Pac-12: a conference on the rise

Today was Pac-12 media day, so the news is flowing:

The rest of the Pac-12 doesn’t believe Stanford is on the downturn. Despite the lack of Ogwumikes, the Cardinal were again picked to win the conference title.

In the meantime, UCLA is back in the Pac-12 race with one of the nation’s top recruiting classes.

Brittany Boyd and Reshanda Gray are Cal’s cornflakes and milk.

Oregon State’s Sydney Wiese has fun and stays humble. She and her headband are making an impression.

USC isn’t blinded by success.

Karate has helped Washington’s Jazmine Davis in her stellar hoops career. At the same time, coach Mike Neighbors hopes to cut down on his “418 mistakes” last year.

Arielle Roberson’s injury is motivating Colorado.

New coach Kelly Graves is taking Oregon back to class.

Arizona State is relying on internal improvement.

Utah coach Anthony Levrets believes his team will be much better than expected.

Arizona coach Niya Butts started a summer craze with the cold water challenge.

Washington State coach June Daugherty will put her class up against any other in the country.

Player portraits.

Group shots.

Coach portraits.

There will be no rules changes this year, says coordinator of Pac-12 officials Violet Palmer.