Roundup: Roberto Nelson saves the day

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Oregon State

You gotta watch this: Former Oregon State guard Roberto Nelson nailed a buzzer-beater to lift the Charlotte Hornets to a victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Summer League tournament play Wednesday. Good thing he hit that, because otherwise his Hornets would have blown a 17-point halftime lead. I still don't know how he hit that.


The Houston Rockets signed Nick Johnson to a three-year deal, according to media reports. The second-round draft pick has been doin’ work in Summer League.


Best of luck to Washington golfer Cheng-Tsung Pan, who is playing at the British Open. He is the first Husky golfer to play at the British Open.


USC athletics is starting an “enhanced fueling plan” that will cost about $1 million per year to provide better nutrition to student-athletes. The plan will go into effect Aug. 1. Fuel on, baby.


Colorado running back Christian Powell was named to the Doak Walker Award watch list. Here are all the Pac-12 running backs on the Doak Walker Award watch list; eight of ‘em in all.

Arizona State

According to the Arizona Republic, former Arizona State baseball coach Tim Esmay will interview Thursday for the head coaching vacancy at New Mexico State.


Former Oregon basketball player Brandon Austin was not indicted in a sexual assault case from his time at Providence.

Washington State

Washington State baseball alum Kyle Johnson was named an Eastern League All-Star (Double-A). Keep movin’ up dem ranks, son.


Former Stanford basketball player Anthony Goods writes about why attending Stanford was the best decision he ever made. Goodies will be playing in Germany next season.


The ESPN Pac-12 Blog dissects Cal football’s non-conference schedule. Things get underway Aug. 30 at Northwestern.


Another link from Uncle Ted and Co. Why are we double-dippin’? Because Utah football at Michigan is the game to be at in Week 4 of the Pac-12 ultimate road trip.


As Samantha Zuba of the Los Angeles Times tells us, UCLA football is having success recruiting nationally.

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