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Roundup: Best stadium entrance in the Pac-12?

Aug 13, 2014


Ted Miller thinks that Colorado has the best stadium entrance in the Pac-12, and how can you disagree with that? It doesn’t get better than watching Ralphie storm through Folsom Field (can’t say I’ve seen it firsthand, but hopefully one of these days…).


UCLA wide receiver Devin Lucien was released from the hospital Tuesday night following a head injury he suffered in practice earlier in the day. Chris Foster additionally reports that Lucien is expected to be at practice Wednesday, but it is unclear whether or not he will participate in it.


If you are to believe these Kyle Whittingham quotes (which, well, you should because they’re reported by the Salt Lake Tribune), then you’ll learn that the head coach wasn’t too happy with the performance of the Utah quarterbacks in the team’s scrimmage Tuesday. Whittingham says there is no official starter as of now, though it’s widely believed to be between Travis Wilson and Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson.

Arizona State

The Arizona State football team is off to Camp Tontozona following Tuesday’s practice. Also included in this link is a Tuesday practice report; the Forks had a closed scrimmage, and it sounds like the defense had some troubles: It’s been tough for the defense without Jaxon Hood (personal reasons) and Marcus Ball (medical issue) available.


Here’s video of Oregon offensive tackle Tyler Johnstone talking about his knee injury and friendship with Andre Yruretagoyena (definitely didn’t spell that without looking at his name while writing it out), the man who will replace him this year.


Jeff Faraudo gives us an interesting read on the Cal football team’s strength and conditioning program in the offseason following the 1-11 campaign in 2013. Gotta love the name “The Swagger Games,” right?


The Associated Press’ Greg Beacham writes a feature on USC football trying to return to normal (i.e., winning conference and national championships) under Steve Sarkisian.


You can watch the Pac-12 Networks’ training camp special on Arizona Wednesday night at 9 p.m. PT, but you can catch a preview of an Arizona fan getting a sneak peek at the Arizona football team right now. The fan is a teenager battling cystic fibrosis (Daniel Berk wrote about him earlier this summer).

Washington State

Here’s a Washington State football practice report from Tuesday. The Cougs scrimmage Wednesday, and according to Jacob Thorpe, ‘twill be about 80 plays in length.

Oregon State

Here’s a feature on Oregon State freshman wide receiver Xavier Hawkins, who is being mentored by Victor Bolden. Sounds like this dude could get some serious burn on the field in 2014 (thanks for the link, Gina Mizell).


Jon Wilner highlights Stanford tight end Austin Hooper. He has been so good in camp that Wilner writes that “Hooper could turn Stanford back into Tight End U,” and Wilner isn’t one to speak in hyperbole.


Nice article from Percy Allen on Washington cornerback Marcus Peters, who is the veteran of the defensive back group as a junior.


Here’s the Sports Illustrated preseason All-American team. Too many Pac-12ers to name on the first and second teams combined, so just look for yourselves.