Roundup: Conference champions crowned in Conference of Champions
The Oregon men’s and women’s track teams won the Pac-12 Track & Field Championships Sunday in Los Angeles, with the women taking home their seventh straight crown and the men their ninth in a row.
The Cal women’s crew team won the Pac-12 championship Sunday near Sacramento, giving the Golden Bears their seventh conference crown in the last eight years.
Meanwhile, Washington men’s crew won its sixth straight conference title Sunday.
On the diamond, UCLA baseball clinched the Pac-12 title by defeating Arizona 5-3 Sunday afternoon in front of a sell-out crowd in at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Los Angeles.
USC women’s tennis is in the NCAA semifinals after beating Baylor 4-1 Sunday in the quarters. The Trojans face Vanderbilt at 3 p.m. PT Monday in the semis (UCLA plays Georgia in the other semifinal).
What a crazy Sunday for Arizona softball – after losing on a walk-off grand slam earlier in the day, Arizona beat Minnesota 7-6 in eight innings to advance to the super regionals on Kellie Fox’s walk-off RBI single. Earlier in the game, the Cats had the Gophers down to their last out, but Minnesota’s Taylor LeMay hit a three-run bomb to put Minny up two. Then Arizona had to tie it up in the bottom of the seventh with a two-run blast from Chelsea Goodacre. So much drama.
Utah softball is out of the NCAA postseason after a 3-1 loss to Tennessee in the regional final Sunday. It was the Utes’ first trip to the NCAA tournament since 2006.
The Stanford University marching band is banned from traveling to road games for a year for violations of multiple school policies, the school announced Friday.
Former Sun Devil James Harden scored 31 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a Game 7 victory over the Clippers Sunday in the Western Conference semifinals (113-100). The Rockets will now square off against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals.
The Headband will be in South Korea – Oregon State women’s basketball guard Sydney Wiese has been named to Team USA for the World University Games in July in Gwangju, South Korea.
Unfortunately, ESPN’s John Keim reports that former Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday is no longer on the Redskins’ roster. Washington had signed him as an undrafted free agent but he did not attend last weekend’s rookie minicamp.
Kyle Ringo details how the Colorado football team is getting stronger through its off-season weight training program.