Roundup: USC, CU sports info departments recognized by FWAA

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USC

Congratulations to Tim Tessalone and crew because USC was named a Super 11 sports information department by the FWAA. It is the fourth time USC has earned the distinction (also, props to Colorado for being honored as well; David Plati is as good as they come). Also, Niners rookie Morgan Breslin could be the first college football player to collect big on insurance after NFL draft fall (he did not get drafted).

Oregon State

From over the weekend: Oregon State pitcher Ben Wetzler was arrested Saturday after breaking the window of a Corvallis home he thought was his own. Wetzler’s court date is scheduled for June 9.

Colorado

Despite not meeting the $47.6 million funding threshold to get started, Colorado is proceeding with its $143 million facilities project.

UCLA

Former UCLA head coach Ben Howland took himself out of consideration for the Oregon State gig, and Jeff Eisenberg explains to us why Howland was wise to pass on Oregon State.

Oregon

As top-seeded Oregon looks to begin its run to the Women’s College World Series, here’s what to know about the Eugene regional in the NCAA softball tournament.

Arizona

Arizona men’s basketball filled out its non-league slate with Utah Valley, reports the Arizona Daily Star. The Wildcats will also play in the Maui Invitational in addition to hosting Gonzaga and Michigan.

Utah

Utah baseball finished the 2013 season on a high note and things were looking good heading into 2014. However, at 4-20 in conference play and last in the Pac-12, it is becoming apparent that Utah’s baseball team faces a stacked deck in the Pac-12. Injuries to some key players this year hasn’t helped, either.

Washington State

Tom Fornelli breaks down the offseason buzz for Washington State for CBS Sports. People in the Palouse are pretty happy about Deone Bucannon going in the first round, I’d say. Fornelli would say that Washington State has many more draft picks in its future under Mike Leach.

Arizona State

Who does Chantel Jennings think is Arizona State’s spring breakout player? Linebacker D.J. Calhoun, that’s who.

Stanford

Legit question asked by Rule of Tree: Is Stanford’s 2010 Orange Bowl champion squad one of the most talented teams to not play for a BCS title?

Washington

Here is part two of Percy Allen’s Q&A with Lorenzo Romar.

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