Roundup: Beavs set to take on Arkansas for 3rd CWS title
Oregon State baseball is two wins away from its third College World Series title, and Ken Goe writes that the Beavers will face a more-rested Arkansas team in the CWS finals. First game of the best-of-three series is Monday at 4 p.m. PT on ESPN. The Razorbacks stayed in the winners’ bracket in their CWS pod and played two fewer games than the Beavs to get to the final series.
Former Oregon track stars Jenna Prandini and Devon Allen won U.S. titles at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday in Des Moines, Iowa, with Prandini winning the 200-meters and Allen claiming the 110-meter hurdles crown.
Meanwhile, Stanford’s Olivia Baker broke a Stanford record in the 800 at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships by running 2:00.08 (she finished sixth). She tied the previous record just two days earlier.
The Collegiate Women Sports Award Show is Monday night (6 pm. PT, CBS Sports Network) and UCLA’s Christine Peng-Peng Lee (gymnastics) and Rachel Garcia (softball) are finalists for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the Honda Cup.
After going undrafted, former Wildcat Allonzo Trier signed a 2-way contract with the New York Knicks (Bleacher Report).
J. Brady McCullough of the Los Angeles Times gives us the story of the “LaVar Ball of college football,” John Brown, who is a former Mr. Universe bodybuilder and the father of incoming USC freshman football player Amon-ra St. Brown. Amon-ra’s older bro Osiris is at Stanford, while his oldest brother Equanimeous was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in April.
Here’s a Yahoo Sports feature on Houston Rockets star guard James Harden, who is likely to be named NBA MVP Monday night at the NBA Awards show in Los Angeles.
This is a week late, but in a slow news cycle we’ll let you know that Maurica Powell and Andy Powell have been hired to take over Washington track & field and cross country. Maurica is the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country, while her husband, Andy, is the Head Coach of Track & Field and Cross Country.
Check out this video of new Phoenix Suns teammates George King and Deandre Ayton giving scouting reports on each other at the Suns’ introductory press conference for its draftees.
Rusty Simmons writes that former Cal basketball player Marcus Lee is going after his NBA dream despite being undrafted. Plenty of undrafted dudes have played in the Association, and Lee should have a shot to showcase his stuff at Summer League.
Megan McNulty of the Deseret News tells us about the Utah men’s lacrosse team transitioning from being a club team to having NCAA status. Utah men’s lacrosse will play its inaugural NCAA season next year and will be led by head coach Brian Holman.
CougCenter cranks up the Washington State time machine to find a wide receiver for its Washington State time machine team.
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