Roundup: Washington running back Myles Gaskin trying to become a "more creative" runner

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Washington

Lindsay Schnell of USA TODAY Sports wrote this story on Washington running back Myles Gaskin. He’s trying to become “a more creative runner,” in his words.

California

Here’s a “Pac-12 Sports Report” feature on Cal baseball’s Andrew Vaughn giving back to his Santa Rosa community that was ravaged by wildfires (his grandparents’ house was destroyed).

USC

Mark Whicker of the Los Angeles Daily News features former USC baseball player and coach Mike Gillespie, who is calling it a career after this season. Gillespie is in his 11th year as the head coach at UC Irvine after taking USC to four College World Series and was a left fielder on the Trojans’ 1961 championship team.

Arizona

NCAA Men’s Golf Regionals began Monday, and Arizona’s George Cunningham was tied for first on the player leaderboard after one round at his regional (the Wildcats were 4-under as a team on Monday in the Kissimmee (Florida) Regional).

Stanford

Likewise, Stanford men’s golfer Brandon Wu was tied for first at 5-under after the first round at the NCAA Pacific Regional (the Cardinal was in fifth as a team, and the top five teams make it to the NCAA Championships).

Oregon

Christian Hill of The Register-Guard reports that the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office and a University of Oregon representative are at odds over the historic status of Hayward Field’s East Grandstand. I’ll let Hill get into the particulars.

UCLA

Didn’t get a chance to get to this with all of the NCAA action over the weekend -- the Pac-12 handed out its softball year-end awards on Saturday, and UCLA’s Rachel Garcia was named Pac-12 Player of the Year, while Bruin frosh Aaliyah Jordan was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.

Oregon State

Hey now – Oregon State baseball dominated San Diego 23-6 in seven innings Monday night in Corvallis. The Beavs were on pace for like 30 runs before the game was called. You can catch the back end of this two-game midweek series Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Networks.

Washington State

Read this Theo Lawson feature on Washington State grad and Golden State Warriors sideline reporter Kerith Burke. She has also done work for Pac-12 Networks.

Colorado

Brian Howell writes that there will be stiff competition for playing time at offensive tackle for Colorado football.

Utah

Dirk Facer of the Deseret News features Utah baseball outfielder DaShawn Keirsey Jr. The kid dislocated his hip in last year’s season finale but has come back in a major way in 2018, hitting .377 on the season and is currently riding a 15-game hit streak.

Arizona State

Arizona State thrower Maggie Ewen headlines our Opus Bank #12Best Plays of the Week, which you can watch in the preceding link.