Roundup: Oregon's Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey turning pro
Two days after Tyler Dorsey declared for the NBA Draft and hired an agent, Oregon's Dillon Brooks also declared for the NBA Draft and hired an agent, so those two are turning pro. Best of luck to them at the next level.
Arizona men’s basketball freshman Rawle Alkins will test the NBA Draft waters but will not hire an agent, he announced on Twitter Wednesday morning:
— Rawle Alkins (@Iam_RawleAlkins) April 12, 2017
Earlier in the week, SI’s Pete Thamel reported that Washington extended football coach Chris Petersen’s contract by three additional years and raised his average annual salary to $4.875 million.
Ugh – Oregon State’s baseball game with Gonzaga was rained out Tuesday night, meaning the Beavers’ push to tie the conference record with 24 straight wins will have to wait until Thursday at Washington.
With the spring signing period beginning Wednesday, Ben Bolch dives into the UCLA men’s basketball recruiting class. A lot of talent might leave Westwood this year, but the Bruins are bringing in the No. 2 class in the country, according to Scout.
Read this Rusty Simmons Q&A with Cal AD Mike Williams. In it, he talks about hiring Justin Wilcox and Wyking Jones as football and men’s basketball head coaches, respectively, and also said that “our model is not sustainable” when asked about having to cut sports.
Watch Kerri Walsh Jennings speak about Stanford naming its beach volleyball courts after her thanks to the gift of an anonymous donor (Pac-12 Network).
Kurt Kragthorpe whips together this piece on Utah gymnast MyKayla Skinner, noting that she has the chance to become Utah’s first NCAA all-around champ since 1999.
It’s been a rough season by Arizona State baseball standards, but the Sun Devils beat UNLV 5-3 Tuesday in Phoenix to improve to 13-18 on the season (TheSunDevils.com). Eder Erives got his third save of the year after recording seven strikeouts in 3.2 scoreless innings on the bump.
Brian Howell features Colorado wide receiver Curtis Chiaverini, an incoming freshman whose father, Darrin, is co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach on the Buffs’ staff.
Jacob Thorpe breaks down the size advantage of Washington State wide receiver Isaiah Johnson-Mack in this article.
David Lombardi gives us the rundown on USC football’s best offensive players – QB Sam Darnold, RB Ronald Jones II and WR Deontay Burnett. It’s the top-rated trio in the conference, according to the ESPN Pac-12 Blog.