NCAA basketball shutdown podcast with Morris Phillips: Cancellation of games sinking in

calbears.com photo: Haas Pavilion Berkeley home of the Cal Bears will sit empty until next basketball season next fall and when the Coronavirus epidemic is lifted which is expected at it’s earliest by the end of March or the beginning of April

March Madness shutdown podcast with Morris:

#1 Cal won that last and final game of the 2019-20 season with a win over the Stanford Cardinal on the night before all NCAA games were suspended putting the Bears and Cardinal and the NCAA in an uncharted position never seen before.

#2 Over the weekend it finally sank in all games in the NCAA for 13 tournaments and the NITs will not be planned.

#3 For the selection process on the brackets the NCAA committee announced it could announce the brackets

#4 Women’s basketball hasn’t started the selection process yet and men’s has only began to put the bracket together but now it’s not possible that the games will be played.

#5 For the students a double whammy not only their classes are all canceled but now but their teams are now on hold until this virus breaks.

Morris does cover Cal Bears basketball at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq part 1: March Madness many students will never get another chance; Pro Sports suspends all games going forward

photo from lafc.com: Covid 19 breifing from LAFC and advice to fans and media

On Headline Sports podcast with London:

#1 London there will be no games going forward as the NCAA cancelled all it’s games for March Madness.

#2 MLB, MLS, NBA, and the NHL all have suspended all games in an unprecedented situation unheard of. The NBA has said they will allow players to work out.

#3 Two Utah Jazz players Rudy Cobert and Donavon Mitchell who contracted Coronavirus was the starting point to end the NBA season. Cobert today apologized for touching everything and possibly passing the virus to his teammate.

#4 Economically this has effected thousands employed in professional and college sports who work the games including much of our own staff

#5 London you covered the MLS and the San Jose Earthquakes this is a weekly game for the most part this has to be disheartening and scary for people who work at the MLS and have to make house payments and now there is no work there.

Join London each Friday for an of Headline Sports at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

 

Stanford falls in Pac-12 tourney, on the Big Dance bubble

photo from sfgate.com: Stanford’s Bryce Wills (2) shoots between California’s Grant Anticevich, left, and California’s Joel Brown during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 men’s tournament Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Las Vegas

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

After being dispatched in the opening round of the Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament in Las Vegas, Stanford now plays the waiting game to see where it continues its season.

California knocked off the Cardinal 63-51 and advances to the second round. With the win, the Golden Bears took the season series; the teams split their conference matchups.

Stanford (20-12) is a bubble team for the NCAA tournament and could possibly be selected for the National Invitation Tournament. The Cardinal are trying to reach the Big Dance for the first time since 2014.

In what might have been the last game either team would play in front of a crowd this season, the contest went on, despite concerns about the coronavirus situation.

Prior to the game, the Pac-12 released a statement saying a decision was made to “only have essential staff, TV network partners, credentialed media, and limited family and friends in attendance” for the remainder of the tournament.

Earlier on Wednesday, the NCAA announced that its men’s and women’s tournaments would be played with similar stipulations.

Stanford trailed 30-20 at the half and never got much closer in the second half, as the Cardinal was held to 32.1 percent field shooting (17 of 53, 5 of 12 3-point), and 12 of 18 at the free throw line.

Daejon Davis topped the Stanford scoring column with 16 points, followed by Bryce Wills with 10. Tyrell Terry and Spencer Jones each score six points. Oscar da Silva, a first team all-Pac-12 selection, was held to 2 of 11 field goal shooting, but led the Cardinal with seven rebounds.

Ducks, Pritchard overwhelm Cardinal in regular season finale 80-67

gostanford.com photo: Stanford Cardinal Oscar da Silva (13) stands in the way of an Oregon Duck on Saturday night in Oregon

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Payton Pritchard poured in a game-high 29 points for Oregon Saturday, as the No. 13-ranked Ducks defeated Stanford 80-67 at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene in the Pac-12 regular season men’s basketball finale for both schools.

The Ducks (24-7 overall, 13-5 Pac-12) won the conference title and clinched the No. 1-seed in next week’s conference tournament. Oregon had clinched a share of the Pac-12 title earlier on Saturday when Southern California defeated UCLA. It’s the Ducks’ seventh league championship and third in the last five years.

Oscar da Silva led the Cardinal with 18 points and seven rebounds to go with an assist, a steal and a block. Spencer Davis was 4 of 5 from 3[point range and finished with 15 points. Daejon Davis scored 13 points, dished out seven assists and collected two steals, and Bryce Wills added 10 points.

The Cardinal shot 47.1 percent from the field (24 of 51, 7 of 16 3-point).

Helping out Pritchard was Anthony Mathis with 14 points and Will Richardson with 12. Shakur Juiston pulled down nine rebounds, as Oregon outrebounded the Cardinal 28-20.

The Ducks shot 56.9 percent (29 of 51, 10 of 19 3-point).

Oregon extended its five-point halftime lead to 40-31 early in the second half. A Pritchard 3-pointer sparked a 10-point run as the Ducks built their biggest lead at 57-42

The Cardinal battled back with a seven-point run, cutting Oregon’s lead to 57-49. Pritchard hit another 3, followed by a layup to build the Ducks’ lead to 62-49 with 6:38 to play.

Stanford (20-11, 9-9) plays Bay Area rival California Wednesday in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament. Oregon meets the Oregon State-Utah winner in Thursday’s quarterfinals.

That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary: No High Fives at games?

No High Five at games?

That’s Amaury News and Commentary

Amaury Pi-González

Teams are now taking precautions and sending directives with recommendations on how to handle the spread of Coronavirus The NBA sent a memo to all teams advising them,they should opt for fist bumps instead of high-fives, they also suggested that players do not borrow items from fans like pens and markers to sign autographs.

The memo also says they(the NBA and players union)are closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation,specially consulting with the CDC (Center for Disease Control) in Atlanta.

The NCAA, NHL have been addressing this worldwide epidemic.In Chicago the Chicago State University men’s basketball team will not travel to two regularly schedule Western Athletic Conference games this week,plus,it’s women team will not host two games,citing spread of Coronavirus -said the school.

Major League Baseball has no plans yet to cancel games,however Commissioner Rob Manfred announced MLB is establishing an “internal task force” to coordinate all efforts”working with medical people,local and national as well as making sure all players are seeing by team doctors and are up-to date with regular flu vaccinations.

At this time there is no vaccination for this Coronavirus, although the CDC and WHO (World Health Organization) as well as the Federal Government continues to explain that they are working on a vaccine.

The 2020 Olympics this July in Tokyo,Japan are still on, according to organizers and their respective committees.

The flu has already killed 10,000 across the US,that is the regular flu,not the Coronavirus,which as of today has killed just a handful of people all in Washington State.

Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal survive second half against Utes for win

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On the Cardinal podcast with Jerry:

#1 Jerry how important was it that Stanford (19-9) was coming off two wins over the Washington schools and then facing a team they had trouble with the last time they met in the Utah Utes (15-3) and got the victory 70-62.

#2 Like your headline read last night the Cardinal led from wire to wire in this one and never looked back it looked like the Cardinal executed on defense to hold the Utes back just enough to get a eight point win.

#3 In the second half the Utes fought right back outscoring the Cardinal 40-36 and it was just a margin of error that could have cost the Cardinal in that second half

#4 Head coach Jerod Haase said the game was not a thing of beauty but the Cardinal hung on just enough to win it

#5 It doesn’t get any easier as the Cardinal host the Colorado Buffaloes (21-7) Sunday night at Maples Jerry tell us how you see this match up.

Jerry does the Stanford Cardinal podcast each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

 

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal host Cal tonight try to shake off last loss to Kansas

gostanford.com: Group huddle with the Stanford Cardinal Daejon Davis, David McCormack, Devon Dotson, and Oscar da Silva from Sun Dec 29th vs. Kansas

On the Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 The Kansas Jayhawks (10-2) got a big victory in the Stanford Cardinals (11-2) last game 72-56. The game played at Maples Pavilion last Sunday Dec 29th and was not even close and the Cardinal picked up their second loss of the season.

#2 The Jayhawks Udoka Azubuike pulled down 13 rebounds, as Kansas won despite turning the ball over 21 times.

#3 The Jayhawks Ochai Agbaji and Devon Dotson contributed 14 points apiece, as Kansas won its fourth straight meeting with the Cardinal

#4 Talk about Oscar da Silva he’s been steady and led the Cardinal in scoring last Sunday with 19 points

#5 The Cardinal host the Cal Bears on tonight at Maples Pavilion Jerry sets this one up for us

Stanford Cardinal podcasts with Jerry can be heard at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Huskies, Petersen beat Boise State in Las Vegas Bowl 38-7

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Photo credit: Getty Images

By Shawn McCullough

LAS VEGAS–The Washington Huskies sent their head coach out on a good note.

Washington (8-5) beat up the Mountain West champion Boise State Mustangs 38-7 in the Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Huskies head coach Chris Petersen surprisingly announced his retirement from Washington on December 2nd, but agreed to coach the Huskies for his final game in the Las Vegas Bowl.

“It’s never about one person,” said Petersen about his last game.  “It’s about the team playing really, really well.”

Petersen formerly was the head coach at Boise State and went 92-12 from 2006 to 2013.  He led the Broncos to two undefeated season in 2006 and 2009.

“For us to finish on this note, I just feel really good for the guys that are leaving this program and the guys that are coming back,” said Petersen.

Redshirt junior quarterback Jacob Eason led the Huskies throwing for 210 yards and one touchdown.

“It was awesome just the way this whole team played,” said Eason.  “I play well and this team plays well.  Overall we just played well and efficient and got the result that we wanted.”

The Huskies started the scoring in the first quarter with Eason hitting Andre Baccellia on a slant for a 17 yard touchdown to take a 7-0 lead.

Washington later scored in the second quarter on a pitch sweep to running back Salvon Ahmed, who beat the outside contain and sprinted into the right corner of the end zone to go up 14-0.  The Huskies added a field goal late in the second to go into halftime up 17-0.

“Our guys played hard and they were ready to go out there and play, but as coaches, we didn’t do a good enough job to make the adjustments that we needed to do,” said Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin.  “I am proud of our guys”.

Boise State freshman quarterback Hank Bachmeier struggled in the first half throwing for just 87 yards and two interceptions sparking a quarterback change to redshirt senior Jaylon Henderson.

Henderson led an eleven play, 77 yard drive in the third quarter for the Mustang’s only points of the game on a 10 yard touchdown pass to running back George Holani.

The Mustang loss dropped Boise State to 12-2 on the season, snapping a six game winning streak.

Game Notes:

  • Washington defensive back Elijah Molden was named the game’s MVP with nine tackles and one interception
  • This was the 28th straight and final Las Vegas Bowl played at Sam Boyd Stadium
  • Sam Boyd Stadium seats 36,800
  • The Las Vegas Bowl will move to the currently under construction Allegiant Stadium in 2020, home of the Oakland Raiders and the UNLV Running Rebels

San Jose State Spartans podcast with Ana Kieu: Football head coach Brent Brennan signs contract extension; plus more

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On the SJSU Spartans podcast with Ana:

1. Football head coach Brent Brennan signed a contract extension on Friday the 13th.

2. Men’s basketball lost to the Stanford Cardinal 78-58 on Saturday, Dec. 14.

3. Men’s basketball fell to the Santa Clara Broncos 89-84 on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

4. Men’s basketball returns home to host the UC Riverside Highlanders on Sunday, Dec. 22.

5. The Women’s Golf Coaches Association created the Juli Inkster Senior Award, a new award to be given out annually starting in the 2019-20 school year.

Ana’s final thoughts…

Listen to Ana on the SJSU Spartans podcast each week at http://www.sportsradioservice.com