Roundup: How Gardner Minshew II took over Washington State

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Washington State

Washington State will try to put Pac-12 football on the board this bowl season when it faces off against Iowa State in the Alamo Bowl on Friday (6 p.m. PT, ESPN), and Joel Anderson of ESPN tells us how Gardner Minshew II – and the ‘stache – took over the Palouse. Also, check out the Cougs’ uniform combo for the Alamo Bowl; ‘tis a combo we haven’t seen before (CougCenter on this link).


Adam Jude spends this article looking at how quarterback Jake Browning will be remembered at Washington. You’d think a guy who has the Pac-12 record for career victories and two key school records (total touchdowns and passing yards( would get more props than he does from his fanbase.


Oregon football is “thrilled beyond words” to get quarterback Justin Herbert back for the 2019 season, writes James Crepea.


Rusty Simmons notes that Cal football “promises improvements” for next season following an ugly overtime loss to TCU in the Cheez-It Bowl.


Before taking over as Sacramento State head coach, Utah offensive coordinator Troy Taylor wants to go out with a win at the Holiday Bowl. Kurt Kragthorpe has the story.


New Colorado offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic is champing at the bit to start working in Boulder, writes Brian Howell. Kapilovic spent the last seven seasons at North Carolina and was the associate head coach/offensive coordinator there the last three years.


Stanford women’s volleyball outside hitter Kathryn Plummer was named National Player of the Year, the publication announced Wednesday.

Arizona State

Coming off a 45-point performance to lead the Houston Rockets to a 127-113 win over the Boston Celtics, James Harden is making another run at NBA MVP, writes Tim Bontemps of ESPN. The former Sun Devil is averaging 39.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 2.0 steals over his last nine games.


Bruce Pascoe writes that Arizona men’s basketball will be resting and practicing while the rest of the Pac-12 finishes up non-conference play.

Oregon State

Kat Tudor is providing a lift off the bench for Oregon State women’s basketball, writes Steve Gress of the Corvallis Gazette Times. The Beavs finish up non-conference play Saturday against CSU Bakersfield.


Check out the USC lacrosse 2019 schedule, which was unveiled Thursday. The fun begins Feb. 9 against Hofstra.


Here’s a look back at UCLA men’s golf’s 2008 NCAA title, courtesy of

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