Roundup: Kevin Love opens up about mental health
Former UCLA men’s basketball star and current Cleveland Cavaliers all-star forward Kevin Love opens up about his panic attack and mental health in this article he pens for The Players’ Tribune. Great stuff here.
Tyler Hilinski’s family wrote a letter to the Washington State community, which you can find on CougCenter in the preceding link.
The Pac-12 men’s basketball year-end awards were handed out Monday, with Arizona’s Deandre Ayton winning Pac-12 Player of the Year and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. Shouts go out to U-Dub’s Matisse Thybulle for being named Pac-12 Defensive POTY, Washington State’s Robert Franks for getting Most Improved, Arizona State’s Remy Martin and CU’s Dominique Collier for being Co-Sixth Men of the Year, Stanford’s Dorian Pickens for Scholar-Athlete OTY and Washington’s Mike Hopkins for earning Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors in his first season.
CBS Sports bracketologist Jerry Palm writes that Stanford men’s basketball is a potential NCAA tournament “bid-stealer.” The Cardinal started out the season rough due to injuries but went 11-7 in the Pac-12 and has as good of a shot as anybody to win the Pac-12 Tournament, in Palm’s eyes.
Lynn Worthy writes that Utah men’s basketball exceeded expectations this year by nabbing the No. 3 seed at the Pac-12 Tournament. Larry Krystkowiak and the Utes were picked to finish seventh in the preseason poll.
Tyson Alger writes that Oregon men’s basketball coach Dana Altman is pleased with Payton Pritchard’s progression as a sophomore guard for the Ducks. Pritchard was named second team All-Pac-12 on Monday after averaging 14.6 points and 4.8 assists during the regular season.
Pat Rooney lets us know that former Colorado men’s basketball player Dustin Thomas was kicked off the Arkansas basketball team for a violation of team rules.
According to Rivals.com and linked here by NBC Sports, former Michigan offensive coordinator Tim Drevno will reportedly be the next running backs coach at USC.
Greg Moore of The Arizona Republic gives us this feature story on Arizona State football CEO Herm Edwards. #NewLeadershipModel all day.
Check out the Pac-12 Networks recap of Oregon State women’s gymnastics beating BYU 196.975-196.375 Monday night at Gill Coliseum.
Cal women’s lacrosse defeated Robert Morris 12-7 Monday night in Berkeley, improving to 4-2 to equal its best six-game start to a season since 2007. Eliza Christman led the way with four goals for the Golden Bears.
Washington women’s soccer’s Sam Kokoska was named a finalist for the Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar of the Year by Diverse Magazine, it was announced Monday. Props.