Roundup: Arizona baseball is back in Omaha
Arizona baseball is off to the College World Series after a Super Regional-clinching 6-5 11-inning win at Mississippi State on Saturday. It is the Wildcats’ first trip to Omaha since 2012, when they won it all.
The Oregon women took second place at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships despite earning more points this year than when it won the NCAA title last year (the Arkansas women and Florida men won the national team titles). Hats off to Ariana Washington for becoming the first frosh in meet history to win the 100m and 200m.
Meanwhile, the USC women tied for ninth at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships despite a baton drop in the 4x400m relay.
Jon Rothstein reports that Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee has committed to Cal men’s basketball and will be eligible to play in 2017-18 after sitting out the upcoming season.
I guess this is what happens when you have two days between games – Klay Thompson took a jab at LeBron James on Sunday, saying LeBron “got his feelings hurt” in his Game 4 clash with Draymond Green, as trash talk and rough play led to Green’s Game 5 suspension.
Arizona State pitcher Seth Martinez was selected in the 17th round by Oakland in the 2016 MLB Draft, Jeff Metcalfe informs. He was one of five current Sun Devils and 11 ASU recruits to hear his name called in the draft.
Danny Moran recounts the advice Oregon State catcher Logan Ice received on a recruiting visit to OSU that still stays with him to this day (he was told to drop about 20 pounds by associate head coach Pat Bailey). Ice was selected in the second round of the MLB Draft on Thursday.
Thuc Nhi Nguyen of Inside UCLA lets us know that UCLA volleyball alumna Lauren Fendrick will make her Olympic debut in Rio this year in beach volleyball. Fendrick played for the Bruins from 1999-2002, earning All-Pac-12 honorable mention honors three times.
From last week – Mason Kelley of GoHuskies.com gives us the details on Washington outside linebacker Psalm Wooching becoming the first in his family to graduate college. Commencement was Saturday on Montlake.
This article is about a month old but it made the rounds again on Twitter over the weekend, so in case you haven’t read it already, Pro Football Focus gave us seven reasons why Christian McCaffrey is the site’s favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.
So how will Utah replace key linebackers Gionni Paul and Jared Norris? Ted Miller gives us his thoughts. Also, former Utah basketball big man Jakob Poeltl will be featured on “Pac-12 Sports Report” Monday night, as the show will be detailing the work he’s done to get ready for the 2016 NBA Draft.
Uncle Ted gives us some insight on the Michigan football team from a Colorado perspective – the Buffs travel to The Big House to play the Wolverines on Sept. 17.