Roundup: Inside Washington State's new football ops building
Washington State unveiled its Cougar Football Complex to the media Tuesday (price tag: $61 million). The AP reports that the football team itself will move into the five-story building in July. AD Bill Moos says the WSU football operations building is about championships. And how about some pics of this bad boy? Luckily, Washington State takes us inside the football operations building with some photos and a video.
The NBA finals begin Thursday, and Jeff Ayres is trying to become the fifth Sun Devil to win an NBA title when he suits up for the San Antonio Spurs against the Miami Heat. The artist formerly known as Jeff Pendergraph (here's why he changed his last name to Ayres) is one of two Pac-12 alums playing in the finals, with the other one being former Cougar Aron Baynes (also a Spur). While we’re on the NBA tip, you should know that James Harden was named first-team all-NBA Wednesday and former Bruin Kevin Love got a second-team nod.
Apologies to the rugby squad in Berkeley for not posting this sooner, but Cal won its second straight Collegiate Rugby Championship 7s title by beating Kutztown University 24-21 Sunday in Philadelphia.
Nneka Ogwumike was part of a group of WNBA players making a special appearance on The Bachlorette Monday night, as the professional hoopers and Andi (the bachelorette) took on the dudes in a basketball game. It also sounds like Ogwumike was giving Andi her two cents on who she should pick. Also, earlier this week, softball coach John Rittman resigned after 18 years on the job.
New York Yankee and former Beaver Jacoby Ellsbury has committed $1 million to Oregon State to help the baseball program expand its locker room.
Here’s Colorado’s Folsom Field June 2014 construction update, courtesy of AD Rick George (your voice for the video) and CUBuffs.com.
In the mood for another video? Watch this feature on UCLA hosting the Prime Time Games. Cool stuff here.
While we’re on an “NBA Cares” kinda tip, Andrew Greif takes us inside Marcus Mariota and his teammates’ most satisfying offseason work: mentoring. Another good read.
Summer workouts have either begun or are about to begin in the world of college football, and Trevor Wood, an incoming freshman tight end who rejected Alabama and Oregon, is reporting to Arizona Sunday.
Trojans Leonard Williams and Nelson Agholor were named Sporting News Preseason All-Americans. Here’s the rest of the list in slideshow form, and it includes plenty o’ Pac-12ers.
It sure sounds like former Ute and current NBA guard Andre Miller is eager to return to the Washington Wizards.
Former Husky wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow is heading to Nebraska.