Roundup: Oregon’s football performance center will blow your mind

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We shall start off this roundup with a photo gallery of Oregon’s new football performance center and my oh my is this thing amazing. The kind of thing where you wish you were young/fast/gifted enough to be an Oregon football player. Like, wow. If you want some words on this thing, check out Rob Moseley’s article on

Great news for UCLA, as Eddie Vanderdoes has been granted full eligibility to play for the Bruins in 2013 after having his appeal approved. The No. 1 defensive tackle in his recruiting class according to some sites originally committed to Notre Dame before opting to play closer to home (he’s from Auburn, Calif.) for family reasons.

Utah is planning its first-ever Stripe the Stadium night for the Utes’ season opener against Utah State on Aug. 29. Depending on where you sit, you will either be encouraged to wear red or white. Rep your section, yo.

Cool story by Kyle Ringo about how childhood friends Paul Richardson of Colorado and Marqise Lee of USC inspire each other. The two got together after Pac-12 Football Media Day to run routes… tight.

Ah yes, Pac-12 Blog’s “Best case-worst case” is back! Yesterday, Ted Miller tackled the fictional and humorous best-case and worst-case scenarios for Washington State.

With B.J. Denker mostly being the only one who participated in spring practice out of Arizona’s top-three QB candidates for 2013 (Jesse Scroggins, who was hurt for much of spring, and Anu Solomon, an incoming freshman, being the others), Rich Rodriguez’s search for a starting quarterback will be a drawn-out snap decision.

In getting to know Arizona State cornerback Rashad Wadood, you find out that he is a big Nipsey Hussle fan, which earns major brownie points with this blogger.

The swat machine known as Patricia Bright signed a pro contract to play in Malta. The former Beaver women’s hooper blocked 166 shots at Oregon State, which is third all-time in OSU history. Pretty impressive considering she only played in Corvallis for two seasons. So if you ever needed a reason to become a Luxol Basketball Club fan, now you have it.

To add to all the on-course success the squad had this year, the GCAA honored Cal men’s golf with a 2013 Team Academic Award for having a team GPA of 3.00 or better.

Never like to pull these links, but USC All-American Harry Smith died at the age of 94. The two-time All-American offensive guard played on the Trojan Rose Bowl champion teams in the 1938 and ’39 seasons.

Since the Cardinal season opener is one week later than most teams, training camp also starts a week later. Thus, Stanford football will get off to a late start.

Solidifying the secondary and improving the return game are a couple of Steve Sarkisian’s “concerns” for UW entering fall camp.

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