Roundup: Joseph Young returning to Oregon
Good news for Oregon hoops fans: Joseph Young says he’s staying at Oregon. Dude led the Ducks in scoring in 2013-14, so that’s a good thing to have coming back to your side.
Because it’s always fun to read projections for next year’s NCAA tournament about 49 weeks before the field is announced, Joe Lunardi has Arizona as a No. 1 seed in his 2014-15 bracketology released Wednesday morning. He has six Pac-12 teams in there overall, with UCLA, Stanford, Oregon, Colorado and Utah also making it in.
Unfortunately, Utah men’s basketball is losing two freshmen from the 2013-14 season – Ahmad Fields will transfer and Parker Van Dyke will go on an LDS mission.
Cody Kessler is the assumed frontrunner, but Steve Sarkisian will select USC’s starting quarterback in a few days. Sark will announce his decision before spring workouts conclude on April 19.
John Canzano, a roundup favorite, caught up with Oregon State head coach Mike Riley, and he reports that Riley says the Rose Bowl expectations are fine by him. AD Bob De Carolis set the expectation in another interview with The Oregonian columnist.
The Cardinal has its spring game Saturday afternoon, and Jon Wilner writes that the spring game will help Stanford decide lineups. Stanford has already gotten a lot of good work done in the spring, seemingly filling out its offensive line despite losing four starters up front from 2013.
The Huskies put a lot of faith and importance in the hands of their strength coach Tim Socha, and here’s the story from Adam Jude. Socha came over to U-Dub with Chris Petersen.
Sounds like Todd Graham wants his boys up front to be in better shape, because Graham said his team is “fat” on the defensive line. On the other side of the ball, Graham wants to see more from RB Deantre Lewis.
Here we go now; let’s take a tour of Washington State’s football operations building with Cougar linebacker Darryl Monroe.
Want a photo gallery from UCLA spring football practice on Wednesday? Here you go.
Cal men’s golf is a force to be reckoned with, so it should come as no surprise that seniors Brandon Hagy and Joël Stalter were named finalists for the Byron Nelson Award. Stanford’s Cameron Wilson has also been nominated. The Byron Nelson Award goes to a graduating senior who has performed at the highest level on the golf course and in the classroom while also being a person of high character.
How ‘bout some lacrosse? Colorado’s Paige Soenksen was named MPSF Rookie of the Week on Tuesday, as the freshman goalie set a CU single-game record with 19 saves in a loss to Stanford.