Roundup: USC men's golf playing for a title

John McGillen

USC

USC men’s golf is playing in the NCAA championship match play final against LSU Wednesday morning after taking care of Texas and Illinois Tuesday in the quarters and semis, respectively. It’s the first NCAA final for the Trojans in program history.

Washington State

Washington State has named Marty Lees its new head baseball coach Wednesday. Lees spent the last three seasons as an assistant at Oklahoma State and was with the Beavers before that. Also, Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports reports that Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson can play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday after passing the NBA’s concussion protocol. The former Coug took a knee to the head from UCLA basketball alum Trevor Ariza in the close-out game of the Western Conference Finals against Houston.

Washington

Washington pitcher Tyler Davis was named the Pac-12 Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while Arizona State’s Amber Freeman earned the honor for softball.

Arizona

You’ve probably read some version of this story before, but with the NBA Finals about to begin, here’s how the assassination of his father affected Steve Kerr’s life and career. Chris Korman tells the story this time on For The Win.

Utah

Utah basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak talks about the growth of Andrew Bogut, a former Ute who played in Milwaukee while Krystkowiak was coaching there for a couple of years.

Arizona State

We regret to inform you that Arizona State track star and Olympic gold medalist Henry Carr died of cancer at 73. He was also a football player at Tempe and played three years as a DB in the NFL with the New York Giants.

California

Cal men’s golf is embarking on a $12 million endowment campaign to make the team financially sustainable for eternity.

Colorado

Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post discusses the Colorado football facilities renovations after taking a tour of the new digs, which will be complete by Aug. 1 according to AD Rick George.

UCLA

UCLA basketball center Thomas Welsh was selected for the USA Basketball U19 training camp, reports Jack Wang. Training camp takes place June 12-26 in Colorado Springs in preparation for the U19 World Championships that will go down in Greece from June 27 to July 5. Utah’s Brekkott Chapman and Arizona signee Allonzo Trier are also on the training camp roster.

Stanford

Earlier this week, Stanford golfer Maverick McNealy won the 2015 Haskins Award, given to the best player in college golf. McNealy led the nation with a scoring average of 68.70.

Oregon State

College football sage Phil Steele named Oregon State offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo a preseason second-team All-American. Gina Mizell has more nuts and bolts.

Oregon

Looks like Oregon is getting a lot of “bang for its buck” with Mark Helfrich making “just” a little more than $150,000 per win. Kevin Gemmell and USA Today coaches’ salary database on the story here.