Thursday Links: Gray Back on Stage

He’s Got Game on the Stage, Too:: Gonzaga’s Steven Gray, the senior guard from Irondale — the small community outside of Chimacum — is back on stage. The Bainbridge grad is acting in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” The play opens Oct. 22. Check out this link.

Jocks and agents: Current Seahawks defensive end Kentwan Balmer name came up in a Yahoo! Sports investigation into the scandal that’s surrounding the North Carolina football program. Balmer’s agent, Gary Wichard, has been tied to former North Carolina assistant John Blaker. Yahoo says it has records that shows Balmer, a former Tar Heel, reportedly paid for the lodging of NC defensive tackle Miles Austin while working out at a facility in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports writes about why this case is so important. Ultimately, it could show how agents are getting their fangs into players.

Seattle U and the WAC: Will the Western Athletic Conference invite Seattle U to join the conference? The Redhawks made a presentation earlier this week, along with other colleges, at a meeting in Dallas. The other schools included Montana, Texas-San Antonio, Texas State and Denver. The two Texas schools plan to move up to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Montana, a member of the Big Sky Conference, is still weighing its option.

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