Roundup: Arizona's Iggy named NBA Finals MVP
Congratulations to Pac-12 alums Andrew Bogut, Klay Thompson, Justin Holiday, Luke Walton, Jarron Collins, Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors on winning the 2015 NBA title. Did I miss someone? Oh yeah, Andre Iguodala was named NBA Finals MVP after not starting the first three games this series and coming off the bench all season long. As Justin Karp notes, Iggy is the fourth guy from a current Pac-12 school to be named NBA Finals MVP, with Chauncey Billups, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton being the others. Golden State knows how to #BackThePac.
Shocker – Stanford won the Directors’ Cup for the 21st consecutive season, it was announced Tuesday. In other news, the sky is blue.
Tight – Former Cougar and Saint Steve Gleason won the George Halas Award for overcoming adversity and succeeding. Gleason has been battling ALS since 2011.
Utah men’s basketball released its non-conference schedule Tuesday, and it’s, well, difficult – San Diego State, BYU, at Wichita State and Duke at Madison Square Garden (Duke’s second home) are some of the highlights, not to mention a Puerto Rico Tip-Off field that includes Butler and plenty of power conference schools.
Great news here – Robert Upshaw has been cleared for workouts again after being flagged for a heart issue at the NBA combine.
Former Oregon State wide receiver Richard Mullaney has officially said he will play at Alabama next season, making the announcement on Twitter.
Looking for a new place to live in SoCal? Well Steve Sarkisian is selling his house that has 18 TVs for the bargain-basement price of $9.5 million.
In USWNT’s 1-0 win over Nigeria Tuesday to top the group of death, former Cal soccer star Alex Morgan got her first World Cup start, and Jeff Carlisle of espnW writes that the insertion of Morgan in the starting lineup rejuvenated the U.S.
Jeff Hauser of Ralphie Report features Colorado football’s win in the 1969 Liberty Bowl over Alabama, as he details the racism the Buffs’ black players faced during their time in Memphis for the bowl game.
Remember former Arizona State tight end Chris Coyle? He’s trying to be the first American in Australian pro rugby. Sports Report’s JB Long and Ashley Adamson have more.
Andrew Greif gives us the transcript of Mark Helfrich’s commencement speech last weekend at Southern Oregon University, his alma mater. The SOU Raiders won the NAIA championship in 2014.
David Lombardi notes that there has been a lot of news surrounding kickers and line play at UCLA.
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