Pac-12 Articles

Lamar Jackson
The 2016 college football season is only three weeks old. However, it’s never too early to look back at the preseason rankings and identify a few teams that have impressed or are poised to easily exceed projections. Louisville has emerged as...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Lamar Jackson
Week 3 featured several high-profile matchups, but the big winners on Saturday were Louisville, Alabama and Ohio State. The Cardinals dominated Florida State to take a huge step forward in the ACC title race, while Alabama knocked off Ole Miss to...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
As the final minutes of Ohio State’s romp over Oklahoma ticked by and thoughts turned to what the college football universe looked like after Week 3, one couldn’t help but wonder why the television networks and marketers hadn’t...
Bryan Fischer
11 months ago
Jamaal Williams
UCLA (1-1) travels to Provo for the first time since 2008. In that last visit to Cougar Town, the Bruins suffered a record 59-0 loss at the hands of BYU. A lot has changed in the last eight years, including the Bruins getting a 24-23 win over the...
Mitch Harper
11 months ago
Malik Jefferson
Cal always knew that 2016 was going to be a retooling year in many different forms. There’s the obvious loss of Jared Goff’s “it” factor, but the Golden Bears also are reconstructing their defense and breaking in a new...
Josh Webb
11 months ago
Rich Rodriguez
Another week, another flight over the Pacific for the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. America's most-traveled college football program gets something of a reprieve in its fourth contest of 2016 after having flown from Sydney, Australia, to Ann Arbor,...
Kyle Kensing
11 months ago
Troy McCormick
It's rare for any football team to commit six turnovers and still find a way to win a game. Utah pulled off such a feat in last Saturday’s 20-19 victory over BYU.   The Utes (2-0) coughed up three fumbles and junior quarterback...
John Coon
11 months ago
Christian McCaffrey
USC seemingly had the formula figured out. After losing four straight to Stanford from 2009-12 — and 5-of-6 dating back to '07 — the Trojans held the Cardinal to a combined 27 points in a pair of USC wins.   The...
Kyle Kensing
11 months ago
Sefo Liufau
Albeit against inferior opponents, the Michigan Wolverines (2-0) have looked impressive through the first two weeks of the season, beating both Hawaii and UCF by a combined total of 97 points. Given the expectations coming into 2016 and the talent...
Mike Bainbridge
11 months ago
Tommy Armstrong
Oregon and Nebraska are off to 2-0 starts, but the Week 3 matchup in Lincoln should provide a better barometer test of where both programs stand in 2016. The Ducks easily handled UC Davis and Virginia this year, while the Cornhuskers defeated...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Demario Richard
Kalen Ballage's record-setting, eight-touchdown performance against Texas Tech lifted Arizona State to an impressive victory last Saturday night. The Sun Devils are now among an increasingly rare club of Pac-12 teams with unblemished records....
Kyle Kensing
11 months ago
Week 3 of the 2016 college football season means the we’re on the last legs of the big non-conference games and the slate does not disappoint when it comes to fantastic matchups. As good as the games between the names on the front of the...
Bryan Fischer
11 months ago
J.T. Barrett
College football’s Week 3 slate features four games matching top 25 teams and several other intriguing matchups. The weekend slate starts on Thursday night with Houston traveling to Cincinnati, followed by three games on Friday night,...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Leon McQuay III
Leon McQuay III prefers do his talking with his play, and with his music. Both have been on point this year.   “Since the season I haven’t been doing too much, but over the summer I had an internship with Atlantic Records,...
Kyle Kensing
11 months ago
Cam Robinson
College football’s Week 3 slate is filled with marquee matchups and games that will have a significant impact on rankings or playoff positioning later in the season. While there are more than just five meaningful games, Athlon Sports is...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
The landscape of college football is ever-changing. TV contracts, apparel deals, scholarship limits, recruiting rules and population shifts all contribute to the dynamic nature of the sport.   Nebraska football is one of the timesless,...
J.P. Scott
11 months ago
After eight months of anticipating the start of the 2016 college football season, the sport has already once again proved to be worth the agonizing wait.   College football has the longest offseason of any major American sport and whereas...
Jim Weber
11 months ago
Jim Mora
PASADENA, Calif. — Linebacker Kenny Young let the most subtle of smiles crack when discussing his first career sack, made in UCLA's 42-21 win over UNLV.    "I was pretty hyped, man," said Young, a ...
Kyle Kensing
11 months ago
Bob Stoops
It happens every single college football season, without fail.   There’s always that one week on the calendar where the slate of games looks less than appetizing and sometimes even down right appalling. By midweek you might be...
Bryan Fischer
11 months ago
Logos don’t draw the same attention or excitement as uniforms but they are an inextricable part of each team’s brand that can be recognized around the world.   Just ask the New York Yankees. Or the Dallas Cowboys. Or the...
Jim Weber
11 months ago
Lamar Jackson
On paper, college football’s Week 2 slate wasn’t as enticing as the schedule from the opening weekend. However, as usual, another Saturday of action didn’t disappoint. There were plenty of intriguing games early, with Pitt-Penn...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Max Browne
USC began a new tradition in 2016. Rather than embarrass themselves off the field, the Trojans have opted to do it on the field instead. The abomination that was the team’s effort and preparation against Alabama is a direct result of the...
Josh Webb
11 months ago
Josh Rosen
A sluggish start, a torrid comeback and a disappointing near-miss conclusion — UCLA's Week 1, overtime loss at Texas A&M had a little of everything, save a Bruins' win.   "We've tried to develop a culture and a...
Kyle Kensing
11 months ago
Donnel Pumphrey
California enjoyed a more successful debut to the 2016 season than most Pac-12 teams did. Now back in their home state, the Bears will get a much more serious test than what Hawaii offered.   San Diego State will put the nation's second-...
John Coon
11 months ago
Royce Freeman
Oregon and Virginia each opened the 2016 season against FCS opponents, though produced very different results. The Ducks weathered a slow, early start to blowout UC Davis, while Virginia struggled to handle Colonial Athletic Association front-...
Kyle Kensing
11 months ago

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