Roundup: Beavers baseball still alive
How often do you see 1-0, nine-inning games at the College World Series? Almost never, but the Beavers blanked Indiana by that score Wednesday night (thanks to a masterful performance from Matt Boyd, who K'ed 11 Hoosiers) to stave off elimination again and set up a rematch with Mississippi State Friday at noon PT. If Oregon State wins on Friday, the two will play Saturday at noon PT for a spot in the CWS championship series. This was the first 1-0, nine-inning affair at the CWS since 1977.
UCLA plays North Carolina or NC State tomorrow at 5 p.m. PT, but the biggest UCLA-related news is happening in Oakland, where a court hearing will be held today to argue whether or not Ed O'Bannon's case against the NCAA should go forward as a class action lawsuit. Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated breaks down what's at stake in the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA class certification hearing.
It was announced yesterday that 58 women's soccer matches will be aired on Pac-12 Networks, and five of those games will involve the Utah Utes, who unveiled their 2013 schedule yesterday as well.
Our main man Percy Allen and the Seattle Times get in on covering the upcoming Washington men's basketball alumni game with this article about UW basketball lore coming home for the Alumni and Legends games. All 12 NBA players who hooped for Romar are expected to be at Hec Ed Sunday.
More Aaron Gordon fun, this time from Yahoo! Sports' "The Dagger" blog. It includes the same clip as yesterday, but Kyle Ringo (who also reports on Colorado athletics) blogs that Gordon provides a taste of what Arizona fans can't wait to see (and what Pac-12 foes dread). Potential National Freshman of the Year, perhaps?
E.J. Singler is getting some love from the hometown team and Singler relishes his second workout with the Portland Trail Blazers. He isn't projected to be drafted right now, but neither was Landry Fields three years ago...
ESPN's Jason King ranks the top 10 NBA players coming from the Pac-12, and Jason Kidd (Cal) edges out Gary Payton (Oregon State) for the top spot.
We haven't discussed football scheduling for a little while (any while is too long of a while to not talk football scheduling), so luckily Christian Caple of the Spokesman-Review quenches our thirst with this nugget about Rutgers being added to Washington State's schedule in 2014 and 2015. The Cougs' series with Wisconsin has now been pushed back to 2022-23.
Good story from Doug Haller here about former Arizona State teammates working to keep their NFL dream alive. Neither LeQuan Lewis nor Brandon Smith were stars at ASU, but they've kept plugging along.
The ESPN Pac-12 Blog conducted a Q&A with Mike Bloomgren, the new
offensive coordinator Andrew Luck Director of Offense at Stanford. He replaces Pep Hamilton, who took over directing Andrew Luck and the Colts' offense.
According to B.G. Brooks of cubuffs.com fame, Mike MacIntyre is waiting to see how and who the pistol offense fits in Boulder.
Lastly, USC women's golfers Doris Chen and Kyung Kim advanced to the round of 32 in the match-play portion of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, while Annie Park was eliminated in the round of 64. All three have qualified for the U.S. Women's Open next week in New York.