Roundup: Oregon track & field completes the sweep
TrackTown USA became TitleTown USA for the Ducks as Oregon track & field swept the NCAA championships, raking in men’s and women’s national outdoor titles. The one for the women was its first in 30 years. Robert Johnson doin’ work.
There were other Pac-12 success stories outside of Oregon’s dominance. For one, USC’s Andre De Grasse won NCAA titles in the 100 meters and 200 meters. Fastest man in college athletics, y’all.
Arizona State’s Shelby Houlihan lowered her school record in the 1,500, but fell short of defending her title in the event by 14 hundredths of a second.
UCLA baseball closer David Berg was named the Stopper of the Year Saturday, becoming the first two-time winner of the award (he won it in 2013 as well). Berg, drafted in the sixth round by the Cubs in June, went 7-1 with a 0.68 ERA and 13 saves over a national high of 43 appearances.
From last week – Washington women’s golf coach Mary Lou Mulflur was named National Coach of the Year by Golfweek. The Dawgs got out to a No. 1 ranking in 2014-15 despite losing two of their top guns – SooBin Kim and Yan Jing – to the LPGA Tour.
Oregon State wide receiver Richard Mullaney is transferring for his final season of college football, the team announced Friday. As a college graduate, he can compete immediately for another school.
Kyle Goon reports that major Utah athletics construction projects are almost finished, including the women’s basketball locker room.
CougCenter ponders whether or not an early signing period would help Washington State football. An early signing period with a start date of Dec. 16 might go into effect this year pending on a Collegiate Commissioners Association vote this week.
Brian Howell features former Colorado basketball guard Askia Booker as he chases his NBA dream. Mock drafts do not have Booker as one of the 60 selections; this D-League broadcaster wouldn’t mind see him in the NBA’s official minor league if he doesn’t make a roster out of training camp in October.
Cal rugby alum Danny Barrett helped the U.S. National 7s Team qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro by defeating Canada 21-5.
Ted Miller asks, “is Arizona the best-conditioned football team in the country?” The Wildcats’ 2014 record in close games and fourth-quarter splits lean toward the affirmative.
Tiger Woods is checking out the Chambers Bay golf course in advance of Thursday’s opening round of the U.S. Open. He’s coming off his worst performance in a pro tournament, finishing last in The Memorial.