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Roundup: Pac-12 teams begin NCAA water polo, tennis, lacrosse tourneys

May 11, 2018


The 2018 National Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Championships get underway for real on Friday with the quarterfinals, and fourth-seeded UCLA will play Pacific at 1:45 p.m. at USC (UCLA notes in the link courtesy of the great Andrew Sinatra).


Sticking with water polo for another link, as third-seeded Cal opens up with Michigan. USC and Stanford are also in the field.


Colorado lacrosse opens NCAA Tournament play with Jacksonville in the first round on Friday, and Pat Rooney writes that the NCAA Tournament gives the Buffaloes an opportunity to take a step forward as a program.


This might be the first time in roundup history that we link something that was previously linked last week, but we only do it to remind you that Utah men’s tennis is playing Oklahoma in the first round of the NCAA Championships Friday at noon MT/11 a.m. PT. It’s the first time since 1997 that the Utes are in the NCAA Championships.


Meanwhile, Oregon women’s tennis plays Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA Championships Friday at 10 a.m. PT. Winner most likely gets third-seeded Duke.


Huge Pac-12 baseball series between No. 2 Stanford and No. 3 Oregon State, and here’s The Stanford Daily’s preview of the Stanford-Oregon State series.

Washington State

Ryan Blake of The Daily Evergreen previews Washington State baseball’s upcoming home series against USC. The Cougs enter the weekend on a four-game winless streak (not losing streak- the Cougs tied Oregon State on Sunday, their first tie since 1992).

Arizona State

George Schroeder of USA TODAY Sports whips up this feature story on Arizona State football CEO Herm Edwards as he gets ready for his first year at the helm of the Sun Devils. Amazing Football Guy quote from Edwards when relating his broadcasting career to his coaching career: “When you’re on TV, you’re still coaching, believe it or not. You’re just coaching America, you’re not coaching one team.”


J. Brady Mccollough of the Los Angeles Times writes about Chimezie Metu’s workout for the Los Angeles Lakers. Always cool to work out for the team you grew up idolizing (I’m imagining here, can’t say I got a pre-draft workout with Golden State, Atlanta or any team LeBron is on).


Missed this from earlier in the week, but did you know that Arizona men’s basketball has a top-25 recruiting class despite all the questions surrounding the program? You gotta admit that Sean Miller can recruit (CBS Sports on the link).

Oregon State

Oregon State softball defeated Utah 9-5 on Thursday in Salt Lake City. The esteemed Krista Blunk gives us the Pac-12 Networks recap.


Ryan S. Clark of The News Tribune tells us where former Washington players will be spending rookie mini-camps around the NFL.