Roundup: Clarendon goes in first round
The WNBA Draft happened last night, and three Pac-12 players went in the draft. One of those three went in the first round, as Layshia Clarendon was selected ninth overall by the Indiana Fever. She might be joining the reigning WNBA champions, but the people in Indiana believe Clarendon could provide immediate help.
The next Pac-12er up was Arizona's Davellyn Whyte - she went 16th overall to San Antonio (fourth pick of the second round). With that selection, Whyte became the highest draft pick to ever come out of the Arizona women's basketball program.
Lastly, Chucky Jeffery was taken as the last pick in the second round by the Minnesota Lynx. She also joins a pretty good team (all right, more than pretty good) - the Lynx have been to the WNBA Finals the last two years, winning it in 2011 and falling to the Fever in 2012.
Some men's basketball news to get to. First, some good news for Beavers fans, as Eric Moreland is returning to Oregon State for his junior year. He nearly averaged a double-double last season and is already second all-time in Beaver history in career blocks.
You know who else is staying on campus? UCLA's Kyle Anderson, who is coming back for his sophomore season. This was confirmed yesterday by Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com after similar reports surfaced a couple weeks back.
Interesting feature on new USC head men's basketball coach Andy Enfield coaching like nobody's business. You've probably heard the story in some form or another by this point, but this is a good streamlined article that has every public story about the man in one place.
Over to the gridiron now. Oregon is looking to keep it rolling with a new head coach, and Mark Helfrich really likes the symmetry his staff has right now. Watch the video for more nuggets of wisdom from the new sheriff in Eugene. Still a little bit of a wait until the Ducks' spring game.
Cougar fan? Still don't quite hold a grasp on the Air Raid? Fear not, then, because CougCenter has just released the latest installment of its Air Raid playbook series, this time explaining the wheel.
The spring game is coming up Saturday for the Dawgs, and the defense shone in last weekend's dress rehearsal for it.
Been a hectic year-plus for Chris Thomsen: Head coach at Abilene Christian, running backs coach at Arizona State for six weeks, offensive line coach at Texas Tech, interim head coach for Texas Tech's bowl game and now back to Tempe. Hear all about it in Fox Sports Arizona's Q&A with Arizona State offensive line coach Chris Thomsen.
As Utah prepares for the NCAA women's gymnastics championships this weekend at Pauley Pavilion, Georgia Dabritz is still trying to conquer her beam demons. The sophomore has fallen off the beam in the last two meets and five times out of 12 this season.
Lastly, congratulations are in order for Stanford wrestling coach Jason Borrelli receiving a contract extension. Details not disclosed for the to-be sixth-year man in charge whose 42 career dual wins is the most in a five-year span by any coach in school history. Good dude right here.
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