Roundup: Ashley turns pro; Larry K gets extension

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It’s official now – Arizona basketball forward Brandon Ashley declared for the NBA draft. The Wildcats were an impressive 94-17 in his three years in Tucson.


Utah basketball coach Larry Kyrstkowiak agreed to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season, and he’ll now make $2.4 million per year. Good stuff.


Colorado men’s basketball has a plan to deal with Jaron Hopkins transferring out of the program, writes Brian Howell. Colorado announced Hopkins’ intentions to transfer on Wednesday.

Arizona State

Doug Haller writes that Bobby Hurley is becoming a strong candidate for the Arizona State basketball head coaching job. Hurley is 42-20 in two years at Buffalo, leading the Bulls to the NCAA tournament this season.


Cal’s Ryan Murphy was named Pac-12 Men’s Swimmer of the Year, the conference announced Wednesday. The sophomore won NCAA and conference titles in the 100 and 200 backstroke.


Is USC quarterback Cody Kessler a potential Heisman Trophy candidate? Our Mike Yam, Yogi Roth and Curtis Conway ponder this question on “Pac-12 Football Weekly: Digital Edition.”

Washington State

Jeff Nusser of CougCenter examines Connor Halliday’s NFL draft prospects. He figures to go in the late rounds or be an undrafted free agent.


Former Michigan football head coach Brady Hoke was watching Oregon practice Wednesday. Andrew Greif reports that Hoke has been visiting teams across the land, including trips to Tennessee and TCU.


The AP’s Antonio Gonzalez tells us that the Stanford defense is undergoing a major overhaul this spring. He points out that right now Stanford is practicing with just one player who has started a game for the Cardinal (Blake Martinez).

Oregon State

David Lombardi features Oregon State running back Storm Woods, who is gearing up for his final season in Corvallis. Dude already has more than 2,000 rushing yards and almost 1,000 receiving yards for his career.


Ted Miller is of the opinion that UCLA will have a good ground game for whoever turns out to be the starting quarterback. Paul Perkins led the Pac-12 in rushing, for starters.


Mason Kelley gives us the details on Psalm Wooching and Cameron Van Winkle’s adventures in the offseason. Not sure how Chris Petersen feels about Wooching hanging from a cliff with one hand.

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