Roundup: A Bruin becomes a Devil
Nice boost to the Sun Devils courtesy of the Bruins – former UCLA wide receiver Devin Lucien is transferring to Arizona State. As a graduate transfer, he can play immediately after graduating from UCLA. Also, Arizona State basketball scheduled a home-and-home series with Creighton.
The Oregon athletic department and its athletes across various sports made this thank-you video for Marcus Mariota to show appreciation for the man who won the Heisman Trophy and led the Ducks to the inaugural College Football Playoff title game.
Washington basketball forward Jernard Jarreau is transferring, according to Evan Daniels of Scout and confirmed by a UW spokesperson. He intends to play closer to his native New Orleans (Percy Allen with the write-up here).
USC men’s golf leads after the first day of the Pac-12 Championships, sporting a six-stroke edge over Arizona State after 36 holes (two rounds were played).
After taking two of three from Arizona State, Utah softball is ranked for the first time since 2001, checking in at No. 24 in the ESPN/USA Softball top 25.
UCLA student Danny Siegel spoke with ESPN about getting leveled by Myles Jack for his campaign video to get votes for student government (video is embedded in the link for your convenience; thanks, Worldwide Leader).
As the NFL draft nears (Thursday-Saturday), Gina Mizell tells us that former Oregon State cornerback Steven Nelson is projected to go in the fourth round by NFL.com. The league’s site also has Sean Mannion going in the fifth round and Obum Gwacham going in the seventh.
New defensive coordinator Alex Grinch stresses Washington State’s need to create more turnovers in this David Lombardi link. The Cougs picked off just three passes in 2014, and just one came from a DB.
Daniel Berk does a little Q&A with Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez to talk about how spring practice went.
Not surprisingly, Cal basketball’s Tyrone Wallace was named team MVP at the team’s awards dinner Monday night.
Colorado basketball is working to establish a new attitude in its offseason workouts. The Buffs are coming off their first losing season under Tad Boyle.
Fred Kerber of the New York Post writes that the Brooklyn Nets need to hold on to Brook Lopez. The former Stanford standout had 26 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in Brooklyn’s OT win over the Atlanta Hawks Monday night to even the series at 2-2; Lopez can opt out of the final year of his contract and hit the free agent market this summer.