Pac-12 Articles

Josh Rosen
Rarely does college football afford teams a mulligan. UCLA opening its 2017 season with the same opponent that kicked off a 4–8 2016 campaign is about as close to a mulligan as one can expect to see.    The Bruins visited Texas A...
Kyle Kensing
4 months ago
Rich Rodriguez
Murphy's law was the rule of order for Arizona Wildcats football in 2016: What can go wrong, probably will.   A smattering of injuries sustained early in the season — and repeatedly over the course of the campaign — doomed...
Kyle Kensing
4 months ago
Mike Leach
Season openers have turned into automatic losses for Washington State in recent seasons. Under head coach Mike Leach, the Cougars are 0-5 in the first game of the season. The last two in those string of defeats — Portland State...
John Coon
4 months ago
Clay Helton
What a year it was for the USC Trojans in 2016. After opening their season with a thorough and humiliating loss to Alabama, the Men of Troy would also fall to Stanford and Utah before rattling off nine straight wins, including a dramatic come-...
Josh Webb
4 months ago
Sam Darnold
The college football season is almost upon us and while it may technically start in late August, it’s the month of September that is the heart of the action on the gridiron. Featuring the bulk of the non-conference matchups and several...
Bryan Fischer
4 months ago
College football is back in our lives and judging by the Week 1 schedule, better than ever. This year’s slate has just about everything you can want, from blue blood matchups to intriguing meetings of schools from vastly different parts of...
Bryan Fischer
4 months ago
College Football Picks: Jalen Hurts, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
Week 1 of the 2017 college football season features several intriguing matchups, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the opening weekend. A handful of games kick off the Week 1 slate on Thursday night,...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Larry Fedora
The California Golden Bears and the North Carolina Tar Heels are similar in many ways. They both lost a highly regarded quarterback. Both suffered heavy personnel losses at the other offensive positions. And neither team could stop the run in 2016...
Jon Kinne
4 months ago
Colorado enters the 89th edition of the Rocky Mountain Showdown looking to silence doubters.   The Buffaloes haven't received much preseason love coming off of winning their first Pac-12 South title last season. Colorado was picked to...
John Coon
4 months ago
Jake Browning
A return to national prominence highlighted No. 8-ranked Washington's 2016 season. The Huskies stormed their way to a College Football Playoff appearance after claiming the program's first conference championship since 2000.   In...
Kyle Kensing
4 months ago
Dabo Swinney
The 2017 college football season is here, or for some teams actually started this past Saturday. But whether you were already “all in” for Week 0 or are more jacked up about the first full slate of games, it doesn’t change the...
Mark Ross
4 months ago
All-Name Team College Football 2017
With 130 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2017 college football magazine.   We took a look through the...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Phillip Lindsay
The Week 1 edition of college football picks against the spread features some predictions from what should be a great five-day stretch of games, including the intriguing Colorado-Colorado State game Friday night, the Michigan-Florida battle in...
Mitch Light
4 months ago
Todd Graham
Todd Graham begins his sixth season as Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Thursday against New Mexico State, but it's a new-look season in Tempe with first-year coordinators overseeing both the offense and defense.   Billy Napier...
Kyle Kensing
4 months ago
Utah is set to unveil a new shiny offense when the Utes host North Dakota this week.   An overhaul became necessary when red zone struggles torpedoed Utah's Pac-12 South title hopes last November. A new offensive coordinator, Troy Taylor...
John Coon
4 months ago
Lane Kiffin
Even if they do not win a national championship, most preseason No. 1 college football teams finish with one to three losses and plenty of success. The season may not have lived up to their fans’ expectations, but it was at least respectable...
Aaron Tallent
4 months ago
Brent Stockstill, MTSU Blue Raiders Football
Week 1 of college football’s 2017 season features a hefty 87-game slate. Of course, even though it's tough to keep up with 87 games over a couple of days, we won’t complain about having college football back and games on every...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
The college football season began last weekend with a nice appetizer of five games that featured at least one FBS team. This week, the season begins in earnest with a full slate of games, headlined by four matchups on our list of the top 50 games...
Mitch Light
4 months ago
Bobby Bowden
Before the BCS and the College Football Playoff, being the preseason No. 1 team was a big deal. During the era where rankings were a war of attrition and the best college football teams rarely played each other outside of their conference, a...
Aaron Tallent
4 months ago
Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
College football’s long offseason is officially over. The 2017 season kicked off with a small, five-game slate of games for Week 0 on Saturday, Aug. 26. While the five contests provided an excellent appetizer, the season kicks into full...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Myles Gaskin
The nine-game conference schedule, historic non-conference matchups and some upset potential dates highlight a loaded 2017 slate in the Pac-12 Conference.   The new season begins with lofty expectations for a few teams out west, namely...
Kyle Kensing
5 months ago
Deondre Francois, Florida State Seminoles Football
The start of the 2017 college football season is just a day away with five games slated for Saturday, Aug. 26. The official Week 1 slate is packed with intriguing matchups, starting with games on Thursday, Aug. 31 and continuing to Monday,...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Sam Darnold, USC Trojans Football
Quarterback play is an essential part of every college football team’s hope for a national championship, CFB Playoff bid or simply getting to a bowl game. This position is difficult to project, but new stars emerge with the returning faces to...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Quinton Flowers, USF Bulls Football
The 2017 college football season officially gets underway on Saturday, August 26. The Week 0 slate is a little light, as just five games dot the schedule. However, there should be no shortage of storylines for fans on the opening Saturday of action...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Both Stanford head coach David Shaw and running back Bryce Love said a top priority of theirs while visiting Australia for the 2017 season opener was to see a kangaroo in the wild.   Taking in Australia's remarkable wildlife is...
Kyle Kensing
5 months ago

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