The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break down he voted, offering three thoughts on the latest edition of the poll, an update on the Pac-12’s ranked teams and a look at local Top 25 representative Gonzaga.
Bol Bol’s double-double, his second for the Ducks, was capped by a spinning drive from the left wing that sent his defender sprawling and led to a rim-hanging, two-hand dunk for a technical foul.
Whenever Pac-12 football needs to feel good about itself, all it has to do is look across the hall at Pac-12 basketball.
The Pac-12 has fined WSU $25,000 because its fans rushed the field following the Cougars’ 34-20 win over the Ducks at Martin Stadium, a conference official confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Monday afternoon.
For the second time in as many games, Minshew was named the Rose Bowl Game’s Pac-12 Player of the Week, and was one of eight quarterbacks nationally nominated as the Manning Award’s QB Star of the Week.
The veil has finally been lifted off the Microsoft engineer that drew up the “Big Gulp Left” formation Mike Leach and Washington State have used multiple times this season, most recently for a 24-yard touchdown during Saturday’s 34-20 win over No. 12 Oregon at Martin Stadium.
For the third time in two years, Washington State fans hopped over the guard rails at Martin Stadium and poured onto the field to celebrate a signature win for the Cougar football team.
One day after beating No. 12 Oregon 34-20 at Martin Stadium, the Cougars hopped up 11 spots in the weekly poll to No. 14 in the country. It means WSU is now the highest-ranked team in the Pac-12 Conference and one spot higher than cross-state nemesis Washington, which stayed put at No. 15 after beating Colorado.
It’s an interesting way to play the game – risky for sure – but once again, the Washington State Cougars discovered a way to beat a quality Pac-12 opponent in a game most will say they were vastly outplayed in the second half.
Just FedEx the Player of the Year award – Trophy? Plaque? Key chain? – to Gardner Minshew right now.