Roundup: Oregon State pursuing extensions for Tinkle, Rueck

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Oregon State

Danny Moran reports that Oregon State is “aggressively pursuing” contract extensions for Scott Rueck and Wayne Tinkle. Hath been a banner year for Beaver hoops.


Former Stanford basketball coach Johnny Dawkins has been named the head coach at UCF, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports. Dawkins coached at Stanford for eight seasons, taking the Cardinal to the NCAA Tournament once (Sweet 16 in 2014).


With his alma mater looking for a new head honcho, Sean Miller said he’s staying at Arizona in a statement released Tuesday on his Twitter account.


The Washington women’s basketball team’s depth will be tested against Kentucky in the Sweet 16, writes Adam Jude. The Dawgs have gone with a six-player rotation as of late, one time not using a sub until well into the fourth quarter in a Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament game. Oh, and Jude also says that Kelsey Plum won’t enter the WNBA Draft after the season and will return to Montlake for her senior year.


Jack Wang details UCLA AD Dan Guerrero’s remarks to fans who want to see Steve Alford replaced. “We’re not all about a coaching carousel every two or three years. We’re about building a program and doing our best to build our program the right way,” Guerrero said, further adding that UCLA’s sub-.500 season is just one bad year after two Sweet 16 appearances.


Sports Illustrated ranks Oregon men’s basketball sixth in its Sweet 16 power rankings, with a couple of No. 2 seeds in Oklahoma and Villanova along with the other No. 1 seeds listed above the Ducks.


Jeff Faraudo points out that a fan has created an online petition in support of Cal basketball coach Cuonzo Martin. Link to the petition is inside the link above. #Linkception


Kareem Copeland of the Associated Press writes that Utah football starts spring practice with new faces at critical positions. Quarterback is the big one, but the Utes also have to replace Devontae Booker and two key receivers. Combined, as Copeland points out, nearly 90 percent of the offensive production is gone.

Washington State

Jacob Thorpe gives us five things to watch during Washington State spring football practice. Spring practices begin Thursday leading up to the Crimson and Gray Game April 23.


Brian Howell checks in on Colorado wide receiver Shay Fields and the state of the offense during spring practice. Sounds like the tempo is up in Boulder.

Arizona State

David Lombardi takes a look at the state of the Arizona State football program. A lot of staff changes in Tempe under Todd Graham.


We’ve got some lacrosse for you on Pac-12 Network Wednesday afternoon, so shore up for USC-Dartmouth (2 p.m. PT/3 p.m. MT) by reading the USC women’s lacrosse game notes. Eighth-ranked USC is a perfect 7-0 this year, the best start in the four-year history of the program.

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