Roundup: Anthony Barr more than just UCLA's poster boy

UCLA

This article came out a few days ago, but Anthony Barr is more than UCLA’s poster boy; he can potentially be a top-five or top-10 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft if you go by what the unnamed scout in this link says.

Utah

The Utes opened the Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center yesterday, a $32 million facility that has a 250-seat cafeteria and a bunch of large-screen TVs, among other amenities. And there’s some sort of hallway showcased in the video in this link that will blow your mind.

Arizona

In case you missed the Arizona football season preview on the Networks last night, here’s a clip with Rich Rodriguez talking about trying out a track & field athlete -- Gerhard De Beer, who supposedly can boot the pigskin 75 yards despite having never played football.

Colorado

He’s been around for some tough times on the gridiron in Boulder, but Colorado running back Josh Ford is keeping the faith, hoping to end his final year on campus with more wins. Interesting back story here: Ford tried to walk on at Kansas State, but that didn’t work out, so he enrolled at a community college in Kansas that didn’t have football. He then transferred to CU in 2010 and was placed on scholarship by the coaching staff on the first day of fall camp last year.

Washington State

Washington State women’s basketball went 4-0 on its European trip after knocking off Slavia Praha 80-68 in Prague Thursday. The team returns to Pullman today on the long trek back home.

California

Cal women’s basketball held a China trip press conference preceding a voyage that will last from Aug. 17-26. Gottlieb’s group will play two pro teams and a university team while over in the Far East.

USC

Xavier Grimble and Randall Telfer combined to catch 41 passes in 2012, but USC’s tight ends are ready to take it to the next level. Both are fourth-year juniors and both are NFL prospects.

Washington

The key to Washington’s season is on the offensive line, a statement the Husky front men would more than agree with.

Oregon

A 50-yard-plus field goal at Oregon? It happened Thursday at the Ducks’ practice when true frosh Matt Wogan booted a 51- or 52-yard field goal in practice, according to Mark Helfrich. Look out now!

Oregon State

He was held up by the NCAA Clearinghouse for a transcript issue for a lil’ bit, but the late arrival of Manase Hungalu helps the linebacker depth for Oregon State. After an “acclimation” period of five days, Hungalu should be in pads by Saturday.

Arizona State

Todd Graham was not happy with an “average” practice on Thursday, but the coach thought Carl Bradford and Marcus Hardison had really good days.

Stanford

According to this camp report from The Bootleg, Stanford football is bigger and faster

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