A’s top draft pick Kyler Murray signed a contract to play baseball but will go back to school for one last year of football as the quarterback at the University of Oklahoma.
Stock report: On ‘panic’ over the revenue gap, summer star power and a boost for rookie QBs (think: UCLA, WSU)
by: Jon Wilner — Mercury News 14 Jun
A weekly assessment of Pac-12 news, quasi-news and (occasional) non-news … Rising: Freshman quarterbacks. The NCAA’s new ‘redshirt rule,’ which was announced Wednesday and allows …
by: Vytas Mazeika — Mercury News 14 Jun
St. Francis sophomore Nicole Oliva with top-10 finishes in events dominated by 5-time gold medalist Katie Ledecky
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by: The Associated Press — Mercury News 14 Jun
The family of incoming Cal linebacker Chris Fatilua says his injury stemmed from an accident Monday in San Diego.
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by: Jon Wilner — Mercury News 13 Jun
Like so many football programs, Arizona is searching for advantages in recruiting and opportunities to engage fans. To address the former issue, the Wildcats are constructing an indoor practice fac…
Mark Schubert is a legend for making US swimmers champions, but did he fail when they needed him most?
by: Scott Reid — Mercury News 12 Jun
Dozens of interviews and thousands of pages of documents provide a portrait of a complex coach, a man beloved and despised, respected and feared, who has often struggled to navigate a culture withi…
... owledge, took no action.” Quick died in 2009. Schubert replaced Quick as the Longhorns women’s coach in October 1988, and Currin told him the story soon after. Dec ...
by: Jon Wilner — Mercury News 12 Jun
* The following commentary appeared last week in the Hotline newsletter and has been republished (and updated) here … The Hotline recently addressed the possibility of Las Vegas assuming a more sig…
The Heisman Trophy, the Pac-12 Networks, and the exposure equation for Khalil Tate and Justin Herbert
by: Jon Wilner — Mercury News 11 Jun
Late last week, the Westgate Superbook released opening odds for the 2018 Heisman Trophy, with Stanford tailback Bryce Love as the betting favorite. That’s not necessarily the ideal spot. Whe…
Stock report: Utah’s AD hire, Mike Hopkins’ gesture, WSU’s budget, ASU’s spending and the Pac-12’s creative side
by: Jon Wilner — Mercury News 7 Jun
A weekly assessment of Pac-12 news, quasi-news and (occasional) non-news … Rising: Utah athletics. For the first time since the Reagan administration, Utah has a new athletic director. I’ll admit s…
by: Vytas Mazeika — Mercury News 7 Jun
Hoerner, Bubic taken on Day 1; Serra catcher Barstad selected by Marlins in 6th round
... I’ve ever made in my life,” said Hoerner, a three-year starter for the No. 5 Cardinal (46-12), which saw its season end Sunday after losing a regional to Cal Stat ...
by: Cicero Estrella — Mercury News 6 Jun
While announcing her first pregnancy, Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin started slowly but finished with a flourish. The Bay Area native took to social media to promote her new wine line, Gaderian, …
by: Jon Wilner — Mercury News 6 Jun
* The following commentary appeared recently in the Hotline newsletter and has been republished (and updated) here for readers who missed the original … The Pac-12 took a step Monday that would be …
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