Roundup: Craig Robinson out at Oregon State
A couple of big stories out of the state of Oregon on Monday morning. Headline No. 1: Oregon State has fired head basketball coach Craig Robinson. Robinson went 94-105 in six seasons in Corvallis.
Headline No. 2: sources tell ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that Oregon point guard Dominic Artis will transfer. Artis saw a dip in his numbers his sophomore year but was the assumed starter at the “1” for the Fighting Altmans in 2014-15.
Kudos to USC’s Kirby Burnham and Sara Hughes for winning the AVCA national pairs championship in sand volleyball, knocking off Hawaii’s duo of Karissa Cook (a former Cardinal volleyballer) and Brittany Tiegs. This is the second straight year that a USC twosome has claimed the AVCA pairs title, and the second straight year that Burnham made up one half of that pair.
Heck of a season for Stanford men’s volleyball, but the Cardinal came up short to Loyola-Chicago in the national championship match, losing in four sets to the Ramblers Saturday evening.
Since he's a running back, Ka’Deem Carey’s NFL career could be brief. Carey went on the radio last week and said, “Running backs have the shortest careers.” The NFL draft begins Thursday.
In more draft news, the NFL is showing plenty of interest in Paul Richardson. The former Buffs receiver is projected to go in the third or fourth round, and maybe even the second.
Let’s keep it going with these NFL draft articles, especially when UCLA guard Xavier Su’a-Filo looms as an X factor in the NFL draft. There’s a chance that he could go in the first round.
In rugby news, Cal fell to BYU in the national final 43-33 on Saturday. BYU has won it all two years in a row.
That meticulous Bill Moos has made sweeping changes at Washington State, you know. The Cougs' AD has a good rapport with his coaches and raises money like a boss.
It sounds like a football score, but Washington baseball won a 21-17 slugfest to sweep Utah Sunday in the SLC. Best graf from the GoHuskies.com recap: “Utah again responded in the bottom of the inning as Rose connected for his second homer of the game to make it 18-17, but UW added a field goal in the ninth to put the game away.” The upstart Dawgs are now 19-5 in conference play.
Sun Devils softball pitcher Dallas Escobedo’s career accomplishments are among ASU’s best, writes Paola Boivin of the Arizona Republic. Escobedo boasts a 111-23 record with a 1.95 ERA and 1,159 strikeouts in her four years (and still some time to add to each stat).
Block U believes that running back Devontae Booker will be Utah football’s most indispensable player in 2014.