Roundup: Stanford baseball's powerful postseason evolution

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Stanford got its super regional under way Friday morning against Vanderbilt, and Tom FitzGerald writes that regional standouts like Tommy Edman and Wayne Taylor are part of the team’s powerful evolution. The ‘Dores swept the Card earlier this season, so the last bit of the road to Omaha will be a tough one to hoe.

Oregon State

In the MLB draft Thursday night, Michael Conforto was taken 10th overall by the New York Mets. He was one of two Pac-12ers to go in the first round, with Stanford’s Alex Blandino selected 29th by Cincinnati.

Arizona State

Meanwhile, Arizona State baseball had three signees taken in the MLB draft: Ryan Castellani, Alex Verdugo and Marcus Wilson all went in the second round and are likely to turn pro.


Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples separates fact from fiction in his article on the Ed O’Bannon vs. the NCAA trial that begins Monday in Oakland.


The woman who accused three Oregon men’s basketball players of sexual assault released a statement through her attorney in the Daily Emerald Thursday. This link also includes a response from an Oregon representative.


ESPN is reporting that Arizona, Northwestern and Texas A&M will sell generic jerseys this year, limiting the connection these numbers have with popular student-athletes. You will only be able to buy a No. 14 jersey for the 2014 season if you’re looking to Bear Down.


Former Cal women’s basketball assistant Katy Steding was named the head coach at Boston University. Steding spent the past two years on Lindsay Gottlieb’s staff. Congrats and good luck to her in a great city.


Looks like Spencer Dinwiddie is moving up in NBA mock drafts. A couple of drafts have the former Buff going at the end of the first round. Potential reunion with André Roberson in OKC?

Washington State

Kyle Bonagura provides us with a look at Washington State’s key stretch of its 2014 schedule. November will be no joke for the Cougs with Oregon State, Arizona State and U-Dub on the ledger.


The Ripsit Blog gives us the state of Troy for June 2014 in an interview with USC AD Pat Haden. Good stuff.


Like transcribed interviews? Here’s a Q&A with Washington football coach Chris Petersen, conducted by the UW alumni magazine.


So, what are Utah football’s greatest victories in program history? Here’s what BlockU thinks.

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