Roundup: Former Sun Devil James Harden voted NBA MVP

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Arizona State

James Harden became the first Sun Devil ever to win NBA MVP honors Monday night, breaking through after two second-place finishes in the past three years. Here's a celebration of Harden's long-awaited moment from his Rockets teammates' perspectives, courtesy of the Houston Chronicle. Also, here's what goes on an MVPizza, in case you were wondering. (And you were, right?)

Oregon

Oregon softball's Mike White is moving on from Eugene to become head coach of the Texas Longhorns. Andrew Greif of The Oregonian takes a look at White's impact in his nine years with the Ducks.  

Stanford

For the second year in a row, a Stanford women’s swimmer takes home the Honda Cup and Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year award. Last year it was Katie Ledecky and last night it was Simone Manuel.

Oregon State

Oregon State baseball fans have to wait just a touch longer to see their team in the College World Series championship series following Monday night's weather delay. The Oregonian's Nick Daschel and Ken Goe have you covered with updates from the soggy scene in Omaha. 

Washington State

Via CougCenter, Athlon Sports ranks Mike Leach as the 31st best head coach in college football. That number is 13 spots lower than his 2017 ranking and is based off a combination of on-the-field success as well as talent development.

Colorado

Colorado wide receiver Juwann Winfree is ready for his breakout season in his fifth year with the Buffs, writes BuffZone.com's Brian Howell.

Arizona

Former Arizona hooper and 2014 Pac-12 Player of the Year Nick Johnson is one of 12 players on the USA World Cup qualifying team, which will play this week in the third window of FIBA Americas World Cup Qualifying. 

Utah

The Utah Runnin' Utes continue to beef up their non-conference schedule, as the Salt Lake Tribune's Christopher Kamrani writes. Utah announced a home-and-home series with Nevada, the reigning Mountain West regular-season champions, on Monday.

California

The NFL posted its top 100 players of the 2017 season, as voted on by the players, and California Golden Blogs notes that four Bears made the list, including former Cal QB Aaron Rodgers at No. 10.

USC

Everson Griffen, a defensive stud at USC from 2007 to 2010, also made the NFL's top 100 list at No. 19.

UCLA

Bruins Peng-Peng Lee (UCLA gymnastics) and Rachel Garcia (UCLA softball) were not finalists for the aforementioned Honda Cup, but they were honored Monday night as the top women athletes in their respective sports.

Washington

In case you missed it over the weekend, former UW baller Markelle Fultz is unlikely to participate in NBA Summer League play with the Philadelphia 76ers in early July. 

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