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Roundup: Ivan Rabb explains his decision to return to Cal

May 5, 2016


Ivan Rabb explains his decision to return to Cal to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. He originally thought he’d be off to the NBA Draft but ultimately decided he wanted to improve in Berkeley.

Arizona State

Arizona State reinstated men’s tennis as a varsity sport after an eight-year hiatus. That brings the total of varsity sports at ASU up to 26, four of which have been added in the last year and a half.


The Bruins found out early this morning that they'll be headed to the Kohler (Wisconsin) NCAA Men's Golf Regional next week. UCLA is just one of eight Pac-12 teams in total that are headed for NCAA play

Washington State

Sam Vecenie lets us know that Washington State lifted transfer restrictions on men’s basketball center Valentine Izundu. The issue mainly centered around San Diego State, a place Izundu had interest in transferring to but Wazzu initially said no. Now, Izundu tells Vecenie and CBS Sports that Washington State granted his release to transfer to San Diego State (he will also visit Fresno State and UNLV).


In a Leicester City-esque story in the Pac-12 world, Utah baseball is tied for first with Washington atop the Pac-12 standings at 11-7 (Mike Sorensen, Deseret News). The Utes have been to just one NCAA tournament since 1960 and have finished in last place each of their first four years in the conference.

Oregon State

Danny Moran takes a look ahead at Oregon State baseball’s critical weekend series at Arizona (Friday-Sunday). The Beavs have had trouble lately leaving runners on, so they’ll need some more timely hitting in Tucson.


Washington football play-by-play broadcaster Bob Rondeau will be honored by the National Football Foundation as the 2016 recipient of the Chris Schenkel Award, Adam Jude reports.


The Sept. 17, 2016, Nebraska-Oregon football game is “personally important” to Mike Riley, the Oregon State-turned-Cornhusker head coach. John Canzano has the story as he speaks with Omaha World Herald Nebraska football beat writer Sam McKewon.


Bruce Pascoe reports that Sean Miller spoke positively of Kaleb Tarczewski’s shot of making an NBA roster, saying that teams will take a liking to Zeus once they meet him.


Pat Rooney features Colorado women’s golfer Esther Lee as the Buffs begin NCAA Regional play Thursday at Stanford.


CBS Sports considers David Shaw the ninth-best coach in college football in the site’s ranking of the top-25 power-conference head coaches.


Zac Ellis of Sports Illustrated believes that USC defensive tackle Malik Dorton is due for a breakout season in 2016. The converted linebacker played in two games last year, but looked good during the spring session. Oregon wide receiver Dillon Mitchell also gets a nod here.