Roundup: Arizona baseball falls to Oklahoma State in College World Series

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Arizona

Check out the highlights of Arizona baseball’s 1-0 loss to Oklahoma State Monday night in the College World Series. It’s the second straight 1-0 win in the CWS for the Pokes, while Arizona now faces UCSB in an elimination game.

Washington

Percy Allen of the Seattle Times writes that Marquese Chriss and Dejounte Murray have been invited to the NBA Draft. All relevant draft projections have both going in the first round, with many picking Chriss to be No. 4 overall.

USC

Former Duke basketball player Derryck Thornton has committed to USC, Jon Rothstein reports. Thornton was a five-star recruit coming out of high school and was a pretty significant contributor for the Blue Devils as a freshman in 2015-16, averaging 7.1 points and 2.8 assists in 26 minutes per game. He’ll be eligible to play beginning in 2017-18.

Oregon State

Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune has an explanation for why baseball coach Pat Casey talked to Texas and decided to remain at Oregon State. Lengthy read but interesting insight. A lot of 2017 Oregon State baseball chatter in here as well. Also, Gary Horowitz of the Statesman Journal examines Gary Payton II’s NBA Draft prospects. He figures to be a late first to mid second-round pick.

Stanford

Did you know that there are four Stanford women’s water polo players on the U.S. Olympic team? Makenzie Fischer (incoming freshman), Kiley Neushul (Stanford grad), Melissa Seidemann (Stanford grad), and Maggie Steffens (rising senior) will be on the squad.

Oregon

Ken Goe of The Oregonian/OregonLive tells us that Oregon sprinter Jasmine Todd was pulled from the NCAA West Preliminaries because she was academically ineligible. According to an interview she did with FloTrack, Todd said the university invalidated an agreement she had with one of her professors to allow her to turn in work late due to her travel and competition schedule.

Arizona State

How ‘bout this for a season-opening road swing? Arizona State volleyball plays its first 14 matches of 2016 on the road, Jeff Metcalfe informs. The Sun Devils’ first home game under new head coach Stevie Mussie won’t be until Sept. 30.

Washington State

Washington State volleyball announced its 2016 schedule on Monday, and CougCenter analyzed it.

Utah

Utah football has scheduled a 2021 game with Weber State, the Associated Press reports. The two teams are also scheduled to meet in the 2018 season opener.

UCLA

The folks at CBS Sports have compared contestants on “The Bachlorette” to college football teams, and Robby Kalland and Ben Kercheval liken Robby to UCLA. Fun little article here, but I guess it helps if you watch the show (I don’t).

California

Ted Miller writes that Texas Tech transfer quarterback Davis Webb is settling in at Cal after some early culture shock.

Colorado

Brian Howell features Colorado wide receiver Kabion Ento, a junior college transfer from East Central Community College (it’s in Mississippi).

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