Pac-12 Articles

News this week that season ticket sales at Vanderbilt were down shocked anyone who’s been paying attention to the college football landscape.The Commodores are enjoying their best run in decades at a time when the SEC is on top. They’ve...
David Fox
1 year ago
Taylor Kelly
UCLA has represented the South Division in the Pac-12 Championship in each of the last two seasons. But the Bruins face stiffer competition for the top spot in 2013, as USC is due to rebound, and Arizona State is a team on the rise.The Sun Devils...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Shayne Skov
It’s a tough call for the No. 1 spot in college football’s linebacker units for 2013. Stanford and Alabama are both deserving of the top honor, but a slight edge goes to the Cardinal. Shayne Skov should be closer to full strength now...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
College football is all about the stories — the rivalries, the personal connections and the connection to history.Alabama’s trip to Texas A&M, provided Johnny Manziel plays, is notable for the title implications and the rematch from...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jadeveon Clowney
Defensive line isn’t a particularly deep position in college football this season. But at the top, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Florida and USC are all pretty solid. The Gamecocks are headlined by college football’s No. 1...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The Pac-12's Top 25 Games to Watch in 2013
The Oregon Ducks were 33-3 in Pac-12 play under former head coach Chip Kelly. He won three conference championships in those four seasons and played in the school’s only BCS National Championship Game. Stanford was the cause of two of those...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Gus Malzahn
Catching up from a busy weekend of news around the college football world.Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@AthlonSteven)College Football's Must-Read Stories Around the Web for Monday, August 19thThe Big...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
California coach Sonny Dykes has picked his starting quarterback for the season opener and it wasn’t the passer most expected. The Golden Bears entered fall practice with three candidates vying for the top spot, with redshirt freshman Zach...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
David Yankey
The unsung heroes of every college football team are the men in the trenches. Offensive lines are often overlooked when it comes to preseason predictions, but this position is arguably the most important unit on the team.Stanford has churned out...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
USC receiver Aaron Minor is trying to earn a spot on the team as a walk-on. And the true freshman certainly opened some eyes with a crazy catch in Saturday’s scrimmage.Check out this crazy catch from USC’s scrimmage, with Minor catching...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.We don...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Players like LaMichael James, Marcus Lattimore, Braxton Miller and Johnny Manziel have set the bar for freshmen awfully high in recent years with elite first-year performances.Manziel earned top frosh honors in the SEC a year ago while Oregon's...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
As Oregon and Stanford have taken over the post-Pete Carroll Pac-12, so have the Ducks’ and Cardinal’s divergent styles. Facing Oregon’s track meet offense and Stanford grinding, physical attack means headaches for coordinators...
David Fox
1 year ago
Arizona State coach Todd Graham isn’t afraid of challenges. After all, the Sun Devils’ second-year coach has installed that phrase as the team’s mantra for 2013.To further prove his point, Graham joined Vanderbilt’s James...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Marqise Lee
USC is limited on scholarships due to NCAA sanctions, but coach Lane Kiffin didn’t take any shortcuts on his receiving corps. The Trojans have the nation’s No. 1 receiver in junior Marqise Lee, while sophomore Nelson Agholor is due for...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
The Washington-Boise State non-conference game in Week 1 is one of the most-anticipated games of the 2013 college football season. Unfortunately, the Huskies could be shorthanded for that contest.Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins suffered a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Todd Gurley
The committee approach at running back has become more prevalent in college football over the last five years, so it’s no surprise most teams have two or three players that could start each week for their offense.The SEC is loaded at running...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The Pac-12 might have the coolest awards in college football. The Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year might be the best-named trophy in sports. The Morris Trophy is given to the best offensive and defensive lineman in the league — as...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.The Pac-12 is filled with talent on both sides of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
USC was one of college football’s biggest disappointments last season. The Trojans were picked as a top-five team in the preseason but finished 7-6 and closed out the year with three consecutive losses.Although USC was a major disappointment...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
When the 2012 season started, no one would have picked Eric Fisher as any kind of star. He played offensive tackle, and he did it for a team that went 3-9 the previous season.But the Central Michigan lineman clearly was special as he ended up the...
David Fox
1 year ago
The SEC leads college football in many things, but one of the strangest categories may be former head coach reclamation projects.Not all assistants are cut out to be head coaches, but the five aforementioned programs clearly see strengths that didn...
David Fox
1 year ago
The NFL’s seventh season of Hard Knocks began yesterday with a second go-round inside training camp with the Cincinnati Bengals.The series brings all the drama of the NFL preseason with rookies making their way onto rosters, the tough...
David Fox
1 year ago
Mark Barron
Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and overall athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness. Sometimes, you simply know greatness when you...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago

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