Roundup: Mark Helfrich invites 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' creator Larry David to coach Oregon

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Oregon coach Mark Helfrich made a pretty, pretty good plea for "Curb Your Enthusiasm" creator Larry David to join the Ducks coaching staff, reports's Andrew Greif


Stanford's Simone Manuel is breaking down barriers and speaking out about social injustices after winning a gold medal. Former Cardinal swimmer Summer Sanders, now with Yahoo! Sports, couldn't get through her report on Manuel's victory without getting emotional on camera

Washington State

A man of science, WSU defensive coordinator Alex Grinch predicted 24 takeaways by the Cougs would equate to nine wins on the year. Turns out, he was spot on in 2015, and his players now believe everything he says, reports the Seattle Times' Stefanie Loh


Huskies defensive backs are chugging shakes and trying to gain weight, but Budda Baker is not enjoying his vegetables all that much, reports the Seattle Times' Adam Jude


Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon clarified his prior comments about playing with concussions. That, and Solomon is still in a quarterback battle with Brandon Dawkins, reports the Arizona Daily Star's Michael Lev

Arizona State

Arizona State's Tim White overcame difficult challenges growing up. Now he's trying to become one of the Pac-12's best track and football stars, writes ESPN's David Lombardi


Look out for Buffs alumni Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn, who race Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, respectively, as the Rio Olympics track and field events begin. 

Oregon State

At, Gina Mizell explains how cornerback Jay Irvine out of Florida was recruited to Corvallis, Oregon, by Beavers running backs coach Telly Lockette. Oregon State hopes Irvine can become a consistent force in the defensive backfield.


The UCLA women's water polo team is flexing with incoming freshman Maddie Musselman scoring four goals to lead Team USA in a win over China. Meanwhile, graduated goalkeeper Sami Hill made three saves. 


The Trojans are varying their tempos in training camp to prepare for a diverse and very challenging schedule that includes non-conference games against Alabama, Notre Dame and Utah State, before Pac-12 play begins, reports the Los Angeles Times


ESPN's David Lombardi's series of players with the most to prove can't be whittled down to one name for the Utah Utes. Instead, the entire receiving group is at the forefront of unknowns. 


Breaking news: Ryan Murphy is still good at the backstroke, and the Golden Bears continue to rule the waters in Rio.