Roundup: Jason Kidd to coach Milwaukee Bucks
In what should be one of the biggest and strangest stories of this NBA offseason, the Brooklyn Nets traded head coach and former Cal star Jason Kidd to the Milwaukee Bucks for two second-round picks so Kidd can be the head coach of the Bucks. And, to tie up a loose end from Friday’s roundup, former wrestler Michael Williams has been named Cal’s interim AD while the university looks to fill the position full time. Sandy Barbour, the now-former AD, is remaining at Cal in a new position.
This was known for a while, but it didn’t become official until the conclusion of the College World Series: Stanford has won its 20th consecutive Directors’ Cup, while five Pac-12 schools finished in the top 20.
Lost Lettermen thinks UCLA football coach Jim Mora looks like Joe Bruin. Do you agree? I don’t. (The site also believes Todd Graham looks like Sparky, another reach.)
USC isn’t the first school to offer four-year scholarships to student-athletes. Colorado men’s basketball coach Tad Boyle says his program has been offering four-year scholarships for the last couple of years and thinks it gives schools offering four-year schollies an edge in recruiting.
Oregon, among other Pac-12 schools, has had its footprint all over the USATF outdoor championships, and Devon Allen won the 110m hurdles final Sunday with a blistering time of 13.16 seconds. Great recap from Taylor Dutch here, letting ya know what each Pac-12 school involved did that day.
Washington volleyball player Krista Vansant is a nominee for Collegiate Woman of the Year. You can watch the Honda Awards Show (which will present this honor) on CBS Sports Network Monday at 5 p.m. PT. Vansant was the Honda Sports Award winner for women’s volleyball this year.
He wasn’t drafted, but former Oregon State forward Eric Moreland is happy with his decision to declare for the NBA draft. Moreland will play on the Sacramento Kings’ summer league team in Vegas and Miami’s summer league entry in Orlando.
Paul Myerberg of USA Today gives us a 2014 Utah football season preview. The Utes check in at 66th on Myerberg’s countdown of all 128 FBS teams.
Arizona’s Stanley Johnson makes USA Today’s top five freshmen for the 2014-15 season. UCLA’s Kevon Looney just missed the cut.
Doug Haller gives us an overview of Arizona State’s tight ends and H-backs.
Conquest Chronicles examines USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox’s defense.
Who should be on the Mount Rushmore of Washington State athletics? Asking for a friend (CougCenter).