UCLA head coach Steve Alford talks about his team’s progress as they prepare to start Pac-12 play on Friday at Washington.
The Bruins are expecting the return of reserve guard Prince Ali, who has missed three games with a bruised knee, but forward Gyorgy Goloman — sidelined all season by a stress fracture in his leg — remains doubtful to make the trip north.
» Ben Howland still has photos of his Santa Barbara house on his phone, but he’s temporarily given up the comforts of Southern California for Starkville — a place
that has given him another chance to coach basketball.
» Charges against Dominique Hatfield
have been dropped after an alleged armed robbery, opening the door to a possible return for the Utah cornerback.
» An Oregon State student
saved a woman from a burning car. Continue reading “Pac-12 links: Why Ben Howland went to Mississippi State” »
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» Former Oregon quarterback and No. 2 overall NFL draft pick Marcus Mariota has not yet signed his contract with the Tennessee Titans, making him the last first-rounder to hold out. A report suggested that Mariota was
upset that the contract barred him from surfing — but, disappointingly, others have debunked that reason.
» Utah cornerback
Dominique Hatfield has been charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. A former receiver, he was expected to start as a junior.
» Colorado defensive tackle Josh Tupou has been ruled out for the Buffaloes this season after being arrested in spring, but
school officials aren’t commenting further. Continue reading “Pac-12 links: Marcus Mariota is the last unsigned NFL first-round pick” »
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» Former Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen injured her spine in an ATV accident a year ago. Here’s the
Arizona Republic’s story on her journey to try and walk again, as well as the Pac-12 Networks’ feature on her from January:
Washington quarterback Tony Rodriguez is “probably the biggest steal at any position out of junior college,” according to CCSF coach Jimmy Collins — clearly an unbiased observer.
» Hale Irwin, a former Colorado cornerback and golfer, reflects on
his U.S. Open win 25 years ago — one that made him the tournament’s oldest champion. Continue reading “Pac-12 links: Amy Van Dyken recovering after ATV accident” »
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Tony Parker couldn’t stay on the floor on UCLA’s last road trip, fouling out in losses at Arizona State and Arizona. In that stretch, he totaled just four points and two rebounds.
Facing Washington at home was a complete 180, as the 6-foot-9 big man abused the Huskies’ undersized lineup early. He made his first four shots, and
finished with 20 points as the Bruins won 88-66.
“I only took two shots that (last week),” he said. “I knew I had to come out aggressive and play tough just to get going. … Staying out of foul trouble was a big thing for me too.”