Roundup: Jonathan Smith rounds out coaching staff for first year with Oregon State football
Head football coach Jonathan Smith announced the final two additions to his staff Wednesday. Greg Burns will serve as Smith's secondary coach and Michael Pitre will coach the running backs. Pitre was a standout at UCLA from 2004-06.
More football coaching news from the Willamette Valley. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday that former Oregon HC Mark Helfrich has accepted a job as offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears. It'll be Helfrich's first NFL experience. Andrew Greif has more.
Former Wildcat Lauri Markkanen made 8 3-pointers in a monster game Wednesday for the Bulls against the Knicks. It's the most 3-pointers made by a 7-footer since Dirk Nowitzki (CBSSports.com story).
Cal men's soccer alum Nick Lima will get a chance to potentially represent Team USA on the pitch as he was one of 30 athletes invited to the USMNT January Camp held in Carson, California. The defender made 20 of 22 starts for the San Jose Earthquakes during his rookie season.
Cougar football will have eight players participating in senior all-star games this month. Impressive stuff for WSU's departing class.
Fun story from Doug Haller: Bobby Hurley is never one to shroud his intensity during games. Turns out many of the players feed off their coach's unique energy.
Men's basketball coach Tad Boyle will receive a one-year contract extension to stay in Boulder through the 2022-23 season, Pat Rooney reported Wednesday. The automatic contract addition is likely going to be approved by the Board of Regents in February.
Men's volleyball beat UC Irvine for their fourth straight win to open the season Wednesday. Get the lowdown on all the action in this Pac-12 Networks video recap.
Interesting piece from The Salt Lake Tribune's Lynn Worthy on Larry Krystkowiak's men's hoops coaching staff and its cohesion over the years. As Worthy details, no other unit in the Pac-12 has spent more years together.
The Trojans football program announced Wednesday that offensive lineman Toa Lobendahn and linebacker Cameron Smith will both return for their senior seasons. That's certainly good news for the Trojans, who earned the highest Pac-12 ranking (No. 12) in the final AP Top 25 poll this week.
Chris Petersen hired Will Harris to serve as the Huskies' 10th assistant coach on Wednesday. Harris, who will move from San Jose State to Seattle, will coach the defensive backs.
Still trying to figure out how Daejon Davis drained that halfcourt buzzer-beater against USC? Our very own Ashley Adamson caught up with Davis and Reid Travis this week in this Pac-12 Networks video. Tom FitzGerald also details a bit more of Davis' background and trip home to battle Washington this weekend.
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