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Roundup: Oregon State baseball wins national championship

Jun 29, 2018
Steven Branscombe/USA TODAY Sports

Oregon State

The Beavs are College World Series champions! They took down Arkansas, 5-0, Thursday night in Omaha to win the baseball program's third natty (2006, 2007) and the Pac-12's 513th all-time NCAA championship. Ken Goe of The Oregonian has you covered with a great game story and a full photo gallery. 


Even more good news in the Pac-12 baseball world: Cal first baseman Andrew Vaughn was named the program's first-ever Golden Spikes Award winner Thursday night. The Golden Spikes Award is considered to be the Heisman Trophy of college baseball.


This could be interesting: According to Florida State Athletic Director Stan Wilcox, UCLA (and USC) are on the Seminoles' radar for future football home-and-home series. That would mean a return to Pac-12 territory for new FSU head coach and former Oregon head honcho Willie Taggart. 


Stanford has locked up its 24th consecutive Directors' Cup and 25th overall. San Francisco Chronicle writer Tom FitzGerald breaks down how they got there.


We are less than two months away from the start of college football, making it a good time to study up on your squad. Oregon fans, Andrew Greif has you covered with 10 things to know.


Colorado has turned out NBA Draft picks in back-to-back years now.'s Pat Rooney lists which Buffs could hear their names called next.

Washington State

News you can use: Legendary Coug and Golden State Warrior Klay Thompson is on his summer tour of China, which apparently includes a children's fashion show. That's, um, quite a look.


The Utes are poised to win the Pac-12 South. Or are they? Alex Stark of Block U lays out both cases. Click here if you're an optimist. Click here if you're not.


Women's hoops assistant Sunny Smallwood is leaving Arizona for an assistant role at Montana State. Smallwood served as the staff's defensive coordinator the past two years.


Has Clay Helton underachieved or overachieved in his time with the Trojans? Reign of Troy's Alicia de Artola goes in-depth on the matter.


Well, here's a fun way to count down to college football kickoff: highlighting the nation's top player by jersey number. So, according to Andrew Doughty of HERO Sports, Washington's Kaleb McGary is the best out there wearing No. 58.

Arizona State

USA Today has published its annual list of revenues and expenses for Division I college athletics. Katherine Fitzgerald of the Arizona Republic takes a quick look at how Arizona State (and Arizona) stacks up.