…Carrick Felix, who picked up his third Pac-12 Player of the Week honor of the year. The dude is averaging about 15 points and eight boards per contest this season after averaging around 10 and four last year. He has been a monster for the Forks (and yes, I stole that headline from Pac-12 and John Breech tweets yesterday). [Editor's note: Stop stealing our jokes, everyone. Seriously.] Hey by the way, did you happen to catch Todd Graham mingling with the student section at Saturday’s game vs. UCLA?
For the first time in nearly five years, the Pac-12 has two teams in the AP top 10. This is thanks to Oregon, which climbed six spots to No. 10 in the latest AP Poll. It goes without saying that Dana Altman has to be at the top of the list for Pac-12 Coach of the Year and could very well be in the running for National Coach of the Year. There was also some football scheduling news out of Eugene yesterday, as the Ducks have booked a home-and-home with Virginia, a series that will start next year at Virginia on Sept. 7.
Angelo Chol is a team player and doesn’t mind not playing many minutes. Still, Arizona’s win over USC let three ‘Cats (Chol, Gabe York and Kaleb Tarczewski) share a good time.
From the bizarro department in Westwood, Ben Howland’s record in weekday games is roughly 26 percentage points better than it is in weekend games. Bruins Nation tries to explain why there is such a disparity in Weekday Ben vs. Weekend Ben.
John Hunt of The Oregonian takes a look at Oregon State basketball by the numbers, and it turns out that Washington State kept Oregon State at a historically low pace with the Cougs’ 71-68 win in Corvallis this past weekend.
Utah’s 31-point loss at home to Stanford Sunday was tied for the largest margin of defeat at the Huntsman Center for the home team, so it should come as no surprise that the Stanford setback is not sitting well with the Utes.
Cal got an early break in the Colorado game with André Roberson picking up two early fouls, but the Golden Bears couldn’t take advantage, falling behind by 16 at the break and losing by 10. The loss to the Buffs made Mike Montgomery question his team’s mindset.
Some women’s basketball now. Kevin McGuff and friends are doing some serious work in the Pac-12 – the Huskies’ 6-2 in-conference record has them in a tie for third and it has Jayda Evans of the Seattle Times asking if Washington women’s basketball is poised to attack.
Welcome to the roundup, Full Court. The website finds itself here today thanks to its feature on how Chucky Jeffery’s toughness and skill sparks Colorado. Did ya know Chucky (real first name: Janeesa) was a football player growing up?
Hey, lacrosse season is just around the corner, and USC women’s lacrosse has been picked to finish seventh (out of nine) in the MPSF. The Women of Troy become the fourth Pac-12 school to boast a women’s lacrosse squad at the varsity level (Stanford, Cal and Oregon the others), with Colorado set to add a lax team next year.
Stepfan Taylor is creating an NFL buzz after a great 2012 season and a good showing in the Senior Bowl. It didn’t hurt the running back that he played for Jim Harbaugh and with Andrew Luck, two guys tearing up the NFL in different ways right now.
Signing day is just around the corner, so CougCenter takes a look at the minimum needs at each position for the Washington State 2013 recruiting class.