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Roundup: Tennis titles on the line for UCLA women, USC men

May 20, 2014
Holly Roberts


Busy day on the tennis front for the Pac-12. Depending on when you read this, UCLA women’s tennis is taking on North Carolina in the NCAA finals. You can watch by clicking here.


After UCLA-UNC goes down, USC men’s tennis plays in the championship round against Oklahoma. If the Trojans win today, it will be the school’s 100th team national championship overall and the program's fifth NCAA championship in six years. Here’s the NCAA live schedule to watch USC-Oklahoma.

Oregon State

Oregon State named Wayne Tinkle its new men’s basketball coach, the school announced Monday evening. He did a heck of a job at Montana, leading the Grizzlies to three NCAA tournament appearances. He ain’t the first former Montana HC to land in the Pac-12: Mike Montgomery and Larry Krystkowiak come to mind. Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo! Sports thinks Tinkle faces a daunting rebuilding job at Oregon State.


The Salt Lake Tribune reports that clothing maker Level 7 Sports is suing the University of Utah for more than $2 million, claiming fraud and negligence.


Colorado athletic director Rick George is looking at ways to handle stipends if schools from the power conferences (Pac-12, Big Ten, Big 12, ACC and SEC) are indeed allowed to offer student-athletes the total cost of going to the school, probably through stipends (shout out to Kyle Ringo for the link).


Arizona softball travels to the South for a super regional against Louisiana-Lafayette, and the ‘Cats hope their bats stay ragin’ at the Cajuns. (They’re called the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns; so now you're in on the pun.)


Hey lookie here, another softball link. The Oregonian encourages us to take a quick look at Minnesota, Oregon’s super regional opponent.


And another one, as the Seattle Times profiles Washington softball’s Hooch Fagaly; actual first name Melanie.

Arizona State

Arizona State baseball plays Abilene Christian Tuesday night in its home finale, and it will be ASU’s last home game at Packard Stadium. The Sun Devils will play at Phoenix Municipal Stadium next season.


Kyle Bonagura believes that defensive lineman Aziz Shittu was Stanford’s spring breakout player.

Washington State

CougCenter imagines what kind of conversations Mike Leach and Les Miles had when they were at the Houston Astros game. There’s a pic making the rounds on the 'nets of the Washington State and LSU head coaches at a ‘Stros game last week.


Time to predict the 2014 Cal football season with California Golden Blogs, y’all.