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NO DATE (AP) – AP college football writer Ralph Russo says college football needs a peacemaker. He says administrators responsible for running the college football playoffs appear to be at a stalemate when it comes to expansion. No one is against expanding the current field to four, but they now appear to be entrenched in opposing positions regarding how and when. The CFP management committee is due to meet in Indianapolis this weekend to discuss a new format for nominating a champion. Russo says someone has to have the authority to build consensus within the group.

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) – Lexie Hull set career records of 33 points and seven 3-pointers, and No.2 Stanford withstood a late rally from Oregon en route to an 80-68 victory. Hull’s 3 with 4:05 left gave Stanford a 73-62 lead after Oregon reduced the Cardinal’s lead to single digits and landed another opportune shot from the depths with 1:43 to player. Reigning National Champion Cardinal (10-3, 2-0 Pac-12) experienced turnovers that saw the Ducks come back in the fourth quarter with a 14-2 streak. Endiya Rogers scored 22 points and Nyara Sabally added 19 points and eight rebounds to lead Oregon (7-5, 0-1).

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Cate Reese had 20 points and Arizona No.4 used a dominant third quarterback to beat visiting Washington 60-52 in their first Pac-12 Conference game. and his first game in three weeks. It was Wildcats coach Adia Barnes’ 100th victory, and it came as Arizona reached 11-0 for the second time in three seasons. Reese was 8 of 14 in the field and placed 10th on the school career scorers list with 1,306 points. Krystal Legler-Walker led WSU 9-5 with 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – The state of Oregon imploded the west side of Reser Stadium, beginning the next phase of a facility renovation project. Sporting director Scott Barnes set off the explosives which knocked down part of the building. A crowd watched from a safe distance. The $ 153 million renovation project is expected to be completed before the 2023 football season. The new addition will include a wellness center for students and faculty.

DURHAM, NC (AP) – Men’s and women’s basketball coaches across the country face the fitness challenge that accompanies COVID-19 breaks. After stopping a program due to anti-virus protocols, it is a matter of putting players back in “game form” after a sudden shutdown of the program. They should also avoid injury by pushing too hard too fast. No. 2 Duke, No. 5 UCLA and Florida are on the men’s teams. Number 11 UConn also faces that test as the Huskies return this weekend after a roughly three-week stoppage.

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