Roundup: Dinwiddie preparing for NBA draft

Colorado

The NBA Draft is coming up at the end of the month, and former Colorado guard Spencer Dinwiddie is embracing the process, writes Brian Howell. A lot of plane flights in Dinwiddie’s life right now as he continues to rehab that knee.

Stanford

The New York Times did an article on Stanford golfer Maverick McNealy playing at the U.S. Open with his father as his caddy. (Also, don't forget that Father's Day is this Sunday.) McNealy shot a 4-over 74 in the first round Thursday.

Oregon

So Oregon leads the team standings at the NCAA track and field championships after two days, but it’s pretty close for the dudes. The men have a two-point lead over Georgia, while the women are up nine on Florida. Just another Pac-12/SEC battle, y’all.

Washington State

Washington State is happy to report that Martin Stadium will get new FieldTurf, but it won’t have both crimson and gray end zones as some websites reported earlier this week if the headlining photo is any indication.

USC

Now that the sanctions are over, Michael Weinreb of Sports on Earth thinks that it’s time for USC football to move past the Pete Carroll era.

Washington

In his latest “Unleashed,” Gregg Bell features Liberty Bracken, a Washington athletics academic advisor who has been recognized nationally for her work. Graduation ceremonies take place this weekend for the Huskies.

Arizona

Arizona wide receiver Garic Wharton has left the program, reports Daniel Berk of the Arizona Daily Star.

Arizona State

Arizona State basketball guard Shaquielle McKissic is relieved and thrilled to have another year of eligibility (the NCAA granted it to him in April), writes Tyler Lockman of FOX Sports Arizona. It’s been a while, Tyler. Good to have you back in the roundup (props to ASU media relations director Doug Tammaro for the suggestion).

Oregon State

Here’s a tentative 2014-15 Oregon State men’s basketball Pac-12 schedule, or as osubeavers.com puts it, “Men’s Pac-12 hoops schedule set… sort of.” Conference play starts and ends with the Quacks.

Utah

Utah reported 99 NCAA violations since 2010, but the vast majority of them are minor. Like, very, very minor. Nothing to really worry about here. Move along.

California

Rush the Court gives us a post-mortem on the 2013-14 California men’s basketball season. While we’re on the subject, Justin Cobbs said that the Cal players were surprised by Mike Montgomery’s retirement.

UCLA

If you were to sit down and have a cup of coffee with Ted Miller, chances are that sometime during your conversation, he’d tell you that UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks is ready to lead the Bruins’ defense.