Roundup: Washington State has best offensive trio in Pac-12
The ESPN Pac-12 Blog believes that Washington State has the best group of offensive triplets in the Pac-12 (three best offensive players at different positions), and it’s hard to argue that when you consider the Cougs’ trio of Luke Falk, Gerard Wicks and Gabe Marks.
Incoming UCLA women’s soccer freshman Mallory Pugh was named to the U.S. Women’s National Team for the Rio Olympics. The Yanks get New Zealand, France and Colombia in the group stage.
Cal men’s swimming head coach Dave Durden has joined the U.S. Olympic Team coaching staff. Chris Zheng of The Daily Californian has more details.
Utah basketball guard Lorenzo Bonam is playing well for the Pac-12 All-Stars in Australia, notes The Salt Lake Tribune. Bonam scored 16 points in the team’s 107-51 win over the Melbourne Tigers (I coulda sworn NBL teams were better than that, but I imagine they’re without their imports…).
Zack Rosenblatt does a nice job with this long-ish feature on new Arizona men’s tennis coach Clancy Shields. He comes to Tucson via Utah State, where is Aggies won the Mountain West regular-season title, and at 29, he is the youngest coach in the UA athletic department.
The Ripsit Blog gives us a first look at the 2016 USC football uniforms.
Sports Illustrated considers Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey the No. 3 player in college football for 2016. JuJu Smith-Schuster of USC also makes the top 10 at No. 9.
Former Buff Marcus Hall has led Team Colorado to the Super 16 of The Basketball Tournament, a hoops competition that awards a $2 million prize to the winning team. Pat Rooney tells us more about his exploits in a 94-85 win over Skinner’s Frate Train.
Ted Miller provides us with the Washington football All-21st Century team, led by signal caller Marques Tuiasosopo.
Doug Haller ranks Arizona State football’s most important games of 2016. No 1? Sept. 10 vs. Texas Tech.
Gina Mizell takes at a look at the position battles at wide receiver and tight end for Oregon State.
Likewise, Andrew Greif gives us the position battles at wide receiver and tight end for Oregon. Ain't it cute how The Oregonian/OregonLive beat reporters for Oregon State and Oregon kinda do things in tandem?