Roundup: Facility upgrade coming for Cal's Haas Pavilion
Cal announced Monday that Haas Pavilion will receive $10 million in improvements. According to the school’s release, the money will go toward a new scoreboard hung over center court, better sound and lighting systems, and improved facilities for video production.
Rich Rodriguez has named redshirt freshman Anu Solomon the starting quarterback for Arizona football. There has been a very solid track record with redshirt freshmen starting quarterbacks over the last couple of years, Marcus Mariota and Brett Hundley for starters. Arizona takes on UNLV Friday.
Speaking of starters, USC will have three of 'em that are true freshmen for Fresno State-USC, if the depth chart is to be believed.
Jacob Thorpe reports that Washington State football will no longer play home games in Seattle after this season opener against Rutgers is wrapped up.
Jerry Palm of CBS Sports predicts that Oregon will make the College Football Playoff as the No. 4 seed, taking on Alabama. He has Florida State and Oklahoma on the other side of the bracket.
Want another prediction? Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports believes that UCLA will make the College Football Playoff, alongside Florida State, Auburn and Michigan State.
Wanna take a trip to The Farm, also known as the home of intellectual brutality? Let’s watch the Stanford Stadium intro video, then. Also, Kelsey Young tops the running back depth chart heading into the UC Davis game.
Ted Miller writes a feature on the prospects of Washington football coach Chris Petersen’s potential career path on Montlake.
As the state of Colorado prepares for Buffs-Rams Friday night, Tom Kensler of The Denver Post features the youth of the Colorado football defensive ends. That unit took a hit when it was announced Monday that Tyler Henington is out for the year with a torn ACL.
The Arizona Republic looks at the fast-paced nature of the Arizona State football offense and how the tempo has evolved over the course of Todd Graham’s tenure in the desert. They’ve been playing so fast in camp that Graham has needed to tell the team to slow down every now and then to get in defensive calls.
Arriving on campus as a two-star recruit, Oregon State tight end Connor Hamlett will play a major role in the Beavers’ offense yet again, Gina Mizell writes.
If you’re big on advanced stats and Utah hoops, then you’ll love this link: One man’s statistical analysis projects that Utah men’s basketball’s Delon Wright will be the best player in college basketball. Dude’s name is John Pudner, and you can find his number-crunching on ValueAddBasketball.com. Thumbs up to FOX Sports’ Reid Forgrave for the link.