Roundup: Todd Stansbury named new OSU AD
This morning, Oregon State named Todd Stansbury its new director of intecollegetiate athletics. Stansbury is no stranger to Corvallis, having worked as the Beavers’ executive associate athletic director for nine years before heading to Central Florida in 2012.
It’s one of the biggest weekends of the year for golf, and Tiger Woods talked about the changes he has made to his game as he prepares for the 115th U.S. Open (Thursday-Sunday). He has won the major three times but is coming off his worst 72-hole score.
Meanwhile, former Sun Devil Phil Mickelson says he is in the best shape of his life despite a recent slump on the links. Mickelson turned 45 years old Tuesday, so happy belated, Lefty. A U.S. Open win would give Mickelson a career grand slam.
Switching gears to more recent Pac-12ers, Washington golf coach Matt Thurmond will be Cheng-Tsung Pan’s caddie at the U.S. Open. This is Pan’s first tourney as a pro after an exceptional career at U-Dub. Nice story here from Paul Ramsdell of The Seattle Times.
Since we’ve talked about a couple of guys, here’s the full list of Pac-12 alums playing in the U.S. Open, courtesy of the Pac-12 Networks Newsroom (what up, second floor?).
Yes! Yes! Yes! UCLA football announced a home-and-home series with Georgia for 2025 (Rose Bowl) and 2026 (Athens). The same release also reveals a home-and-home with Cincinnati for 2018 (Rose Bowl) and 2019 (Cincy). Gotta love how the Bruins never schedule FCS schools.
Chantel Jennings tells us that quarterback Vernon Adams needs to finish one more math class before he can officially join the Ducks.
Another Chantel joint – she thinks that quarterback Cody Kessler must improve in order for USC to contend for a national championship.
The field was announced for the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Thursday. Colorado men’s basketball will be joined by SMU, Penn State, Kent State, Canisius, Hampton, Louisiana Monroe and Nicholls State.
Kyle Goon examines the Utah men’s basketball nonconference schedule, writing that the Runnin’ Utes aimed to play in the best destinations possible (MSG and Puerto Rico sound good to me).
Word on the street is that Jerry West threatened to resign from Golden State if the Warriors traded Klay Thompson for Kevin Love. When you got The Logo backing you like that, you know you’re in good company.
The faithful at California Golden Blogs believe Cal football will win seven games in 2015, thus achieving bowl eligibility for the first time since 2011.
David Lombardi looks at the guys who will fill in key roles for Arizona football in this ESPN Pac-12 Blog series called “The Replacements” (good movie, too).
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