former UCLA hooper Nicole Kornet nailed a layup, free throw, three-pointer and half-court heave -- all in one try -- to win a car during halftime of a UCLA women's basketball game. Except she couldn't actually win the car, as ESPN's Kyle Bonagura notes.

Arizona State

The wildfires in California have been out of the news for a few weeks, but many families are still dealing with the aftermath. That includes ASU softball coach Trisha Ford, whose parents lost their home in the fires. Ford details the experience in this quick read by AZCentral Sports' Jeff Metcalfe. 


Former Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre and former defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot landed their next jobs over the weekend. Brian Howell of reports that MacIntyre is off to Ole Miss while Eliot is heading to Kansas. 

Oregon State

Sticking with that theme, former Oregon State football coach Gary Andersen has also found a new place to call home. Except it's not exactly new, writes Lafe Peavler of the Deseret News.


As Kliff Kingsbury settles in as USC's new offensive coordinator, set aside an hour to listen to this podcast breakdown by 247 Sports of how he will change the Trojans' offense.


Former Husky and Seattle Seahawk Rod Jones passed away over the weekend. Jones was a member of the Husky Hall of Fame as part of UW's 1984 Orange Bowl squad, writes the Seattle Times' Adam Jude.


The Oregon women's basketball squad lost its first game of the season on Sunday by six-points to Michigan State.


It's now three losses on the year for Arizona men's basketball following Sunday's 76-73 defeat at Alabama. Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star details what went wrong.


Here's a behind-the-scenes look from the Salt Lake Tribune's Kurt Kragthorpe at how Utah was selected for the Holiday Bowl.

Washington State

Speaking of bowl season, here's video of Washington State football coach Mike Leach discussing WSU's second bowl practice and USC's hiring of Kliff Kingsbury.


Cheers to women's tennis head coach Amanda Augustus, who led the U.S. to a championship at the 2018 Master'U BNP Paribas tournament last week.