Roundup: Remembering Elson S. Floyd

Washington State Athletics

Washington State

Sad news from the Palouse over the weekend, as Washington State president Elson S. Floyd died of cancer at 59. Check out Washington State’s page of remembrance for Floyd to read tributes and view pictures. Additionally, here's Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott's statement on Floyd's passing. In happier Cougar news, you should know that former Wazzu basketball player Taylor Rochestie signed a multi-year deal with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv. Rochestie has been doing work overseas, recently averaging 18.9 points and 5.7 assists in Euroleague play last season for a Russian team.

Arizona State

Arizona State disclosed plans for a revenue-generating stadium district that will feature hotels, office space and apartments. The revenue from this district will be put toward building and renovating Arizona State facilities (The Arizona Republic had the initial story).

Oregon State

With it being Father’s Day on Sunday, Connor Letourneau wrote about the relationship between Oregon State basketball coach Wayne Tinkle and his son Tres Tinkle, who will be a freshman hooper for the Beavs next season.


Elliott Almond of the San Jose Mercury News describes how Stanford swimmers Simone Manuel and Lia Neal are changing the perception of race in swimming, as those two and Florida’s Natalie Hinds swept the medals in the 100-yard freestyle, marking the first time African-American swimmers accomplished that feat.


UCLA offensive line coach Adrian Klemm was reinstated by the university Friday after being suspended for alleged NCAA violations, reports Chris Foster of the Los Angeles Times.


Zack Rosenblatt of the Arizona Daily Star features NBA veteran guard Jason Terry, the former Wildcat who has put together a 16-year NBA career (and counting).


Andrew Greif catches up with recent Oregon football alums Hroniss Grasu and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu as they embark on their NFL careers. Enjoyable read on how these two are adjusting to post college life.


USC women’s soccer added two transfers for the 2015 season, the team announced Friday. Sydney Myers comes to Troy via Santa Clara, while Amanda Rooney heads to Los Angeles from North Carolina.


From last week – Adam Jude reports that Washington football signed junior-college transfer Nik Little. The wide receiver is listed at 6-feet-5 and 210 pounds.


With the NBA draft fast approaching (Thursday!), let’s watch some Delon Wright highlights produced by your favorite website.


David Lombardi looks out who will have to step up for Cal football in 2015 based on the shoes they gotta fill.


What’s the toughest three-game stretch for Colorado football in 2015? Kyle Bonagura has the answer (vs. Oregon, at Arizona State, vs. Arizona; that doesn’t sound fun).