Roundup: Jake Luton named Oregon State's starting quarterback

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Oregon State

Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen named Jake Luton the Beavers’ starting quarterback Tuesday, Gina Mizell reports. Luton beat out Marcus McMaryion and Darell Garretson for the starting gig.


Andrew Greif reports that former Oregon football coach Mark Helfrich is joining Fox Sports as a college football analyst for the 2017 season. According to The Big Lead, which Greif cites for this story, Helfrich will be in the booth for games as a color commentator.


Washington will unveil a Don James statue in advance of its Oct. 28 homecoming game against UCLA. Christian Caple of The News Tribune has more details.


UCLA’s Wasserman Football Center opened Tuesday, and check out this sweet video detailing all the cool stuff it holds.


USC swimmer Anika Apostalon was named Pac-12 Woman of the Year, the conference announced Tuesday.

Arizona State

One of the more interesting notes from Arizona State’s Tuesday practice at Camp Tontozona is that wide receiver John Humphrey practiced at cornerback. Doug Haller has more of a breakdown in the link.

Washington State

Theo Lawson of The Spokesman-Review notes that Washington State doesn’t have a lot of holes to fill in fall camp, which begins Wednesday afternoon in Pullman.


Michael Lev writes about Arizona quarterbacks Brandon Dawkins and Khalil Tate and their on-and-off-the-field maturity.


Brian Howell features Colorado linebacker Rick Gamboa in this piece for, calling Gamboa a leader for the Buffs on that side of the ball (this will be his third year starting in Boulder, after all).


Mike Sorensen of the Deseret News writes about Utah’s experienced group of linebackers and how it figures to be a strength of the defense in the SLC.


Avinash Kunnath of California Golden Blogs pulls out some tidbits from Cal football post-practice interviews from Tuesday.


New Stanford softball coach Jessica Allister filled out her coaching staff Tuesday, announcing Jessica Merchant and Tori Nyberg as assistant coaches.

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