Roundup: Dinwiddie off to the NBA
Colorado guard Spencer Dinwiddie declared for the NBA draft Thursday, leaving one year of eligibility on the table. After the press conference, Dinwiddie explained his NBA draft declaration to our Mike Yam. Best of luck to the Buff in The Association; he was a joy to watch in Boulder.
News had leaked earlier that this would happen, but now Larry Krystkowiak officially agreed to a new five-year deal with Utah to keep on coaching the Utes’ men’s basketball team, worth $1.4 million per year.
Let’s talk spring football now, and we’ll start with the last team on the docket Saturday, when the Bruins take the field at 5 p.m. PT. Of course, you can watch the Bru Cru (and everyone else) on the Pac-12 Networks, and one note to consider in Westwood is that UCLA football will lean on Myles Jack and tweaks to its defensive scheme to make up for the fact that Anthony Barr ain’t on campus no mo’.
Washington State goes on at 1 p.m. PT, and the Crimson and Gray game marks a return for Connor Halliday to Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane. The gunslinger played a lot of high school games there.
Cal has a spring event going down as well (and it starts the day at 11 a.m.), but on the hardwood, Ricky Kreklow will transfer to another school for his senior season. Also, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Ted Agu died of a heart ailment called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, citing the Alameda County coroner’s office.
This is a few days old now, but since we’re talking about spring football, House of Sparky announced its all-spring practice team for Arizona State and named Kyle Middlebrooks the MVP of the spring session.
Bruce Feldman does a lil Q&A with former Stanford lineman and current NFL draft prospect Cameron Fleming, and Fleming looks back at the amazing Stanford rise over the course of his time on The Farm.
There’s a whole lot about football that’s an absolute grind, but Washington wide receiver Jaydon Mickens keeps football fun for the Huskies.
I feel like talking a lil’ softball now, so I’ll let you know that the hot-hitting Arizona Wildcats are “amped up” for their series against Utah. Arizona belted nine homers in a doubleheader sweep of New Mexico State Wednesday.
It’s the Civil War in baseball this weekend (and rivalry week in the Pac-12 on the diamond overall), so watch this video of Oregon reliever Jake Reed talking about his role pitching against Oregon State. Additionally, here are five things to watch for in the Civil War (from an Oregon perspective, of course!).
Upset that I provided two Oregon links for the Civil War, Beaver supporter? Fear not, because No. 5 Oregon State has the edge over No. 19 Oregon. You can read this preview in peace now.
Don’t read this link if you went or still go to UCLA: USC baseball had a commanding 10-0 win in the opening game of its series against the Bruins Thursday night. The Trojans have now won seven straight.