Pac-12 Articles

Myles Gaskin, Jake Browning Washington Huskies College Football
Off the pristine shore of Lake Washington sits Husky Stadium, the home of a powerhouse Don James built in his tenure as Washington Huskies football coach. Dubbed Dawgfather, James oversaw an unparalleled era of prosperity from 1975-92, the...
Kyle Kensing
1 day ago
D'Andre Swift, Georgia Bulldogs Football
The 2018 college football season features plenty of big-time talents returning at running back. Stanford’s Bryce Love returns for another run at the Heisman Trophy, while Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor, Alabama’s Damien Harris,...
Steven Lassan
1 day ago
John Franklin III
There they sit on National Signing Day, colorful hats before them, smiles rolling across their faces amid beaming, proud parents, teachers and coaches, knowing that ardent fan bases are holding their collective breaths in anticipation of a dramatic...
Athlon Sports
1 day ago
The Pac-12 has got a lot of talent returning, but the big question is if the conference can get a coveted spot in the College Football Playoff. Washington was spectacular once again last year, but the Huskies went to the Fiesta Bowl where they lost...
Matt Josephs
2 days ago
Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
With Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Lamar Jackson and a handful of other standouts departing after the 2017 season, college football lost several of its stars at the quarterback position. While this position is replacing some big names,...
Steven Lassan
3 days ago
Arizona State coach Herm Edwards
New Arizona State head coach Herman Edwards takes over the interview after a half an hour and evangelizes for 20 uninterrupted minutes, unburdened by specific questions. He preaches. He sells. He talks Xs and Os and technique. He proselytizes with...
Athlon Sports
3 days ago
One could make a strong argument that the 2017 college football season ranks among the very best of modern times. This campaign featured countless heart-stopping finishes, provided landscape-altering upsets, and was highlighted with many of the...
Kyle Kensing
4 days ago
Mike Elko, Texas A&M Aggies Football
College football’s coordinator carousel was active once again for the 2018 season. Top defensive coordinators seemed to be in demand, as four of Athlon Sports' top five hires came on that side of the ball. Texas A&M's Mike Elko...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Cotton Bowl
Do you love college football? (It’s a rhetorical question.)   What would be better than visiting a new venue every week of the season? Braden Gall and Mitch Light, the hosts of the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast, have picked the games...
Mitch Light
1 week ago
Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
College football's 2018 season is less than 50 days away, but it’s never too early to make projections and predictions on how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by the time the CFB Playoff selection committee meets in...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
David Long, West Virginia Mountaineers Football
The start of the 2018 college football season is officially 50 days away. With the start of the upcoming season approaching and to mark 50 days until kickoff, Athlon Sports decided to pick 50 players we felt were underrated going into the upcoming...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
DeVonta Smith, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
The SEC once again ranks as college football’s No. 1 conference. The league took both spots in last year’s national championship matchup, as Alabama edged Georgia in overtime to win its fifth title in nine years. Both the Crimson Tide...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
New Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin arrives in Tucson with pieces in place that could combine for a breakout season. Arizona exceeded most expectations in 2017, at one point reaching the Top 25 en route to a winning record. Primary among the...
Kyle Kensing
2 weeks ago
A.J. Brown, Ole Miss Rebels Football
The wide receiver position was hit hard by departures following the 2017 college football season, but there’s still plenty of talent on campus for ’18. Ole Miss’ A.J. Brown, Arizona State’s N’Keal Harry and West...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Replacing a star quarterback and a top-notch defensive coordinator means Washington State could be in for a rocky road in 2018. Mike Leach has done well to revive the football program in Pullman with 26 wins in the last three seasons. Getting to a...
John Coon
3 weeks ago
Noah Fant, Iowa Hawkeyes Football
College football’s 2018 season features a talented group of tight ends, headlined by Iowa’s Noah Fant and Missouri’s Albert Okwuegbunam. Fant and Okwuegbunam each caught 11 touchdown grabs last fall and take the top two spots in...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
USC Trojans RB Stephen Carr
The emergence of a wild-card performer can define the margin between a team winning a conference championship and falling behind the pack. Last season in the Pac-12, perhaps unexpected difference-makers like Uchenna Nwosu and Christian Rector...
Kyle Kensing
3 weeks ago
Stanford Cardinal head coach David Shaw
Since the Pac-12 introduced divisions in 2011, the North has been won by three teams -- Oregon, Stanford and Washington. The Cardinal have the most division titles with four (2012-13, '15, '17), followed by the Ducks' two (2011, '14...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Oregon Ducks QB Justin Herbert
Oregon football has a new head coach for the second time in as many years -- something that last occurred when Ducks basketball legend John A. Warren served a one-year stint in the football job between two Tex Oliver tenures. That was in 1942...
Kyle Kensing
3 weeks ago
Best Coaches in College Football
Ranking all 130 college football head coaches is an impossible task. However, as Athlon Sports has done for each of the last seven seasons leading up to the start of the upcoming year, we set out to sort out every FBS head coach from No. 1 to the...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
UCLA knocked on the door of Pac-12 supremacy a few times in Jim Mora's six seasons as head coach, but never took that next step to a championship. In 2018 -- two decades removed from their last outright championship -- the Bruins welcome a head...
Kyle Kensing
4 weeks ago
Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham
Last season turned out to be an uneven one for Utah. The Utes opened 2017 with four straight wins, then ran off four straight losses before recovering to reach a bowl game for the fourth consecutive season. It promises to be a much different story...
John Coon
4 weeks ago
College Football 130 Team Rankings for 2018
Ranking all 130 college football teams for 2018 is no easy task, but it's never too early to think about the upcoming season. Alabama and Clemson have met for three consecutive years in the College Football Playoff and a fourth matchup seems to...
Steven Lassan
4 weeks ago
Bryce Love, Stanford
The 2017 season was a down year for the Pac-12. However, the league’s fortunes could change quickly in 2018. Washington is a contender for the College Football Playoff, Stanford returns a Heisman candidate in running back Bryce Love, and new...
Bryan Fischer
1 month ago
All-America Football Team
The 2018 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The Big Ten and SEC are considered by most to be the top conferences for 2018, so it should be no...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago

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