Roundup: No regrets for Jakob Poeltl
Nearing the end of a stellar sophomore season, Jakob Poeltl has no regrets about returning to Utah, notes Kyle Goon. Good read here.
Awesome – Former Arizona guard and Arizona assistant coach Damon Stoudamire has been named head coach at Pacific, Gary Parrish of CBS Sports reports. Stoudamire penned a piece for The Players' Tribune talking about what he's learned during his playing and coaching career, culminating with his hire at UOP.
Take a look at Sports Illustrated's NCAA Tournament team preview on Cal. The Golden Bears get high marks on their defense, but Gabriel Baumgaertner cites the team's youth and inexperience as a potential stumbling block.
The Statesman-Journal gives a tour of the Oregon Ducks' NCAA Tournament history. In case you didn't know – the "Webfoots" won the first NCAA Tournament way back in 1939, knocking off Ohio State in the title game.
The Washington State athletic department posted a deficit of more than $13 million for the second straight year, reports Jacob Thorpe. AD Bill Moos said the deficit is due to lower-than-expected TV revenues and mandates from the Pac-12 and NCAA.
Oregon State men’s basketball forward Tres Tinkle will not play in the first week of the NCAA Tournament, reports Danny Moran. Tinkle has missed the last four games with a right foot injury.
Zach Helfand of the Los Angeles Times relives Andy Enfield’s 2013 Sweet 16 run at Florida Gulf Coast. The Eagles, by the way, won their First Four game Tuesday night and will play North Carolina in a 1-16 matchup, while USC plays Providence (FGCU and USC would meet in the second round if they both win).
Hasn’t been a good week for coaches with ties to Stanford – former Stanford basketball player and Cardinal assistant Eric Reveno was fired from his post as head coach of Portland. Reveno coached the Pilots for 10 seasons.
Kyle Bonagura reports that linebacker Myles Jack says he’s “80 percent” at UCLA’s pro day. Jack was cleared to resume all physical activities a little less than a week ago.
So the Washington football team ended winter conditioning by racing up the Space Needle, going up all 832 steps of it (Chantel Jennings).
Robby Kalland of CBS Sports picks Ralphie as the toughest live mascot in the nation in his mascot madness bracket.
Arizona State baseball won on a walk-off against Meiji University Tuesday night on Pac-12 Networks, and here’s the recap. Andrew Snow had the game-winning hit for ASU.