Roundup: How Oregon made the Final Four without Chris Boucher

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Brian Hamilton of Sports Illustrated gives us the skinny on how Oregon made the Final Four without Chris Boucher, and he tells us that it’s more about what the Ducks didn’t change than what they did change.


Let the talking begin – Lonzo Ball said he’s better than Markelle Fultz in an interview on ESPN 710 LA Tuesday. Multiple experts have Fultz going No. 1 overall and Ball going second in the 2017 NBA Draft.


Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated has Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas going fourth overall in his latest NFL Mock Draft but acknowledges that he might be swooped up by San Francisco with the No. 2 pick.


Percy Allen of The Seattle Times reports that Matisse Thybulle will return to the Washington men’s basketball team. Thybulle was fourth on the team in scoring last year at 10.5 points per game and led the Pac-12 with 65 steals.

Arizona State

Sweet – the legendary Barry Bonds threw out the first pitch at Arizona State’s game against UNLV Tuesday. Before he became the MLB home run king, he was a star in Tempe.


Reacting to the news that the University of Utah is conducting a study to see if it should enlarge its football venue, Kurt Kragthorpe opines that Utah needs to expand Rice-Eccles Stadium.


Pat Rooney previews Colorado lacrosse’s game at Delaware Wednesday. After that, the 10-0 and fourth-ranked Buffs pay nationally-ranked Stony Brook a visit.  

Oregon State

Chantel Jennings lets us know that head football coach Gary Andersen is setting big goals for Oregon State’s defense in 2017, as he wants his Beavs to hit that magic No. 60 – combined sacks and turnovers forced for a season.


Hear from USC beach volleyball coach Anna Collier after the Trojans swept Cal 5-0 Tuesday in Los Angeles on Pac-12 Networks. The 17-0 Trojans have won 47 consecutive duals.


David Lombardi looks at the three best skill-position players for Arizona football, giving us some info on QB Brandon Dawkins, RB Nick Wilson and WR Shun Brown.

Washington State

Jacob Thorpe recaps Washington State’s first spring practice in full pads.


The folks at California Golden Blogs connect with the Boise State SB Nation blog to get a feel for how new head coach Justin Wilcox was as Boise State’s defensive coordinator.

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