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Roundup: Arizona State, Phoenix selected to host 2024 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four

Jul 17, 2018

Arizona State

Phoenix and Arizona State have been selected to host the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four on Monday, it was announced Monday. Mark your calendars for April 6-8, 2024 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

Oregon State

Oregon State has suspended its partnership with Papa John’s, AD Scott Barnes announced Monday (The Oregonian/OregonLive Sports). Last week, Papa John’s founder John Schnatter resigned after using a racial slur during a media training exercise.


Utah is celebrating its 125th season of football this year with a commemorative patch on the jerseys, a series of videos highlighting the history of Utah football and special merchandise, the athletic department announced Monday.


We missed this yesterday (call it #RoundupRust for a certain blogger), but former Cal golfer Michael Kim won the John Deere Classic by eight strokes for his first PGA Tour win. Kim gets a two-year exemption on the tour and a trip to the British Open as a result (not to mention more than a million bucks).


Oregon introduced new softball coach Melyssa Lombardi to the media on Monday afternoon in Eugene (Daily Emerald). Lombardi was an assistant at Oklahoma for 21 seasons, winning four national titles in the process.


From Saturday – former Husky pitcher Austin Voth made his MLB debut with the Washington Nationals. It wasn’t pretty – he gave up seven runs in 4.1 innings pitched and took the loss, but hey, he’s a Major Leaguer now.


Arizona has rescinded its offer of employment to John Appleman as its next head diving coach, the school announced Sunday night. Arizona, having announced his hiring in June, said it had not yet formally hired Appleman, who was suspended by USA Diving last week for undisclosed reasons.

Washington State

For ye Cougars fans who live in Seattle, you should know that a section of Route 26 is closing for repairs and should be re-opened in October. Michael Preston of CougCenter gives you some alternative routes to get you from Seattle to Pullman in the preceding link.


Take a look at Stanford men’s basketball’s weekly conference pairings. Gotta love ending the season with five of your last seven games at home.


UCLA women’s basketball forward Ally Rosenblum finished sixth with Israel at the FIBA U20 Women’s European Division B Championship. The sophomore averaging 8.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as the Israelis’ starting center.


Neill Woelk of gives us 11 guys to watch on defense for Colorado football.


You should know that USC is taking over the Pac-12 Summer Mixtape Tuesday, meaning you’ll see nothing but USC victories all day. Take a look at the schedule in the preceding link.