Roundup: Andrew Luck gets paid
CTC baby – former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck signed a 6-year, $140 million contract extension with the Indianapolis Colts. A whopping $87 million of it is guaranteed, making Luck the highest-paid player in the NFL by guaranteed salary. #stackthatcheese #makethatbread
We STILL don’t have a winner in Omaha, because Game 3 of the College World Series was postponed until Thursday due to bad weather. First pitch is set for 10:08 a.m. PT/11:08 a.m. MT. Also, five-star men's basketball recruit Terrance Ferguson will turn pro internationally instead of attending Arizona in the fall, as announced by Sean Miller in a statement Thursday.
Incoming freshman men’s basketball guard Kobe Paras withdrew from UCLA Wednesday after he failed to meet certain academic conditions that were part of his admission to the school.
Nice get – former UCONN hooper and Arizona girls basketball Gatorade Player of the Year Courtney Ekmark is transferring to Arizona State. The 6-0 guard will sit out next year and have two years of eligibility remaining starting in 2017-18. Jeff Metcalfe has more.
CSN Bay Area’s Monte Poole reports that the Golden State Warriors are frustrated with Andrew Bogut, which could lead the team to trading him if the Dubs are able to land Kevin Durant and need to shed salary. Apparently his injury troubles and lack of statistical production are at the base of the issue.
Andrew Greif catches up with Oregon’s Devon Allen as he prepares for the US Olympic trials in Eugene. The football player is also a three-time NCAA high hurdles champion and is hoping to head to Rio. There’s a video piece accompanying this link as well.
Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated whips up this feature on former USC wide receiver Mike Williams, who is now a high school coach in the Los Angeles area after a rocky pro career. Good read.
Keep this in the back of your mind, Cal fan – either ESPN or ESPN2 will broadcast Cal football’s season opener in Australia against Hawai’i (Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. PT/8 p.m. MT, which I think translates to either an 11 a.m. or noon local kickoff on Aug. 27 in Australia).
Washington women’s basketball has added Todd Schaefer as an assistant coach. He spent the last three seasons at Mississippi.
Washington State women’s basketball added Johanna Muzet to its 2016 recruiting class. The 6-0 guard from France will join the team in the fall.
Colorado football is hoping for an improved kicking game in 2016, notes Brian Howell. The Buffs had six kicks blocked in 2015.
Gina Mizell conducts a Q&A with Oregon State co-offensive coordinator Kevin McGiven, and in it, he has high praise for new starting QB Darrell Garretson.