Roundup: Arizona State wins eSports title
In the world of eSports, Arizona State won the 2016 Heroes of the Dorm championship, defeating UT Arlington 3-0 in the finals (House of Sparky). Props to Michael Udall ("MichaelUdall"), Stefan Anderson ("akaface"), Parpham Emami ("Pham"), Austin Lonsert (Shot), Isaiah Rubin ("Snickers") and Vann Childs ("Vannity") for bringing home the glory.
PBS is airing a two-part Jackie Robinson documentary Monday night at 9 p.m. (8 CT), and here’s a trailer for it. Check out this preview clip of Robinson's childhood in Pasadena, California and his early athletic career at UCLA.
Cal rugby cut down Texas in the first round of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Championship on Saturday, 138-0. Not a bad way to start the tournament. The Bears now face Army this Saturday in West Point, New York.
Oregon softball dominated Oregon State 9-0 in five innings Sunday in Corvallis, so check out the Pac-12 Network highlights.
From last week – Malik Marquetti will transfer from the USC men’s basketball team. Ton of attrition in Troy – Katin Reinhardt, Darion Clark and Malik Martin are also transferring, while Julian Jacobs has declared for the NBA Draft (but has not hired an agent).
Stanford football coach David Shaw had some interesting comments about satellite camps (the NCAA has outlawed them), saying “It doesn’t make sense for us to go to hold a camp some place where there might be one person in the entire state that’s eligible to get into Stanford.”
Spring game in the rear view and just one more practice remaining, Colorado football solidified some things at quarterback, receiver and offensive line during spring practice, writes Brian Howell. Sounds like Steven Montez had the best spring out of the QBs.
Jacob Thorpe examines how Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch communicates with his players. He almost sounds like a preacher, and it’s paying off for his group.
Chantel Jennings reminds us that Washington football will be more experienced in 2016. The Huskies could really make a run at the Pac-12 North.
At this point in the spring, Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen says the Beavers’ defense is “definitely” ahead of the offense. Gina Mizell’s scrimmage report from Saturday is linked.
How explosive can the Utah football offense be in 2016? The Salt Lake Tribune columnist Gordon Monson ponders the question in this article. He likes that Tyler Huntley kid at QB.
Arizona Daily Star columnist Greg Hansen gives us his opinion on Arizona hiring Adia Barnes as head women’s basketball coach.