Roundup: Kerri Walsh Jennings to retire from Olympic competition after Tokyo 2020

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Stanford

Former Stanford volleyball star and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings will retire from Olympic competition after Tokyo in 2020, she confirmed Thursday (TeamUSA.org).

California

Cal swimmer Kathleen Baker is turning pro and forgoing her senior year (San Francisco Chronicle). Baker, a two-time Olympic medalist who is the current world record holder in the 100-meter backstroke, will still go to class and finish her degree.

Oregon

No surprise here: Eugene, Oregon, has been selected to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for track & field, it was announced Thursday.

Washington

Adam Jude reports that Washington linebacker Ale Kaho has asked for his release from the program. Kaho, the highest-ranked recruit to sign with Chris Petersen, reportedly still had to finish a high school class before he could officially enroll at Washington and has not returned to Seattle from his hometown of Reno. 

Arizona

Arizona men’s basketball alum Kyle Fogg will play in The Basketball Tournament finals Friday night with Overseas Elite, hoping to win the title for the fourth straight year and get his slice of the $2 million pie. Fogg dropped 38 points in the semifinals Thursday night to lead Overseas Elite to an 85-60 over a Marquette alumni team, and they will play Eberlein Drive in the finals, a team that features 2010 Pac-10 Player of the Year Jerome Randle.

Colorado

Brian Howell writes that Colorado’s Steven Montez has what it takes to be one of the best quarterbacks in the Pac-12. The junior threw for nearly 3,000 yards last year throwing twice as many touchdown passes (18) as picks (nine).

Utah

John Coon of the Associated Press features Utah running back Zack Moss, who rushed for 1,173 yards and 10 touchdowns last season and put on 10 pounds during the offseason.

USC

Yeah, the Trojans need to replace Sam Darnold, Ronald Jones II and others, but head coach Clay Helton is confident USC can contend in 2018, writes George Schroeder of USA TODAY.

Oregon State

Nick Daschel of The Oregonian/OregonLive gives us a Q&A with Oregon State offensive coordinator Brian Lindgren.

UCLA

Thuc Nhi Nguyen of the Los Angeles Daily News gives us a UCLA football position-by-position preview as the Bruins begin fall camp Friday under first-year UCLA head coach Chip Kelly.

Washington State

Theo Lawson has five questions for Washington State football as it opens fall camp. Chief among them – who is gonna be the starting quarterback?

Arizona State

Let’s take a look at the Arizona State hockey uniforms for the 2018-19 season. These threads look pretty sweet.

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