Roundup: Former Cal and NFL lineman Ryan O’Callaghan comes out as gay
Former Cal and NFL offensive lineman Ryan O’Callaghan came out as gay Tuesday in an interview with Outsports. Cyd Ziegler has the story of the former Golden Bear, New England Patriot and Kansas City Chief who was planning to kill himself before Chiefs staffers stepped in. Really do take some time to read this piece.
Former Colorado women’s volleyball player Gabby Simpson is transferring to Kansas, it was announced Tuesday (BuffZone.com). Simpson was a three-year starter for the Buffs as a hitter and setter, twice earning All-Pac-12 honorable mention accolades.
Former Oregon men’s basketball forward Kavell Bigby-Williams is transferring to LSU, he announced on Twitter (The Oregonian/OregonLive).
Former Stanford and Brooklyn Nets big man Brook Lopez was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers along with the 27th pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft in exchange for D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov.
Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports lets us know that De’Aaron Fox’s dad called out Lonzo Ball in an interview with Bleacher Report. “My son already ate his ass up twice… [LaVar] can say what he wants to say. I just tell him to go back and watch the film… We played them twice. Twice his son got outplayed,” Aaron Fox, De’Aaron’s father, said. Fox dropped 39 against UCLA in a Sweet 16 game for Kentucky in March.
Kelsey Plum has some draft advice for fellow Washington star Markelle Fultz, and you can read it if you click on the ESPN link. How about U-Dub likely having the top overall picks in both the WNBA and NBA drafts?
Mitch Sherman of ESPN writes that Oregon State baseball is cruising along. The Beavers will get either LSU or Florida State Friday for a chance to go to the College World Series finals.
Jeff Metcalfe breaks down Arizona State football’s 2017 schedule, which kicks off Aug. 31 against New Mexico State.
Take a look at the defending national champion USC women’s soccer 2017 schedule, released Tuesday. The Trojans open up their title defense against UC Davis Aug. 18 at home.
Earlier in the week, Elwyn McRoy was named Washington State men’s basketball recruiting coordinator. He spent the last two years as an assistant at Coppin State and has also been an assistant at Iowa State, Arkansas State, Georgia Southern, Southern and Texas Pan-American (now UTRGV).
Rob Gronkowski denies running up a $102,407 bar tab last weekend at Shrine nightclub at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, even though there is a receipt with that number on it (Sports Illustrated). The author of the article, Dan Gartland, surmises that the club picked up the tab for Gronk’s appearance.
Dick Harmon of the Deseret News writes about Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham and BYU coach Kalani Sitake golfing together for charity.
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