Roundup: De Carolis to step down as OSU AD
Bob De Carolis will step down as Oregon State AD at the end of June. Here’s his open letter to the Oregon State community. Also, I suggest you read this John Canzano story of how De Carolis helped a homeless kid work his way through and graduate college.
Let’s watch Stanford women’s water polo celebrate its national championship. Unbelievable finish in the championship game over UCLA.
We should hear what head coach Cuonzo Martin has to say about the future of Cal basketball. I’d say the future is pretty bright in Berkeley.
Arizona basketball agreed to a two-year series with New Mexico (Dec. 2016 in Tucson, Dec. 2017 in Albuquerque), ending a boycott of scheduling the Lobos after New Mexico won a controversial game in 1999. Also, Adrian Wojnarowski writes that former Arizona basketball star and current Golden State Warriors head man Steve Kerr told Steph Curry to not try to do everything in Game 4 against Memphis. The result? A 101-84 series-evening win on the road and 33 points for the MVP.
Colorado announced its 2015 Hall of Fame class, highlighted by 2004 NBA Finals MVP Chauncey Billups.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that new Utah women’s basketball coach Lynne Roberts signed a six-year deal worth $1.7 million and change. I’m willing to sign a six-year, $1.7 million deal to do the roundup going forward; just show me the paperwork (provided I get a $10,000 bonus for winning the esteemed Link Rounder-Upper of the Year award).
Sweet – the Cincinnati Bengals signed former Washington State DT Toni Pole. Dude went undrafted but performed well at Bengals mini-camp.
Despite a rough end to the 2014-15 and major roster upheaval, head coach Lorenzo Romar is optimistic about the future of Washington basketball.
CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd ranks Oregon third in his post-spring top 25. He also has USC No. 8, Arizona 18th, Arizona State 19th and UCLA 20th.
SI.com’s Zac Ellis believes USC quarterback Cody Kessler is a top-10 candidate to win the Heisman Trophy in 2015. Ellis also mentions Arizona’s Anu Solomon and Scooby Wright III as potential contenders for the award.
Offensive coordinator Mike Norvell talks about Arizona State quarterbacks in this Kyle Bonagura link. Bonagura also mentions that the Arizona Cardinals chose not to sign Taylor Kelly after a workout he had with the Cards.
Jack Wang gives us a spring practice review of the UCLA wide receivers.