Roundup: Where will Conforto go in the MLB draft?

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The MLB draft begins with the first of its approximately 750 rounds Thursday, and this is what the experts are saying about Michael Conforto in the 2014 MLB draft: Most of them have him going in the top 10 with a couple of outlets projecting him to go as high as fourth overall to the Lovable Losers.

Arizona

While we’re here, AZ Desert Swarm gives us a complete list of current Arizona Wildcats and commits eligible for the MLB draft.

Utah

And hey, one more MLB draft link – Ute pitcher Mitch Watrous leads this year’s local MLB draft hopefuls. Baseball America lists Watrous as the No. 167 prospect.

Washington

Sure, Washington baseball might have been eliminated in the regionals at Ole Miss, but Gregg Bell writes that the proud and “absolute class” Huskies wowed the South. They actually got cheered by the Ole Miss fans after the final game of the Oxford regional. And Czech out this hashtag from an Ole Miss fan: #BUTwearekidnappingGreggBell! Uh-oh, Gregg, think you could swing some Rebels features?

Stanford

Super regional play begins Friday, and Stanford football safety Zach Hoffpauir is making a mark on Stanford baseball. Dude is hitting .332 on the season.

UCLA

Yo son, Zach LaVine recorded a 46-inch vertical at a workout with the Los Angeles Lakers. That’s uh… that’s… pretty good.

USC

Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports reports that Michigan is expected to land USC transfer RB Ty Isaac.

California

USA Today writes that Cal finds little company in its push to cut subsidies. According to the article, Cal is one of five public universities in Division I to have trimmed subsidies for sports in each of the last three years.

Oregon

Getting it done on the field, in the class, in the community and in the bank, Oregon’s athletic department revenue ranks ninth nationally in 2013 at more than $115 million. That total also leads the Pac-12 (revenue totals were not reported from Stanford and USC, as they are private universities). Get that moola, baby.

Washington State

Let’s check out this video on Washington State with Habitat for Humanity. Also, CougCenter believes that WSU’s new football operations building has plenty of “wow factor.”

Arizona State

Arizona State football continues to schedule tough non-conference opponents, writes Doug Haller. He also points out that ASU played the toughest schedule in the nation according to ESPN’s “Championship Drive Ratings.” Dates with Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Michigan State await in the near future, while BYU and LSU are on the more-distant horizon.

Colorado

With just one season under its belt, Colorado is laying a sound foundation for success in women’s lacrosse. How many teams do you see posting a winning record in their first year of existence?

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