Pac 12

24 May 19
Daily Republic

Saturday’s TV sports Baseball College •Big Ten Tournament, semifinals, BIG TEN, 7 a.m. •Big South Tournament, championship, ESPNU, 9 a.m. •SEC Tournament, semifinals, SEC, 10 a.m. •Big Ten Tournament, semifinals, BIG TEN, 11 a.m. •Teams TBA, Pac-12, noon •SEC Tournament, semifinals, SEC, 1:30 p.m. •Big Ten Tournament, semifinals, BIG TEN, 3 p.m., if necessary •UCLA at […]

24 May 19
InsideUSC with Scott Wolf

The Pac-12 Conference has added Arkansas-Little Rock as its sixth member in wrestling. Can you guess the other members? Arizona State, Oregon State, Stanford, Cal State Bakersfield and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. This is also means there are two teams in the Pac-12 nicknamed the Trojans, because that is Arkansas-Little Rock’s nickname too. If […]

24 May 19
CollegeFootballTalk

A contract extension would keep Mario Cristobal at Oregon through the end of the 2023 season.

24 May 19
BuffZone
The University of Colorado and its athletic department have made the health and well being of their students and student-athletes a higher priority than ever before. In particular, there has been an increased focus on mental health recently. CU is now hoping to learn more about its alumni, and how that knowledge can benefit current and future Buffaloes. Funded by a two-year, $200,000 grant from the Pac-12 Conference, the CU Boulder research faculty and the athletic department are beginning a study of 2,000 alumni who have graduated from the school in the past 25 years. “There is a group of us that have been talking about this for a while,” said Theresa Hernandez, a professor of psychology and neuroscience and associate dean for research at the College of Arts and Sciences, who will lead the study. “Really thinking about, we have a good idea of how we’re doing for student-athletes here, but how are we – or how have we been doing – for our alums? We thought it would be good to do that, to ask them.” Among the group who came up with the study is Hernandez; Miguel Rueda, who is a senior associate athletic director and leader of the department’s health and wellness programs; Dr. Sourav Poddar, the director of primary care sports medicine; and associate professors of integrative physiology Williams Byrnes and Matthew McQueen. The group is aiming to study 1,000 former student-athletes and 1,000 alums who were not athletes at CU. Miguel Rueda Athletes from six different sports will be targeted for the study – two contact sports (football and women’s soccer), two mid-range contact sports (men’s and women’s basketball) and two non-contact sports (men’s and women’s cross country) – allowing researchers to see the impact of contact or non-contact sports. “It’s a constant quest of, are we doing good enough?” Rueda said. “Are we doing enough for our student-athletes and are we getting the right information?” CU athletics and the campus have collected more information about current students and student-athletes as it strives to meet their health and wellness needs. This new study could enhance that even more. “Maybe this information we get back from our study will help us say, ‘Hey, we’re missing something. Let’s add it to what we’re doing now,’” Rueda said. The study, which will include graduates from two, five, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years ago, will include a set of questions that will take about an hour to complete, Hernandez said. “It will get at physical health, psychological health, any diagnoses they have, history of concussion, access to medical care, income – all the things that let us know their perception of how they’re doing,” Hernandez said. “This is one of those studies that, whichever way the results come out, it’s going to be interesting and important.” While other studies have been done, this one as it is constructed is unique, and the group is hoping the information will be beneficial not only to CU, but to other schools in the Pac-12 and around the country. “The idea is that it doesn’t occur in a vacuum,” Hernandez said. “We do it at CU first, but if we do it well, the Pac-12 might say, ‘We want you to take this model’ – if we’ve created a good model – ‘that then we’re going to pilot four other schools to do it in the next year.’” Funding came through the Pac-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well-being Initiative, a landmark initiative which was created in 2014. Through that initiative, the Pac-12 provides $3.6 million per year for schools to use to fund research projects. Earlier this week, the Pac-12 announced a five-year extension of that initiative. At CU, Rueda said there has been a significant improvement in recent years with the cooperation between campus and athletics to work Theresa Hernandez together on these issues. “Between (athletic director Rick George) and chancellor (Philip DiStefano), everybody wants to address the issues of overall health and particularly mental health, as well,” Rueda said. “We’ve done some pretty fun collaboration with campus.” For this study, the first step is identifying the 2,000 alums. That’s a process that will take time, but Rueda said many people are already reaching out to CU and wanting to get involved. To learn more about the study or to express interest in being notified when recruitment for the study begins, see CU’s website at http://www.colorado.edu/research/buffs-health-alumni-study/. Hernandez said it will take a collaborative effort to find the 2,000 eligible alums and said it will take several months to do that. “It’s really about partnering with the community and campus entities who can help us determine who is eligible,” she said. Once the group has its list of alums, it will collect data that it hopes will help to improve the health and well-being of its current and future Buffs. It’s another positive step in an area that CU has made a priority. “There’s a handful of places that probably invest similarly to what we invest in health and well-being of the student-athletes,” Rueda said. “I really believe we’re doing it the best, from the top down – just a true focus on trying to do what’s right.”
24 May 19
WildForWags.com - Walgreens Coupons & Walgreens Deals - Your Site for Everything Walgreens

Here is the Walgreens Weekly Ad sneak peek for 5/26. You have to be part of the Walgreens Balance Rewards program to get these deals and prices. Sign up on-line and simply use your phone number in store or even your mobile phone with the Walgreens App. If you have not already done so, be sure […]

24 May 19
Newsy Today

Adam's “Pac-Man” career was long and full of controversy. And now, it's about. Jones announced his retirement on Friday after a 12 year career. The shy corner ends its NFL tenure with a single-Pro appearance and sat one season due to suspension. Jones missed the full season in 2007 following a shooting event in Las […]

24 May 19
The Bryant Blog: Life, Wrestling, Pop Culture

“Arizona State has some new Pac-12 wrestling competition. Arkansas Little Rock, which is adding wrestling in 2019-20, is joining the Pac-12 as the conference’s sixth member in wrestling.” Full Story http://bit.ly/30K9nID via IFTTT

24 May 19
The Bryant Blog: Life, Wrestling, Pop Culture

“The Pac-12 Conference announced today that the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has accepted an invitation to join the Conference as an affiliate member in the sport of wrestling.” Full Story http://bit.ly/2VOjKr8 via IFTTT

24 May 19
UPROXX

With Spandex breaks down the wrestlers, feuds, and stipulations of All Elite Wrestling’s first pay-per-view, Double or Nothing.

24 May 19
The Muslim Times

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24 May 19
Archy news nety

My favorite radio show of all time, the now-defunct SVP & Russillo with Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo of ESPN, often had mailbags in their hands, in which the moderators asked questions from – partly serious, sometimes distant – listeners to sports and answered general life. A question from years ago that came to […]

24 May 19
CollegeFootballTalk

Surprisingly, that is not the most for a Pac-12 program this offseason.

24 May 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Reaction to Pac-12 developments on and off the field (and court) … Rising: Stanford-Notre Dame football series. While researching a column on Pac-12 non-conference football schedules into the 2030s — it’s an impressive lineup — the Hotline noticed Notre Dame doesn’t appear on Stanford’s schedule beyond 2024. Is the series ending? That wouldn’t make sense for Notre Dame, which receives a recruiting boost from the end-of-season appearances in California (USC and Stanford). Nor would it make sense for Stanford on either the competitive or financial (ticket sales) fronts. It just so happens that the Hotline recently chatted with Stanford athletic director Bernard Muir about a different topic — the implementation of non-conference basketball schedule standards — and before we hung up, I asked about Notre Dame. Muir, who used to work in UND’s athletic department, didn’t discuss specifics of contract negotiations but said: “We’re continuing to work with them. All indications are that we’ll be playing them for many years to come.” Rising: Washington basketball recruiting. Coach Mike Hopkins secured his second 5-star recruit in the class of 2019 with a commitment from forward Jaden McDaniels of Federal Way. Except McDaniels is really the Huskies’ third incoming 5-star. In addition to big man Isaiah Stewart, who’s considered one of the top-five prep players in the class, the Huskies have landed point guard Quade Green, a transfer who will be eligible in December. Green originally picked Kentucky over Syracuse and Villanova, and he will undoubtedly be a central piece of UW’s rotation for conference play. The quality of incoming talent is such that the Huskies just might be the team to beat in the Pac-12 next season even if Jaylen Nowell stays in the NBA Draft (which is the expectation). But McDaniels’ commitment points to a larger issue for Washington, one that is central to sustained success during the Hopkins era: An apparent uptick in local talent. The Seattle area produced a bevy of elite prospects in the mid-2000s (Brandon Roy, Nate Robinson, Jon Brockman, Spencer Hawes), then seemed to experience a dip. But UW’s success the past two seasons was built on locals (Nowell, Matisse Thybulle and David Crisp), and there are more coming: In addition to McDaniels, the Huskies are the favorite (per 247sports) for Garfield High School’s MarJon Beauchamp, a 5-star wing from the class of 2020, and for O’Dea High’s Paolo Banchero, a 5-star big man. If the Puget Sound pipeline keep producing elite talent and Hopkins can keep ’em home, the Huskies should remain at, or near the top of the conference for years to come. Rising: Utah football investment. Last month, the Utes announced a $17.5 million donation earmarked for the Rice-Eccles renovation. This week, the Salt Lake Tribune reported new offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig will receive a three-year, $2.5 million contract, instantly propelling him to the top tier of coordinator compensation in the Pac-12. At $833,000 per year, Ludwig will earn 50 percent more than any Utah assistant in 2018, according to figures listed in the USA Today database. Both the donation and Ludwig’s salary, although different in practical application, speak to the same essential development unfolding in SLC: Investment. Whether it’s facilities or staff, the Utes appear committed to the resource allocation needed to compete (on a sustained basis) at the top level of the conference. The next step is the non-conference schedule. There are numerous openings in the second half of the 2020s, and those must be filled with Power Five opponents in home-and-home series. BYU, Weber State and Wyoming was a suitable noncon lineup for the Utes when they joined the Pac-12 and were compiling a Power Five-level roster. But the program has reached the point — it’s past the point, frankly — that Utah should have an A-level game every year. “I don’t think there’s any question that what we’re going to try to work for is more P5 home-and-homes,” first-year athletic director Mark Harlan recently told ESPN700. “It’s something that we know is in our future … It’s something that we need to do.” Rising: Colorado football recruiting. This week, Buffaloes corralled the most important recruit of Mel Tucker’s young tenure, a 4-star offensive lineman from Georgia who had previously committed to Ohio State. Yep: 4 stars, from Georgia, committed to OSU, now headed to Boulder. And if Jake Wray merely becomes a solid starter, he will remain a deeply significant recruit for Tucker. Number of 4- and 5-star prospects in Colorado in the classes of 2017-20 (combined): Nine. Number of 4- and 5-star prospects in Georgia in the class of 2020: 35 The Buffaloes cannot rely on a steady flow of players from SEC country, but Tucker’s roots throughout the region from his tenures at Alabama and Georgia should, in theory, result in a handful each year. Combine a few signees from the southeast, a few from Texas, a handful from California and the top in-state players, and CU would have a workable recruiting model. Wray’s commitment could open the path from the talent-rich Atlanta suburbs to Boulder. Falling: Oregon basketball. There was a realistic scenario by which Oregon would have entered the 2019-20 sports cycle as the conference favorite in both football and men’s basketball. With Justin Herbert, the first-class offensive line and a veteran defense, the Ducks have the ingredients to achieve that status in football, although Utah will assuredly receive strong support when the preseason hype machinery kicks in. But the basketball program needed a series of personnel moves — not only internally but across the Pac-12 — to fall into place for the Ducks to emerge as the conference favorite. Instead, everything is breaking wrong: Washington (as noted above) is reloading nicely. Arizona escaped the federal trial with its immediate future intact. And the Ducks have taken one hit after another with NBA Draft decisions. We figured Louis King would remain in the draft — he was a one-and-done all along — but the news this week that big man Kenny Wooten won’t return to school is a major blow to a roster that’s also losing key contributors Paul White and Ehab Amin. And don’t forget: Point guard Payton Pritchard’s status remains uncertain. (He has less than one week to decide if he’s staying or going.) Dana Altman’s roster isn’t barren, but it lacks the proven talent to support a lofty preseason assessment. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”curated” curated_ids=”6076449,6071014,6064194,6079430″] The Hotline will publish revised Pac-12 projections after the May 29 draft deadline, but it’s difficult to envision the Ducks landing on the top tier after Wooten’s departure. Falling: Football transfers. Have you checked the transfer portal recently? There are dozens of Pac-12 players without a confirmed destination, including four quarterbacks: USC’s Matt Fink and Holden Thomas, Washington State’s Connor Neville and Washington’s Colson Yankoff. And it’s getting a bit late in the transfer cycle. Leaving is easy, but you need a place to go … a program with not only interest but availability: Scholarship limitations reduce flexibility. Hopefully, the the uncommitted transfers are working on backup plans, in case they don’t land with FBS programs. 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