Roundup: ASU headed to NCAA women's water polo tourney
Big ups to Arizona State women’s water polo for advancing to the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history. The Sun Devils are the No. 5 seed, while Cal is No. 4, USC is No. 3, UCLA is No. 2 and Stanford gets the top spot.
NCAA men’s volleyball play-in matches are Tuesday night, and No. 3 Stanford faces No. 6 Erskine at 4 p.m. PT in Chicago. If the Cardinal wins, it will appear in its first NCAA tournament since 2010, when the Card won the national title.
Ranked eighth in the nation, Arizona women’s golf earned an NCAA regional selection. The fourth-seeded Wildcats are in the Central Regional and will be joined there by fellow Pac-12ers No. 1 UCLA, No. 12 Cal and No. 17 Colorado. Overall, nine Pac-12 women’s golf teams are headed to NCAA regionals.
While we’re hitting the links, USC’s women’s golf team is staying the course academically. The Women of Troy are the top seed in the West Regional.
Arizona State and Cal sure were fun to track last season, and now season two of The Drive will focus on the 2014 UCLA Bruins football program. The 15 30-minute episodes will begin in early September.
With the NFL draft about a week and a half away, Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly said that Johnny Manziel broke his heart at Oregon. Johnny Football initially committed to Oregon before flipping to Texas A&M.
The ESPN Pac-12 Blog does a Q&A with Oregon State defensive coordinator Mark Banker. The Beavers’ spring game is Saturday.
USA Today fills up the tank on the Washington football hype train as George Schroeder writes that Washington aims to break out under a more anonymous Chris Petersen (everyone knew who he was in Boise; can’t quite say the same yet about him in Seattle).
Andrew Murawa gives us the Pac-12 post-mortem on Colorado men's basketball, recapping the Buffs’ 2013-14 season.
Cal football coach Sonny Dykes was encouraged by the spring football practices. Cal’s spring game, an 86-play scrimmage, was Saturday.
Despite being 3-15 in Pac-12 play on the diamond, the Utes are still swinging in an injury-plagued season. They’ve lost a lot of close games, as seven of those 15 conference baseball losses have come by two runs or less.
A trio of Cougs showcased talent at Washington State’s Crimson and Gray game Saturday, those being Calvin Green, Luke Falk and Jamal Morrow.