Roundup: Team Colorado plays in The Basketball Tournament final
Team Colorado has a tall task in The Basketball Tournament final Tuesday night, writes Alissa Noe for BuffZone.com. The group of former Buffs have to go up against defending TBT champs Overseas Elite, which features former Arizona hooper Kyle Fogg and D.J. Kennedy, a guy who has had a cup of coffee in the NBA.
Michael Lee of The Vertical writes about how DeMar DeRozan has given the United States men’s Olympic basketball team some fire and fun, and it’s also a good look into how he has calmly gone about his business in Toronto.
Former Ute Andrew Bogut criticized the living conditions at the Olympic Village in Rio in a series of tweets Monday night (SI.com video).
Former UCLA water polo player and swimmer Monte Nitzkowksi died Thursday at 86, the school announced. A 1951 graduate of UCLA, Nitzkowksi was the captain of the UCLA swimming team and set the Pacific Coast Conference’s record in the 200-yard butterfly in 1950.
Mark Whickler of The Orange County Register explains how David Shaw quietly built the Stanford football program. Enjoyable read here for you members of Nerd Nation.
Shams Charania discusses what Kevin Durant’s arrival to Golden State means for Klay Thompson. Four of the 20 best players in the league all on the same team; should be exhilarating.
Connor Letourneau gives us a look at Cal football’s to-do list entering preseason camp. The Golden Bears began training camp Monday as they prepare for their Aug. 26 (America time) season opener against Hawai’i in Australia.
Mason Kelley of GoHuskies.com writes about the connection between former Washington receiver Mario Bailey and current Washington receiver John Ross. Bailey, who won a national title at Washington in 1991, is the all-time leading receiver in NFL Europe history.
Listen to Arizona State basketball coach Bobby Hurley on Jon Rothstein’s podcast. There’s a Pac-12 breakdown in the podcast as well.
Chantel Jennings asks three questions of Oregon football going into fall camp, chief among them being how long the quarterback competition will last.
Likewise, Jennings gives us three questions for Oregon State heading into fall camp. Will we see former quarterback Seth Collins turn into a reliable option at wide receiver?
Jon Gold of the Arizona Daily Star features Arizona track athlete Sage Watson, who qualified for the Rio Olympics for Team Canada in the 400-meter hurdles.