Roundup: Cal mourns Eloi Vasquez
Utah point guard Delon Wright was named a second-team NABC All-American Monday. Best of luck with NBA draft preparation, Delon.
Gary Parrish of CBS Sports reports that Jeff Capel had a positive meeting with Arizona State about the men’s basketball head coaching vacancy and is very much in the running to replace Herb Sendek.
Steve Kroner of the San Francisco Chronicle tells us that Stanford basketball’s Anthony Brown is keen on winning his second NIT championship on The Farm. Stanford plays Old Dominion tonight at MSG in the semifinals (6 p.m. PT, ESPN).
Kyle Ringo talks about what the facilities upgrades will do to boost Colorado athletics. The Buffs held a “topping off ceremony” as construction crews hoisted the final beam for the new University of Colorado Champions Center. The whole project, with a cost of $181 million, will be finished in January, and ball coach Mike MacIntyre it will be the best thing going in the Pac-12.
Former Arizona football coach Jim LaRue died Sunday night at the age of 89. Also, Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller suggested that fans disgruntled with Arizona’s loss in the Elite Eight should cheer for Arizona State.
Washington opened spring practice with quarterback questions, writes Adam Lewis of the Associated Press. The Dawgs’ first practice of the spring was Monday and hit the field without Cyler Miles, the 2014 starter who took a personal leave of absence in March.
Chantel Jennings provides us with an Oregon football spring practice primer. The Ducks begin spring practice Tuesday.
Gina Mizell reviews coach Gary Andersen’s goals for Oregon State spring football, chief among them being having high-quality practices. The Beavers return to the practice field Tuesday following a two-week break.
Sports Illustrated’s Lindsay Schnell types up a nice feature on USC quarterback Cody Kessler. He’s a big country music fan, among other things (like being a stud of a signal caller).
Despite missing a little chunk of the season due to injury, Russell Westbrook is shaking up the NBA MVP race, writes Sam Amick of USA Today Sports. The former Bruin has had some re-DONK-ulous stat lines this season.