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Posted on May 20, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 20 at 4:34 PM


Seattle signs 4th-round pick Cassius Marsh

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have signed defensive end Cassius Marsh, the first of their fourth-round picks in the NFL draft.

Seattle announced Marsh's signing Monday. Financial terms of Marsh's deal were not released but he will receive a four-year contract. Marsh was taken with the 108th pick overall in the draft out of UCLA.

Seattle also signed tight end Rashaun Allen and guard Nate Isles, who both took part in the Seahawks' rookie minicamp last week on a tryout. Allen had only nine catches his senior season for Southern but is a big target at 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds. Isles was a starter on the offensive line at North Carolina A&T.

To clear roster spots, the Seahawks terminated the contract of tight end Travis Beckum and released cornerback Jimmy Legree.


Tinkle hired as Oregon State basketball coach

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Wayne Tinkle, who coached the past eight seasons at Montana, has been hired as Oregon State's new head coach on Monday night.

Tinkle took the Grizzlies to the NCAA tournament three times in his tenure with the team. Montana finished below .500 only once during that span.

The 48-year-old replaces Craig Robinson, brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, after he was fired earlier this month following six seasons with the Beavers where he failed to make the NCAA tournament. The once-proud Beavers have not been to the NCAA tournament since 1990.

Tinkle went 158-91 with the Grizzlies, compiling the second-most victories in school history. The only slight on his resume at Montana was an inability to get an NCAA tournament victory, something the Grizzlies have not had since beating Nevada in the first round in 2006.


Cooke to sign with Iowa State

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Oregon State guard Hallice Cooke says he plans to sign with Iowa State.

Cooke averaged 8.2 points a game while shooting 46 percent from 3-point range as a freshman in 2013-14. He'll sit out next season and have three years of eligibility left.

Cooke, a 6-foot-3 combo guard from Union City, New Jersey, tells The Associated Press that he built a strong relationship with Iowa State's players during a visit earlier this month.

Cooke also says the opportunity to join a winning program and play for coach Fred Hoiberg factored into his decision to join the Cyclones.

Iowa State announced earlier Monday that 7-foot-1 Greek center Georgios Tsalmpouris had signed with the Cyclones.


USC's leading scorer now a Zag

(Information in the following story is from: The Spokesman-Review,

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Byron Wesley, who led Southern California in scoring and rebounding last season, will play his senior season at Gonzaga.

The Spokesman-Review reported Monday that the 6-foot-5 wing is expected to play immediately as he should complete his degree at USC.

Wesley averaged 17.8 points and 6.4 rebounds for USC last season. He equaled his career-high with 31 points against Washington State in March. Wesley made 46.7 percent of his shots, including 33.8 percent of 3-pointers.

Wesley figures to compete for a starting spot at small forward on what is shaping up as a stacked Gonzaga team.