Roundup: Spring football coming to a close
Make sure you get your kicks in this weekend, because this Saturday is the last one for Pac-12 spring football. Oregon starts things off at 11 a.m. PT (on the Pac-12 Networks, of course) and Byron Marshall thinks the NCAA model needs fixing, as he states that he’d love to see college athletes unionize. Also, here’s a look at Oregon’s “Salute the Day” uniforms for the spring game.
It’s a Civil War kinda Saturday, because Oregon State will wrap up the spring proceedings at 1 p.m. So let’s tell you that sophomore Sean Harlow is the veteran on Oregon State’s makeshift offensive line this spring. Thanks to Gina Mizell of The Oregonian for the link.
Stanford football coach David Shaw called out the SEC for playing an eight-game conference schedule in the Pac-12 coaches’ teleconference Thursday. More importantly right now, however, is that Stanford men’s volleyball finally knocked off BYU in five sets to reach the national championship match. The Card will play Loyola University Chicago on Saturday at 5 p.m. PT for all the marbles.
Things are certainly going in the right direction in Westwood, but UCLA football coach Jim Mora said the Bruins are still a work in progress on the Pac-12 conference call.
Also on the conference call, Steve Sarkisian said solidifying the offensive line is a goal for USC.
Alex Smith handled Utah’s commencement speech, and Smith’s speech delivered three pieces of advice to Utah graduates: Identify your weaknesses, embrace new things in life and let go of stuff you can’t control.
Here’s a little bit of a blast from the past, as former Buff Richard Roby won the Sixth Man Award in the Basketball Japan League (you’re gonna have to scroll down a bit in this link for the 411 on Roby). This guy was an absolute stud at CU. Also, this ain’t good: OKC Thunder rookie André Roberson had his home burglarized during Game 3 of the team’s series with Memphis.
There’s a new floor for the Washington men’s and women’s basketball teams, and it shows off the Space Needle and Seattle skyline (I love it, FWIW). As usual, we have Gregg Bell to thank for the link and not-so-subtle dig at Oregon (the Pacific Northwest rivalry is strong!).
College basketball guru Jon Rothstein takes an early look at the 2014-15 season, and he thinks that Arizona has the best starting five in the nation. He also thinks Utah can make a big jump in the Pac-12 standings.
Good ole’ Uncle Ted of the Pac-12 Blog gives us an Arizona State football spring wrap, so I suggest you Czech it out.
Since the ASU one was so fun, why don’t we do a Cal football spring wrap from the ESPN Pac-12 Blog? This time, it’s Kyle Bonagura on the keyboard.
With spring football in the rear view mirror for Washington State, the Cougars are ready to improve over the summer.