Roundup: Utah fourth nationally in increased attendance for men's hoops
Utah men's basketball ranked fourth in the nation in increased attendance (first in the Pac-12) with nearly 2,000 more people per home game at the Huntsman Center. Impressive showing for the Utes. Also, Dallin Bachynski and Delon Wright are re-united on the Toronto Raptors’ Summer League team in Las Vegas, The Salt Lake Tribune informs. Jordan Bachynski and Norman Powell are also on the Toronto Summer League entry.
A note that got buried in the holiday weekend shuffle: OSU alum Josh Osich made his MLB debut with the San Francisco Giants last Friday night against the Nationals. Kid tossed a scoreless inning in relief en route to becoming the 30th Beaver all-time to play in the majors.
Washington State men’s basketball announced its nonconference schedule Monday; Gonzaga makes the trip to Pullman Dec. 2, while the Cougs will head to Hawaii for the Diamond Head Classic.
Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller led the U.S. to gold at the U-19 FIBA World Championship Sunday, defeating Croatia 79-71 in the championship round. Miller had some help from incoming Wildcat frosh Allonzo Trier.
Jeff Eisenberg writes that Oregon men’s basketball should be excited for next season thanks to the play of Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey at the FIBA U-19 World Championships. Brooks averaged 18.8 points and 6.2 rebounds for Canada, while Dorsey held it down for Greece with 15.9 points per game on 52 percent shooting from downtown.
CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander explains how Steve Alford has kept UCLA men’s basketball relevant with two trips to the Sweet 16 in his first two years on the job in Westwood.
Nick Schwartz of For the Win says that Tiger Woods is closer to winning a tournament than you think. The slumping golfer led the field in strokes gained by approach shots at last weekend’s Greenbrier Classic but couldn’t finish on the green.
Colorado wide receiver Nelson Spruce was named to the Maxwell Award preseason watch list. The Maxwell Award is given to the best player in college football.
On that note, the Pac-12 Networks Newsroom is compiling a list of all the Pac-12 football players on the award watch lists announced so far and will update as more watch lists are released.
Doug Haller examines five areas of concern for Arizona State football in this 2015 season preview.
Lindsey Thiry writes that USC freshman cornerback Iman Marshall will compete for playing time in 2015 in her continuing series of previewing incoming freshmen.
David Lombardi discusses the impact of Jared Goff on Cal’s running game.
Czech out the inaugural UW Dawg Pound “Dawgcast.” This episode is devoted to discussing the Washington men’s basketball team.