Roundup: Oregon sanctions and NBA draft
Oregon: Oregon football can breathe easy now that it’s official that the Ducks have remained bowl eligible after the announcement of their sanctions. Ken Goe of The Oregonian writes that Oregon’s NCAA penalties should have little impact, but Rob Moseley of the Register-Guard reminds us that the penalties are not insignificant. Our Mike Yam caught up with Oregon AD Rob Mullens to comment on the football sanctions, and here you can catch Oregon’s press conference from Wednesday afternoon. Six links for a school — that’s a Pac-12 Post link roundup record.
UCLA: Let’s move on to the NBA draft now, which comes to ya live and direct this afternoon at 4 p.m. PT. There have been reports that the Hawks are trying to trade into the top five, potentially for Shabazz Muhammad, but many predict Bazz to be more of a top-15 pick. Shabazz also did an NBA job interview for Grantland with Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose a few days back.
Cal: While Muhammad figures to be a mid-first-rounder, Cal guard Allen Crabbe is likely to go late in the first round.
Colorado: Perhaps one of the bigger question marks regarding Pac-12ers who are in the draft iswhere (and will) André Roberson be drafted? Ralphie Report points out for all of us non-Insiders that ESPN’s Chad Ford has Roberson going 41st overall to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Arizona: Arizona has a couple of guys who could get drafted — Grant Jerrett and Solomon Hill. When it comes to Solomon Hill, he is the jack of all trades, says our boy Adam Butler for Pacific Takes, while the Arizona Daily Star asks who will go first in the NBA draft between Hill and Jerrett?
Arizona State: Now we turn our attention to Arizona State’s top prospect in the NBA draft as SB Nation site The Dream Shake (Houston Rockets) ponders whether or not Carrick Felix will be another Sun Devil success story.
USC: Dewayne Dedmon also has an outside shot at getting drafted (right now nbadraft.net’s mock draft has Dedmon as basketball’s Mr. Irrelevant), but let’s talk about football scheduling news from the land of Troy: USC extended its series with Notre Dame through 2023 while adding non-conference games with BYU and other squads.
Stanford: A day after Tara VanDerveer announced the newest women’s basketball assistant, Johnny Dawkins announced that Tim O’Toole is now an assistant for Stanford men’s basketball. O’Toole comes to The Farm via Syracuse, and he has also worked as an assistant at Duke and was the head coach at Fairfield for eight years.
Oregon State: While we’re on the assistant coaching tip, Freddie Owens was named an assistant men’s basketball coach for Craig Robinson at Oregon State. He was most recently an assistant at Wayne Tinkle University (Montana) and played his college ball at Wisconsin.
Washington State: Congratulations to Washington State grad Adam Nelubowich, who signed with the Houston Astros and was subsequently assigned to Short Season A ball in the New York-Penn league. The Astros selected the Cougar third baseman (and outfielder, but he was drafted to play the hot corner) in the 18th round.
Washington: Check out the dunk contest highlights from the UW alumni game last Sunday.
Utah: Block U continues its “Expectations for 2013″ football series by examining the Oregon State game, the conference opener for the Utes. It’s also homecoming weekend, so that should be a good time.