Roundup: No. 1 pick tops off 'unprecedented run' for Kelsey Plum
Kelsey Plum headlined a class of four Pac-12 players being selected in the WNBA Draft by being the No. 1 pick, and The Seattle Times columnist Matt Calkins writes that being the top pick in the WNBA Draft is the cherry on top of an “unprecedented run” for Plum. In related news, Jody Wynn was named Washington women’s basketball head coach, the school announced Friday. Wynn, a USC grad, was the head coach at Long Beach State for the last eight years.
Stanford men’s golfer Maverick McNealy won the Byron Nelson Award Friday morning. McNealy is tied with Tiger Woods and Patrick Rodgers for most career victories at Stanford with 11.
Oregon State baseball snapped its 23-game win streak with a 3-2 loss at Washington Thursday night, coming up one short of tying the Pac-12 record for consecutive wins.
Matt Norlander of CBS Sports believes that Allonzo Trier’s decision to return to school makes Arizona a national title contender in 2017.
Big loss for the Golden Bears, as Cal men’s basketball guard Charlie Moore is transferring and will continue his collegiate career closer to Chicago, his hometown. Moore averaged 12.2 points per game during his freshman season in Berkeley.
This is usally a good sign – Colorado defensive back Chidobe Awuzie has been invited to attend the NFL Draft (BuffZone.com), which begins April 27.
Well how about this – former Oregon football coach Chip Kelly has been at Navy spring practices this week, exchanging notes with Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo.
Arizona State kicker Zane Gonzalez threw out the first pitch before the Arizona State-Washington State baseball game Thursday (House of Sparky). He got it to the plate, and that’s all that matters.
Paul Myerberg of USA TODAY Sports writes that Clay Helton and USC football are embracing the high expectations surrounding the Trojans in 2017. Never a year goes by without high expectations in Troy.
Check out this highlight video of Utah left tackle Garett Bolles, a likely first-round draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft (Pac-12 Network).
Jacob Thorpe writes about Keith Harrington’s standing in the Washington State’s running back rotation after rehabbing a leg injury last year.
Thuc Nhi Nguyen of the Los Angeles Daily News features UCLA offensive line coach Hank Fraley. The Bruins will need his expertise to shore up an O-line that allowed 24 sacks in 2016.