Roundup: Herb Sendek out at Arizona State
This just in – Arizona State has fired Herb Sendek as its men’s basketball coach, according to a statement from AD Ray Anderson on the school's athletics site. Sendek's 9-year tenure included to NCAA tournament trips and a 159-137 record. On the women's hoops side – despite trailing by 16 points in the second half, the ASU raced past UALR 57-54 to advance to the Sweet 16, and Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic writes that the Sun Devils somehow managed to find a way to the Sweet 16.
Stanford women’s basketball overcame a small halftime deficit to defeat Oklahoma 86-76, and Michelle Smith writes that Amber Orrange’s play spoke volumes for the Cardinal. The senior scored 24 points to lead her team to the Sweet 16.
Brian Hamilton of Sports Illustrated thinks Arizona and Wisconsin might be headed for an Elite Eight rematch, and he thinks the ‘Cats will prevail.
Bruins gymnastics is set for a trip to Columbus for the NCAA regionals on April 4. UCLA was one of seven Pac-12 teams that were selected for the NCAA regionals on Monday.
Former Oklahoma tight end Taylor McNamara says he plans to transfer to USC in July after he graduates from Oklahoma.
Colorado lost to Seattle in the CBI quarterfinals Monday night, falling to the Redhawks 72-65. The Buffs wrap up the season at 16-18, their first losing campaign since 2009-10.
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt says Marcus Mariota would start right away for the Titans if they use the No. 2 overall pick on him.
Chantel Jennings catches up with former Utah defensive end Nate Orchard, who has kept himself busy by heading to the NFL combine and playing in the Senior Bowl.
Monday was National Puppy Day, and Washington softball players showed off their dogs. Dawgs with their dogs, as the newsroom so eloquently puts it.
Oregon State and Stanford softball played soccer and danced to stay loose while it rained Monday before the game. Oregon State eventually won 5-3 in five innings (umps called the game due to weather).
Avinash Kunnath of California Golden Blogs gets us caught up on Cal football spring position battles.
Former Coug Klay Thompson returned to the Golden State Warriors’ lineup Monday after missing the previous three games with a sprained ankle. Thompson scored eight points in 18 minutes in the Dubs’ 107-76 blowout of the Wizards.