Roundup: Ivan Rabb returning for sophomore year at Cal
BIG news for Cal men’s basketball – Ivan Rabb will return for his sophomore season, according to multiple media reports (San Francisco Chronicle here). That helps take the sting off the loss of Jaylen Brown, who declared for the NBA Draft late last week.
Be sure to take time out of your day to read this ESPN story on former UCLA defensive tackle Kenny Clark Jr. and his father’s fight to be released from prison. Kenny Clark Sr. was convicted of second-degree murder in 2004 and sentenced to 55 years to life without the possibility of parole, but there is reason to believe that he is innocent. Well done, Kyle Bonagura and Mark Fainaru-Wada.
Well this is no fun – the USC offensive line got stuck in an elevator Friday night, exceeding the weight limit by some 700 pounds. The fellas were stuck in there for about an hour before finally getting out. Props to Zach Banner for documenting the strife and elevator rap on Twitter.
Sam Vecenie of CBS Sports gives us his take on Washington State men’s basketball restricting the places to where Valentine Izundu can transfer. Vecenie writes that when Izundu received his release from the school, Washington State didn’t allow him to contact 26 schools, including San Diego State, a school Izundu was interested in transferring to (Washington State believed there was tampering involved).
Let’s take a look at a couple of softball scores from the weekend. First, Arizona softball defeated UCLA 8-4 Sunday in Tucson. The win moved the ‘Cats a half-game behind UCLA for third in the Pac-12 standings.
Also, our Ann Schatz and Tammy Blackburn recap Washington softball’s 7-2 triumph over Oregon State Sunday in enemy territory. It was the Huskies’ 30th win of the season.
Colorado women’s lacrosse broke a program record for season wins by defeating Oregon 14-9 on Sunday (Alissa Noe of BuffZone.com). It was the Buffs’ 12th triumph of the season as they head into the MPSF Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Thursday-Sunday at Stanford (the Buffs will be a No. 3 seed).
Tiger Woods has registered for the U.S. Open at Oakmont, but this doesn’t mean he will actually play at the tournament June 16-19 in the Pittsburgh area.
Oops – former Arizona State hooper Jermaine Marshall cost his Greek professional team a playoff game (and series) by scoring a buzzer-beating, game-tying bucket on the wrong basket. Video is attached (ESPN). Also, here's a look at how Pat's Run 2016 went over the weekend with a plethora of photos courtesy of the university and various social media users.
Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports writes that new Oregon quarterback Dakota Prukop has to adjust to a different type of football; as in, the actual football itself. Oregon’s Nike football is different from what he threw at Montana State.
Kareem Copeland of the Associated Press tells us that without Devontae Booker, Utah’s offense will be more balanced in 2016 with respect to run-to-pass ratio.
With spring practice in the books in Corvallis, Kevin Hampton of the Corvallis Gazette-Times believes that Oregon State football has more depth on offense than it does on defense.