Roundup: Can Oregon sweep NCAA track & field championships?

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Oregon

Ken Goe of The Oregonian gives us some news and notes about the NCAA track & field championships, which begin Wednesday in Eugene. He writes that the Ducks have a chance to sweep the men’s and women’s titles. Here’s the conference-wide breakdown of Pac-12 athletes at the NCAA track & field championships.

Colorado

Annie Mehl of BuffZone.com features Colorado distance runner Pierce Murphy, a junior who will be competing in the men's 10-kilometer at the NCAA championships. He is one of seven Buffs who qualified for Eugene.

Arizona State

Four Arizona State players headlined a group of 18 Pac-12 baseball players being selected on the second day of the MLB draft. Adam Lewis has the conference coverage.

Oregon State

Connor Letourneau reports that Oregon State pitcher Andrew Moore will sign with the Seattle Mariners, thus forgoing his senior season in Corvallis. The Mariners drafted him 72nd overall.

Washington State

Unfortunate news from the end of last week -- Washington State University President Elson Floyd is taking a leave of absence to battle colon cancer. Best wishes to Floyd.

UCLA

Football players Jake Brendel and Fabian Moreau will represent UCLA at 2015 Pac-12 Football Media Days (July 30-31 at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank). The full schedule of when teams will take the podium and who will represent each team (save for ‘Zona and U-Dub) is listed in this Jack Wang-produced link.

Utah

The Salt Lake Tribune gives us Utah men’s basketball’s Pac-12 pairings, which were recently released by the conference. No official dates and times yet; just weekends of when teams will be playing listed.

Washington

Washington football officially added junior college QB Tony Rodriguez to its roster Tuesday. Dude threw 18 TDs against four picks in 2014 at City College of San Francisco, the same JUCO that produced Delon Wright.

Arizona

Former Arizona quarterback Connor Brewer is transferring to Virginia. Brewer spent the last two seasons in Tucson.

California

Pundits are expecting continued growth on the gridiron in Berkeley – CBS Sports’ Chip Patterson expects the Golden Bears to win six games, while the Associated Press’ Ralph Drusso has Cal playing in the Las Vegas Bowl against Utah State.

USC

Kevin Gemmell ranks the 10 best seasons by USC quarterbacks, slotting Cody Kessler’s 2014 campaign at the No. 5 spot.

Stanford

How dare somebody say Richard Sherman isn’t the best cornerback in the NFL?! That’s exactly what came out of Antonio Cromartie’s mouth, and Sherman responded to Cromartie’s jab Tuesday, saying Cromartie should be grateful for Sherman instead of being critical of him.

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