Roundup: Nate Robinson tries out for Seattle Seahawks
Great to hear from old link roundup friend Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, especially when he tells us that Nate Robinson tried out with the Seattle Seahawks Monday. After a lengthy NBA career, will he be able to carve out a stint in the NFL?
Good feature here by Greg Hansen on Arizona baseball’s Cesar Salazar, who hit the walk-off single to send Arizona to Omaha. He was barred from playing for his high school team after only 18 games in his high school career (school district loopholes, according to Hansen) but still came up huge for the 'Cats this weekend.
Make sure you clear out your calendar for 2028 and 2029, because that’s when Stanford football and Boston College will play a home-and-home series, with the Card going to Chestnut Hill in 2028 and the Eagles making the return trip the following season.
In more pressing schedule matters, Colorado football’s kickoff time at Michigan has been set for 1:30 p.m. MT/12:30 p.m. PT on Big Ten Network (Sept. 17 – 2016, that is). Brian Howell on the link.
Likewise, a kickoff time has been set for Oregon football’s game at Nebraska – 12:30 p.m. PT on Sept. 17, with ABC on the national broadcast.
Late last week, Doug Haller and Anne Ryman of The Arizona Republic reported that the Arizona Board of Regents approved one-year contract extensions for Todd Graham and Bobby Hurley. The two are both now extended through June 30, 2021.
Kyle Goon examines Utah basketball’s incoming recruiting class and how differently it looks from other schools – it includes a couple of transfers, a guy who reclassified and another who spent the previous year in a Spanish basketball academy.
Great feature from Gina Mizell on Oregon State football strength and conditioning coach Evan Simon’s battle with cancer.
Go behind the scenes on the 2016 UCLA student-athlete graduation ceremony, courtesy of UCLA gymnast Danusia Francis and UCLABruins.com.
Erik McKinney of ESPN tells us that Cal coach Sonny Dykes isn’t into the satellite camp hoopla.
Kyle Bonagura lists and details the top five USC NFL Draft prospects for 2017 – Zach Banner, Justin Davis, Adoree’ Jackson, Damien Mama and JuJu Smith-Schuster.
Let’s shine the Cougar spotlight on Robert Barber, a nose tackle for the Washington State football team.