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    UCLA 's Kevon Looney, right, is defended by Southern California's Malik Martin during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. UCLA won 83-66. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Pac-12 round-up: Big rebounders Arizona, UCLA, Stanford win big
    Here's a tip: rebound. It sounds easy enough, but the winners in the Pac-12 this week gained huge — and I mean HUGE — advantages on the boards this we...
    Updated Jan 20 2015 06:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    Arizona forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, middle, battles for a rebound with Oregon States'  Gary Payton II, left, and Malcolm Duvivier during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Oregon State beat No. 7-ranked Arizona 58-56.   (AP Photo/Don Ryan) Pac-12 round-up: Oregon State upset stirs league pot, puts ball in Utah's court
    The Pac-12 was setting up for a battle of top 10 teams this week in Tucson. Nobody told Wayne Tinkle. Or Gary Payton II. Or Langston Morris-Walker. Or...
    Updated Jan 12 2015 03:12 am   |     |   Share
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    Arizona State forward Eric Jacobsen (21) battles for a loose ball against Arizona forward Brandon Ashley (21) and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (23) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)                    Pac-12 hoops round-up: Home teams prevail as Pac-12 play begins
    How hard is it to win on the road in the Pac-12 on the road? Only one team did it this weekend.  We'll see how that theme develops, as contenders like...
    Updated Jan 06 2015 03:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12: South's profile improving
    Thanks partly to a disappointing performance by the SEC West in bowl games, the Pac-12 South is making a case for itself as the best division in colle...
    Updated Jan 02 2015 08:06 am   |     |   Share
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    Oakland forward Dante Williams (2) shoots over Arizona forward Stanley Johnson (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)                    Pac-12 basketball: Newcomers, freshmen around league standing out
    Wayne Tinkle watched Gary Payton II at SLCC, and knew he was getting a good player this fall. So in that way, he had high expectations. Maybe he didn'...
    Updated Dec 31 2014 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 pick: Arizona over Boise State in Fiesta
    The Pac-12 moved to 4-0 in bowl games with Stanford's 45-21 pounding of Maryland in the Foster Farms Bowl. Now, the level of competition starts rising...
    Updated Jan 07 2015 11:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 pick: Arizona over Boise State
    The Pac-12 moved to 4-0 in bowl games with Stanford’s 45-21 pounding of Maryland in the Foster Farms Bowl. Now, the level of competition starts rising...
    Updated Jan 07 2015 11:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 pick: Stanford over Maryland
    Arizona State and USC ended up having to work hard for victories after dominating their games most of the way, but the Pac-12 is now 3-0 in bowls.  Th...
    Updated Dec 30 2014 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Washington's Mike Anderson walks up the court for free-throw attempts by Stony Brook late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Seattle. Stony Brook won 62-57. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Pac-12 hoops round-up: Unbeatens Arizona, Washington stunned in ugly holiday week
    The last full week of 2014: Not a banner stretch for the Pac-12. If you're a believer in “trap games,” the holiday season was an all-you-can-snare fes...
    Updated Dec 31 2014 07:52 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 picks: ASU over Duke, USC over Nebraska
    After a week off, the Pac-12 will resume its bowl schedule Saturday. Utah's 45-10 rout of Colorado State gave the conference a good start, but the res...
    Updated Dec 26 2014 09:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 pick: Utah over Colorado State
    It will be very tempting to pick all eight Pac-12 teams to win their bowl games, including the College Football Playoff semifinals. Conference members...
    Updated Jan 07 2015 11:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12: Gary Andersen will visit Utah on Halloween
    Halloween Night 2015 just became more interesting for the University of Utah, among other effects of Gary Andersen's becoming Oregon State's head foot...
    Updated Jan 07 2015 11:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) scores a touchdown against Oregon State during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Or., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen) Pac-12: Bowl lineup set for conference schools
    The Pac-12 got its champion to the bowl. Mission accomplished. And really, was it ever not the Ducks? Sure, they had their letdowns, against Arizona. ...
    Updated Dec 08 2014 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) scores a touchdown against Oregon State during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Or., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen) Pac-12 pick: Oregon over Arizona
    My most vivid memory of the Pac-12 football season is how I shocked I was when Arizona beat Oregon on the road in early October.  At this point, it wo...
    Updated Jan 07 2015 11:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12: Mike Riley moves to Nebraska, will face BYU
    At various points during his Oregon State football coaching tenure, Mike Riley was attractive to other programs.  This, seemingly, was not one of thos...
    Updated Dec 04 2014 10:48 am   |     |   Share
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    Arizona running back Nick Wilson (28) scores a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona State, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)                    Pac-12: Arizona, Oregon set for grudge match in title game
    Welcome to the Pac-12 Championship, Arizona. The Wildcats needed everything to break their way, and they got it. UCLA lost to Stanford minutes before,...
    Updated Nov 28 2014 05:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 picks: UCLA over Stanford, ASU over Arizona
    The Pac-12 South race that technically began Sept. 6 will be decided Friday. USC is out of the picture, even after seemingly getting a head start with...
    Updated Nov 28 2014 07:09 am   |     |   Share
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    UCLA wide receiver Thomas Duarte, left, runs the ball for a touchdown as Southern California safety Leon McQuay gives chase during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. UCLA won 38-20. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Pac-12 round-up: UCLA finally looks like a challenger
    A Bill Plaschke column in the LA Times Sunday printed this line: “The Bruins own this town.” That may not be giving UCLA enough credit. The Bruins own...
    Updated Nov 24 2014 11:09 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 picks: USC over UCLA, Utah over Arizona
     Washington State at Arizona State, 11 a.m. MST, Pac-12 Networks The Sun Devils have to win their remaining two games and get some help to earn the Pa...
    Updated Nov 21 2014 08:42 am   |     |   Share
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    Oregon State defender D.J. Alexander (4) sacks Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly (10) during an NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Or., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. The Beavers beat the Sun Devils 35-27. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen) Pac-12 round-up: Scrambled South could create bowl back-up for Utes
    “Thin line between heaven and here.” — Bubbles, The Wire Even if you don't appreciate the reference, Arizona State certainly does this week. All it ha...
    Updated Nov 17 2014 12:51 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 picks: Stanford over Utah, Arizona over Washington
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    Pac-12 pick: USC over Cal
    USC is not among the four Pac-12 South teams listed in the College Football Playoff rankings, but the Trojans are not out of the division race.  The T...
    Updated Jan 07 2015 11:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly, left,  and Jamil Douglas celebrate a touchdown pass against Notre Dame during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic,Rob Schumacher )  MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES  Pac-12 round-up: Conference could get a bump from high-scoring weekend
    In case you didn't remember, this is an offense-driven league. Several defense-first squads this week got that reminder, maybe none more than Utah whi...
    Updated Nov 10 2014 08:15 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 picks: ASU over Notre Dame; Oregon over Utah
    Call it brilliant or inevitable, but I got it right last week in saying Utah was due to lose a close game. On to Saturday's picks: Notre Dame at Arizo...
    Updated Nov 07 2014 08:51 am   |     |   Share
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    UCLA linebacker Deon Hollins (58) celebrates after sacking Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. UCLA won 17-7. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas) Pac-12 round-up: Oregon, Arizona State on championship collision course?
    The Pac-12's website wants you to know tickets are now on sale for the Pac-12 football championship game on Dec. 5 at Levi's Stadium. You can bet a fe...
    Updated Nov 03 2014 06:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 picks: Arizona over UCLA; Arizona State over Utah
    This is a rare six-game Saturday in Pac-12 football, with nearly 14 hours of continuously televised action. The crazy thing about this schedule is the...
    Updated Oct 31 2014 08:00 am   |     |   Share
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    Oregon coach Mark Helfrich claps on the sideline after his team scored a touchdown against California during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Pac-12 round-up: Start worrying about Pac-12's place in College Football Playoff
    Utah is at No. 18 this week in the AP poll, and it matters not at all. There's only one poll that is of any importance this week, and we'll see it Tue...
    Updated Oct 26 2014 08:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    California head coach Cuonzo Martin, right, speaks next to forward David Kravish during NCAA college basketball Pac-12 media day in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Pac-12 basketball notes: Cuonzo Martin glad to find new home at Cal
    Sometimes, you have some time to pound out pages of notes. And sometimes, you have to catch a plane. Men's basketball media was Thursday, but here's a...
    Updated Oct 26 2014 12:24 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 picks: Utah over USC, Oregon big over Cal
    A weekend’s full menu of six conference games is somewhat unusual this season in the Pac-12, and this is a intriguing schedule. The big question is wh...
    Updated Oct 26 2014 12:23 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 women's basketball notes: Stanford picked first, but not afraid to reinvent
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Being picked to win the conference is old hat for Stanford coach Tara Vanderveer, not because it's the 15th straight time the Cardina...
    Updated Oct 26 2014 12:20 am   |     |   Share
Links from around the Pac-12
Arizona (Tucson Citizen)
» Scouting report: No. 6 Arizona vs. Oregon State
» Free throws, three-pointers could decide UA-OSU rematch
» Which colors to wear for McKale Center 'stripe-out'
» UA basketball: A look at Arizona's remaining games

Arizona St. (Arizona Republic)
» ASU women look to rebound against Colorado
» ASU scores easy victory over Oregon State
» ASU marching band to play at Super Bowl XLIX
» Phil Mickelson gets 'fired' by ASU golf team

California (East Bay Tribune)
» Wallace lifts Cal Bears over Washington State
» Cal basketball struggles in Pac-12 play
» Cal Bears reportedly add four-star receiver to recruiting class
» Rating the Bay Area's 10 best men's basketball players

Colorado (Denver Post)
» Speedy freshman Donovan Lee gives CU Buffs another playmaker
» Colorado coached to avoid coin-toss glitches, MacIntyre says
» Colorado's MacIntyre gratified Buffs practiced hard Monday
» CU Buffs tackle Jeromy Irwin might play vs. Hawaii after concussion

Oregon (The Oregonian)
» Oregon Ducks football: Marcus Mariota on Colorado, Heisman noise, Coos Bay dance moves (video)
» Christian Folau, Semper Fidelis All-American LB, names Oregon State Beavers his leader, sets weekend visit
» Sporting events, on the air for Friday, Jan. 30
» Oregon Ducks meet with 5-star quarterback; LaMarcus Aldridge on, Damian Lillard off NBA All-Star list: The Oregonian sports top 5

Oregon State (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
» Baker happy to have Heisman company
» OSU men's basketball: Payton strives for consistency
» OSU roundup
» OSU giving away football tickets as part of ‘BeaversSalute' effort

Stanford (San Jose Mercury-News)
» Stanford men beat Washington
» Rating the Bay Area's 10 best men's basketball players
» College basketball: Stanford men won't face top shot blocker
» Stanford football recruiting class nearly complete

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Washington (Seattle Times)
» Huskies morning links: Four-star recruit Chris Warren, son of Seahawks great, visiting UW this weekend
» Huskies hoops links: Washington's late rally falls short against Stanford
» Video: Lorenzo Romar after 84-74 loss to Stanford
» Three impressions: Stanford 84, Washington 74

Washington State (Spokane Spokesman-Review)
» Morning links: Cougars can't complete Cal sweep
» Video: Ernie Kent after California
» Pangos sets 3-point record in GU win
» GU defeats Portland 64-46