With the College World Series headed to its conclusion this week, we’re entering the summer dead zone for college sports. There’s still a bit of Oregon State news trickling up, so here’s a round up of what you may have missed.
Oregon State Soccer Star Gloire Amanda Nominated For ESPY
It’s been over a month since the Men’s Soccer season ended, but Oregon State star Gloire Amanda continues to rack up honors. Last week ESPN released the nominations for the Best College Athlete ESPY, and Amanda was among the finalists. He’s joined by some of the biggest stars in college sports; including Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, Alabama’s Devonta Freeman and Iowa’s Luke Garza.
It’ll be tough for Amanda to win against big name competition, but he was the consensus best college soccer player in the nation last season. He led the country in total goals with 15, and also cracked the top 10 in assists with 7. Thanks to Amanda the Oregon State offense was a dynamo on the field. If you want to support Gloire and help him win an ESPY, you can go vote on ESPN.
Jake Mulholland Named All American
Oregon State was knocked out of the College World Series in the Regional round, but a few Beavers are still picking up awards. Jake Mulholland is the latest, with the Beaver reliever being named to the National College Baseball Writers Association’s Second Team All American roster. This is the third time Mulholland has made an NCBW roster; he was named to the second team in 2017 and the third team in 2018. Its also his fourth time as an All American, as he also made Perfect Game’s third team in 2019. OSUBeavers.com has the full story.
When Will Adley Rutschman Hit The Majors?
With the Baltimore Orioles continuing to struggle (their 23-48 record is the second worst in Major League Baseball), a lot of calls are coming from the O’s fanbase to call up former Beaver Adley Rutschman from the minors. Rutschman has been a monster for the AA Bowie Bay Sox, with a 293/430/531 triple slash. He’s hit 10 home runs in Bowie so far this season. So what’s keeping him? The current speculation is that Baltimore is reluctant to call him up to keep his service secure for an extra year. The Baltimore Sun has a good summary of the situation, and if you’d like a more direct opinion from an Orioles fan, check out Euta Street Report’s take.
The Supreme Court Rules Against the NCAA
Earlier today the Supreme Court announced their decision in a case that could dramatically shift the landscape of college sports. In a unanimous 9-0 decision, the Court sided decided against the NCAA in National Collegiate Athletic Association vs. Alston, affirming the rulings of the lower courts. The decision strikes down some NCAA restrictions about what compensation college athletes can receive. Vox has a good overview of the case and its implications, as does SBNation.