Roundup: Arizona baseball one win from a natty
Arizona baseball defeated Coastal Carolina 3-0 Monday night in Game 1 of the College World Series Championship Series in Omaha behind a complete-game, four-hit shutout from lefty JC Cloney. Getting out of a two-on, no-out jam in the ninth, Cloney became the first pitcher in CWS finals history to throw a complete-game shutout and his four hits are the fewest allowed in a CWS finals shutout all time.
Former USC broadcaster Tom Kelly died at the age of 88 Monday in Encino. Kelly, who died of cancer, called USC football and basketball games through five decades, including games for five USC national championship football teams.
More sad news – Oregon State Hall of Fame track coach Sam Bell died Monday at 88. Bell, inducted into OSU’s Hall of Fame in 2006, led the cross country team to the 1961 national title, the first team national title in school history.
Now for happier news – former Oregon golfer Caroline Inglis will make her LPGA Tour debut this weekend at the Cambia Portland Classic.
Former Husky Andrew Andrews will play on the Los Angeles Clippers’ Summer League team in Orlando (first reported by the oh-so solid Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports). Dude can fill it up, that’s for sure.
Keith McCord of the Deseret News lets us know that Rice-Eccles Stadium has a new scoreboard and sound system. The scoreboard is hella big (122 feet wide by 64 feet tall) and cost $13.5 million.
Pat Rooney looks at how playing with the Pac-12 all-star team in Australia will help Wesley Gordon, a forward for Colorado men’s basketball. There should be plenty of international scouts there, so that could lead to a future gig when his days in Boulder are up.
This should whet your appetite for football season, Cal fan – check out Cal football signee Demetris Robertson’s 63-inch box jump. That’s nice.
Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said he’s excited to coach Brook Lopez in a press conference Monday, but there’s one problem – the Bulls traded for Robin Lopez; Brook still plays for the Nets. I’m sure he won’t live that one down for a very long time.
Doug Haller tells us that the ESPN documentary on Bobby Hurley is helping Arizona State men’s basketball in recruiting. The folks at The Arizona Republic have embedded the documentary into Haller’s article for your convenience.
Jeff Nusser of CougCenter checks in on Joe Dahl and other Cougars in NFL camps. Dahl is with the Lions as a fifth-round pick, while Destiny Vaeao is with the Eagles, for starters.
Phoenix Suns head coach and former Bruin Earl Watson discusses his relationship with John Wooden in this UCLABruins.com video. Props to Watson for getting the full-time head coaching gig in Phoenix, by the way.
To a basketball pioneer, rest in peace, Pat Summitt.