Roundup: Trio of current Pac-12ers go for gold
Jayda Evans of the Seattle Times writes that Washington women’s basketball hooper Kelsey Plum and USA Basketball face host Canada in the Pan American Games gold medal matchup Monday (5:45 p.m. PT, ESPNU).
Also, you should know that Sun Devil forward Sophie Brunner is also hoping to win gold with Team USA Monday night. #BackThePac #BackTheSomethingThatRhymesWithPacButIsPatriotic
On the opposite side of the ball, Nirra Fields will try to capture the gold for her native Canada. Former UCLA hooper Kyle Anderson was named 2015 NBA Summer League MVP Sunday night. His Spurs, coached by Becky Hammon in Las Vegas, take on Phoenix for the Summer League championship.
Stanford alum Tom Watson likely made his last appearance at the British Open Championship Friday, and Mark Soltau of GoStanford.com gives a tip of the hat to Watson in the link above. Watson has won five British Opens.
With the charges against him being dropped, Dominique Hatfield could be reinstated to the Utah football team, according to the Associated Press. Kyle Whittingham said as much in a statement on Friday.
Media reports indicate that the Utah Jazz have offered a partially-guaranteed contract to Brock Motum. The former Coug averaged 17.5 points and 7.1 boards last season while playing professionally in his native Australia.
Nick Johnson is being traded to the Denver Nuggets along with other former Rockets Kostas Papanikolau, Pablo Prigioni and Joey Dorsey in exchange for point guard Ty Lawson and a 2017 second-round draft pick.
John Canzano ranks Oregon State women’s basketball coach Scott Rueck as the 21st most influential person in Oregon sports in his annual top 25 list.
Former Oregon receiver Keanon Lowe is considering a future in coaching to stay involved with football, writes Andrew Greif. After a short-lived stint this offseason with the Arizona Cardinals, Lowe said he’s done playing but wants to be around the game.
Who’s the most important player on Colorado? Spoiler alert: David Lombardi says it’s wide receiver Nelson Spruce.
Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times features USC freshman defensive end Christian Rector in her continuing series of looking at all the newbies in Troy. Sounds like he might redshirt with all the talent on the defensive line this year.
Read about how Cal women’s lacrosse player Charlotte Biffar is positively affecting the world through lacrosse. She is volunteering her time to help the less fortunate in other countries this summer.