Roundup: Oregon State aims to maintain lofty standard
After its first foray into the Final Four, Oregon State women’s basketball hopes to maintain its new lofty standards, pens Gina Mizell.
Cal basketball head coach Cuonzo Martin is a top candidate for the Georgia Tech job, reports Connor Letourneau.
Head coach Sean Miller says that Arizona basketball will schedule more aggressively next season, with games against Michigan State and Gonzaga already on the slate and possibly another marquee name depending on how the rest of this recruiting class shakes up.
Jeremy Cluff of The Arizona Republic calculates that Arizona State has 106 guys who have MLB service, with former Sun Devil Tony Barnette being the most recent ASU baseball alum to make his Major League debut.
Kyle Goon features Utah softball player Hannah Flippen, who is hitting a crisp .417 for the 22-11 Utes. Her mother, Mary Lou Flippen (then Ramm), won national championships with Utah State in 1980 and 1981 as one of the most lethal pitchers in Aggie history.
Who’s going to take the reins from Cody Kessler? Coaches aren’t ruling out freshman Sam Darnold as the starting quarterback at USC, notes Scott Wolf. Max Browne has also looked good during the spring.
Jacob Thorpe tells us that Washington State believes wide receiver Tavares Martin has a lot of upside. Dude’s just a sophomore and figures to have a big role in 2016 as the Cougs try to replace the production left behind by Dom Williams (1,000-plus receiving yards, 11 TDs).
Check out these highlights of 2016 NFL Draft prospect DeForest Buckner, a defensive lineman out of Oregon who doubles as the reigning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.
Sure sounds like the Colorado football defense is making improvements this spring, and keep an eye on cornerback Chidobe Awuzie.
Take a glance at Thuc Nhi Nguyen’s UCLA football spring practice report from Wednesday. Defense > offense for now.
Christian Caple details his observations from Washington football spring practice No. 6.