The coaching search is over in Boulder: former San Jose State head coach Mike MacIntyre has been named to the same position at Colorado. MacIntyre had the most success anyone has had at San Jose State in the last quarter century with a 10-win campaign in the 408, a top-25 ranking and a berth in the Military Bowl. Very nice get for the Buffs.
Keeping it on the gridiron, Arizona State still has a game yet, and the Sun Devils have sold out travel packages for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, but prime seats are still available for the San Francisco bowl game.
Season honors have been handed out in Seattle and senior cornerback Desmond Trufant won the 105th Guy Flaherty Award, Washington football’s oldest and most prestigious team award.
A lot of people felt like USC’s top receiver should have at least received an invitation to New York this season. That didn’t happen, but Marqise Lee vows to make a run at next year’s Heisman Trophy.
With the game now less than three weeks away, Oregon State has begun its preparations for the Alamo Bowl against Texas with team practices. Unfortunately, three players have been suspended.
Finally former Duck LaMichael James got some game action for the 49ers on Sunday, amassing 124 all-purpose yards and showing off his trademark quicks in the process.
On the hardwood, UCLA’s Alyssia Brewer was named the Pac-12 player of the week for women’s basketball after her 12-point, 11-rebound performance against No. 12 Texas in the Bruins’ 62-42 win over the Longhorns. Freshman of the week honors went to Oregon’s Jillian Alleyne. First Oklahoma, now Texas – Cori Close has turned UCLA into Big 12 slayers this year.
On the men’s side, Washington State’s Brock Motum was named Pac-12 men’s basketball player of the week after lighting up Gonzaga and Fresno State.
Stanford hoops is in the midst of its two-week break for finals, so here’s a closer look at the Cardinal men’s basketball team’s 6-3 start to the season, with radio broadcasters John Platz and Drew Shiller giving their two cents.
Arizona is the lone remaining undefeated team in the conference in men’s basketball, but the Wildcats showed some weaknesses in their last two games against Southern Mississippi and Clemson. On the other hand, they also showed signs of progress. HUGE game coming up against Florida this weekend. Like, HUUUUUGGGE-UH.
Let’s say we look at some other sports. CougCenter is getting ready to hand out its Coug of the Year award for 2012, and here’s a profile on Washington State women’s soccer coach Keidane McAlpine - one of the candidates for the award.
If there’s one thing you need to know about Utah athletics, it’s that they have one of the best women’s gymnastics programs in the country with the most dedicated fan base anwyhere. Ranked fifth in the preseason, the Utah Red Rocks (named after a type of rock in the southern Utah desert – correct me if I’m wrong, Ute fan) looked solid in an intrasquad event held in front of 3,700 fans. Yes, you read that right – 3,700 fans showed up to what equates as an exhibition for a gymnastics meet. That’s awesome.
In men’s soccer news, Cal’s Tony Salciccia and Ryan Neil made the NSCAA All-Far West Region third team. The Golden Bears finished up the season with a winning record at 8-7-3.
Arizona State women’s swimming is looking for a top 10 national finish this year. If the team accomplishes its goal, it will be at least partly because of junior distance swimmer Tristin Baxter, who has been making a splash for the Sun Devils.