Roundup: Maturity will define Colorado basketball
Now that a bunch of young Buffs from 2012-13 have another year under their belts, maturity will define a promising season for Spencer Dinwiddie and Colorado. Tad's Team figures to be a preseason top-25 squad heading into 2013-14 despite the loss of André Roberson.
Some Summer League news I didn't get to yesterday- Jorge Gutierrez will play for the Sacramento Kings' Summer League team. The former Pac-12 POTY and Defensive POTY spent last season with the Canton Charge in the NBADL (it hasn't been NBDL for years. You'd be surprised how many people make this mistake, but I digress). Anyways, Jorge spent a good chunk of the year as a top-30 NBA prospect and was a key factor in the Charge's East Division championship.
You can always learn a lot of basketball from a former NBA head coach, and Rush The Court's interview with Eric Musselman is but another example.
Instance No. 2,345,765,982 of a Pac-12er participating in international competition: Oregon State women's basketball player Ruth Hamblin is back with Team Canada for a tournament in China. I will make sure Sean Kent fact checks that number for me.
USC had interest in the most recent CWS champion head coach, but John Savage will remain UCLA's head baseball coach, getting a contract extension through 2025 despite what has been described as a spectacular offer from Troy.
Schweet- Oregon baseballers Mitchell Tolman and Kevin Minjares will play in the California Collegiate League All-Star Game July 17 in the city of Compton. The game will be televised on Fox Sports West as well.
With Austin Hill tearing his ACL and some other departures at the position, the depth has dropped at wide receiver for Arizona.
Have 45 minutes to kill today? Then check out this Bootleg radio show featuring our very own David Lombardi on Stanford football and concussion research.
The ESPN Pac-12 Blog has a ton of interesting feature columns during the summer when there isn't much actual news to cover, and Kevin Gemmell and Ted Miller choose USC at Notre Dame as the game to see in person in their Pac-12 Ultimate Road Trip for Week 8.
Lookin' good, Whittingham: Utah football is moving into its new $32 million facility. Think 120,000 square feet is enough space?
After we linked you to the story yesterday, it's time for your input: What do you think of the Huskies' new gold chrome helmets? Overwhelming majority says "love 'em" (that includes yours truly) thus far in the voting.
And this, from last week: Washington State rising senior golfer Mallory Kent won the Washington State Amateur Championship by one stroke (any relation, Sean Kent?). As those dudes in the Watch ESPN App commercial would say - clutch (like LeBron James, despite what everyone said until this year).