Pac-12 links: AT&T’s deal for DirecTV could expand Pac-12 Networks’ reach

» 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.

» Byron Wesley will transfer to Gonzaga after leading USC in scoring last season, making the Bulldogs a potential top-10 team. UCLA hosts the Zags on Dec. 13.

» 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.

» Former Wildcat star Jason Terry has graduated from Arizona, almost 15 years after he was declared ineligible for accepting money from agents. Is it time for his No. 31 jersey to go up at McKale?

» 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.

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  • Tommy B Low Us

    I’m amazed Nobs is not on here talking trash about this too. Come on Nobs, hit us with some of that pUSC grammar and talk smack on AT&T. Show us all…