Roundup: Billboards for UCLA draftees
Very nice – Kyle Bonagura points out that the UCLA athletics department is honoring its NFL draftees with billboards around town.
Word on the street is that Cal will name interim athletic director Mike Williams the full-time AD. The news was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle.
Oregon alum Phyllis Francis took home gold in the 4x400 relay with the U.S. team at the IAAF/BTC World Relays in The Bahamas this past weekend. Francis ran the first leg in 51.40 seconds to keep Team USA even with Jamaica.
Look at this dude – Adoree’ Jackson won the long jump event at the USC-UCLA track meet. The cornerback/receiver pulled off a winning jump of 25 feet 2 inches and also finished sixth in the 100-meter dash with a PR of 10.54 seconds.
Washington State baseball’s Ryan Walker was named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week, it was announced Monday. Just one runner advanced past second base against him in 11.2 innings of work over two starts last week.
Arizona basketball player T.J. McConnell is hoping for an invite to the NBA combine next week. He is one of 55 players who are under consideration for an invite, notes Bruce Pascoe.
CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein conducts a Q&A with Arizona State basketball coach Bobby Hurley. Quick rise to the top for the Dukie.
OSUBeavers.com tells us senior Alex Franklin qualified for NCAA men's golf regionals on Monday. It's the second straight year Franklin has headed to NCAAs as an individual.
Steve DiMeglio of USA Today Sports features Tiger Woods as he gets ready for The Players Championship. It’s been a rough few days with the mutual break-up with girlfriend Lindsey Vonn and the ninth anniversary of his father's death.
Utah softball is proving it belongs in the Pac-12, articulates Ryan McDonald of the Deseret News. After an 0-6 start in conference play, the Utes have won 11 of their last 15 games and cracked the top 25 last week.
Brian Howell writes that Colorado lacrosse is confident it is on the right path. The Buffs wrapped up their second year at 11-7, a smidge better than the inaugural 11-8 campaign (both seasons ended in lopsided losses to Stanford in the MPSF semifinals).