Roundup: The Stanford streak continues
Congrats to Stanford women’s water polo for winning the NCAA title Sunday with a 9-5 victory over UCLA in the championship bout, shutting out the Bruins in the second half to erase a three-goal deficit. At least one Stanford team has won a national championship 38 straight years now; that’s some streak.
Women’s water polo may have lost the national championship, but UCLA women’s golf won the NCAA central regional championship and is off to the NCAA championships next week. It’s the Bru Cru’s 13th straight trip to the NCAA championships.
As winners of the Pac-12, it should come as no surprise that Oregon softball is the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament. Overall, five Pac-12 softball teams earned top-12 seeds in the NCAA tournament, with the others being No. 3 UCLA, No. 9 Arizona State, No. 11 Arizona and No. 12 Washington.
Hey, here’s a postgame interview with Michael Conforto after he made Oregon State history by getting his 177th career RBI in an 11-2 win over UCLA. Beavers got the weekend sweep in the process.
In the world of men’s tennis, No. 1 USC overpowered Oklahoma State to move on to the third round. Overall, three Pac-12 men’s tennis teams are in the round of 16 (UCLA and Cal being the others).
Kudos are in store for the Cal women’s tennis team; No. 6 Cal advanced to the NCAA round of 16 after nixing Pepperdine 4-0. Also heading to Athens, Ga., for the round of 16 on the women’s side are Stanford, USC and UCLA. California love, baby.
Block U takes a look at the new crop of Utes headed to the NFL. Keith McGill and Trevor Reilly were drafted, while others were picked up as undrafted free agents.
While the former Washington QB did not get drafted, Keith Price was signed by Seattle as an undrafted free agent.
This came out last week, but I highly suggest you watch this video on Ralphie’s handlers. It is shot extremely well and gives great insight into all the preparation it takes for the team of handlers to run Ralphie out onto the field on game days.
Chantel Jennings of the ESPN Pac-12 Blog opines that wide receiver Cayleb Jones is Arizona’s spring breakout player.
For some more diamond notes, we’ll let ya know that Arizona State baseball won its series with Oregon to move into a tie for the third in the Pac-12 standings (with the Ducks). It’s the Sun Devils’ third series victory over a top-15 team this year and a big series win for the Forks to solidify their postseason chances.
Former Cougars quarterback Jason Gesser is joining the Washington State radio team as an analyst. Gesser led the Cougs to the 2003 Rose Bowl.