Roundup: Oregon men's basketball bans three players from team activities

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Andrew Greif of The Oregonian reports that Oregon men’s basketball player Damyean Dotson is suspended following a rape investigation that won’t lead to criminal charges. Brandon Austin and Dominic Artis also are "not currently participating in any team activities," per the school. It has been reported elsewhere that Artis will transfer.

UPDATE: Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens and Vice President for Student Affairs Robin Holmes have issued a statement addressing the timing of the university's response to the incident investigated by Eugene police, which took place in early March. Oregon President Michael Gottfredson characterizes the incident as one of "sexual violence" in a article posted at noon PT.

SECONDARY UPDATE: Lane Country District Attorney Alex Gardner has released a statement explaining why the three players were not charged.

Oregon State

Now that Oregon State needs a new head men’s basketball coach, Gary Parrish of CBS Sports thinks former UCLA head honcho Ben Howland would be a good fit for the Beavers.


T-minus 48 hours and some change to the 2014 NFL draft, and a “hungry” Keith Price is out to prove his doubters wrong. This is a diary post written by “Teeth” himself that has been published by USA Today.


Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports breaks down David Shaw’s argument that the SEC should play nine games. Also, here’s a Trent Murphy sizzle reel. He appears to be a pretty good football player, this Murphy fella.


The Salt Lake Tribune takes a look at former Utah defensive back Keith McGill’s draft prospects. It looks like McGill will be gone by sometime in the third round.


As Lost Lettermen points out, USC has produced the most first-round draft picks since 2004 with 15.


Former Arizona Wildcat Gilbert Arenas mocked Roy Hibbert on Instagram Monday night after Hibbert put together a subpar performance in Indiana’s game 1 loss to the Washington Wizards. Mean-spirited? One hundred percent. Funny? You bet.


Time for a golf clap for Cal’s Brandon Hagy, winner the 2014 Byron Nelson Award. Hagy is the first Cal golfer to win the award bestowed upon a graduating senior who excels on the course and in the classroom and demonstrates high character.

Arizona State

Arizona State has hired René Lyst as its head coach for gymnastics. She comes to Tempe by way of Arkansas and replaces the retired John Spini.


With the first season of Colorado lacrosse in the books, Brian Howell reports that head coach Ann Elliott and the Buffs built a solid foundation. The Buffs wrapped up their inaugural campaign 11-8 and finished third in the 10-team MPSF.


Jack Wang gives us a post-spring position outlook of the UCLA defensive line. Plenty of talent to be had up front.

Washington State

Washington State is emphasizing nutrition in athletics, Jacob Thorpe writes.