Roundup: Let's go to China, y'all
The Pac-12 is taking the next step in its globalization initiative, and, as part of that initiative, the Arizona State men's basketball team will travel to China in August and play games in Beijing, Zhaoqing and Nanning.
Also heading to the Far East, Cal women's basketball will make an August trip to China, doing battle against Chinese university and professional teams in Beijing and Shanghai. The Sun Devils will be there in the first half of the month, while the Golden Bears will follow suit in the latter half.
Gregg Bell is back at it again, getting unleashed on Keith Price saying he has a lot to prove. Great read about Price graduating a few weeks back and grinding in the offseason to prove his #haters wrong in 2013. Let's make this two links for Teeth: Read Kevin Gemmell's Q&A with Keith Price.
Two of my favorite Washington State hoopers of all-time are Kyle Weaver and Derrick Low. And hey, Aron Baynes wasn't too shabby either. Luckily for all of us, these "Sweet 16" Cougs will compete in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas: Baynes with the Spurs, Low with the Clippers and Weaver with the D-League Select squad. Now if only we can get Ivory Clark a Summer League gig...
He might not make an NBA roster this fall, but former Oregon guard Garrett Sim is relishing the chance to practice with the Blazers' Summer League team. The Quack spent last season playing in Germany, putting up solid numbers in the process, and also played a handful of contests in the IBL (seven counts as a handful, right, or does "handful" cut off at five and not 10? Always been confused by that...).
With Jordan Farmar, Matt Barnes, Darren Collison, Ryan Hollins and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute all agreeing to contracts with either the Lakers, Clippers or Kings, NBA Bruins are going, going, back, back, to Cali, Cali.
This must be music to the ears of residents of the Beehive State: Utah AD Chris Hill has discussed potential football games with BYU for 2017-18 and an official announcement could come in a few weeks, according to this CBS Sports article.
Mike Riley's got a pretty good kicking game in Corvallis, and that has recently been recognized with Trevor Romaine and Keith Kostol getting named to the Lou Groza and Ray Guy Award watch lists. Here are all five Pac-12ers on the kicking lists.
To help make up for a financial shortfall, interim AD Ceal Barry asks Colorado to cut its sports budget by 10 percent.
You don't read too many feature stories on swimming in a non-Olympic year, but since the stars aligned for Kevin Steel and Arizona, why not, right?
Keeping it aquatic, let's take a look at Stanford diver Kristian Ipsen making The Bootleg's honor roll, shall we?
New USC men's basketball head coach Andy Enfield made a couple of hires to his support staff while also retaining Dieter Horton from Kevin O'Neill's staff and giving him the title of Special Assistant to the Head Coach.