Roundup: Esmay resigns as ASU baseball coach

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Arizona State

Late developments this morning in Tempe as Jeff Metcalfe reports Tim Esmay has resigned as the ASU baseball coach. A bit of a surprising move as Esmay had the highest winning percentage (.680) over five seasons among active Pac-12 coaches. Names of possible replacements being tossed around are USD's Rich Hill and Pepperdine's Steve Rodriguez.


The USC sanctions end Tuesday, so Chris Dufresne of the LA Times writes that it’s time for USC to move forward. Despite the loss of scholarships and two-year bowl ban, the Trojans went 35-17 in the four years they were on probation.


The Pac-12 restated its call for reform in a statement released Sunday, proposing better health coverage for student-athletes among other things. Also, the Pac-12 Networks has added an 11 a.m. PT kickoff slot to reduce the number of night games.


The Pac-12 has been completely wiped out of the NCAA baseball postseason now that Stanford got eliminated by Vanderbilt in a 12-5 loss in game 3 of the super regionals. As our David Lombardi notes, this is the first time in 17 years that the Pac-12 does not have a team in the College World Series.


Here’s a look at how Arizona baseball fared in the MLB draft, provided to us by AZ Desert Swarm. In all, 37 Pac-12 baseball players went in rounds 11-40 of the MLB draft.


So, with the Ed O’Bannon-NCAA trial starting Monday, can O’Bannon defeat the NCAA? That’s the question posed by Campus Insiders. Also, CBS Sports gives us a CliffsNotes version of the O’Bannon-NCAA trial.


This was probably intuitive to you, but perhaps you didn’t know the exact figures: Marcus Mariota is on pace to break school records in passing yards, completions, completion percentage, total offense, passing touchdowns (all career records)… I could go on, but I’ll stop here. Simply put, he’s a beast.

Oregon State

Oooh looky here, a Q&A with Oregon State linebacker Michael Doctor. Gracias, Chantel Jennings.

Washington State

Jacob Thorpe looks ahead to Washington State’s game with Nevada in the second week of the season. As the nWo reminded us time and time again, don’t turn your back on the Wolf Pack.


This is awesome: Colorado is opening a buffalo-shaped swimming pool Monday. Apparently not everyone likes it, but this blogger is on board.


The Cal women’s volleyball team went to Europe for two weeks, and this is the team’s blog about the trip (just wrapped up).


Hey there, listen to Chris Petersen on the radio, as he went on KJR to talk shop and share some stories. Mike Holmgren is one of the radio hosts, so this is certainly worth a listen. Apparently the two go pretty far back.


Block U has compiled a bundle of expert opinions on how Utah football will fare in 2014.

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