‘Twas a monster Tuesday for Pac-12 women’s basketball. Over in Eugene, Sabrina Ionescu scored 29 points to lead No. 7 Oregon to an 82-74 win over No. 4 Mississippi State, which has made it all the way to the NCAA finals each of the last two years (The Oregonian/OregonLive).
Before that, Stanford went to Tennessee and knocked off the ninth-ranked Lady Vols 95-85 behind a career-high 33 points from DiJonai Carrington (to go along with 13 rebounds). On Saturday, the Cardinal handed then-No. 3 Baylor its first loss of the season, so hath been quite the last few days for the Card.
Wednesday begins the early signing period in college football, so get all your Arizona football signee updates from the Arizona Daily Star by clicking here.
Meanwhile, Utah has inked another punter from Australia in Ben Lennon, Kurt Kragthorpe tells us.
Jeff Metcalfe writes that Arizona State football has more believers after Herm Edwards’ first season. Not a lot of people were sold going into the 2018 season, but things look pretty good in Tempe at the moment.
Ian Boyd of SB Nation writes that the Rose Bowl “will be a window into the future of football,” what with how pass happy college football has become (and Ohio State is a prime example of that). Can Washington, which Ian Boyd considers a serious candidate for the next “DBU” (Defensive Back University), contain the Buckeyes’ aerial assault?
Lya Wodraska of The Salt Lake Tribune lets us know that UCLA was picked to finish first in the Pac-12 gymnastics preseason coaches’ poll that was announced Tuesday. Utah is picked to finish second.
Matt Kagan was named Oregon State women’s soccer head coach on Tuesday. Kagan was most recently the associate head coach at Mississippi State for the last two years.
This is pretty cool: The Colorado has secured a partnership with InXathlete “to better connect student-athlete graduates with high-quality employers” (PR Web).
Sweet – five former Cal football players were selected to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday: Keenan Allen, Jared Goff, Cameron Jordan, Alex Mack and Aaron Rodgers.
In men’s basketball action, USC lost to Santa Clara 102-92 in double overtime after erasing a 15-point deficit with six minutes to go in regulation. The Trojans are a disappointing 5-6 so far this year.
We’ll end this roundup by letting you know that Washington State athletics received the 2018 Public Citizen Award from the Washington State Psychological Association “for the athletic department’s commitment to mental health awareness to WSU student-athletes.”