Roundup: 'Mammoth' baseball series between OSU and UW
Huge baseball series in Corvallis this weekend between No. 2 Oregon State and No. 11 Washington. As usual, Gregg Bell is all over it and writes about the Huskies’ “mammoth” series against the Beavers. With Oregon State at 20-4 in Pac-12 play and Washington at 19-5 with six conference games remaining, this could go a long way towards determining the Pac-12 champion.
In the other dugout, Ben Wetzler is expected to pitch against Washington despite being arrested for allegedly breaking the window of a residence he thought was his own.
Women’s tennis had the NCAA spotlight Thursday, and Stanford defeated Cal 4-3 in the round of 16 in one for the ages. The Card trailed 2-0 and 3-2 before two freshmen delivered the winning blows. Stanford and UCLA have moved on to the quarterfinals, while USC lost in the round of 16 (in another classic with Georgia) alongside Cal.
Men’s NCAA golf regionals began Thursday, and UCLA is tied for fifth after 18 holes in San Antonio after shooting 2-over as a team. Joel Gunderson has the rest of the conference covered with his NCAA men’s golf regionals recap here. Looks like Stanford and Washington are doing it big right now.
There were a couple of games Thursday, but the NCAA softball regionals really get going Friday, and the road to OKC starts Friday at Howe Field for Oregon. The top-seeded Ducks open up against Utah Valley, and you can watch it on the Pac-12 Networks at 5 p.m. PT.
Here’s an early result in the men’s tennis championships, as Cal lost to Texas 4-1 in the round of 16. Also, top-seeded USC swept Columbia 4-0 and UCLA plays later Friday afternoon against Tennessee.
Great article by ESPN’s Ian O’Connor on why Steve Kerr is tough enough to coach. A long-but-very-much-worth-it read on the new Golden State head coach’s background and the death of his father.
This article is a tad outdated now that the Washington Wizards have been eliminated from the NBA playoffs, but this Grantland profile on Andre Miller is still worth reading. Gotta respect what Miller has done in the NBA after helping lead Utah to the Final Four in 1998.
The Ralphie Report ponders whether or not the Colorado facilities upgrades will be the start of something bigger on campus.
Former USC running back Ty Isaac is looking at Big Ten schools for his transfer, according to CBS Sports.
Let’s read an ESPN Pac-12 Blog Q&A with Washington State offensive analyst Graham Harrell, shall we?