Thanks to a Stanford victory over Cal on Sunday afternoon, the Washington Huskies are your 2012 Pac-12 regular season champions. Will this be enough for an NCAA tournament bid? Some national analysts suggest that this year's Pac-12 is a one-bid conference, meaning a conference like the WCC will have more bids than the Pac-12. Are you kidding me? Yes, the Pac-12 is bad this season, but could Saint Mary's and Gonzaga compile their same win-loss records in the Pac-12? I don't think so.
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- It's Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary's for the WCC tournament championship on Monday night. Unlike the Pac-12, it looks like the WCC have two bids locked up in both these schools, meaning tonight's championship game is more for bragging rights if for anything else. I'm picking Gonzaga by seven points.
- USS Mariner takes a look at new acquisition, Hector Noesi. Hitting 96 mph on the radar gun is a sign of good things to come. He's no Michael Pineda, that's for sure, but he will be serviceable as a starter next season.
- The Sounders' Eddie Johnson should be available to play in Wednesday's CONCACAF League champions quarterfinal match. Johnson hasn't seen action since Feb. 19th, but participated fully in training on Sunday.
- Marshawn Lynch will be a Seattle Seahawk for four more years. This means more beast mode, more skittles and more fun with one of the toughest runners in the NFL. Kenny Mayne interviewed Lynch a couple of years back, if you have not seen it yet, you have missed out. Watch it:
Kenny Mayne With Marshawn Lynch (via kaakoo)
- And one final thought on the WIAA boy's state basketball tournaments that I covered this past weekend...Rainier Beach and Seattle Prep both will likely be in the 3A state tournament next season. Beach loses Kansas-bound Anrio Adams while Seattle Prep loses a group of seniors including the UC Santa Barbara-bound Mitch Brewe. However, Rainier Beach returns two of the state's top guards in Marquis Davis and Will Dorsey while also retaining their post players Fuquan Niles and Elijah Foster. Seattle Prep will return its leading scorer DJ Fenner along with the talented Josh Martin. Could these two teams meet for a state rematch in 2013? I'm thinking way too ahead...