Pac-12 Articles

Cody Kessler
USC and Week 1 opponent Arkansas State have some similarities. Both begin their second year under head coaches Steve Sarkisian and Blake Anderson. Both have outstanding quarterbacks looking to build off statistically impressive 2014 campaigns in...
Kyle Kensing
11 hours ago
Kyle Allen
Offensive fireworks are expected on Saturday night in Houston, as Texas A&M and Arizona State clash in one of Week 1’s must-see matchups. The Aggies and Sun Devils were mentioned throughout the offseason as dark horse candidates to earn a...
Steven Lassan
12 hours ago
Jared Goff
When Grambling State and California collide on Saturday at Memorial Stadium two very proud programs, both finally trending in the right direction, will take the field with high hopes on the 2015 college football season. Grambling State became...
Ryan Wright
13 hours ago
Paul Perkins
Outside expectations on UCLA football are not as high entering 2015 as they were a season ago. That's rather ironic, given the Bruins return a much more veteran lineup, particularly in areas that were question marks a season ago. ...
Kyle Kensing
14 hours ago
Kevin Hogan
This is a battle of contrasting styles, between a squad with a bruising running game and gritty defense versus a speedy team who likes to spread out and hurl the ball all over the field. Traditionally, the former would be from the Midwest while the...
John La Fleur
15 hours ago
Chris Petersen
Washington coach Chris Petersen returns to familiar surroundings on Friday night, as the Huskies take on Boise State in one of the top matchups from Week 1. Petersen guided the Broncos to 92 wins from 2006-13 and left to take over for Steve...
Steven Lassan
15 hours ago
Michigan State Spartans
College Football is back and so are my weekly picks against the spread. I will do my best to give sage and timely advice every Friday morning… for entertainment purposes only, of course. Week 1 is the best week of the year as so much is...
Braden Gall
15 hours ago
Corvallis became the nexus for some of the most unusual twists and turns in the offseason coaching carousel. It started with long-time head coach Mike Riley bolting Oregon State for Nebraska and ended with the Beavers bringing in former Wisconsin...
John Coon
16 hours ago
Todd Graham
The Pac-12 has its share of one-sided matchups in Week 1, but the conference also boasts intriguing games with Boise State-Washington, Oregon-Eastern Washington, Utah-Michigan and Texas A&M-Arizona State. Stanford is a dark horse pick to get to...
Steven Lassan
1 day ago
Sefo Liufau
The first night of the 2015 college football season concludes with Colorado traveling to Hawaii in a critical non-conference matchup for both teams. The Rainbow Warriors and Buffaloes combined for a 6-19 record last season, and a win in this...
Steven Lassan
1 day ago
Travis Wilson
Michigan will be making a first-ever trip to Salt Lake City to face Utah in the 2015 season opener for both teams. Both teams enter the game looking to make a statement about their respective football programs. After finishing last season with...
John Coon
2 days ago
The 2015 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 3 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information...
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
A very difficult schedule awaits a young and rebuilding Washington footall team, under the direction of second year head coach Chris Petersen. With a new starting quarterback and a virtually brand new offensive line this has the look of a season...
Scott Whittum
4 days ago
Todd Graham
Todd Graham brought stability in his first three years as head coach, something not seen since the days of Sun Devil legend Frank Kush. But after seasons of eight, 10 and 10 wins, Graham has Arizona State talking national championship ahead of his...
Kyle Kensing
4 days ago
Jeremy Johnson
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces...
Steven Lassan
4 days ago
Well here we are. Only a couple of days stand between us and the 2015 college football season. It's been, as always, a long offseason filled with anxiety and anticipation. And now its here. If you've been following along, you seen our...
J.P. Scott
4 days ago
Aaliyah sang, "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number." The title track off the late R&B singer's debut album may have been released in 1994, well before any of the Pac-12's freshman class were born, but it's a sentiment the...
Kyle Kensing
1 week ago
Devontae Booker
Building a winning program in the Pac-12 South is not an easy task. Utah finally figured out the formula for doing it a year ago. The Utes built an identity rooted in aggressive, swarming defense, a bruising running game and spectacular special...
John Coon
1 week ago
I spend a lot of time perusing college football message boards and fan groups, usually trying to get a read on how each fan base views its team's chances in the upcoming season. Additionally, I notice plenty of trash talk going on between...
J.P. Scott
1 week ago
Samaje Perine
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry workload close to...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Urban Meyer
The start of college football’s 2015 season is less than 10 days away. The 2015 season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 3 and ends on Jan. 11 with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. The first season of the College Football...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Welcome to the Wild West. Two straight seasons in which half of the Pac-12 Conference’s members finished ranked in the final Associated Press Top 25 commanded national attention and respect. This year, the Pac-12 opens with six of its 12...
Kyle Kensing
1 week ago
Jamal Adams
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation. But for some...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Corey Coleman
While offensive and defensive lines are arguably more important to the success of any college football team, it’s the skill talent – running backs or receivers – and quarterbacks that generate most of the preseason attention. And...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago

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