Pac-12 links: Who will head to the Rose Bowl?

— Why Stanford will beat Arizona State for a Rose Bowl berth, according to the Bay Area News Group’s Jon Wilner.

— Steve Sarkisian has already hired two members of his Washington staff. Might defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox be the next to head to USC?

— An older man kicked a younger man in the face at last week’s Territorial Cup game between ASU and Arizona.

— The memory of Pat Tillman continues to inspire the Sun Devils.

— Arizona State hasn’t played the same team twice in the same season since 1936.

— Now that Michigan State has lost a game, Arizona could move to No. 1 in the country for the first time in over a decade if it beats UNLV on Saturday.

— A breakdown of Oregon coach Dana Altman’s recent contract extension

— Oregon State coach Craig Robinson’s predictions of an improved defense have so far gone unfulfilled.

— Marques Tuiasosopo has been named Washington’s interim coach. The Huskies’ top two targets appear to be Boise State’s Chris Peterson or Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier.

— The Pac-12 has seven contractual bowl ties. It also has nine bowl-eligible teams. Washington State athletic director Bill Moos is trying to make sure the Cougars aren’t left out.

— Cal will soon play on Kabam Field at Memorial Stadium. The video game company has been awarded naming rights through the next 15 years for $18 million.

— A student group has asked Utah to stop its use of the “Utes” name and drum-and-feather logo.

— The University of Colorado Board of Regents has approved a $140 million plan for athletic facility upgrades. About $10 million have been raised in private donations so far.

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  • Bruinbuff

    Hey Jack, I am not up to speed with the costs of facilities these days. Does CU’s plan for $140M facilities mean that the Bruins planned $50M facility will be cheap and not elite or are the Buffs just spending a ridiculous amount? Also, do you know how much has been pledged on the UCLA side at this point and when it is planned to begin?

    • Jack Wang

      Colorado’s upgrade is for all athletics, while UCLA’s $50 million is for a football-only facility. I also wouldn’t be surprised if UCLA’s budget increases later on in the process. There isn’t a planned date of construction yet, but the school has $28 million in cash/pledges.