Roundup: UCLA baseball earns No. 1 seed
UCLA softball advanced to the Women’s College World Series by sweeping Missouri in the super regionals. It’s the Bruins’ first WCWS appearance since 2010. You should also know that UCLA earned a No.1 seed in the NCAA baseball regionals, as well as a top-8 national seed. (six Pac-12 teams overall are in regional play – USC, Oregon State, Arizona State, Cal and Oregon are the others). Regional play begins Friday.
The Bruins won’t be the only Pac-12ers in Oklahoma City -- Oregon reached the Women’s College World Series by sweeping NC State in the super regionals. It’s their third WCWS appearance in four seasons. Tyson Alger of The Oregonian has the story and reaction. Ducks and Bruins face each other in the WCWS opener.
Arizona baseball coach Andy Lopez announced his retirement Monday. He was the man in charge for 14 years in Tucson and led the Wildcats to the 2012 NCAA title.
Stanford women’s tennis player Carol Zhao is playing in the NCAA singles final against Jamie Loeb of North Carolina Monday after winning her Sunday semifinal match against Josie Kuhlman of Florida.
Once that final is in the books, Cal’s Klara Fabikova/Zsofi Susanyi are in the NCAA doubles final, going up against defending NCAA doubles champ Maya Janesn/Erin Routliffe of Alabama.
Our Shayna Rubin points out that USC is in first at the NCAA women’s golf championships after play was called Sunday due to darkness. The Trojans did not quite complete their third round Sunday.
Meanwhile, Washington women’s golf is eighth through its completed three rounds, safely inside the top-15 cut line. Next on the Dawgs’ minds is making the top-eight cut to get to match play.
Back to more baseball -- Oregon State is the No. 2 seed in the Dallas Regional, with top-seeded Dallas Baptist playing host. The Beavers get Texas to open up regional play Friday.
This is pretty cool – former Arizona State football player Louis “Greg” Rappaport celebrated his 100th birthday May 18 and received an ASU No. 100 jersey and personalized card from Todd Graham. Kevin Gemmell has more. Back when he played, they were known as the Arizona State Teachers College Bulldogs.
Colorado men’s basketball coach Tad Boyle does not like the potential shortened 30-second shot clock, saying it hurts parity in the game. The proposed rule changes will be discussed June 8.
Chantel Jennings points out the tough running Devontae Booker did for the Utes in 2014. He led the Pac-12 in rushing yards after contact with 815 yards.
Who’s going to have a breakout year for Washington State football in 2015? CougCenter examines the question at hand.