Friday, April 20, 2012

Unquiet on the Western Front: Stadium rennovations, Jim Mora Jr., Mike Leach, and more.

(Unquiet on the Western Front is SWRT's look at the Pac-12, WAC, Mountain West, and other West Coast/Rocky Mountain schools extravaganza.)

Be True to Your School.
Arizona State is hoping that alumni and other supporters of the athletic program will step up and provide donations to the funding of the schools lofty goals, which include renovations to Sun Devil Stadium and the refurbishing of the Sun Devils' former training camp site, Camp Tontozona. (The Arizona Republic)

Cut the Crap.
Kyle Ringo calls for the University of Colorado to slash through the red tape and bureaucracy so that plans to renovate Folsom Field can take place. (The Brush News-Tribune

In the Red. 
Jon Wilner puts more focus on Cal's issues with financing renovations to Memorial Stadium. (The Oakland Tribune)

Grazing in the Grass. 
UCLA announces plans for 80 yd.-long natural and synthetic practice fields for. (The Los Angeles Times)

Not a Moment Too Soon.
The news of  new field surfaces comes on the heels of a knee injury to cornerback Librado Barocio, which is blamed on field conditions at the Bruins' Spaulding Field. (Bruins Nation)

Stepping up.
New UCLA head football coach Jim Mora Jr. talks about his appreciation for college life, and how the football program needs to step up on a campus that routinely sees celebrities such as Venus and Serena Williams using the school's facilities for practice. (The Sporting News)

I've got a little list. I've got a little list. 
Oregon's De'Anthony Thomas tops Althon Sports' list of the Pac-12's top running backs. (Althon Sports)

From the "Any excuse to mention Mike Leach" dept.
Washington State HC Mike Leach talks about the Cougars' practice on Thursday. (CougCenter)

I'm Still Standing. 
UNLV president Neal Smatresk denies reports that the proposed merger of the Mountain West Conference and Conference USA is in jeopardy of falling through. (The Las Vegas Review Journal)

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