ESPY Nominee

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USC swimmer Katinka Hosszu, a three-time NCAA and Pac-10 Champion and five-time All-American, was nominated for an ESPY in the category of Best Female College Athlete.

Morning Buzz

Oregon is not going to follow USC’s lead in dealing with the NCAA. The Eugene Register Guard reports The Ducks hired attorney Michael Glazier, who is known as “the cleaner” for helping reduce penalties for schools that violated NCAA rules.

Good Fit For Vucevic

The 76ers are probably the best possible team for USC’s Nikola Vucevic. Philadelphia center Spencer Hawes is a restricted free agent and reserve centerTony Battie is an unrestricted free agent.
“I liked him from the moment I saw him at the Chicago pre-draft camp,” 76ers coach Doug Collins said. “He is a hard working, skilled big man with a desire to succeed who gives us more size in the front court, which is a need. He is a player that we are ecstatic to have on our roster and I look forward to coaching him.”

More From Vucevic

Nikola Vucevic was asked tonight if he knew he would be selected by the 76ers?
“I kind of knew but not 100 percnet for sure,” he said. “I kind of knew, so I had an idea where I could go.”

Vucevic Reaction

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Here’s Nikola Vucevic after getting picked by the 76ers.
“I want to say that this was by far the greatest moment of my life. When I heard my name called, I was just going to hold myself, I had to cry a little bit and hug my parents and my agent. It was a great feeling. I’m looking forward to the next step now. It’s just starting now and I’m going to work as hard as I ever did now to play at the next level.”

Haden On Cruz

USC athletic director Pat Haden spoke about the hiring of Frank Cruz as baseball coach:
“Frank Cruz is the kind of person we want working in the athletic department. He is a man of high character and integrity. As the season went along, the team played better. We finished seventh in the conference as opposed to 10th a year ago. If you look at the statistics, there was empirical proof that we were improving. The parents and kids love him. It is going to take us a while to get there since he inherited an awkward roster, but we think we have the right guy for the job. He is intent on proving us right.”