Roundup: Marshawn Lynch puts on pads in Australia with Cal
Sweet – Marshawn Lynch has been practicing with the Cal football team in Australia as the Golden Bears get ready for Hawai’i. Not a bad guy to have hanging around the field with your team.
Washington State senior rowers Ieva Adomaviciute and Nicole Hare reached the final of their respective events in the U23 and Junior World Championships. Adomaviciute is representing Lithuania in the women's single sculls, while Hare is rowing for Canada in the women's pair.
Oregon basketball forward Dillon Brooks is out with a foot injury and will “miss a significant amount of time,” to quote Tyson Alger of The Oregonian/OregonLive, as the Ducks play on a tour of Spain.
Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com writes this article on how former Washington wide receiver Isaiah Woods is starting an important conversation on mental health in college athletics. Formerly Isaiah Woods-Renfro, Woods announced on Twitter in May that he was stepping away from football because of mental health issues. Very good read here.
Doug Haller reports that the renovated Sun Devil Stadium is ready for the Sept. 3 opener against Northern Arizona.
Stanford golfer Maverick McNealy is returning to Stanford for his senior season, and he explains why in this piece for the Stanford Athletics website.
Clay Helton and USC football are looking forward to a drama- and hype-free era, writes George Schroeder of USA TODAY Sports. The drama seems to be gone, but good luck getting rid of hype at USC.
UCLA women’s soccer players Darian Jenkins and Teagan Micah were named Pac-12 Offensive and Goalkeeper of the Week, respectively, for their work done in a 5-0 season-opening victory at San Diego State. Stanford’s Alana Cook took home Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Kyle Goon believes that Utah backup quarterback Tyler Huntley needs to be ready to go as the Utes’ only backup on scholarship. With Troy Williams winning the starting job and Huntley earning the backup gig, Brandon Cox transferred to Hampton.
Brian Howell spends a good chunk of this article discussing Colorado safety Ryan Moeller and how he has recovered from a moped accident last October. Dude is ready to play some ball again.
Greg Hansen of the Arizona Daily Star wrote a feature on Fred Batiste, the first African-American athlete to play a game for Arizona (he was on the football team).
Here’s a 2016 Oregon State women’s soccer season preview, courtesy of Pac-12 Networks. The Beavs make their TV debut this season Sunday.