Roundup: UCLA and Under Armour reach landmark deal
UCLA and Under Armour agreed to a 15-year, $280 million deal, UCLA announced Tuesday. David Wharton of the Los Angeles Times reports that it is the largest shoe and apparel deal in NCAA history.
Congrats to Stanford women’s tennis for winning the 2016 NCAA title after defeating No. 12 Oklahoma State 4-3 in the championship round. Seeded 15th for the NCAA Championships, Stanford women’s tennis has now won 14 of its last 16 NCAA matches when seeded lower than its opponent. This could just be the start of a big week for Stanford athletics, because Stanford women’s golf faces Washington for the NCAA title on Wednesday.
Jennifer Cohen has been named the new full-time athletic director at Washington, the school announced Tuesday. She has been the interim AD since January and becomes the full-time AD officially on June 1.
Huge news in Eugene – Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey are returning to Oregon men’s basketball for the 2016-17 season (Rob Dauster of CollegeBasketballTalk on the link). Both were testing the draft waters.
Washington State announced its new Athletic Hall of Fame class. The seven-member class includes former football coach Mike Price, who led the Cougs to three 10-win seasons.
Oregon State women’s swimming coach Larry Liebowitz announced his retirement Tuesday. He was at the helm of the Beavs for 13 years, leading OSU to a top-20 NCAA finish in 2004 and coaching nine swimming All-Americans.
Connor Letourneau writes that Cal baseball is running out of opportunities to enhance its NCAA tournament resume. The Golden Bears, once thought to be a contender for Omaha, have now lost six straight Pac-12 series.
Kevin Gemmell lets us know that Chip the Buffalo took a shot at Davis Webb on Twitter over his decision to transfer to Cal instead of Colorado. All in good fun, it looks like…
Kyle Goon reports that defensive tackle Stevie Tu’ikolovatu will transfer from Utah football. As a graduate transfer, he can play elsewhere immediately. Nebraska is considered to be in the running for his services.
Doug Haller notes that Bobby Hurley’s top 25 recruiting class may have to get to work early at Arizona State with the Sun Devils losing two big contributors to graduation and Savon Goodman to LaSalle. He has been getting some good talent to come to Tempe.
Arizona baseball dominated Abilene Christian 12-1 Tuesday night in Tucson, putting together a 16-hit performance as a team.
USC baseball defeated Cal State Fullerton 2-1 Tuesday night, completing a season sweep of the Titans for the first time since 2008.