Roundup: United Airlines Memorial Coliseum?
Joey Kaufman of The Orange County Register reports that USC will sell the naming rights for the Coliseum to United Airlines. Sports Business Journal, which was first to the news, notes that it’s a 15-year deal for more than $70 million.
Danny Moran reports that Oregon State men’s basketball forward Drew Eubanks will return to school for his junior season, opting to withdraw from NBA Draft consideration. Definitely good news for Wayne Tinkle and Co.
Sweet- Stanford men’s basketball forward Reid Travis was granted an additional year of eligibility from the NCAA, receiving a medical hardship from the NCAA on Wednesday for missing 22 games to a leg injury during the 2015-16 season.
The Seattle Times reports that two Washington rowers have been suspended indefinitely while police investigate an alleged sexual assault.
James Harden was unanimously voted to the All-NBA first team, the only one to earn that distinction this year. I’d vote for Russell Westbrook if I had a say (The King has moved beyond collecting MVP trophies even though he’s still the best player in the game), but it looks like Harden is edging ahead as the favorite for MVP.
Now that’s the way to start NCAA Tournament play – Utah softball dominated Fordham 10-0 in five innings to set up a date with BYU. Winner of Utes-Cougs goes to the regional title game.
UCLA men’s tennis defeated Texas A&M 4-1 to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals for the 22nd time in 24 years. Up next for the Bruins is host Georgia.
Arizona baseball defeated Arizona State 6-5 Thursday in Tempe, and check out the Pac-12 Networks recap with Daron Sutton and Dean Stotz to get caught up on all the action.
Tom FitzGerald of the San Francisco Chronicle whips up this feature on the Cal softball team as the Golden Bears ready for an NCAA Tournament run that begins Friday in Auburn, Alabama, against Notre Dame.
Andrew Greif details how Oregon softball reloaded this season to earn another national seed. The third-seeded Ducks open NCAA Tournament play against Illinois-Chicago Friday night at 8:30 p.m. in Eugene.
Neill Woelk of CUBuffs.com describes the culture of success for Colorado Athletics. The Buffs have had a great year across the board, with football, volleyball, soccer and lacrosse highlighting the way.
Washington State baseball takes on top-ranked Oregon State this weekend in Corvallis, and here are the Wazzu game notes for your convenience.