Roundup: Going to a Game 3 in Omaha
Coastal Carolina defeated Arizona baseball 5-4 in Game 2 of the College World Series finals Tuesday night, setting up a do-or-die Game 3 Wednesday night at 5 p.m. PT/6 p.m. MT on ESPN. 'Twas a 2-2 game heading into the eighth before the offenses exploded a bit.
Tom FitzGerald of the San Francisco Chronicle got Tara VanDerveer’s thoughts on the Pat Summitt, who passed away on Tuesday. VanDerveer's 980 career victories in the women's game are only surpassed by Summitt's 1,098. Jennifer Azzi and Lindsay Gottlieb are also quoted in the link.
UCLA scholar-athletes Daniel McClintick and Danusia Francis were named UCLA honorees for the 2015-16 Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal. McClintick won a national title with the men’s water polo team, while Francis won an NCAA individual title on the balance beam for women’s gymnastics. Here's a look at all of the Tom Hansen Conference Medal winners from around the Pac-12.
Colorado football and Colorado State are planning a home-and-home series for 2023 and 2024. The Buffs and Rams have games on the books against each other through 2020.
Cal men’s basketball will play in the Pearl Harbor Basketball Invitational, which will also feature Hawai’i, Princeton and Seton Hall (Cal will play Princeton and Seton Hall, Connor Letourneau notes). We’re coming up on the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Doug Haller lets us know that Arizona State men’s basketball assistant Anthony Coleman has been a big hire for the team’s recruiting efforts. He came to Tempe by way of Adidas and was hired last month by Bobby Hurley.
Tight – seven Washington State Cougars will compete at the US Olympic Track & Field Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene July 1-10.
Washington freshmen football players arrived on campus, beginning a summer-orientation program on Monday, Adam Jude reports.
USA Today considers Utah’s Andy Phillips to be the best kicker in college football heading into the 2016 season (slideshow format, so you’ll have to do some clicking to get there). JuJu Smith-Schuster also gets the nod as top WR.
Bobby Marks of Yahoo Sports considers former Trojan DeMar DeRozan to be the No. 4 free agent in the NBA this offseason. DeRozan is coming off an All-Star year in which he helped lead the Toronto Raptors to their first-ever Eastern Conference finals series.
Chantel Jennings presents us with her take on the Oregon State football all-century team (2000-present, thought it should really be 2001, depending on who you talk to…).
Jennings also went to work on this article detailing the three/four best players on Oregon’s offense (Dakota Prukop and Travis Jonsen are a toss-up in her book).