Former Pac-12ers were in the spotlight during the United States' World Cup opener Monday as Sydney Leroux set up the game-winning for Christen Press in a 3-1 win over Australia.

By Adam Lewis, special to
Updated June 8, 2015

The Pac-12 Conference showed well on day 1 of the MLB first-year player draft Monday, with five players going in the first two rounds and one going in Competitive Balance Round B.


Before the USWNT's kicks off the World Cup against Australia, Alex Morgan is being likened to "the Taylor Swift of women's sports."


See highlights from some of the Pac-12 standout baseball players that are expected to hear their names called during the 2015 MLB Draft. 

There's just nothing like a good hug to lift your spirits. What could be better?

Oh, right. A great big bear hug from Joe Bruin. Or a hug from Wilbur or Harry. Or a bro-hug with Sparky. Or a big ol' hug from any mascot from across the Pac-12.

Pac-12 Networks declared Friday #NationalHugYourMascotDay, and frankly, the response was overwhelming. So many fans tweeted their best photos of themselves, their friends and their kids getting big hugs from our mascots.

There are too many to pick our favorite, so check out a sampling below.


Seven alums from the Conference of Champions are set to compete for the American side as the 2015 Women's World Cup kicks off in Canada this weekend.


The Beard is coming to a video game shelf near you.

Houston Rockets guard and 2009 Pac-10 Player of the Year James Harden will grace one of three covers of the upcoming NBA2K16 video game, 2K Sports announced Thursday.

In a tweet posted to their account, the company showed three versions of the new game's cover; one features Harden, another featured Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans and a third has Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry front and center.

 Pac-12 alums, both from the Warrior coaching and administrative staff as well as players, are set to tip off the first game of the NBA Finals Thursday night in Oakland, California.

USC's improbable run to the final round of the 2015 NCAA men's golf championship ended on Wednesday with the Trojans falling to No. 7 seed LSU, 4-1-0, in match play at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida.

USC men's golf makes its first appearance in the NCAA final Wednesday as the Trojans battle LSU for the team national championship in Bradenton, Florida.


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