Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cal tops Hawaii to kick off season

    The Sports Xchange "Senior quarterback Davis Webb passed for four touchdowns and rushed for one in his California debut and junior receiver Chad Hansen had the best game of his career as the Golden Bears rolled to a 51-31 nonconference victory over Hawaii in college football's season opener at Sydney, Australia, on..." August 27

  • Dakota Prukop named Oregon Ducks starting quarterback, Justin Herbert is the backup

    Oregonian "Dakota Prukop transferred from Montana State to Oregon in January to see what he could do as a starting quarterback at a higher level. He'll now officially have that opportunity. Prukop was named the Oregon Ducks' starting quarterback on Friday, with the news coming with the team's release..." August 26

  • Ryan Burns is Stanford's starting quarterback

    San Jose Mercury News "Ryan Burns will start at quarterback for Stanford in the season opener next week, coach David Shaw announced Wednesday. Burns, a junior, beat out sophomore Keller Chryst in the competition to replace Kevin Hogan, the winningest quarterback in school history. At least, that's the pecking..." August 25

  • Oregon Ducks Open Insane New Sports Facility

    TMZ "The University of Oregon just officially opened up its brand new $19 MILLION state-of-the-art Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Center ... and it's AWESOME!!!! We're talkin' 30,000 square feet of futuristic top-of-the-line sports technology ... primarily funded by Nike co-founder Phil Knight..." August 25

  • WSU safety Shalom Luani arrested for felony assault

    The Spokesman Review "Washington State starting free safety Shalom Luani was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly breaking a man’s nose during a dispute outside Domino’s Pizza in Pullman. Luani, a senior, was arrested and released for second degree assault, a felony charge. According to Pullman Radio,..." August 24

  • Cory Butler-Byrd enters guilty plea in abeyance for criminal mischief charge

    Salt Lake Tribune "Utah football receiver Cory Butler-Byrd entered a guilty plea in abeyance in Utah's Third District court on Monday afternoon for his class A misdemeanor charge stemming from damaging University of Utah police property last month. The 21-year-old's criminal mischief charge will be dismissed..." August 23

  • Oregon Ducks corner Chris Seisay leaves program, seeks transfer

    Oregonian "Oregon junior cornerback Chris Seisay is seeking a transfer after leaving the program over the weekend, a development that thins an already young secondary and removes one of the Ducks' most experienced defensive backs from the rotation. Seisay confirmed his departure via text message Sunday..." August 22

  • Max Browne named USC's starting quarterback over Sam Darnold

    Los Angeles Times "USC Coach Clay Helton has named Max Browne as the team’s starting quarterback, the team announced Saturday, ending a months-long competition for the job with the redshirt-freshman challenger Sam Darnold. Helton summoned both quarterbacks early Saturday afternoon to inform them and their..." August 21

  • Oregon WR Darren Carrington suffers apparent shoulder injury in practice

    The Register Guard "Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington left Saturday’s practice with an apparent shoulder injury. The Oregon redshirt junior caught a short pass and tumbled over a bench on the north sideline at Autzen Stadium during a practice open to Oregon season-ticket holders. Carrington stayed on the..." August 21

  • Colorado receiver Juwann Winfree out for season with ACL tear

    Denver Post "With two weeks remaining until the Rocky Mountain Showdown, the Colorado offense has suffered a major blow. Wide receiver Juwann Winfree, a transfer from Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College, will miss the upcoming season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament, the school announced..." August 20

  • Adam Searl Off the Hook In Rape Case

    TMZ "UCLA kicker Adam Searl will NOT be charged for allegedly sexually assaulting 2 women -- after investigators say there are too many holes in their stories. As we previously reported, Searl was arrested after a woman claimed he went to her apartment in Oct. 2014 and raped her while she was..." August 18

  • Safety Damariay Drew’s Cal career ends with knee injury

    San Francisco Chronicle "Safety Damariay Drew has played his final game for Cal, head coach Sonny Dykes said after practice Wednesday. Dykes had previously kept open the possibility of Drew, who suffered a torn ACL in spring practice, returning late this season. With little more than a week until the Bears’ opener in..." August 18

  • Oregon WR Devon Allen finishes 5th in 110m hurdles in Rio

    The Score "Devon Allen just missed out on medal in Rio. The Oregon receiver finished fifth in the finals for the 110m hurdles, missing out on the podium by a mere 0.07 seconds. Allen's time of 13.31 wasn't enough to top gold medalist Omar McLeod of Jamaica, silver medalist Orlando Ortega of Spain, and..." August 17

  • Steve Sarkisian confirms role with Fox Sports

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Former USC coach Steve Sarkisian was spotted by TMZ at LAX on Tuesday looking slim and happy and he entertained a brief interview. During the interview, Sarkisian confirmed he’s going to be an analyst for Fox Sports 1 this upcoming football season, an opportunity he welcomes. “Oh man, I love..." August 16

  • Muhammad Ali's Grandson Commits to Cal

    TMZ "Muhammad Ali's grandson -- high school football star Biaggio Ali-Walsh -- has committed to Cal ... after receiving offers from several top colleges. B.A.W. made his announcement while visiting the Cal campus over the weekend -- saying, "I've discussed with my family and I am blessed to say I..." August 15

  • Utah's Siale Fakailoatonga out for season with torn ACL

    The Score "Utah tight end Siale Fakailoatonga suffered a torn ACL on Thursday and he will miss the 2016 season, head coach Kyle Whittingham told Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune." August 12

  • Utah WR Arrested for Jumping on Police Car, Throwing Things at Station

    Black Sports Online "Utah Utes senior wide receiver Corey Butler-Byrd was recently suspended by the team for “personal issues.” It turns out he was actually suspended for a very weird incident he had with the police. From the Salt Lake Tribune: After arresting him, the officers saw that one of the building’s..." August 10

  • Arizona offensive lineman Zach Hemmila died in his sleep Sunday

    247 Sports "Arizona Wildcats starting center Zach Hemmila died in his sleep Sunday night of still undetermined causes. Athletics director Greg Byrne and head football coach Rich Rodriguez tearfully delivered the news on Monday morning. Hemmila played in all 13 games for Arizona in 2015, starting six games...." August 08

  • 4-star OT Alijah Vera-Tucker commits to USC

    The Score "Four-star offensive tackle Alijah Vera-Tucker announced Friday his commitment to USC." August 06

  • 4-star WR Osiris St. Brown commits to Stanford

    SI "Four-star wide receiver Osiris St. Brown has committed to play at Stanford, the recruit announced on Twitter. The 6'2", 175-pound prospect also had offers from Notre Dame, Michigan, UCLA, USC and Washington among other schools. " August 06

  • 4-star tight end Jimmy Jaggers commits to UCLA

    Bruins Nation "Three days, three commitments. After an almost unbearably slow summer which saw several recruits de-commit, UCLA’s 2017 recruiting class is picking up momentum very quickly this week as UCLA has now doubled the size of the next recruiting class in just a few days." August 05

  • Utes suspend Cory Butler-Byrd indefinitely

    Salt Lake Tribune "Utah football announced a suspension to its starting slot receiver on the first day of fall camp. Cory Butler-Byrd, who played corner last year but switched fully to offense in spring, was suspended for what Kyle Whittingham called "personal issues" in a school news release. Butler-Byrd will..." August 04

  • Cal names Davis Webb starting QB

    East Bay Times "What little suspense existed in Cal's quarterback competition vanished Thursday morning when the Bears named Davis Webb the starter for the 2016 season. Webb joined the program in the late spring as a graduate transfer from Texas Tech, with loads of Big 12 experience and 46 touchdowns on his..." August 04

  • Osiris St. Brown Names Finalists, Decision Date: What Is Best Fit for 4-Star WR?

    Bleacher Report "California receiver Osiris St. Brown is focused on a pair of powerhouse college football programs as the clock ticks toward his commitment. Considered a top-20 overall prospect at the position in composite rankings, he heads toward a Friday announcement with only Notre Dame and Stanford still..." August 03

  • Former Texas receiver Ryan Newsome transfers to Arizona State

    Arizona Republic "Ryan Newsome informed Arizona State coach Todd Graham early Saturday morning: He wanted to finish his college career with the Sun Devils. "He was as excited as I've ever heard a coach," Newsome said. A 5-foot-8, 184-pound receiver, Newsome last season played at Texas, appearing in seven..." July 31

  • Washington State Football Players Allegedly Attacked Other Students at a Party

    Seattle Times "A group of Washington State University football players is being blamed for a brutal assault that left one student unconscious and another with a fractured jaw. Alex Rodriguez, a 21-year-old senior, underwent surgery at Pullman Regional Hospital following the assault at a party early Saturday..." July 25

  • Wildcats offensive lineman Keenan Walker arrested in Scottsdale

    Arizona Republic "Arizona Wildcats offensive lineman Keenan Walker and another man were arrested this month on suspicion of assaulting bouncers outside a Scottsdale nightclub. Police say Walker and Kamen Wall, who are both underage, were stopped as they tried to enter Dakota Bar after 1 a.m. on July 10. When..." July 21

  • USC CB Isaiah Langley suspended for season-opener vs. Alabama

    College Spun "USC has suspended cornerback Isaiah Langley for the 2016 season-opener against USC as punishment for being arrested in May, according to the LA Times. Langley, who appeared in 11 games last season as a true freshman, was arrested on May 6 on suspicion of trespassing, intoxication and..." July 20

  • Washington lands 4-star safety Brandon McKinney

    Seattle Times "Add another highly touted recruit to Washington’s stacked secondary. Brandon McKinney, a four-star safety from Lutheran High in Orange, Calif., announced his verbal commitment to the Huskies on Saturday. Scout ranks McKinney as the No. 1 safety recruit in California for the Class of 2017 and..." July 17

  • 4-star TE Bubba Bolden decommits from USC

    SI "Four-star safety recruit Bubba Bolden announced he has decommitted from USC.​ Bolden, a Las Vegas native, tweeted his choice on Thursday night. Scout.com rates Bolden as the second-best safety in the West region and the 12th best in the 2017 recruiting class." July 15

  • Oregon State Beavers tight end Caleb Smith no longer with football program

    Oregonian "Oregon State senior tight end Caleb Smith is no longer with the football team, two sources close to the team confirmed to The Oregonian/OregonLive. The sources would not comment on the reason for his departure from the roster and Smith did not immediately respond to a request for comment. At..." July 15

  • Stanford chosen to win the Pac-12 title in preseason media poll

    Pac-12 "For the first time in the 56-year history of the conference preseason poll, STANFORD was chosen the favorite to win the 2016 Pac-12 Conference football title in a vote of 33 media members who cover Pac-12 football. The Cardinal received 20 votes to earn the preseason favorite pick. Stanford..." July 14

  • Super-fast Oregon WR Devon Allen qualifies for the Rio Olympics

    CBS Sports "If you see Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen blazing by a defensive back on the field this fall, do not mock that poor defensive back for he's just one of the many competitors Allen will have run past by then." July 10

  • UCLA coach Jim Mora: QB Josh Rosen is better than Goff and Wentz

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL doesn’t allow college football players to enter the draft until they’re three years out of high school. That may be the only reason UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is still in school. That’s the word from UCLA coach Jim Mora, who told Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com that Rosen is good enough..." July 06

  • UCLA has the pieces for a Pac-12 title run. Can Josh Rosen make that happen?

    SB Nation "Last year was supposed to be the year of the UCLA breakthrough, at least per the numbers. Jim Mora's Bruins were projected seventh in S&P+, and on paper it was justifiable. An offense that had improved for four straight years and was eighth in Off. S&P+ in 2014 was supposed to be built sturdily..." July 05

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