Roundup: Stanford women's tennis playing for NCAA title
Stanford women’s tennis is playing Oklahoma State for the NCAA title Tuesday after beating Vanderbilt 4-2 in the semifinals Monday. The No. 15 seed in the NCAA Tennis Championships, the Cardinal just keeps finding ways to get it done.
After taking two of three at Cal (and a thrilling win Monday night), Utah baseball is two wins away from securing the Pac-12 title and an NCAA tournament bid. HUGE series this weekend between the Utes and Huskies – whoever takes at least two takes the conference crown (ASU can earn a share but would lose out on tiebreakers to both Utah and Washington).
Our very own Jen Cosgriff informs us that Arizona State golfer Jon Rahm has become the first two-time winner of the Ben Hogan Award. He has also now won it in back-to-back years.
USC women’s golf will face Duke in the NCAA Match Play Quarterfinals Tuesday. The Trojans are one of five Pac-12 women’s golf teams advancing to the eight-team match play (Stanford, UCLA, Oregon and Washington are the others).
Meanwhile, Arizona women’s golf missed a tie for eighth by one stroke and thus narrowly missed out on playing in a tiebreaker to advance to the NCAA Match Play Quarterfinals.
In this Bruce Feldman article, Davis Webb explains why he chose Cal over Colorado. A better situation arose at Cal, more or less (the hiring of Jake Spavital as OC in Berkeley certainly helped).
Colorado women’s basketball granted a release to Bria Rice, Brian Howell reports. She signed a letter of intent with the Buffs in November but decided to go elsewhere, perhaps because Kennedy Leonard nabbed the starting point guard job after her stellar freshman season.
Following up on a story we linked to Monday, Vernon Adams signed a three-year contract with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes over the weekend.
Washington infielder Chris Baker was named Pac-12 Player of the Week after hitting a whopping .588 (10 for 17) in four games last week. Other ridiculous one-week numbers for Baker include a 1.456 OPS, .824 slugging percentage and .632 on-base percentage (the latter two of course make up OPS).
Washington State men’s basketball agreed to a two-year series with Kansas State, beginning with a Dec. 10, 2016 (my 30th birthday, don’t forget), meeting in Kansas City.
Gina Mizell updates us on Oregon State’s Valley Football Center renovation. Gary Andersen’s office is gutted, yo.
Dutiful Oklahoma City Thunder beat writer Royce Young of ESPN gives us 39 things you wanted to know about Russell Westbrook but were afraid to ask. Apparently he’s left-handed in everything but basketball.