SAN FRANCISCO – Brandon Ashley was back in the Bay on Thursday, answering questions about the broken foot that ended his season in 2013-14. He said during his 2014-15 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Media Day podium appearance that he got over the injury quickly, went head-first into rehab and is now 100 percent healthy.
Joseph Young will carry Oregon on the court, but he knows he needs to find ways for an inexperienced team to come together.
Pac-12 defenses knew when they played Washington State last year that DaVonté Lacy was the man to stop, but knowing did nothing. Lacy was a 19-point per game scorer, so opposing teams shouldn't feel good about what Lacy has been working on this summer.
With 25 more pounds of muscle on his frame gained over the last year, Jovanovic took his talents to China and flourished with the Pac-12 All-Star team. He led the team in scoring at 11 points per game as the Pac-12ers went 3-0 against Chinese universities and pro teams.
With No. 6 Oregon football now in the driver's seat of the conference, some people are asking whether the Ducks have staying power.
A self-evaluation made it clear: the Cardinal would have to ditch the triangle offense that's led it to so much success over the past decade-plus. So former NBA coach Mike D'Antoni dropped in to teach his philosophies at Cardinal practices.
Taryn Wicijowski had big plans heading into the 2013-14 campaign. She certainly didn’t see herself proudly proclaiming at 2014-15 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Media Day that she has been at Utah longer than Anthony Levrets has been the Utes’ head coach.
UCLA, Stanford, Cal and USC have top-20 recruiting classes according to ESPN, and Washington State coach June Daugherty is willing to say which is the best. It's none of the above.
All in all, Mike Neighbors did a pretty good job in his first year as head coach at Washington. Neighbors, however, had a much different self-assessment of the 2013-14 season.
Scott Rueck’s success as Oregon State women’s basketball coach has provided him with a big voice in the Corvallis community, and he has done his part to make a positive impact off the Gill Coliseum hardwood.