Links, notes and such from the Pac-12 championship game and elsewhere on a Saturday morning.
--- No. 2 Oregon made a pretty strong case for the No. 1 overall seed in the College Football Playoff, throttling No. 7 Arizona 51-13 to win the Pac-12 championship. The Ducks essentially clinched a spot in the playoffs, while the Wildcats have to wait to see if they'll stay in that coveted CFP top 11 and earn a bid to a Big Six bowl game. If they do, the Huskies will almost certainly be headed to the Cactus Bowl. If Arizona falls below No. 11 in the rankings -- which will be announced Sunday -- that would push UW out of a Pac-12-affiliated bowl and into an at-large bid somewhere. The Armed Forces Bowl has been mentioned as a possibility. Stay tuned.
--- UW men's basketball coach Lorenzo Romar met with reporters yesterday to discuss the Huskies' game Sunday against San Diego State.
--- Romar was also a guest on 1090 AM in Seattle yesterday. Some interesting comments from Romar on lack of attendance, and the possibility of a better crowd on Sunday (and, perhaps, going forward):
“The last two years we’ve just been mediocre,” Romar said. “There were two years in 2007 and 2008 where we weren’t even mediocre, we weren’t that good, and we came back and won four conference tournament championships or league titles and after these two years here, I understand why there may be some apathy. But right now, not only are we 6-0, but I think we have pretty exciting basketball team.”
. EC junior running back Brandon Wellington, who is committed to UW, rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns.
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