Roundup: Stanford baseball is super
Raise your hand if, in early April, you thought Stanford baseball would be heading to the super regionals. As improbable as it might have seemed back then, Stanford advanced to the super regionals on Tommy Edman’s walk-off home run. Stanford beat Indiana 5-4 Monday evening and is now the only Pac-12 team left in the field.
No. 1 Oregon State lost to UC Irvine 4-2 Monday night to bow out of postseason play, and Jason Quick of The Oregonian documents the emotional hug between Ben Wetzler and Michael Conforto after the game. Both guys figure to be playing professional baseball shortly.
The Huskies are done as well after losing in extras to host Ole Miss Monday in game 6 of the regional, and Gregg Bell writes that the all-heart Huskies came up one hit short. Wrapping up the year at 41-17-1, Washington racked up its most wins in a season since 2003.
Wait, why are we linking to a story from the Billings Gazette? Because former Cal assistant Travis DeCuire was introduced as Montana’s head coach Monday in Missoula, that’s why. And hey, we just might see DeCuire coaching in the Pac-12 again if Mike Montgomery, Larry Krystkowiak and Wayne Tinkle are any indication (all of ‘em former Griz coaches).
The NBA draft is about three weeks away, and Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak previews the Pac-12 draft prospects in the NBA draft. For one, he likens Aaron Gordon to Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Writing for AZ Desert Swarm, our pal Kevin Zimmerman examines Nick Johnson’s best fits in the 2014 NBA draft.
It has been nearly 40 years since Steve Prefontaine died in a car accident, but Pre’s spirit is still on display at Hayward Field with the Prefontaine Classic, which had its 40th running last weekend. Props to the Register-Guard’s Austin Meek for the story.
Doug Haller explains why Arizona State tackle Jamil Douglas is a freak, as the offensive lineman made NFL.com’s list of most freakish athletes in college football.
Summer workouts for football are underway in Boulder this week, and the veteran Buffs are ready to get back to work.
USC women’s golf coach Andrea Gaston was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year Monday for the third time in her career.
In the mood for ponderin’ non-conference football games? Read Jacob Thorpe’s fast-forward to Washington State’s season-opener against Rutgers. This will be Rutgers' first year in the Big Ten.
Let’s take an early look at the 2015 UCLA baseball season, courtesy of Bruins Nation.