In brief: LC’s Galland says yes to Oregon
Basketball: A third area girls basketball standout – and a second Lewis and Clark player – is headed to the Pacific-12 Conference.
Point guard Devyn Galland gave the University of Oregon an oral commitment during a visit Sunday. Galland, who averaged a second-best 19.7 points in Greater Spokane League play last year, led the Tigers to a State 4A championship.
“The coaching staff, the players, the facilities and the opportunities that they offered were unbelievable,” Galland said. “The facilities were ridiculous.”
Galland also had offers from Saint Mary’s and Boise State.
Big 12 schools pick up pieces
Colleges: Turned away by the Pac-12, the Big 12’s most powerful members are trying to find ways to live together again after weeks of hurtling toward a breakup.
Texas President William Powers declared Wednesday that the Longhorns – who receive more media money than other members of the Big 12 – are open to a new revenue-sharing model and have already suggested that top-level television and cable money be shared equally.
What’s not on the table is the money from Texas’ 20-year, $300 million deal with ESPN to create the Longhorn Network, which has been blamed in large part for Texas A&M’s pending departure from the Big 12.
“That’s never been in play, that’s not in play,” Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds said.
With that line drawn in the sand, the Big 12 leadership has scheduled a key meeting today, Oklahoma President David Boren said.
The Pac-12 squashed any hope Tuesday of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas Tech heading west.