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Roundup: Arizona State track & field alum Des Linden wins Boston Marathon

Apr 16, 2018
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Arizona State

Sun Devil alum Des Linden won the Boston Marathon on Monday morning. She's the first American woman to win the storied race in 33 years, overcoming frigid temperatures in the Northeast, The New York Times chronicles.

Washington State

Washington State named Kamie Ethridge its new women’s basketball head coach, Athletic Director Patrick Chun announced Sunday ( Ethridge was most recently the head coach at Northern Colorado, winning 83 games in four seasons and leading the Bears to their first NCAA Tournament berth last season.


Former walk-on quarterback Jack Richardson earned a scholarship after Stanford’s spring game on Saturday (San Francisco Chronicle). With K.J. Costello and Davis Mills out, Richardson carried a big load during the spring and performed well on Saturday, leading his team to a 24-16 win by throwing for 178 yards and completing 70 percent of his passes.


Sunday was Jackie Robinson Day across the sports landscape and Pac-12 Networks' Kate Scott talked with Jelly Felix, the final student-athlete at UCLA to wear the legendary No. 42 jersey.


Steve Mims of The Register-Guard says Oregon football is "staying focused" in the leadup to the final week spring football.


Read Lynn Worthy’s recap of the Utah football spring game here. Red beat White 25-23 behind a game-winning 57-yard field goal from Matt Gay. Oh, the drama!


Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times reports that USC quarterbacks Matt Fink and Jack Sears showed progress in the team’s final practice of the spring.


The Cal quarterback competition is “wide open,” according to Rusty Simmons. Last year’s starter, Ross Bowers, is still taking most of the first-team snaps, but don’t count out Chase Forrest, Chase Garbers and Brandon McIlwain just yet.


New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will not attend the first part of New England’s offseason program on Monday, Adam Schefter reports. According to Schefter’s source, Gronk is still mulling over his future in professional football.


Washington baseball split a doubleheader with Oregon on Sunday in Seattle, dropping the first game 6-4 in 13 innings before shutting out the Ducks 4-0 in the second game (Pac-12 Networks recap).

Oregon State

Oregon State baseball swept Missouri State in a series shortened by the elements (The Oregonian/OregonLive). The Beavers and Bears ended up only playing two games due to thunderstorms and low temperatures in the area.


Colorado women’s basketball coach JR Payne likes the direction the program is going in, writes Brian Howell. The Buffs are trying to build on a 15-16 (5-13 Pac-12) 2017-18 campaign.