Roundup: USC women's sports dominate the weekend
If you’re a female athlete at USC, there’s a decent chance you won a conference championship over the weekend. The Trojans won the inaugural Pac-12 beach volleyball title by beating Arizona, women’s lacrosse won the MPSF tournament by defeating Stanford and women’s water polo won the MPSF tournament by also taking down Stanford. Both lacrosse and water polo are undefeated, while beach volleyball is slacking at 30-2.
Meanwhile, Stanford men’s golf won its third straight Pac-12 title, blowing out the competition with a team score of -18, 29 strokes better than second-place Cal.
On the individual side of things, Arizona State’s Jon Rahm won the Pac-12 individual title, making him the first Sun Devil to nab individual medalist honors at the conference tourney in 15 years. Best of luck on that Tuesday final, Jon.
UCLA beach volleyball nabbed the No. 4 seed in the inaugural National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championships (it’s the first time the NCAA has sponsored a beach volleyball championship). It’s an eight-team field that includes USC and Arizona.
It turned out to be a very long wait, but former Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright jumped in a pool when he found out Cleveland drafted him with the No. 250 overall pick (out of 253). Late seventh-round selection? Just another motivating tool for Two-Star Scoob.
Utah deputy athletic director Kyle Brennan will be named the AD at Montana State, reports The Salt Lake Tribune (through the Bozeman Chronicle). He is expected to be announced as such at a Monday afternoon press conference.
In case you missed Oregon’s spring game on Saturday, check out the Oregon football “Webfoots” jerseys they wore (Robby Kalland, CBS Sports). 1916 throwbacks (obviously updated in some areas).
Oregon State baseball coach Pat Casey is not a fan of the RPI, saying it’s “out of whack.” The Beavers were ranked 10th headed into last weekend’s series against Stanford but had an RPI of No. 49 (Danny Moran, The Oregonian/OregonLive).
Washington baseball defeated Cal 7-4 Sunday in Berkeley, earning the series win and improving to 25-15 overall and 11-7 in Pac-12 play.
Pat Rooney is of the opinion that head coach Ann Elliott deserves to be lauded for the quick rise of Colorado lacrosse. The Buffs have had winning seasons in each of their first three years, compiled a program-best 13 wins in 2016 and have an outside shot (albeit very outside) of making the NCAA tournament.
ESPN Stats & Info shows us how Klay Thompson is the main reason why the Golden State Warriors are dominating without Steph Curry. The former Coug dropped 37 on Portland in Game 1 of a second-round series on Sunday to lead the Dubs to a 118-106 win.
Sam Vecenie of CBS Sports breaks down Jaylen Brown’s game, saying the former Golden Bear has top-5 talent but still needs to develop. This is pretty detailed.
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