Roundup: Nick Johnson throws it down at Summer League

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Must-see TV: Houston Rockets rookie Nick Johnson's Summer League dunk. That’s straight filth right there. Our condolences to Tim Ohlbrecht, the former Rockets big man who was on the other end of that poster.  


Here’s a list of the Stanford football players on the watch lists for the Bednarik Award and Maxwell Award: Henry Anderson, Alex Carter, Jordan Richards and A.J. Tarpley (Bednarik Award); Kevin Hogan and Ty Montgomery (Maxwell).


While we’re on the subject, Marcus Mariota, Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner were named to the Maxwell Award watch list, while Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was named to the Bednarik Award watch list. Curious to see all the Pac-12 players on the Maxwell and Bednarik Award watch lists? Chantel Jennings has you covered.


Bad news for the Golden Bears: Cal basketball center Kameron Rooks had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, which means he is likely out for all of next season.


Jenni Benningfield has been named an assistant coach for Colorado women’s basketball. She was formerly the team’s director of operations but took over the spot left behind by Jonas Chatterton, who moved on to Oregon State.

Oregon State

Oregon State women’s basketball player Ali Gibson will play with the Puerto Rican national team for the Centrobasket Championship for Women at the end of July. Gibson’s mother was born in Puerto Rico, which is why she can play for the team.


USC NCAA mile champion and Olympian Louis Zamperini died Wednesday in Los Angeles at the age of 97. He was also a World War II hero.


Dirk Facer of the Deseret News informs us that former Utah softball star Charmelle Green is now working as an administrator at Penn State. The two-time All-American who led the Utes to the Women’s College World Series is an associate athletic director and senior female administrator in Happy Valley.

Washington State

Here’s Paul Myerberg’s Washington State football season preview. The USA Today contributor has the Cougs ranked 61st in his preseason list that slots all 128 FBS teams.


Not too early for a preview of the UCLA-Texas college football game coming up in September, right? Bill Bender of Sporting News certainly feels early July is as good a time as any. Also, 120 Sports asks, will UCLA top Oregon in the Pac-12?

Arizona State

Death. Taxes. Doug Haller articles on the Pac-12 Post link roundup. This time, let’s get a position preview of the Arizona State football offensive line.


UW Dawg Pound examines Washington football’s special teams unit.

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