Allonzo Trier’s most recent drug test came back negative, meaning that the leading returning scorer for the Wildcats will be eligible to play on Saturday when Arizona plays a visit to UCLA. Myles Davis announced in a post on twitter on Friday evening that he will be leaving the Xavier basketball team.
Before the Power Five passed some sensible rules Friday to loosen up athletes' time a little bit, some amendments were proposed by the adults. Some player representatives at the NCAA Convention weren't buying the amendments, recognizing how the system was trying to control days off for unpaid players who are supposedly students first. While learning life skills is great, the amendments symbolized college sports: Propose minutiae to control athletes' time while simultaneously legislating them more freedom. No athletic activities other than competition (and associated activities) over an eight-hour overnight period, such as from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Medical treatment in that window is still allowed.
Any joy Oregon might otherwise have gotten from its 86-63 rout of Cal was tempered by a worrisome injury. Pac-12 player of the year candidate Dillon Brooks left the game at the end of the first half with what the Ducks are calling a lower left leg injury. Oregon coach Dana Altman would not say after the game whether Brooks had reinjured that foot and offered little clarity on his status going forward.