Wednesday’s Pac-12 Headlines
Oregon Ducks cruise in baseball home opener
College baseball is upon us! The Oregon Ducks took it to the Seattle University Redhawks on Tuesday night. The Ducks scored 10 runs in the second inning alone and came up wit the 14-0 shutout in the Ducks baseball home opener.
Oregon entered the top of second already up 3-0.
Ducks sophomore third baseman Spencer Steer had three RBIs and went 3 for 5 for the game.
Six different Oregon pitchers combined for 12 strikeouts and no walks in the shutout.
Oregon now begins a four-game home series against Florida Atlantic. First pitch is slated for Friday night at 6pm.
Former Duck RB Jonathan Stewart released by Carolina Panthers
Wednesday morning the Carolina Panthers announced that they have released veteran running back and Oregon standout Jonathan Stewart after 10 seasons with the team.
Stewart is the all-time leading rusher in Panthers history and was the No. 13 pick in the 2008 NFL draft.
He will leave the Panthers with a franchise-record 7,318 career rushing yards on 1,699 carries.
The 30-year-old Stewart scored 51 touchdowns over his career in Carolina.
Shaquille O’Neal’s son, Shareef, has now committed to UCLA
And more out of the Pac-12, Shareef O'Neal is headed to UCLA. The announcement comes just three days after O’Neal decommitted from Arizona. According to 24/7 Sports, O’Neal ranks 33rd among college prospects in 2018.
There are has been a lot of chatter surrounding Shareef’s decision with his dad being NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal. Shareef originally committed to the Wildcast program on April 19th, but after ESPN reported earlier this week about the allegations of Arizona head coach Sean Miller;s conversation about making a $100,000 payment to ensure that freshman DeAndre Ayton would sign with the Wildcats, O'Neal decommitted from the program.
The Bruins now reportedly have the No. 2 recruiting class in the country behind Duke.