Pac-12 Articles

Nick Saban
I tried this last season and — thanks to Alabama — it didn't work out so well. I'm going to try it again this season — and thanks to again to Alabama — it probably won't work out so well. Nonetheless, I'...
J.P. Scott
4 months ago
Baker Mayfield
The first nine weeks of the college football season are in the books. The final weekend in October produced four upsets of unbeaten teams, as Baylor, Nebraska, Boise State and West Virginia all suffered their first loss of the season last...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
It’s hard to have asked for a better weekend of college football than the one we experienced in Week 9, with close games, huge upsets and several undefeated teams suffering their first loss. Whether it was Wisconsin holding on against...
Bryan Fischer
4 months ago
If you watched the greatest show in television history, “Friday Night Lights,” you surely remember Washington State head coach Mike Leach’s cameo in which he gave an epic pep talk to the king of motivational speeches, Eric...
Jim Weber
4 months ago
Jabrill Peppers
Every week, I write this column as a result of some of the strange decisions made by the voters in college football’s two most popular polls: the AP Top 25 and the Amway Coaches Poll. For the first time all season, I have nothing bad to say...
J.P. Scott
4 months ago
D'Onta Foreman
Week 9 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Four undefeated teams - West Virginia, Boise State, Nebraska and Baylor - suffered their first defeat of the season, while Clemson rallied...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Mounting injuries have been an all-too recurring theme in the Pac-12 this season, and no two teams better exemplify that than Arizona and Stanford.   The two roving MASH units meet late Saturday in Tucson with the usual lineup changes that...
Kyle Kensing
4 months ago
Luke Falk
There’s no question that the road to the Pac-12 North title goes through the state of Washington this season. While Washington is the popular favorite to claim the divisional crown, Washington State has played its way into the picture with a...
John Coon
4 months ago
Last season's meeting between Oregon and Arizona State was an instant classic; a back-and-forth, high-scoring affair that went to multiple overtimes. The bar is set high for the return in Autzen Stadium, and the stakes raised this time around...
Kyle Kensing
4 months ago
Jake Browning
A potential Pac-12 Championship Game preview is on tap on Saturday afternoon in Salt Lake City, as Utah hosts undefeated Washington in one of three matchups featuring ranked teams in Week 9.   The Huskies are positioned for a run at a...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Sam Darnold
It’s that time of year again when the USC Trojans and California Golden Bears meet for the Weekender. Though both teams sit at 4-3, they are very much still alive in their respective Pac-12 divisions. The Trojans might have the upper hand...
Josh Webb
4 months ago
Tim DeRuyter
For any college football head coach in the FBS ranks, a job with a mid-major program can be the birth or death of his career as the head man. In the case of former Fresno State head coach Tim DeRuyter, it’s likely to be the latter. After...
Josh Webb
4 months ago
Jarrad Davis
We’re just a few days out from the first set of College Football Playoff rankings so the games this weekend figure to play a big part in the national title race. This week has some huge Top 25 matchups between some big-name teams, but it...
Bryan Fischer
4 months ago
Jacob Eason
The Week 9 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Clemson-Florida State, West Virginia-Oklahoma State, Washington-Utah and Georgia-Florida....
Mitch Light
4 months ago
Deondre Francois
College football’s Week 9 slate kicks off on Thursday night with five matchups. Virginia Tech at Pitt and California at USC are the two marquee contests on Thursday, but Appalachian State at Georgia Southern is a key game for positioning...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Jim Harbaugh
The Big Ten ended up winning the day last weekend on the back of Penn State's upset of Ohio State. Everything about the game — from the blocked field goal to the fans to the suddenly unstoppable defensive front of Penn State — was...
J.P. Scott
4 months ago
Trevor Knight
The first eight weeks of the college football season are in the books and Week 8 produced one of the season's biggest upsets with Penn State's victory over Ohio State. While the Buckeyes dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten, the...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Urban Meyer
Seven days ago this column was all about how the storylines surrounding college football were about to shift from disappointing teams like Notre Dame and Oregon being the talk of the sport to the chaos that inevitably happens.    Well...
Bryan Fischer
5 months ago
Paul Chryst
Penn State's win over Ohio State this past weekend certainly changed the road map to the College Football Playoff. It, coupled with some other upsets around the country, also caused some voters in both the AP Top 25 and Amway Coaches...
J.P. Scott
5 months ago
Joe Williams
Week 8 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Alabama continued to distance itself from the rest of the nation, as the Crimson Tide handled Texas A&M to remain unbeaten. LSU and...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Luke Falk
For the second straight season, Washington State has bounced back from a sluggish non-conference start and is tearing through Pac-12 play. The Cougars (4-2, 3-0 Pac-12) held off UCLA 27-21 for their fourth straight victory and stayed unbeaten in...
John Coon
5 months ago
Budda Baker
Consider the hype validated.   Washington entered the 2016 season one of the most ballyhooed, potential contenders in college football, but head coach Chris Petersen and his players downplayed lofty expectations. The Huskies evidently opted...
Kyle Kensing
5 months ago
Joe Williams
Can UCLA salvage its season and reach a bowl game? Such a question seemed unthinkable for the Bruins only a couple of weeks ago. Now after three losses in its last four games, UCLA (3-4, 1-3 Pac-12) suddenly looks like a team facing the real...
John Coon
5 months ago
Sefo Liufau
In an unpredictable 2016 season, perhaps no story in the Pac-12 is more surprising than the success enjoyed at Colorado. That's the consensus of the Athlon midseason awards and predictions, certainly.   The Buffaloes' run to a 5-2...
Kyle Kensing
5 months ago
Davis Webb
Oregon's visit to the Bay Area on Friday comes with surprisingly dire implications for both the Ducks, and the host Cal Golden Bears.   Oregon is guaranteed its worst regular-season finish since the 2006 season, the result of a 2-4 start...
Kyle Kensing
5 months ago

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