Roundup: Cal women's basketball to host Louisville
This should be juicy – Cal women’s basketball will host Louisville on Dec. 21 in what will be a rematch of a 2013 Final Four meeting that Louisville won 64-57. Ain’t scheduling news the greatest?
Great story here from Daniel Berk about an Arizona football superfan who has cystic fibrosis and has struck up a friendship with Wildcat football players Jake Smith and Kylan Butler.
Here’s a list of the 10 Pac-12 football players on the Walter Camp Trophy watch list. Oregon, Stanford and UCLA are well represented.
Hey, Washington State linebacker Darryl Monroe interviews Squally Canada, an incoming frosh Cougar running back who made the Pac-12 Post’s all-name team on National Signing Day. Monroe has good news judgment, because he asks Squally where he got his name from right off the bat. Canada is also from the 408 (Milpitas in the house), so he has that going for him as well.
Jordan Moore of the Ripsit Blog reports that there will be a public memorial for the late USC great Louis Zamperini on July 31. A trailer to Unbroken (a feature film about Zamperini’s life) is also included, and it looks amazing.
Stanford women’s basketball alums Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike will play in the WNBA All-Star game (Nneka for the West team; Chiney for the East), and Elliott Almond has a nice story about the two.
In some unfortunate news, UCLA women’s basketball player Lauren Holiday is retiring due to a series of head injuries she has suffered during her playing career. She is the younger sister of Jrue (New Orleans Pelicans) and Justin (coming to an NBA training camp near you).
I enjoyed reading this Kevin Gemmell feature on Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion, and I think you will, too. Also, here’s USA Today’s Oregon State football season preview. The Beavs check in at No. 52 on Paul Myerberg’s countdown.
Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune thinks that this is a critical offseason for Utah basketball player Jordan Loveridge. He has been doing this workout where he has to make four shots in a row from 19 different spots on the court. I’d say that would take me all day, but it wouldn’t, because I’m a knock-down shooter when nobody is guarding me.
Doug Haller reports that Arizona State football is still waiting for some of its incoming freshmen to be cleared academically.
The Oregonian provides us with a Q&A with former Oregon Duck Jordan Kent, who was Oregon’s first three-sport athlete since World War II (football, basketball and track). His pops is Ernie Kent, now the men's basketball head coach at Wazzu.
Here’s a GoHuskies.com profile of Washington women’s volleyball player Katy Beals.
The ESPN Pac-12 Blog breaks down Colorado football’s non-conference schedule. Colorado State, Massachusetts and Hawai’i are the teams to study up on, Buffs fan.