Roundup: Oregon women projected to win NCAA track and field title
Linking to a track and field analyst’s projections, Ken Goe of The Oregonian/OregonLive writes that the Oregon women should run away with the NCAA track and field title. The championship meet begins Wednesday in Eugene.
Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times tells us that a Jackie Robinson statue will be installed at the Rose Bowl this fall. The statue will depict Robinson in a football uniform.
Jacqueline Lee of the Bay Area News Group reports that the Stanford band can travel with sports teams for road games again. The band had been suspended for multiple violations.
Washington State football scheduled a home-and-home series with Houston for 2019 (Houston) and 2020 (Pullman). The teams haven’t met since the 1988 Aloha Bowl (The Spokesman-Review).
Jeff Metcalfe reports that Arizona State wide receiver Cameron Smith is transferring to Notre Dame. As a grad transfer, he’ll be eligible to play immediately.
Utah gymnastics hired Robert Ladanyi as an assistant coach, reports Lya Wodraska (The Salt Lake Tribune). Ladanyi replaces Meredith Paulicivic, who took over the reins of the Ohio State program.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports writes about why the Dubs are “willing to risk their title chase on Steve Kerr’s return” in this link.
Read Jon Wilner’s latest “College Hotline” to get his take on what lies ahead for the Cal athletic department. A lot of money talk follows.
Colorado runner Ben Saarel is trying to make the 1,500 meter run finals at the NCAA track and field championships, writes Brian Howell.
Oregon State centerfielder Shelby Weeks’ home run-robbing catch against Oregon is the #12Best Softball Play of the Year.
From last week – former USC safeties Troy Polamalu and Mark Carrier are on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot for the class of 2018 (Los Angeles Daily News). The Hall of Fame class will be announced Jan. 8, 2018, in Atlanta.
With all the Women’s College World Series hoopla last week, the roundup neglected to note that Washington men’s basketball will play Kansas at the Spirit Center in Kansas City in December (GoHuskies.com).
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