» AT&T’s purchase of DirecTV for $48.5 billion could finally make Pac-12 Networks available on the latter, but not until 2015 or 2016.
» Oregon State didn’t make the splashiest hire in Wayne Tinkle, but the Beavers also aren’t taking a major risk.
» After a weekend tryout, the Green Bay Packers signed former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla. Lyerla went undrafted earlier this month, his troubled history weighing down his physical talents.
» Paralyzed after a head-first slide, former Arizona State baseball player Cory Hahn graduated last week. He has a job with the Arizona Diamondbacks, likely starting in their scouting department.
» A clothing manufacturer called Level 7 is suing Utah for more than $2 million, accusing the university of everything from fraud to retaliation for whistle-blowing.
» Cal tight end Richard Rodgers was drafted in the third round by the Packers. His father is the Carolina Panthers’ special teams coach. They’ll face each other on Oct. 19.
» Former Washington receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow might be headed to Nebraska. He asked for his release from the Huskies after being linked to a post-Super Bowl assault earlier this year and pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges.
» Mike Leach wrote a book about Geronimo.