Roundup: Lefty wins another major
Phil Mickelson won the British Open Sunday, coming back from five strokes back to claim his fifth major. Arizona State put out a release to congratulate the former Sun Devil. It was his first British Open win in 20 tries and now "just" needs to win the U.S. Open to have all four majors under his belt. Atta boy, Lefty.
Meanwhile, former Cardinal Tiger Woods shot a final-round 74 to fall out of contention and five strokes behind Mickelson. It has now been more than five years since Tiger won his 14th and last major, leading Pat Forde to write that Tiger Woods' legend continues to fade.
Friday we linked to a couple of Arizona football players (Jake Fischer and Jake Smith) joining the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit against the NCAA, and since then, Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez voiced support of his players' involvement in the suit.
The Washington State athletic department brings us 10 questions with Klay Thompson as the Cougs talk to Klay about his second season in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors and his time in Pullman.
Let's get in the game with Cynthia Cooper-Dyke thanks to this espnW preview of Robin Roberts' sit-down interview with the new USC women's basketball coach. Additionally, espnW gives you 15 fun facts about Cooper-Dyke and a photo album of her pursuing perfection.
Sarah Kezele posted my story on Allen Crabbe's summer league experience Friday, and Jeff Faraudo wrote about it being a tough summer start for Allen Crabbe yesterday. Crabbe played in one more game since my story and ended up with averages of 4.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per contest in Vegas.
You won't be able to see it, but Colorado men's basketball will scrimmage Boise State in October on Boise State's new floor. Here's what the new Boise State basketball court looks like, in case you're interested. Both of these teams made the Big Dance in 2012-13, so this should be an interesting matchup as the teams gear up for 2013-14. Too bad it's closed to the public.
Lindsay Schnell is at it again, bringing us another Oregon State Q&A with Natalie Hampton, a rising sophomore on the Beavers' softball squad that made it to the NCAA regional stage in 2012-13. She had quite the freshman campaign -- 15 home runs (one off the school record) and 50 RBI (school record). Not too shabby.
Official preparations for the upcoming football season will begin soon, so Jack Wang of the Los Angeles News Group gives us a fall camp preview of UCLA wide receivers and tight ends.
In that same vein, let's take a look at 10 critical players on the Utes' defensive two-deep, which includes Kyle Whittingham's nephew, Jason Whittingham.
These numbers might be a tad out of date now, but Washington has reported an increase in season tickets sold for the new Husky Stadium, surpassing the 45K mark Thursday.
Oregon fifth-year safety Ben Butterfield continued a family tradition when he was awarded a scholarship by head coach Mark Helfrich. Four years ago, his brother Brian also earned a schollie after starting out as a walk-on. Rob Moseley has been a very nice addition to GoDucks.com, if I do say so myself. Used to report for the Eugene Register-Guard and a member of the Quack Class of '99.