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Roundup: Oregon State's Pat Casey named National Coach of the Year by Collegiate Baseball

Jul 2, 2018
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Oregon State

This is a pretty sweet honor for Pat Casey and Oregon State baseball. He was named National Coach of the Year on Monday by Collegiate Baseball after leading the Beavers to the NCAA title in thrilling fashion. The title-clinching victory happened to be Casey's 900th win at Oregon State.


Some amazing NBA news that has nothing to do with free agency: Allen Crabbe, a former Golden Bear, recently made a massive donation (ESPN) to save his old high school from closing down. This story was first reported by TMZ


But now, some free agency links. Now that LeBron James has made his move to the Lakers, the rest of the free agency dominoes are starting to fall. Chicago Tribune columnist David Haugh writes that former UCLA standout Zach LaVine absolutely must return to the Bulls now that LeBron has left the Eastern Conference. 


Aaron Gordon, an Arizona one-and-done from the 2013-14 season, has agreed to a four-year deal with the Orlando Magic that will make him the highest-paid ex-Wildcat in the NBA.

Arizona State

Former ASU linebacker Antonio Longino is still grinding to achieve his NFL dreams. And, as Arizona Republic columnist Greg Moore writes, the grind is for more than just himself. 


Who will be the nation's top quarterback this season? ESPN writer Edward Aschoff points to Justin Herbert in Eugene.


From Ryan Abraham over the weekend: Which USC football players will break out this season?


Summer practices have begun for Stanford football, getting us one step closer to the real deal. The Stanford Daily's Eric Epstein breaks down what to expect this fall.

Utah posted a list of each NFL team's most important player for the coming season, including former Utah quarterback Alex Smith. A handful of other Pac-12 QBs also made the list.

Colorado's Brian Howell catches up with Brian Cabral, a CU football assistant who stepped away from the program a year ago.


Chris Fetters of 247Sports is doing a series on the 30 most important Huskies for the 2018 football season, and his most recent post lays out Nos. 10, 11 and 12 on his list.

Washington State

Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that Klay Thompson, the former Coug and current Golden State Warrior, made a strong case for team MVP this year.