Roundup: Andre Roberson coming up big for Oklahoma City Thunder
Writing for BuffZone.com, Blaine Robinson lets us know that former Colorado forward Andre Roberson is playing a big role in the playoffs for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Dude was huge in a close-out game against the Spurs and had 17 points in OKC’s Game 4 win on Tuesday against Golden State.
Washington women’s golf won its first NCAA title by squeaking past Stanford 3-2 in the finals. All hail Julianne Alvarez, who secured the clinching point on the 20th hole.
Utah men’s basketball and Butler have agreed to a home-and-home series, it was announced mutually Thursday. The teams will play November 28 in Salt Lake City this year with a return game at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in 2017-18.
Stanford men’s basketball player Rosco Allen will remain in the NBA Draft, it was announced Wednesday. He led the team in scoring with 15.6 points per game last season and was named first-team All-Pac-12.
Conor Clifford, Ike Iroegbu and Josh Hawkinson will return to Washington State for their senior seasons, Jacob Thorpe reports. All three tested the NBA Draft waters but have decided to play one more year of collegiate hoops.
No surprise here – Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports considers Oregon a winner on NBA Draft deadline day. Dillon Brooks, Tyler Dorsey and Chris Boucher are all returning to Eugene.
Former Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton is joining the Oregon State coaching staff. He finished up his Aggie career last season, having played for current Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen at Utah State.
Matt Rybaltowski of Forbes analyzes UCLA’s record deal with Under Armour.
Jeremy Cluff gives us the history of Arizona State players selected in the NBA Draft. The last Sun Devil to get selected was Carrick Felix (also of Santa Cruz Warriors fame, of course).
Former Cal running back Justin Forsett gained a new appreciation for fantasy football after visiting San Quentin State Prison as part of a program for at-risk youngsters. Apparently, fantasy football is big in the pen as well.
Zack Rosenblatt features Arizona softball’s Tamara Statman, aka “T-Stat.” In addition to being a big contributor for the Wildcats’ softball team, she also hosts a talk show on the student radio, writes for the Huffington Post and has a black belt in Olympic taekwondo, not to mention a dope nickname.
Jordan Moore gives us the spring 2016 report card for USC Athletics. Men’s basketball and women’s water polo posted some solid GPA improvements, to name a couple of squads.
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