Category: In the Wake of the News

The mystery of Husky basketball

  A day or so before the Washington men’s basketball team delivered another dud at Oregon Saturday, the UW athletic director, Jen Cohen, voiced a vote of confidence for Mike Hopkins and his head-scratching tenure. She said his job isn’t in peril, and she looks forward to forging a...

More cowbell, and more Gonzaga-Baylor

  Gonzaga and Baylor. Baylor and Gonzaga. Corey Kispert. Jared Butler. Drew Timme. MaCio Teague. Jalen Suggs. Everyday Jon.   So much of the 2020-21 season has been about Gonzaga and Baylor, when it hasn’t been about teams going on pause for 10 days. Zags or Bears – who...

It’s game, set, match for Scott with the Pac-12

  Larry Scott announced Wednesday he would be departing as Pac-12 commissioner later this year. It was inevitable, wasn’t it?   Naturally, he’ll have to take down the wall art he accumulated in his 11 years as commish, the portraits and water colors of a reign that was threatening...

First NET rankings kind to the Pac-12 (for some reason)

The Pac-12, which has had more bad press lately than big pharma, got some good news Monday.   The only question is: How?   After a fitful pre-conference season dotted by postponements, cancellations and – let’s face it, some pretty spotty basketball – the Pac-12 fared surprisingly well in...

Larry Scott’s reign drags on . . . and on . . . and on

So here we are, about to hit the finish line in the weirdest of weird years. In the Pac-12, that means allowing a football team that never should have been in the championship game, Oregon, which replaced another team that never should have been in the championship game, Washington....