Roundup: Kerri Walsh Jennings' Olympic streak ends at 26
Kerri Walsh Jennings’ Olympic streak ended Tuesday night when Brazilian duo Barbara Seixas and Agatha Bednarczuk defeated Walsh Jennings and April Ross in the semis of the women’s beach volleyball tournament. Walsh Jennings is now 26-1 in Olympic beach matches and still has a chance at a bronze medal.
Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen finished fifth in the 110-meter hurdles final Tuesday night, and now, as Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports notes, it’s time for him to head back to Eugene to get ready for the football season.
Nice work by some former Buffs on the track in Rio this week – two days after Emma Coburn brought home the first medal for the U.S. in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, Jenny Simpson got bronze in the 1,500 meters Tuesday, making her the first American woman to medal in the event (USA Today).
Here’s the latest on the Mique Juarez situation from Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times – he has rejoined the team after attending to some personal matters but still did not practice Monday.
Connor Letourneau features Cal wide receiver Vic Wharton, a Tennessee transfer who is juggling taking care of his 5-week-old son and working his way into some playing time.
Danny Moran breaks down the Oregon State men’s basketball non-conference schedule. Not too many sexy names, but at Mississippi State and Nevada should be interesting.
Zach Helfand gives us an injury update on USC left tackle Chad Wheeler. Sidelined with plantar fasciitis, he will be out at least another week.
Kyle Goon lets us know that the Utah passing game is building buzz in fall camp as the depth chart gets solidified. Sounds like Troy Williams will be the starter (nothing official yet though).
Jacob Thorpe features Washington State football’s Robert Taylor, a transfer from City College of San Francisco.
Kevin Gemmell spends this article discussing how Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez is re-building the Wildcat defense.
Here’s Doug Haller’s Arizona State football practice report from Tuesday.
Chris Reichert of Upside Motor features Washington basketball freshman Markelle Fultz. From not making his varsity team as a sophomore to turning into a 5-star recruit, Fultz could very well be a high lottery pick if he leaves after one season.