Roundup: Special connection between Miller and McConnell
Arizona continues its quest for the Final Four Thursday night with a Sweet 16 matchup against Xavier (7:15 p.m. PT, TBS), and Sam Vecenie of CBS Sports discusses the relationship between Sean Miller and T.J. McConnell. Pittsburgh roots run deep for the both of ‘em.
Here are statements by USC and Pat Haden reacting to the release of the Todd McNair documents. USC feels it was unfairly targeted by the NCAA.
Check out this Los Angeles Times feature on UCLA basketball guard Isaac Hamilton. The Bruins match wits with Gonzaga Friday night.
Adam Butler of Pac Hoops (and pac-12.com fame) gives us a Duke-Utah Sweet 16 preview. Also, Kyle Goon writes that the Utes are “soaking up” the experience of being in the NCAA tournament.
Cal football added UC Davis and Cal Poly to its future schedules, playing the Aggies in 2019 and Mustangs in 2020 (both in Berkeley, of course).
In addition to booking future dates with TCU, Colorado also added a series with Texas A&M. The Buffs will head to College Station in 2020 and the Aggies will make the return trip to Boulder in 2021.
Kevin Gemmell believes that the Washington State quarterback competition could go on for a while. The Cougars begin spring practice Thursday, and Mike Leach said that Luke Falk and Peyton Bender will be gunning for the No. 1 spot.
This is pretty cool – former Stanford wide receiver Chris Owusu was one of a handful of New York Jets to help a teen girl ask a boy out to prom (he said yes). Here’s a video package of it courtesy of CNN.
Charli Turner Thorne and her women's hoops squad are head to North Carolina after their final practice in Tempe yesterday before the Sweet 16.The Sun Devils are taking on Florida State Friday night at 6:30 PT.
Oregon State pitcher Kevin Flemer powered the Beavers past San Jose State 8-2 Wednesday night, needing just 83 pitches to retire 20 Spartans. Not bad for your first career start, eh?
Want six newcomers to watch during spring practice for Oregon football? Andrew Greif has you covered. Oregon begins spring ball Monday.
Adam Jude of the Seattle Times gives us a preview of the Washington football offense in the spring. Practice gets underway Monday for the Dawgs as well.