Pac-12 Articles

Back-to-back close losses to Stanford and USC have damaged Utah's Pac-12 South title hopes. Still, the Utes (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12) have many reasons to feel optimistic going forward into the second half of the 2017 season.   Many of Utah'...
John Coon
3 months ago
Years ago, Bill Hancock must have uttered the phrase going on a thousand times: As great as a playoff sounds, it would devalue college football's regular season.   The now-Executive Director of the College Football Playoff said...
Bryan Fischer
3 months ago
College Football Top 25: Jake Browning, Washington Huskies Football
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The seventh weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
UCF Knights Football
Alternate uniforms and helmets are a big part of every team’s wardrobe throughout any season. While there’s nothing wrong with traditional uniforms and helmets, a different look is never a bad thing. And over the last few years, it...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
J.T. Barrett, Ohio State Buckeyes Football
Week 7 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. Upsets filled the Week 7 slate, including two on Friday night, as Washington State lost to California, and Syracuse knocked off Clemson...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
When David Shaw and Willie Taggart last shared a college football field, the two were assistants together on the Stanford sideline. Under head coach Jim Harbaugh, now the headline-magnet head coach of the Michigan Wolverines, the Cardinal had a...
Kyle Kensing
3 months ago
Through six games of the 2017 season, defending Pac-12 champion Washington's most aggressive challenge has come from ESPN.   OK, that's not exactly fair to any of the teams Washington has beaten on its way to a perfect start —...
Kyle Kensing
3 months ago
From 2007 through 2011, Arizona went undefeated against conference counterpart UCLA. The run of Wildcat victories actually started in 2005, when a two-win Arizona bunch stunned then-No. 5-ranked and undefeated UCLA in a game that effectively...
Kyle Kensing
3 months ago
Sam Darnold
Could a Pac-12 South title be at stake when USC hosts Utah on Saturday?   The No. 13 Trojans (5-1, 3-1 Pac-12) will be seeking revenge after a 31-27 loss to the Utes kept them out of the Pac-12 title game a year ago. USC is on a roll with...
John Coon
3 months ago
Harold Landry
On paper this weekend, this is not the most enticing set of big-name college football matchups around the country. That said, the games within a game — between players on either side of the ball — are as good as they come.  ...
Bryan Fischer
3 months ago
Steven Montez
Oregon State has undergone an unexpected mid-season coaching change ahead of playing Colorado this weekend. Former head coach Gary Andersen stepped down on Tuesday, and Cory Hall was named interim head coach in his place. The Beavers (1-5, 0-3...
John Coon
3 months ago
Oregon football plummeted from national championship runner-up to last place in its division in just two years, a staggering decline that moved about as fast as the quick-strike offense for which the Ducks had long been synonymous.  ...
Kyle Kensing
3 months ago
Clay Helton
The USC Trojans entered the 2017 season fresh off a nine-game winning streak, which culminated in a comeback victory at the 103rd Rose Bowl Game.   That performance in the Granddaddy of 'Em All vaulted USC into the preseason conversation...
Kyle Kensing
3 months ago
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Sooners Football
Week 7 of the 2017 college football season features conference play and league showdowns among top 25 teams, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the seventh weekend of action. The Week 7 slate is a...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Mike Leach
Washington State finds itself in rare territory as it travels to Berkley to face California on Friday night.   The No. 8 Cougars (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) climbed into the top 10 in both the AP and Coaches polls after handling Oregon 33-10 last week...
John Coon
3 months ago
Defending Pac-12 Conference champion and 2016 College Football Playoff participant Washington is on track for another league crown, as well as consideration for the season-ending, four-team tournament, if the Huskies can continue on their perfect...
Kyle Kensing
3 months ago
Luke Falk
Few teams have exceeded expectations to the degree Washington State has done it early in the season. The No. 8 Cougars (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) are riding their best start since 2001 and show no signs of slowing down.   Will Washington State ride...
John Coon
3 months ago
Gary Andersen, Oregon State Beavers Football
The first head coaching vacancy at a Power 5 program in the 2017 college football season opened on Monday, as Oregon State and coach Gary Andersen agreed to mutually part ways. Assistant Cory Hall will take over as the interim coach for the...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Tried to tell you in this very column that Week 6 just had the feeling of chaos breaking loose in college football... and that’s just what happened.   Two top-10 teams went down, including one in the top three, to unranked...
Bryan Fischer
3 months ago
College Football Top 25: Auburn Tigers Football
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The sixth weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Wolverines Football
Week 6 of the college football season is in the books, and the latest Associated Press (AP) poll and top 25 rankings were released on Sunday. These rankings reflect the first six weeks of action as the season heads...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Alternate Uniform
Alternate uniforms and helmets are a big part of every team’s wardrobe throughout any season. While there’s nothing wrong with traditional uniforms and helmets, a different look is never a bad thing. And over the last few years, it...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Matt Campbell, Iowa State Cyclones Football
Week 6 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. Iowa State upset Oklahoma in Norman to knock the Sooners from the ranks of the unbeaten. Michigan also suffered its first loss of...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
From 2006-09, California Golden Bears head coach Justin Wilcox coordinated outstanding Boise State defenses during that program's high-water mark.   It was a golden age for the Broncos in which they put together three unbeaten regular...
Kyle Kensing
3 months ago
Bryce Love
Can Utah be the team that successfully slows down Stanford running back Bryce Love? That's the question facing the 20th-ranked Utes when the Cardinal travel to Salt Lake City on Saturday.   Stanford (3-2, 2-1 Pac-12) is getting extra...
John Coon
3 months ago

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