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Roundup: Jackie Robinson Day

Apr 15, 2016
UCLA Athletics


Friday marks the 69th anniversary of the integration of Major League Baseball, so here’s a Jackie Robinson photo gallery  courtesy of Sports Illustrated to commemorate No. 42. Which reminds me – I still have that second part of the PBS documentary to watch…

Oregon State

‘Twas the most successful WNBA Draft in 14 years for the Conference of Champions with seven players being selected. Oregon State led the way with two draftees, as Jamie Weisner and Ruth Hamblin were selected back-to-back in the second round, with Weisner going 17th to Connecticut and Hamblin going 18th to Dallas. Check out Hamblin’s reaction – priceless:


The other Pac-12 Final Four team was represented in the WNBA Draft also, as Washington forward Talia Walton was selected 29th by the Los Angeles Sparks, becoming the highest-drafted player in Husky women’s hoops history.


Oregon basketball forward Dillon Brooks declared for the NBA Draft but hasn’t hired an agent, reports Jeff Goodman of ESPN. The sophomore averaged 16.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game last year in helping the Ducks reach the Elite Eight.

Washington State

Washington State football coach Mike Leach went on a 13-minute rant against the NCAA’s satellite camp ban on the Rich Eisen Show earlier this week. Preach, Leach.


At his introductory press conference Thursday, new USC AD Lynn Swann threw his support behind football coach Clay Helton.


So yeah this is a little awkward – apparently Jared Goff and Carson Wentz have the same agents (Pro Football Talk). They’re only the top two quarterback prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft. Also, David Lombardi gives us three things to watch in Cal football’s spring game, which takes place Saturday at 11 a.m. PT/noon MT (watch it live on Pac-12 Network).


Sam Vecenie of CBS Sports ranks Jakob Poeltl as the No. 5 underclassman prospect in the 2016 NBA Draft. Poeltl declared for the draft on Wednesday and is a likely lottery pick.


Arizona beach volleyball held off Arizona State Thursday in Tucson, and JB Long and Mike Dodd talk about it in the Pac-12 Network recap previously linked in this sentence.


David Lombardi presents to us the top 10 players on the Stanford football depth chart. Wanna take a guess at who’s No. 1? (Hint: It’s No. 5).

Arizona State

Here are three things we learned from Arizona State football’s Wednesday spring practice, courtesy of House of Sparky. Just one more spring practice to go on Saturday.


Brian Howell lets us know that Colorado football is awaiting a decision from transfer QB Davis Webb. The former Texas Tech signal caller originally said he'd be a Buff with his verbal commitment to CU, but now that's in doubt. He has visited Cal and is reportedly checking out Auburn in the future.