Roundup: Stanford pulls off blockbuster collegiate trade
In a deal for the ages, Stanford and Syracuse announced the first collegiate athletic trade, with Stanford handing over its @SUAthletics twitter handle to Syracuse for "a collection of local goods to be named later but also including one case of oranges, which Stanford intends to use in refilling its 2011 Orange Bowl trophy". This deal was so big it went national with publications like Sports Illustrated picking up the unprecedented story. The new Twitter handle for Stanford is @GoStanford.
Those hockey dudes who play in the Staples Center might have won the Stanley Cup in 2012 and reached the Western Conference Finals in 2013, but are the Bruins ready to become the new kings of L.A.? Check out the SB Nation post on 2013 UCLA football's ten things to know. You can also watch the national championship baseball team celebrate with UCLA fans at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Phil Steele released his 2013-14 bowl projections, and he has Oregon going to the Rose Bowl to take on Nebraska. Mr. College Football also has USC playing in a BCS bowl against Texas in the Fiesta.
Unfortunately for the Wildcats, Tyler Slavin has left the football team, according to CBS Sports (he is off the official Arizona roster posted online). Slavin caught the game-winning TD pass against Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl last December.
With Clint Myers moving on to Auburn, Craig Nicholson will be Arizona State's new softball coach. Interestingly enough, Nicholson was Myers' replacement at Central Arizona College back in the day. Nicholson most recently coached at Ball State, leading the Cardinals to an NCAA regional in 2010.
Cal becomes the next school to release an "If you can play, you can play" video. Good editing job on this one.
Very early stages in Colorado's search for an athletic director, and I wouldn't necessarily call this guy a candidate quite yet, but Buffs fans are drawn to the dynamic Rick George, who is the president of business operations for the Texas Rangers.
Lindsay Schnell brings us this candid Q&A with the Beavs' Storm Woods about summer vacation, fall camp and chemistry. If a dude lists his favorite tradition as two-a-days, he loves him some football, but Woods won me over with taking his 9-year-old sister to go see The Hangover III. Stay classy, Storm.
Something we forgot to get to last week regarding the NBA Draft. USC's big man didn't get selected, but Dewayne Dedmon will play in Summer League for the Miami Heat in Orlando and the Dallas Mavericks in Las Vegas.
It looks as though former Ute Alex Smith has won over his new teammates in Kansas City, what with Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles calling Smith a Super Bowl-caliber quarterback and all.
Husky fans, say a quick hello to the new UW football beat writer for the Seattle Times -- Adam Jude, formerly of The Oregonian fame. Also, be sure to wish Bob Condotta a belated happy 50th birthday.
Congratulations to the four Cougars who earned Pac-12 postgraduate scholarships from the conference for the 2012-13 school year: Katie Dick (rowing), Andjela Kankaras (tennis), Andrei Lintz (football) and Darren Markle (football). Here is the release from the conference regarding all Pac-12 postgraduate scholarship winners.