Roundup: Spring games down for Arizona, Colorado, Stanford
Three spring games down in the Pac-12 and nine to go. Stanford was part of the opening triumvirate, and Tom FitzGerald reports that the Stanford defense was strong in the spring game. On the other hand, the offensive line (which has undergone a major overhaul) struggled a good bit.
One thing that has been evident all throughout Colorado’s spring session (by the way, wide receiver Bryce Bobo sparked the Black team’s win over Gold in the spring game) is that Jordan Gehrke took a step forward and appears to be firmly entrenched as Sefo Liufau’s backup. Also, Colorado released its new facilities renderings. You can also check out Purdue’s as a bonus in this Football Scoop link.
With the Arizona spring game in the books, RichRod is pleased with his program’s direction.
While spring football is wrapping up in Boulder, Tucson and Palo Alto, there is still one more week of work in Seattle, and Adam Jude writes that Washington nose tackle Danny Shelton is gearing up for his senior year and will do so with a new number – 55, to honor his late brother.
With linebackers coach Don Pellum getting the promotion to defensive coordinator in Eugene, the Oregon defense is taking on its linebacker culture: Show up early, go hard on the practice field, and learn the defense inside and out.
Wanna know who leads by example? USC linebacker Hayes Pullard. Dude will most likely become a four-year starter.
Craig Robinson is losing a good one; Eric Moreland declared for the NBA draft, making the announcement over the weekend. He had one more year of eligibility but will leave Oregon State with a degree in human development and family services.
In other early entry news, Jordan Adams and Norman Powell are considering declaring for the NBA draft. They filed paperwork to get a gauge of where they might go in the draft and have until April 27 to decide.
The WNBA draft is Monday evening, and Michelle Plouffe is waiting for a call from the WNBA. Tony Jones reports that the Ute could be taken in the top 10 but could also fall out of the first round.
Arizona State got the series victory against Cal over the weekend, but couldn’t get the sweep because the Sun Devils wasted Darin Gillies’ start in the 10-inning loss to Cal Sunday. Cal scored five runs off three different ASU relievers to salvage the series after Gillies held the Bears scoreless through seven.
Washington State dropped the weekend series to fifth-ranked Oregon State after losing the rubber game 8-1. The Cougars are 7-5 in Pac-12 play.
Stanford might have won Big Game, but Cal swept Stanford in the 120th Big Meet in track and field action on Saturday. Take that, Card.