Pac-12 Articles

FCS teams upsetting FBS programs have come to be one of the leading storylines early in a college football season. Over the first few weekends, Cinderella fires up fans as if it’s March.   Three years ago, FCS teams took down FBS...
Craig Haley
9 months ago
After a roller coaster of a season that had USC going through a coaching change, rebounding to win the Pac-12 South Division and finish with a loss to Wisconsin in the Holiday Bowl, the Trojans are hoping for some stability and a return to normalcy...
Josh Webb
9 months ago
JuJu Smith-Schuster
Before they were NFL legends, pro football stars like John Elway, Marcus Allen, Dan Fouts and Tedy Bruschi dominated at universities in the present-day Pac-12 Conference.    Related: Early 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings...
Kyle Kensing
9 months ago
Trevone Boykin
Talent does not always guarantee becoming an NFL Draft pick. Dozens of college football stars did not hear their name called during the 2016 NFL Draft. Many of these players have now signed with teams as undrafted free agents and will be competing...
John Coon
9 months ago
Deshaun Watson
The 2016 NFL Draft is complete as 253 players have taken the first steps in their professional football careers. From a college football standpoint, the focus now shifts to next year. Which players are next in line to hear their name called when...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Jason Fanaika
Utah has developed a reputation for churning out NFL talent — especially on defense — under head coach Kyle Whittingham. A total of 25 former Utes are currently on NFL team rosters. Several Utah standouts from last season will join that...
John Coon
10 months ago
Kyle Whittingham
Things deviated a little bit from the usual script for Utah in the 2016 edition of its annual Red-White Game. Once again, the defense stole the spotlight with trademark toughness and aggressiveness. Still, the offense showed enough flashes to offer...
John Coon
10 months ago
The conclusion of spring practices marks a significant milestone in USC football’s offseason, and the countdown to the Trojans’ Week 1 clash with defending national champion Alabama.   Related: USC Trojans 2016 Football...
Kyle Kensing
10 months ago
Joe Williams
Utah enjoyed its most successful Pac-12 season yet in 2015. Kyle Whittingham's Utes finished with 10 wins for the first time since 2010 and came within a whisker of claiming an outright Pac-12 South title. Utah capped it all off with a Las...
John Coon
10 months ago
Bob Stoops
The true measure of a college football team's strength of schedule cannot be determined until the regular season approaches its end. That said, some schedules stand out as obviously better than others before a game is ever played....
Kyle Kensing
10 months ago
Rich Rodriguez
Arizona went from barely having a pulse on the recruiting trail for the 2017 class to more than doubling its commitment list on Wednesday, landing defensive end Kylan Wilborn, defensive tackle Kurtis Brown, and tight end Bryce Wolma.  ...
Ryan Wright
10 months ago
Soso Jamabo
Breakout players and the emergence of new faces are one of college football’s annual traditions. Players can go from a backup position into a starting role to earn all-conference honors or produce a big season. Incoming or redshirt freshmen...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Josh Rosen
Unprecedented, sustained success defined Jim Mora’s first four seasons as UCLA’s head coach. Never before had the Bruins won nine or more games three consecutive times, and only once previously had UCLA put together back-to-back years...
Kyle Kensing
10 months ago
Unprecedented parity has transformed the Pac-12 landscape, turning a conference once dominated but just one or two teams into a wide-open free-for-all.   That trend should continue in 2016, with no clear front-runner for the league...
Kyle Kensing
10 months ago
Oregon’s unique brand of up-tempo football accomplished more than winning some games over the last half-decade. The Ducks revolutionized the sport, helping to usher in a new era of fast-paced, entertaining offenses.   Three straight...
Kyle Kensing
10 months ago
Brian Allen
Offensive linemen are the most underrated players in college football. The players in the trenches never get enough credit for their performance, but the five blockers up front set the stage for the skill players to have success. Recruiting and...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Chris Petersen
Washington is a team on the rise and one of the frontrunners to win the Pac-12 in 2016. After an 8-6 debut in Chris Petersen’s first season in Seattle (2014), all signs pointed to a rebuilding year for the Huskies in 2015. Despite returning...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Gary Andersen
Year one under Gary Andersen ended up being as rough as expected for Oregon State. Andersen took over a program in need of a complete overhaul. It quickly showed on the field. The Beavers sank to a 2-10 record after losing their final nine games...
John Coon
11 months ago
Les Miles
College football’s 2015-16 coaching carousel was one of the most active in recent memory. After 28 jobs changed hands, the 2016-17 version may not be as active at the end of the year. However, several big-time jobs could open, as Les Miles (...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Ronald Jones
Running back is one of the easiest positions to find a new standout each year, and there always seems to be a wave of stars ready to emerge in offseason workouts. Last season, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey finished second in the Heisman...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Luke Falk
Everything finally fell into place for Washington State last season. The Cougars finished with nine wins for the first time since 2003. With Luke Falk at quarterback, few defenses could effectively contain Washington State's explosive passing...
John Coon
11 months ago
Joe Williams
Utah is transforming into a team other Pac-12 teams don't want to face.   The Utes are coming off their best season since joining the league – finishing 10-3 overall and earning a bowl victory and final Top 25 ranking for the...
John Coon
11 months ago
Malik Zaire
Spring practice is the first look at all 128 college football teams for 2016, and every coaching staff has a long list of questions for their programs to answer during offseason workouts. While replacing key players in the trenches or rebuilding...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Demario Richard
A 6-7 finish does not tell the full story of the 2015 Arizona State football season. Yes, a sub-.500 finish fell well short of expectations — expectations head coach Todd Graham unabashedly set at national championship level. And, after...
Kyle Kensing
11 months ago
Nick Saban
The 2016 college football season officially begins on Aug. 27 with California taking on Hawaii in Australia. While kickoff for 2016 is a ways off, it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and a preview for the...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago

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