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Roundup: Lefty and Pan post solid first rounds at U.S. Open

Jun 19, 2015
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Arizona State

Phil Mickelson is in contention after 18 holes at the U.S. Open, but oddly enough it was a bogey putt on 14 that was the highlight of his round, writes The New York Times’ Bill Pennington. Lefty is four shots off the lead at 1-under heading into Friday.


Here’s the Washington men’s golf recap of the first round of the U.S. Open – Cheng-Tsung Pan is looking solid at 1-over, while Troy Kelly is 2-over and Richard Lee is 4-over.


It isn’t getting any better for Tiger Woods, who shot a 10-over 80 in the first round. ESPN’s Ian O’Connor writes that Woods’ free-fall is accelerating by the round. Hopefully Friday is better for the former No. 1 golfer in the world.

Oregon State

Get acquainted with your new AD, Oregon State fans. Here are 10 things to know about Todd Stansbury, provided to us by Connor Letourneau of The Oregonian.


From earlier in the week – UCLA women’s tennis player Robin Anderson was named ITA National Collegiate Player of the Year.


Oregon baseball third baseman Mitchell Tolman signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates, thus ending his collegiate career in Eugene. The Pirates selected Tolman in the seventh round of the MLB Draft (217th overall) and assigned him to the West Virginia Black Bears (short-season Single-A).


The Los Angeles Times’ Lindsey Thiry reports that USC wide receiver Ajene Harris will miss the 2015 season as he recovers from two hip surgeries.


Now it’s time to Czech out an NBA draft profile video of Arizona’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. I would have settled for 39 seconds of him shimmying, but I guess this better showcases what he can do on the court.


David Ramsey of The Gazette writes that Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre is promising better days ahead for the Buffs.


Kyle Bonagura details Cal football’s toughest three-game stretch of the upcoming season: at UCLA, vs. USC and at Oregon. Wowsers.


David Lombardi points out that Utah is the most experienced football team in the Pac-12. He notes that the Utes have 11 senior starters and six juniors who start.

Washington State

CougCenter ranks the top-5 Washington State quarterbacks of all time, slotting Ryan Leaf ahead of Drew Bledsoe for the No. 1 spot.