Roundup: Oregon State baseball earns No. 1 seed
‘Twas a busy Memorial Day for the Pac-12. While you were grilling and spending time with friends and family, you may or may not have noticed that Oregon State baseball earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Arizona State, Oregon, Stanford and Washington were also placed in regionals.
Also, Marcos Giron became UCLA’s 11th NCAA men’s singles champion Monday by beating Pepperdine’s Alex Sarkissian in the men’s singles final. Giron follows in the footsteps of guys like Arthur Ashe and Billy Martin, his current head coach, as Bruins who have won the NCAA men’s singles title.
In women’s tennis, Lynn Chi fell in the NCAA singles final to Danielle Collins of Virginia. Chi wraps up her sophomore season with a 38-11 record.
We’re not done yet with Monday action, because Stanford’s Cameron Wilson won the NCAA men’s golf individual title. Better yet for all of Nerd Nation, Stanford advanced to the match-play portion of the NCAA championships along with UCLA and six other schools.
Let’s take a look at the Cougars selected for the NCAA track & field preliminary round. Wazzu will send 15 men and 13 women to the University of Arkansas for the Thursday-Saturday proceedings.
Even though USC missed the cut, pitcher Kyle Davis was named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball after recording two saves and a complete-game, 14-K win against top-ranked Oregon State.
This is really freaky: Utah running back Lucky Radley was named in Elliot Rodger’s manifesto. Rodger killed six people and himself in a rampage Friday evening in Isla Vista, Calif., and hung out occasionally with Radley in elementary school. In another link provided to us by the Salt Lake Tribune, Radley recalls Rodger’s alarming silence as a child.
Former Oregon quarterback Jake Rodrigues is transferring to San Diego State.
Let’s go one on one with Aaron Gordon. Props to Campus Insiders for the video.
Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson is enjoying the switch from the NFL to Arizona State, says AP writer John Marshall.
Jon Rothstein believes that Washington’s Robert Upshaw is one of five under-the-radar transfers to watch in the 2014-15 college basketball season. Upshaw comes to Romarville via Fresno State.