Ohio State Vs. Michigan State

24 May 19
News Directory

CLOSE Notre Dame and the Army are hosted by Michigan Wolverines, and it ends the season at home looking for the first win vs. Harbaugh Ohio State. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press The latest part of Michigan football comes in the 2020 recruitment class from a well-known place: Baltimore (Md.) St. Francis Academy. The back-line […]

24 May 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

CLOSE Black female cadets of the class of 2019 pose at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The cadets say they’re proud to be part of a milestone at the historic academy after four years of testing their limits. (Photo: Cadet Hallie H. Pound/U.S. Army via AP) Alabama Maritime archaeologist Kyle Lent examines a […]

24 May 19
Daily Republic

May 24– May 24–* The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from May 23, has been made available in archived form. CA vs. the NCAA Heats Up We noted earlier this week that the newsletter would publish on a Tuesday-Friday schedule through […]

24 May 19
Buckeyes Wire

Rob Oller | Ohio State could be receiving team for noon kickoffs on Fox https://t.co/INJMMubJ1U — BuckeyeXtra.com (@BuckeyeXtra) May 22, 2019 If you’re a traditionalist, the latest revelation and news that Fox will be slotting its best college football games in the Noon window this upcoming season is probably welcome news. Talk to anyone that […]

23 May 19
Daily Republic

May 23– May 23–* The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from May 23, has been made available in archived form. CA vs. the NCAA Heats Up We noted earlier this week that the newsletter would publish on a Tuesday-Friday schedule through […]

23 May 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
* The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from May 23, has been made available in archived form. CA vs. the NCAA Heats Up We noted earlier this week that the newsletter would publish on a Tuesday-Friday schedule through the summer unless news dictated a change. Welp, news has spoken, so here’s a rare Thursday edition … The California state senate took a major step toward legalizing Senate Bill 206, which would allow collegiate athletes at both public and private universities throughout the state to be compensated for the use of their name, image and likeness. “The Fair Pay to Play Act” is the brainchild of state senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), and on Wednesday the bill passed the senate by a 31-4 margin — a bipartisan blowout, if you will. “The California Senate has spoken loud and clear: Student athletes should enjoy the same right as all other students — to earn income from their talent,” Skinner said. “SB 206 gives our college athletes the same financial opportunity afforded to Olympic athletes.” The bill does not allow schools to compensate athletes directly. Rather, it would permit USC quarterback JT Daniels to be paid, for example, for endorsing Toyota of Anaheim. “SB 206 doesn’t require colleges to pay student athletes or incur any other costs,” Skinner said. “Instead, it will help relieve the financial pressure on young athletes to quit school and turn pro before they’ve completed their degrees.” According to this press release posted on Skinner’s website, the legislation: • Would prohibit the NCAA from banning California colleges and universities from intercollegiate sports if their athletes sign sponsorship deals. • Would also allow college athletes to hire sports agents. • Would bar colleges and universities from signing high school students to sponsorship deals as a recruiting tool. The final step in the legislative process could take months. But if SB 206 passes the assembly, it would set up a momentous showdown with longstanding NCAA rules that prevent athletes from being compensated. However, it might not come to that. The California bill would take effect in 2023, giving both sides crucial time to adjust. And the NCAA, perhaps anticipating this very kind of legal challenge, recently announced the formation of a working group to address the vexing matter of name, image and likeness. (The group includes Colorado athletic director Rick George.) California law vs. NCAA amateurism: The Hotline would be rooting for the former. — Jon Wilner. *** Sign-up here for a free subscription to the Hotline newsletter. Thanks for your support. Hot off the Hotline • The Pac-12 spent years researching standards for non-conference schedules, diving into the data, monitoring schedule models in other conferences and working with coaches to formulate the most reasonable plan. The Hotline went behind the scenes to explain the process and purpose. • ICYMI: The Tuesday newsletter addressed an undeniable trend: The Pac-12 has made a series of smart policy decisions thus far in 2019, from the independent review of football officiating to the loosening of transfer rules. Previous editions of the newsletter are available in archived form. Why we need your support: Like so many other providers of local journalism across the country, the Hotline’s parent website, mercurynews.com, recently moved to a subscription model. A few Hotline stories will remain free each month (as will this newsletter), but for access to all content, you’ll need to subscribe at a rate of just 12 cents per day for 12 months. And thanks for your loyalty. Huddle Up • Former UCLA coach (and 49ers executive) Terry Donahue is being treated for cancer (type: undisclosed) and will undergo chemotherapy. Our best to Donahue and his family. • It’s official: Former Arizona center Nathan Eldridge has joined Oregon State. He’s eligible immediately and is expected to start. • Utah season ticket sales are rolling even though the Utes have a less-than-stellar home schedule. Makes sense given the expectations: Rose Bowl or bust, right? • Also from SLC: The Utes spent a pretty penny luring back offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig, who reportedly will earn $2.5 million. (That makes him one of the top-paid assistants in the conference on a per-year basis.) • Oregon needs nickelback Verone McKinley III to make a major jump in his weekly contribution. • The Pac-12 is the conference of chump change, writes the Salt Lake Tribune’s Gordon Monson. • Programs across the Power Five are beefing up future schedules, perhaps in anticipation of … playoff expansion. Recruiting Trail • Washington landed one of the most significant basketball recruits of the 2018-19 cycle: 5-star forward Jaden McDaniels of Federal Way is joining forces with 5-star big man Isaiah Stewart to give the Huskies a class that can compete for the Pac-12 title despite all the attrition. • Colorado coach Mel Tucker dipped into his SEC roots to land Jake Wray, a 4-star offensive line prospect from Marietta (Ga.) who was committed to Ohio State until Urban Meyer stepped down. This is a major pickup for Tucker in terms of both personnel and credibility. • Arizona State secured an in-state commitment for the class of 2020, from 3-star offensive lineman Ben Bray. On the Hardwood • USC’s roster is fairly loaded for next season, thanks to the combination of returnees and elite recruits. “There is a professionalism on our team now,” coach Andy Enfield said. (Our theme for the Trojans next season: No excuses.) • Former Cal forward Justice Sueing has selected Ohio State as his transfer destination. • New UCLA coach Mick Cronin chatted with reporters last week and, while known for producing tough teams, said he has “never discussed being tougher.” • Former NBA players being appointed college coaches is all the rage, with Juwan Howard at Michigan the latest. (The Pac-12 has two examples cited.) • Finally: Notices of allegations of impropriety for schools involved in the corruption scandal “will be coming” from the NCAA, while Notre Dame’s Mike Brey wants schools to fire coaches caught cheating. Medal Stand Content on Pac-12 Olympic sports. • The Cal athletics Hall of Fame class of 2019 includes Olympians Holly McPeak and Dana Vollmer. • Arizona third baseman Nick Quintana is sizzling (12-game hitting streak) as the postseason approaches. • Arizona State has staggered to the finish, returning the focus to coach Tracy Smith’s job performance. • Meanwhile, Oregon coach George Horton’s future with the program appears to be in doubt. • The Ducks’ women’s basketball program added to a stocked recruiting class with 5-star forward Kylee Watson. • For the first time in more than a decade, Utah will have a golfer at the NCAA championships. His name: Kyler Dunkle. Looking Ahead [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”curated” curated_ids=”6071014,6059557,6064194″] What’s coming on the Pac-12 Hotline: • There’s more than enough news for a return of the Pac-12 stock report. It’s tentatively scheduled for Friday morning. • Expenditures by the conference office have been a source of controversy for several years. How does the Pac-12 compare to its peers on that front? The Hotline’s crack research staff is on the case. • Barring news, the Hotline will be dark through the holiday weekend, but I have plenty of content planned for next week and throughout June. The next newsletter is scheduled for Tuesday. Enjoy the newsletter? Please forward this email to friends (sign up here). If you don’t, or have other feedback, let me know: pac12hotline@bayareanewsgroup.com. *** Follow me on Twitter: @WilnerHotline *** Pac-12 Hotline is not endorsed or sponsored by the Pac-12 Conference, and the views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of the Conference.
23 May 19
East Bay Times
* The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from May 23, has been made available in archived form. CA vs. the NCAA Heats Up We noted earlier this week that the newsletter would publish on a Tuesday-Friday schedule through the summer unless news dictated a change. Welp, news has spoken, so here’s a rare Thursday edition … The California state senate took a major step toward legalizing Senate Bill 206, which would allow collegiate athletes at both public and private universities throughout the state to be compensated for the use of their name, image and likeness. “The Fair Pay to Play Act” is the brainchild of state senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), and on Wednesday the bill passed the senate by a 31-4 margin — a bipartisan blowout, if you will. “The California Senate has spoken loud and clear: Student athletes should enjoy the same right as all other students — to earn income from their talent,” Skinner said. “SB 206 gives our college athletes the same financial opportunity afforded to Olympic athletes.” The bill does not allow schools to compensate athletes directly. Rather, it would permit USC quarterback JT Daniels to be paid, for example, for endorsing Toyota of Anaheim. “SB 206 doesn’t require colleges to pay student athletes or incur any other costs,” Skinner said. “Instead, it will help relieve the financial pressure on young athletes to quit school and turn pro before they’ve completed their degrees.” According to this press release posted on Skinner’s website, the legislation: • Would prohibit the NCAA from banning California colleges and universities from intercollegiate sports if their athletes sign sponsorship deals. • Would also allow college athletes to hire sports agents. • Would bar colleges and universities from signing high school students to sponsorship deals as a recruiting tool. The final step in the legislative process could take months. But if SB 206 passes the assembly, it would set up a momentous showdown with longstanding NCAA rules that prevent athletes from being compensated. However, it might not come to that. The California bill would take effect in 2023, giving both sides crucial time to adjust. And the NCAA, perhaps anticipating this very kind of legal challenge, recently announced the formation of a working group to address the vexing matter of name, image and likeness. (The group includes Colorado athletic director Rick George.) California law vs. NCAA amateurism: The Hotline would be rooting for the former. — Jon Wilner. *** Sign-up here for a free subscription to the Hotline newsletter. Thanks for your support. Hot off the Hotline • The Pac-12 spent years researching standards for non-conference schedules, diving into the data, monitoring schedule models in other conferences and working with coaches to formulate the most reasonable plan. The Hotline went behind the scenes to explain the process and purpose. • ICYMI: The Tuesday newsletter addressed an undeniable trend: The Pac-12 has made a series of smart policy decisions thus far in 2019, from the independent review of football officiating to the loosening of transfer rules. Previous editions of the newsletter are available in archived form. Why we need your support: Like so many other providers of local journalism across the country, the Hotline’s parent website, mercurynews.com, recently moved to a subscription model. A few Hotline stories will remain free each month (as will this newsletter), but for access to all content, you’ll need to subscribe at a rate of just 12 cents per day for 12 months. And thanks for your loyalty. Huddle Up • Former UCLA coach (and 49ers executive) Terry Donahue is being treated for cancer (type: undisclosed) and will undergo chemotherapy. Our best to Donahue and his family. • It’s official: Former Arizona center Nathan Eldridge has joined Oregon State. He’s eligible immediately and is expected to start. • Utah season ticket sales are rolling even though the Utes have a less-than-stellar home schedule. Makes sense given the expectations: Rose Bowl or bust, right? • Also from SLC: The Utes spent a pretty penny luring back offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig, who reportedly will earn $2.5 million. (That makes him one of the top-paid assistants in the conference on a per-year basis.) • Oregon needs nickelback Verone McKinley III to make a major jump in his weekly contribution. • The Pac-12 is the conference of chump change, writes the Salt Lake Tribune’s Gordon Monson. • Programs across the Power Five are beefing up future schedules, perhaps in anticipation of … playoff expansion. Recruiting Trail • Washington landed one of the most significant basketball recruits of the 2018-19 cycle: 5-star forward Jaden McDaniels of Federal Way is joining forces with 5-star big man Isaiah Stewart to give the Huskies a class that can compete for the Pac-12 title despite all the attrition. • Colorado coach Mel Tucker dipped into his SEC roots to land Jake Wray, a 4-star offensive line prospect from Marietta (Ga.) who was committed to Ohio State until Urban Meyer stepped down. This is a major pickup for Tucker in terms of both personnel and credibility. • Arizona State secured an in-state commitment for the class of 2020, from 3-star offensive lineman Ben Bray. On the Hardwood • USC’s roster is fairly loaded for next season, thanks to the combination of returnees and elite recruits. “There is a professionalism on our team now,” coach Andy Enfield said. (Our theme for the Trojans next season: No excuses.) • Former Cal forward Justice Sueing has selected Ohio State as his transfer destination. • New UCLA coach Mick Cronin chatted with reporters last week and, while known for producing tough teams, said he has “never discussed being tougher.” • Former NBA players being appointed college coaches is all the rage, with Juwan Howard at Michigan the latest. (The Pac-12 has two examples cited.) • Finally: Notices of allegations of impropriety for schools involved in the corruption scandal “will be coming” from the NCAA, while Notre Dame’s Mike Brey wants schools to fire coaches caught cheating. Medal Stand Content on Pac-12 Olympic sports. • The Cal athletics Hall of Fame class of 2019 includes Olympians Holly McPeak and Dana Vollmer. • Arizona third baseman Nick Quintana is sizzling (12-game hitting streak) as the postseason approaches. • Arizona State has staggered to the finish, returning the focus to coach Tracy Smith’s job performance. • Meanwhile, Oregon coach George Horton’s future with the program appears to be in doubt. • The Ducks’ women’s basketball program added to a stocked recruiting class with 5-star forward Kylee Watson. • For the first time in more than a decade, Utah will have a golfer at the NCAA championships. His name: Kyler Dunkle. Looking Ahead [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”curated” curated_ids=”6071014,6059557,6064194″] What’s coming on the Pac-12 Hotline: • There’s more than enough news for a return of the Pac-12 stock report. It’s tentatively scheduled for Friday morning. • Expenditures by the conference office have been a source of controversy for several years. How does the Pac-12 compare to its peers on that front? The Hotline’s crack research staff is on the case. • Barring news, the Hotline will be dark through the holiday weekend, but I have plenty of content planned for next week and throughout June. The next newsletter is scheduled for Tuesday. Enjoy the newsletter? Please forward this email to friends (sign up here). If you don’t, or have other feedback, let me know: pac12hotline@bayareanewsgroup.com. *** Follow me on Twitter: @WilnerHotline *** Pac-12 Hotline is not endorsed or sponsored by the Pac-12 Conference, and the views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of the Conference.
23 May 19
The Mercury News
* The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from May 23, has been made available in archived form. CA vs. the NCAA Heats Up We noted earlier this week that the newsletter would publish on a Tuesday-Friday schedule through the summer unless news dictated a change. Welp, news has spoken, so here’s a rare Thursday edition … The California state senate took a major step toward legalizing Senate Bill 206, which would allow collegiate athletes at both public and private universities throughout the state to be compensated for the use of their name, image and likeness. “The Fair Pay to Play Act” is the brainchild of state senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), and on Wednesday the bill passed the senate by a 31-4 margin — a bipartisan blowout, if you will. “The California Senate has spoken loud and clear: Student athletes should enjoy the same right as all other students — to earn income from their talent,” Skinner said. “SB 206 gives our college athletes the same financial opportunity afforded to Olympic athletes.” The bill does not allow schools to compensate athletes directly. Rather, it would permit USC quarterback JT Daniels to be paid, for example, for endorsing Toyota of Anaheim. “SB 206 doesn’t require colleges to pay student athletes or incur any other costs,” Skinner said. “Instead, it will help relieve the financial pressure on young athletes to quit school and turn pro before they’ve completed their degrees.” According to this press release posted on Skinner’s website, the legislation: • Would prohibit the NCAA from banning California colleges and universities from intercollegiate sports if their athletes sign sponsorship deals. • Would also allow college athletes to hire sports agents. • Would bar colleges and universities from signing high school students to sponsorship deals as a recruiting tool. The final step in the legislative process could take months. But if SB 206 passes the assembly, it would set up a momentous showdown with longstanding NCAA rules that prevent athletes from being compensated. However, it might not come to that. The California bill would take effect in 2023, giving both sides crucial time to adjust. And the NCAA, perhaps anticipating this very kind of legal challenge, recently announced the formation of a working group to address the vexing matter of name, image and likeness. (The group includes Colorado athletic director Rick George.) California law vs. NCAA amateurism: The Hotline would be rooting for the former. — Jon Wilner. *** Sign-up here for a free subscription to the Hotline newsletter. Thanks for your support. Hot off the Hotline • The Pac-12 spent years researching standards for non-conference schedules, diving into the data, monitoring schedule models in other conferences and working with coaches to formulate the most reasonable plan. The Hotline went behind the scenes to explain the process and purpose. • ICYMI: The Tuesday newsletter addressed an undeniable trend: The Pac-12 has made a series of smart policy decisions thus far in 2019, from the independent review of football officiating to the loosening of transfer rules. Previous editions of the newsletter are available in archived form. Why we need your support: Like so many other providers of local journalism across the country, the Hotline’s parent website, mercurynews.com, recently moved to a subscription model. A few Hotline stories will remain free each month (as will this newsletter), but for access to all content, you’ll need to subscribe at a rate of just 12 cents per day for 12 months. And thanks for your loyalty. Huddle Up • Former UCLA coach (and 49ers executive) Terry Donahue is being treated for cancer (type: undisclosed) and will undergo chemotherapy. Our best to Donahue and his family. • It’s official: Former Arizona center Nathan Eldridge has joined Oregon State. He’s eligible immediately and is expected to start. • Utah season ticket sales are rolling even though the Utes have a less-than-stellar home schedule. Makes sense given the expectations: Rose Bowl or bust, right? • Also from SLC: The Utes spent a pretty penny luring back offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig, who reportedly will earn $2.5 million. (That makes him one of the top-paid assistants in the conference on a per-year basis.) • Oregon needs nickelback Verone McKinley III to make a major jump in his weekly contribution. • The Pac-12 is the conference of chump change, writes the Salt Lake Tribune’s Gordon Monson. • Programs across the Power Five are beefing up future schedules, perhaps in anticipation of … playoff expansion. Recruiting Trail • Washington landed one of the most significant basketball recruits of the 2018-19 cycle: 5-star forward Jaden McDaniels of Federal Way is joining forces with 5-star big man Isaiah Stewart to give the Huskies a class that can compete for the Pac-12 title despite all the attrition. • Colorado coach Mel Tucker dipped into his SEC roots to land Jake Wray, a 4-star offensive line prospect from Marietta (Ga.) who was committed to Ohio State until Urban Meyer stepped down. This is a major pickup for Tucker in terms of both personnel and credibility. • Arizona State secured an in-state commitment for the class of 2020, from 3-star offensive lineman Ben Bray. On the Hardwood • USC’s roster is fairly loaded for next season, thanks to the combination of returnees and elite recruits. “There is a professionalism on our team now,” coach Andy Enfield said. (Our theme for the Trojans next season: No excuses.) • Former Cal forward Justice Sueing has selected Ohio State as his transfer destination. • New UCLA coach Mick Cronin chatted with reporters last week and, while known for producing tough teams, said he has “never discussed being tougher.” • Former NBA players being appointed college coaches is all the rage, with Juwan Howard at Michigan the latest. (The Pac-12 has two examples cited.) • Finally: Notices of allegations of impropriety for schools involved in the corruption scandal “will be coming” from the NCAA, while Notre Dame’s Mike Brey wants schools to fire coaches caught cheating. Medal Stand Content on Pac-12 Olympic sports. • The Cal athletics Hall of Fame class of 2019 includes Olympians Holly McPeak and Dana Vollmer. • Arizona third baseman Nick Quintana is sizzling (12-game hitting streak) as the postseason approaches. • Arizona State has staggered to the finish, returning the focus to coach Tracy Smith’s job performance. • Meanwhile, Oregon coach George Horton’s future with the program appears to be in doubt. • The Ducks’ women’s basketball program added to a stocked recruiting class with 5-star forward Kylee Watson. • For the first time in more than a decade, Utah will have a golfer at the NCAA championships. His name: Kyler Dunkle. Looking Ahead [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”curated” curated_ids=”6071014,6059557,6064194″] What’s coming on the Pac-12 Hotline: • There’s more than enough news for a return of the Pac-12 stock report. It’s tentatively scheduled for Friday morning. • Expenditures by the conference office have been a source of controversy for several years. How does the Pac-12 compare to its peers on that front? The Hotline’s crack research staff is on the case. • Barring news, the Hotline will be dark through the holiday weekend, but I have plenty of content planned for next week and throughout June. The next newsletter is scheduled for Tuesday. Enjoy the newsletter? Please forward this email to friends (sign up here). If you don’t, or have other feedback, let me know: pac12hotline@bayareanewsgroup.com. *** Follow me on Twitter: @WilnerHotline *** Pac-12 Hotline is not endorsed or sponsored by the Pac-12 Conference, and the views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of the Conference.
22 May 19
Happening Hoops

By: Ethan Hennessy This post is wrapping up and looking back at the road trips I went on, the games I saw, arenas I visited, and experiences I had in this 2018-19 college basketball season (my junior year of college). I’m mainly writing this so that I’ll be able to look back and have a […]

22 May 19
College Football News

[jwplayer PkCtjTd4-boEY74VG] 19 for ’19: 19 key offseason topics: No. 2. Five nutty predictions that just might be right – Contact/Follow @ColFootballNews & @PeteFiutak 19 for ’19 Offseason Topics  19: Best Teams To Not Make CFP 18: Teams That Will Rebound Big 17: Every Power 5 Team’s Letdown Game 16. Top 5 Instant Impact New Head […]

21 May 19
USA TODAY Sports Brackets

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Indiana enters the Big Ten Tournament as the No. 1 seed, the national leader in home runs and the top scoring team in the conference. Its toughest opponent might be TD Ameritrade Park. The ballpark is one of the most cavernous in the country, and the dearth of homers the first […]

21 May 19
University of Georgia Wire

Pete Fiutak of collegefootballnews.com took on the challenging task of ranking all 130 college football depth charts in the country, providing a brief analysis for each team. It had to be someone, and the Rice Owls are the unfortunate souls occupying the 130th spot on the list, while Alabama checks in at No. 1. Bama […]

21 May 19
Political Murder

Donald Trump’s failure to establish a trade deal with China may prove to be his Achilles’ heel. And we’re not talking about bone spurs. Global stock markets react to each day’s news, and stock prices rise and fall. But Trump’s escalating trade war with China is having a long-term negative effect on at least one […]

21 May 19
E-Portfolio

With the 2019 NCAA tournaments upon us, check out which Aussies will be representing in the opening round of the men’s and women’s brackets. No. 2 Michigan St. vs. No. 15 Bradley March 22, 5:45am AEDT Jayden Hodgson (Bradley) – 1.7 points, 1.1 rebounds and one assist per game. The Junior out of Gosford, NSW […]

21 May 19
Mark 4 Libertas

May Madness is upon us! May is where seasons go to die. The process of attrition started two weeks ago with four conferences’ (Ivy League, Mid-Eastern Athletic, Patriot League, Southwestern Athletic) seasons coming to an end. Phase two happened last week as all the remaining conferences regular seasons, except for the Pac 12 and Big […]