Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Unquiet on the Western Front: Oregon and Willie Lyles, Andrew Luck, and...lotion.

(Unquiet on the Western Front is SWRT's look at the Pac-12, WAC, Mountain West, and other West Coast/Rocky Mountain schools extravaganza.) 


PAC-12 NORTH

Cause for concern?
Members of University of Oregon Board of Trustees are getting concerned over the Willie Lyles scandal. (The Oregonian)

Could he be the one? 
Grant Cohn asks if Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck can be the Pac-12's first Heisman Trophy winner since 1971. (CSN Bay Area)

Cardinal preview. 
SB Nation previews Stanford. (SB Nation)

Broadcast News. 
California's season opening game against Fresno State will be televised on CSN California. Which is great news if you have CSN California. Otherwise, you're probably S.O.L. (California Golden Blogs)

PAC-12 SOUTH


Meet Vontaze Burfict.
Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict is ready to make up for previous seasons of growing pains by proving why some thing he's the nation's best defensive player. (House of Sparky)

Selling like hotcakes. 
Colorado isn't having much trouble selling season tickets in its first year as a Pac-12 member. (Boulder Daily Camera)

MOUNTAIN WEST

Mountain USA? 
Did Conference USA really want to merge with the Mountain West to form a ginormous league of mid-majors? Inquiring minds want to know. (Mountain West Connection)

There can be only one. 
One Bronco Nation Under God previews the November 12 Boise State showdown with TCU, and gets obsessed with TCU head football coach Gary Patterson's pants. (One Bronco Nation Under God)

BASKETBALL

By the Time I Get to Phoenix.
Phoenix wants to hold the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament once the current deal with the Staples Center in Los Angeles is over next season. (Arizona Desert Swarm)


It rubs the lotion on its skin. 
At least Washington State head men's basketball coach Ken Bone thought it was lotion. (Coug Center)

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