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Roundup: String of sweeping success for Washington athletics

Jun 13, 2018
UW Athletics


Matt Calkins of The Seattle Times discusses the successes of the Washington athletics department over the last three years. Football, women’s basketball (this year not withstanding), baseball, softball, golf, rowing and women’s volleyball have all done some really nice stuff as of late.

Arizona State

Arizona State men’s golf coach Matt Thurmond was named West Region Golf Pride Grips Coach of the Year on Tuesday. Thurmond led the Sun Devils to a tie for 13th at the NCAA Championships this year.


Colorado has named Danielle Steinberg its new women’s tennis head coach, it was announced Tuesday. Steinberg, most recently the head coach at Kansas State, was an All-Pac-10 performer at Arizona, qualifying for three NCAA Singles Championships.


The USTFCCCA rated Stanford the best women’s track & field and cross-country program in the nation on Tuesday. The Cardinal women most recently finished third at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.


J. Brady McCullough takes us inside the USC women’s track team’s 4x400 miracle comeback that gave the program the NCAA title (LA Times).

Oregon State

Getting to Omaha is becoming old hat for the Beavs (six times in the last 14 seasons), but each trip to the College World Series is special for head coach Pat Casey, writes Bob Lundeberg of the Corvallis Gazette-Times.


Make sure to check out this Sports Illustrated behind-the-scenes feature on Deandre Ayton, in both video and print form. 


Edward Aschoff of ESPN writes about new quarterbacks taking over at UCLA and USC with Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold off to the NFL.


Ryan Thorburn of The Register-Guard notes that Oregon football coach Mario Cristobal is ready for the 2018 season to get here.


Cal SID Jonathan Okanes pens this piece on Cal beach volleyball player Mackenzie Feldman and her involvement with environmental causes on campus.

Washington State

Take a look at Klay Thompson celebrating at the Golden State Warriors championship parade Tuesday in Oakland, courtesy of CougCenter. As an added bonus, you get to see him interviewed by fellow Coug Kerith Burke, NBC Sports Bay Area sideline reporter for Warriors games.


Former Runnin’ Ute Justin Bibbins is inspired by Kyle Kuzma and other Utah men’s basketball alums in his own quest to make the NBA, writes Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News.