Cory Williams is a Community Manager at SB Nation. He started as the manager of House Of Sparky in July 2008, also writing for SB Nation Arizona and the west coast regional newsdesk before becoming a full-time employee in October 2011.
We've finally hit the meaty portion of the Pac-12 schedule, as conference games begin in earnest today. There are four conference games slated, while Colorado heads east to play the cheatin' Buckeyes of Ohio State.
After defeating the San Francisco Giants in front of a crowd of over 42,000 fans in Chase Field, the team sprinted across the outfield, climbed the fence and jumped into the pool. That's right, the team celebrated by going swimming... in their uniforms.
Over 42,000 people flocked to Chase Field on Friday night to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks defeat the San Francisco Giants to win their first NL West pennant since 2007.
The biggest games of the day? It's a very close race between two matchups: #2 LSU heads to Morgantown to battle #16 West Virginia, while the #8 Oklahoma State Cowboys ride the wave into College Station to face the traitorous #9 Texas A&M Aggies. Both games should be close throughout and provide fans with gripping storylines (not to mention drama over whether or not the spread is covered).
If you're one of those fans who cheers for an entire conference during the non-conference schedule, this was a pretty rough weekend to be a Pac-12 fan. The conference went 5-4 in out of conference play, while Stanford beat up on Arizona in the only Pac-12 game of the week.