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Roundup: Utah baseball does the improbable, wins Pac-12 title

May 31, 2016


Devontae Booker rushed for two touchdowns and Travis Wilson threw for one score to lead Utah baseball to the Pac-12 title by beating Washington 21-7 (great job by Whittingham’s D as well). The Utes nabbed a No. 4 seed in the Ole Miss Regional and are one of four Pac-12 teams to make the 2016 NCAA Baseball Championship (Arizona, ASU and U-Dub are the others).

Arizona State

The Sun Devils really played well down the stretch to earn a regional berth, but Arizona State gave up a program high in runs in a 31-9 loss to USC to end the season. Yes – 31 runs. In a single game.


UCLA softball is off to the Women’s College World Series after upending Oregon 2-1 in a Game 3 showdown. Jen Cosgriff has more info.


Aaron Wise of Oregon won the NCAA Men’s Golf Individual Championship, finishing the weekend at 5-under. Oregon and USC qualified for the match-play quarterfinals.

Washington State

Former Washington State distance runner Henry Rono was named Pac-12 Men’s Track & Field Athlete of the Century. Rono was a six-time NCAA champion and still holds the collegiate records for the 3000m steeplechase and 5000m.


This would be huge – Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports that Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee may commit to Cal when he visits campus on Tuesday. He won’t be able to play next year, but he’d potentially be a nice replacement for Ivan Rabb if Rabb leaves after his sophomore year.


Zack Rosenblatt thinks Arizona softball could have a “banner season” in 2017. The ‘Cats lost to Auburn in the super regionals in three games last weekend in Alabama.


Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports lets us know that Washington receiver Isaiah Renfro is leaving the team as he battles depression and anxiety. Here’s the statement he tweeted (which is also in the link, but in case you don’t have time to click the link…)


So this is probably a big reason why Davis Webb is in Strawberry Canyon – Mike MacIntyre is expecting a “phenomenal year” out of Sefo Liufau. Brian Howell reports that the QB who suffered a left foot injury in November is on track to return for the 2016 season.

Oregon State

Brenda Tracy, a woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by two football players at Oregon State in 1998, will speak to the Nebraska football team, notes Nick Bromberg of Yahoo Sports. Mike Riley made the offer to her when he was back at Oregon State.


Stanford sailing finished sixth at the Laserperformance Team Race National Championship in San Diego on Monday.


Tragic news from over the weekend – former USC basketball player Bryce Dejean-Jones was killed breaking into an apartment. The former Trojan also played collegiately at UNLV and Iowa State before making an impact in Summer League with the New Orleans Pelicans and earning a contract mid-season with the Pels after an impressive stint in the D-League with the Idaho Stampede. Not too many people played as hard as Bryce Dejean-Jones; he was a dog. Rest in peace.