Roundup: Robert Johnson is national coach of the year

Geoff Thurner

Oregon

Oregon track and field coach Robert Johnson is the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Men’s Head Coach of the Year, while his assistant Andy Powell was named the Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year. The Oregon men won their first team title in three decades this year.

California

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is next summer, so keep in mind that Alex Morgan scored two goals Thursday against France (both in the second half) to help the Americans to a 2-2 draw with the French. They were her first goals in more than a year (she was sidelined for seven months with an ankle injury).

UCLA

This Campus Insiders video evaluates the UCLA players in the NBA Draft: Zach LaVine, Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson. Keeping it on UCLA and The Association, the Golden State Warriors are in talks with the Timberwolves about trading for Kevin Love.

Washington State

Hey how about this? The New York Jets signed former Washington State kicker Andrew Furney. Props, good sir. Who can forget Furney's 60-yard field goal against Eastern Washington?

Washington

It sounds like former Washington wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow is transferring to Ole Miss, if you are to believe his Twitter account.

Oregon State

Gina Mizell has a nice story on the wealth of experience new Oregon State women’s basketball assistant coach Jonas Chatterton brings to Corvallis.

Utah

We linked to a Dirk Facer story about Sooner-turned-Ute Kendal Thompson Thursday, and now he lets us know that Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops is rooting for Thompson. Stoops was at a Utah high school Thursday to speak at a camp.

USC

Let’s learn why Kevin Gemmell thinks USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor is the Trojans’ most important player.

Arizona

ESPN.com ranks Arizona head coach Sean Miller the 11th-best head coach in college basketball. Steve Alford is 36th and Tad Boyle is 34th on this ESPN countdown that will last more than a month.

Arizona State

If you ask Doug Haller, he’d tell you that Wells Fargo Arena is in need of a renovation. ASU’s basketball stadium is 40 years old.

Colorado

Colorado men’s basketball will play Auburn in ESPN’s tip-off marathon. The Buffs will host the Tigers; time still TBD.

Stanford

Here’s some behind-the-scenes footage of Bill and Melinda Gates’ commencement speech at Stanford.

Stanford

And let’s give you a bonus conference link. We had some of the #Chillin4Charity action with women’s basketball teams taking the Cold Water Challenge earlier this week, so it’s only right that you see our Mike Yam and Ashley Adamson get drenched. While we’re at it, read San Jose native Justin Karp’s write-up documenting the week in #Chillin4Charity

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