World Cup fever is spreading and Uncle Ted is the latest victim. This week the ESPN Pac-12 blog takes a look at the best football (handegg, not divegrass) wins since the last world cup.
The Bears haven’t had a lot of quality victories between World Cups. They went 0-4 against rival Stanford and failed to beat an FBS team in 2013. In fact, they’ve lost 16 straight games to FBS squads. Their last win was on Oct. 13, 2012, when they topped Washington State 31-17. The week before, however, they shocked a surging UCLA team, 43-17, behind a 25-of-30 passing performance by Zach Maynard, who threw for 295 yards and four touchdowns.
Well, that's depressing. If you want to see the same list for the Pac-12 South, check out the link here. I don't know whether to be pleased or not that no one's most remarkable win came against us. It's been a while since a win over Cal was a memorable accomplishment...
- The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches selected freshman Dora Antal to the All-America first team.
- Incoming freshman Emma Wright scored two goals for Canada in a 7-8 loss to future Cal teammate Roser Tarrago's Spanish water polo team.
- The USTFCCCA (how's that for an abbreviation?) named four Bears to the All-America second team and five earned honorable mentions.
- Sean Marks and the San Antonio Spurs won the NBA Championship. This was Marks' first year as an assistant.
- Layshia Clarendon was named one of the Grand Marshals of the 2014 Indy Pride Parade.