Roundup: 'Barbie Girl' one of RichRod's musical picks

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ESPN Pac-12 Blog's Chantel Jennings uncovers what music is played during football practices across the league. The oddest discovery: Rich Rodriguez has played tracks of crying babies and, even worse, Aqua's "Barbie Girl." Also, Sean Miller's Arizona Wildcats will open the Maui Invitiational against Missouri on Nov. 24, according to the story on


On Monday, UCLA cornerback Marcus Rios participated in practice for the first time in two years after fighting off a deadly fungal infection. The rare ailment threatened his life and even landed him on the Animal Planet show “Monsters Inside Me,” so Rios is grateful to be playing football again writes the Los Angeles Times' Chris Foster


USC cornerback Kevon Seymour is battling a stomach ailment that hospitalized him for a week last month and has already caused him to lose a significant amount of weight. Coach Steve Sarkisian knows the junior is likely to start, so he's not rushing Seymour back, according to Fox Sports West.

Washington State

CougCenter's Andrew Crookston writes that Gerard Wicks did enough during a hot day at camp to heat up the running back competition for Mike Leach's Washington State team. 


Kyle Whittingham says the Utes have undergone makeovers at wide receiver, safety and on the defensive line. Matt Piper of The Salt Lake Tribune breaks down each positional group


Ducks running back Thomas Tyner dipped his toe in the water last season. As a sophomore, coach Mark Helfrich expects Tyner to “cut it loose.” 

Arizona State

Yesterday in the roundup, we noted that ASU wideout Jaelen Strong is only expected to improve upon last season. Today, we wonder who might be his sidekick, and junior college transfer Eric Lauderdale is one player who comes in with high expectations, writes the Arizona Republic's Jeff Metcalfe


Winston Cho from The Daily Californian writes about how Cal volleyball player Sarah Cole's journey involved a battle with depression. In hoops, Cal has a Nov. 20 battle against Syracuse lined up in the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden.


Colorado's coaches hope Auburn transfer Shane Callahan can win himself a starting job on the offensive line, Kyle Ringo of the Daily Camera reports.


Receiver Kasen Williams saw his 2013 season end with five games left thanks to a broken leg and an additional foot injury, but he's crediting his parents for pushing him to make a strong comeback, reports The Seattle Times' Percy Allen. Williams says he's at 85 percent but expects to be 100 percent ready to go by the beginning of the football season.

Oregon State

Oregon State freshman Kammy Delp is famous on Twitter and loves cheesecake. The Oregonian's Connor Letourneau dug up five interesting facts about the right guard


The Bootleg cleans up the leftovers from the Bay Area media day last week. David Shaw's short list of breakout players includes linebacker A.J. Tarpley, safety Jordan Richards and receiver Devon Cajuste. 

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