Roundup: USC expects Chimezie Metu to be eligible the rest of the year

John McGillen


Joey Kaufman reports that USC expects forward Chimezie Metu to be eligible the remainder of the season. Head coach Andy Enfield said he has "no concern at all" about Metu's eligibility.

Oregon State

Oregon State men’s basketball coach Wayne Tinkle believes it “makes sense” for college athletes to be able to make money for the use of their likeness while in college. Danny Moran has the story.


Oregon women’s basketball guard Sabrina Ionescu was named Pac-12 Player of the Year, while Satou Sabally was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, the Pac-12 announced Tuesday night. Other top conference honors went to Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer for Coach of the Year and Brittany McPhee for Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while UCLA’s Jordin Canada was named Defensive Player of the Year.


Stanford confirmed Tuesday that quarterback K.J. Costello will miss spring practice but is expected to be full-go for training camp in August.


UCLA football coach Chip Kelly officially filled his first coaching staff in Westwood, adding Justin Frye as offensive line coach and Derek Sage as tight ends coach (NBC Sports).

Washington State

Washington State football also rounded out its coaching staff with the announced hirings of Mason Miller (offensive line), Matt Brock (special teams), Steve Spurrier, Jr. (outside receivers), and Tyson Brown (strength and conditioning).


Forget what the national media is saying, Utah men’s basketball head coach Larry Krystkowiak thinks the Pac-12 is a strong conference this year. Dirk Facer of the Deseret News has more.

Arizona State

Arizona State gymnast Cairo Leonard-Baker was named Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Week for the fifth time this season, joining Utah’s MyKayla Skinner and Cal’s Toni-Ann Williams as the only three gymnasts in Pac-12 history to earn the honor five or more times in a season.


Arizona announced Tuesday that three track & field athletes are advancing to the NCAA Indoor Championships March 9-10 in College Station, Texas. Claire Green and Carlos Villarreal will each run in the mile event, women's and men's, respectively, while Jordan Geist is slated to compete for a shout put title.


Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News writes that former Washington defensive tackle Vita Vea is a good fit for the Buffalo Bills. However, many prognosticators have Vea going before the Bills’ first pick at No. 21 in the first round. Oh just what are the Bills to do?


New Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden says he is “counting on” Marshawn Lynch in 2018. The former Golden Bear rushed for 652 yards and 4.6 yards per carry over the last eight games of the season for the Raiders in 2017.


Brian Howell features Colorado senior linebacker Rick Gamboa, who has amassed 292 tackles in his collegiate career.

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