beauty

A Grip on Sports: The beauty (and ugliness) of the Pac-12 latest football schedule truly is in the eyes of the beholders

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Pac-12 revealed its third edition of the 2020 football schedule Saturday morning on the networks’ pregame shows. Then the reaction to the schedules filled up the columns of West Coast newspapers and websites the rest of the day. As one could expect, the responses were mixed.

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• Whether one was happy or, well, not so happy, was determined by the quality of the school’s crossover opponent. It’s that simple.

Everyone knew their school would be playing the other five members of their division – South vs. South; North vs. North – so the only suspense lay in the crossover opponent.

In the end, the conference office – read, Larry Scott and his minions – must have decided it was best to try to preserve the conference’s hope of having a college football playoff participant instead of matching the best teams in the regular

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Pac-12 to decide on 18, 20 or 22-game women’s basketball schedule, Oregon Ducks has at least 3 local nonconference opponents

EUGENE — A 22-game Pac-12 schedule is under considering for women’s basketball, as well as 20 and 18-game options, which could be decided as soon as today.



Kelly Graves talking on a cell phone: Kelly Graves addresses the crowd before the team's senior day celebration and after the No. 3 Oregon Ducks beat the Washington Huskies 92-56 in a women's basketball game on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. Photo by Serena Morones for The Oregonian/OregonLive


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Kelly Graves addresses the crowd before the team’s senior day celebration and after the No. 3 Oregon Ducks beat the Washington Huskies 92-56 in a women’s basketball game on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. Photo by Serena Morones for The Oregonian/OregonLive

Oregon coach Kelly Graves set the conference’s coaches will meet Wednesday afternoon with the hope of deciding the league’s scheduling framework, which will have ripple effects for nonconference scheduling, the status of which remains in flux for the Ducks and most every other team in the country.

“I’ve already been on record as saying I’m for the 22-game Pac-12 schedule,” Graves said. “I love the double round

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