Roundup: Poeltl declares for NBA Draft, Lynn Swann named USC AD
Jakob Poeltl announced that he’s declaring for the NBA Draft on Wednesday morning (Kareem Copeland of the Associated Press). He projects to be a surefire first-round pick and a likely lottery guy come June.
Pretty much at the exact same time, USC announced that Lynn Swann will be the Trojans’ next athletic director once Pat Haden steps down in June. Swann graduated from USC in 1973 and played on two Rose Bowl teams, winning a national championship in 1972. That was a huge couple of minutes for the Pac-12.
Buffalo Bills linebacker and former Stanford Cardinal A.J. Tarpley wrote about his decision to retire at the age of 23 for MMQB. A very thoughtful read from a guy who decided that he’s had too many concussions to continue playing.
Chantel Jennings lets us know that Washington receiver John Ross is making the most of his return to the team in the spring. He had to sit out most of last spring and the entire 2015 season with a left knee injury.
The 2015-16 college basketball campaign might be over, but Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller isn’t in offseason mode quite yet, writes Bruce Pascoe. Miller is busy trying to sign recruits for next year.
Here’s the first part of a Q&A with Oregon State men’s basketball coach Wayne Tinkle, courtesy of Danny Moran of The Oregonian/OregonLive.
Connor Letourneau features recent Cal basketball transfer commit Jordan Cornish, who is making his way to Berkeley from UNLV. He knows Counzo Martin from the days of being recruited by the Cal coach when he was at Tennessee.
Oregon football coach Mark Helfrich is against the ban of satellite camps, Tyson Alger of The Oregonian/OregonLive reports. Satellite camps (and now the ban of them) have been the talk of the college football offseason.
David Lombardi gives us the position battles to watch at Colorado. He believes that quarterback, kicker and running back are the three most pressing competitions.
Arizona State baseball defeated Arizona 7-5 Tuesday night in Tempe, and here is the Pac-12 Networks recap.
The Cronkite Sports Bureau delivers us this video piece on the mindset of UCLA women’s gymnastics heading into the NCAA Championships in Fort Worth, Texas.
Jacob Thorpe dissects a changing Washington State depth chart.