Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Washington coach Chris Petersen signs two-year extension, report says

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Chris Petersen has even more to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. The Washington coach signed a two-year extension through the 2020 season that will pay him $4 million per year, Sports Illustrated reported Thursday. Petersen is in his second year with the Huskies after taking over for Steve..." November 26

  • NCAA: Win over Grambling counts toward Cal's bowl eligibility

    The Score "For the first time since 2011, Cal is eligible for a night of bowling. The NCAA confirmed Wednesday that the Golden Bears' season-opening victory against Grambling will count towards the six wins required to play in a bowl game. "We have conferred with both Grambling and the NCAA," Wes..." November 26

  • 4-Star OL Sean Auwae Announces De-Commitment From UCLA

    College Spun "Kapolei (Hi.) four-star offensive center Sean Auwae just announced his de-commitment from UCLA on Twitter. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound Auwae had been committed to the Bruins since August. " November 25

  • Cal seeks bowl waiver in case win over Grambling doesn't count

    CBS Sports "California has submitted a waiver to the NCAA that would allow it to count an FCS win over Grambling toward bowl eligibility, the school told Sources initially said there was a question whether Grambling would meet the required two-year rolling average of sponsoring at least 90..." November 25

  • Stanford's Daniel Marx out for season with leg injury

    The Score "Stanford fullback Daniel Marx will miss the rest of the season with a lower leg injury, head coach David Shaw announced Tuesday. The Cardinal backfield will take on a new look as Marx has been instrumental in leading the way for Heisman candidate Christian McCaffrey." November 25

  • Pac-12 'reprimands' UCLA LB Deon Hollins for critical comments about officiating

    ESPN "UCLA linebacker Deon Hollins' chastising of a Pac-12 officiating crew for its performance in UCLA's 31-27 loss to Washington State on Saturday didn't go over too well at the conference headquarters. In response to Hollins' comments, which the Pac-12 termed "derogatory" and included, "It's..." November 19

  • Utah's Devontae Booker to undergo meniscus surgery, miss rest of regular season

    Salt Lake Tribune "The No. 18 Utes will be without Devontae Booker, who leads the nation in carries per game, as they pursue a Pac-12 South title the next two weeks. As first reported by ESPN 700 and confirmed by The Tribune, the senior running back injured his meniscus in Utah's double-overtime loss to Arizona..." November 19

  • Arizona QB Anu Solomon day-to-day, LB Jake Matthews out for season

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "The status of Arizona (6-5) quarterback Anu Solomon is up in the air headed into Saturday’s Territorial Cup game against Arizona State (5-5). Solomon suffered a concussion late in the win over Utah over the weekend when he took a helmet-to-helmet hit on a slide. Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez..." November 18

  • Cal talking to Sonny Dykes about contract extension

    San Jose Mercury News "Cal athletic director Mike Williams said Monday that the university is holding talks with Sonny Dykes' representative about extending the football coach's contract, which runs through 2017. "It's my intention to keep him here," Williams said. "He has my full confidence. The answer is yes, I do..." November 18

  • ASU's Jordan Simone's college career ends with knee injury

    ESPN "Arizona State coach Todd Graham confirmed that safety Jordan Simone's college career is over. The fifth-year senior injured his knee during the Sun Devils' 27-17 comeback victory over Washington on Saturday. This news was expected after Simone tweeted a heartfelt goodbye Sunday, thanking ASU..." November 17

  • USC loses LBs Cameron Smith and Lamar Dawson to season-ending injuries

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Freshman linebacker Cameron Smith and senior linebacker Lamar Dawson suffered season-ending knee injuries in Friday’s win against Colorado. Smith suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and Dawson suffered a shoulder injury. "I feel sad for both kids because they brought so much to the..." November 16

  • 2017 4-star athlete Jermani Brown commits to ASU

    Arizona Republic "Jermani Brown – a 247 Sports four-star athlete from Calabasas High in California – has committed to Arizona State's 2017 recruiting class. Brown (5-foot-11 and 175 pounds) becomes the third player to commit to coach Todd Graham's 2017 class. He joins 3-star linebacker Loren Mondy of Mansfield..." November 12

  • Utah loses safety Chase Hansen for the season

    The Deseret News "Chase Hansen was a major contributor in Utah’s 34-23 win at Washington last Saturday. The redshirt freshman had a game-high 11 tackles, a pass breakup and a forced fumble in his first collegiate start. Things were going well until the final play from scrimmage. That’s when Hansen suffered a..." November 10

  • Rich Rodriguez may not be long for Arizona

    The Score "Rich Rodriguez is not a happy man. He let loose a string of expletives entering the locker room after Arizona lost 38-30 at USC on Saturday night, fulfilled his media obligations with a terse press conference that lasted 97 seconds, and launched another bitter and sarcastic objection to the string..." November 10

  • Pac-12 won't investigate Arizona State sign-stealing

    The Score "After Arizona State head coach Todd Graham admitted Tuesday, in the wake of allegations, that the Sun Devils do indeed steal opponents signs, the Pac-12 Conference issued a statement on the matter Thursday night. No formal complaints about Arizona State have been issued to the conference, and..." November 06

  • Arizona State's Todd Graham: 'Do we steal signals? Yeah, we do'

    CBS Sports "Oregon's use of giant eight-foot sheets to block the sideline signals against Arizona State last Thursday night has the entire Pac-12 discussing the tactic of stealing signals. On Tuesday's conference call, UCLA coach Jim Mora called the Ducks' use of the sheets "awesome" and "ingenius." Jim..." November 03

  • Mike Leach: Arizona State should be investigated for sign stealing

    The Spokesman-Review "The last two opponents to face Arizona State claim the Sun Devils gained an advantage by stealing and interpreting the signals that are relayed from the sideline during the game, and Washington State coach Mike Leach has no intention of being the third. The NCAA rulebook prohibits “any attempt..." November 03

  • N'Keal Harry, 5-star WR, commits to Arizona State

    Oregonian "With Chandler High School teammates Mason Moran and Hamilcar Rashed in the fold, Oregon State had hoped it would have a shot at Rivals five-star wide receiver N'Keal Harry. Even the Oregon Ducks, who had Harry scheduled for an official visit, expected to have an outside chance. On Monday,..." November 03

  • USC WR JuJu Smith-Schuster undergoes surgery, return unknown

    CBS Sports "USC wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster underwent surgery on Monday afternoon to repair a fractured hand suffered in the Trojans win against Cal on Saturday. Interim coach Clay Helton said the surgery would "speed up" the recovery process for Smith-Schuster, the Pac-12's leading receiver, but was..." November 02

  • Rich Rod leads list of 6 candidates to replace Beamer at Virginia Tech

    CBS Sports "When Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer stepped down Sunday effective at the end of the season, a trend continued. College football is increasingly becoming a young man's game. In a span of 19 days, college football has lost four of its five oldest coaches. For various reasons, Steve Spurrier..." November 02

  • Report: USC's JuJu Smith-Schuster could have surgery on fractured hand

    The Score "USC wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster could undergo surgery on the fracture in his right hand, head coach Clay Helton said. He suffered the injury in the win against Cal on Saturday. At the conclusion of the first half, Smith-Schuster was questionable to return in the second half " November 02

  • BOOM! UCLA Gets Commit from 4* WR Theo Howard

    Bruins Nation "U.C.L.A. landed a big time playmaker today when 4* WR Theo Howard from Westlake HS in Westlake Village committed to the Bruins. Howard had 26 offers from schools like Michigan, Oklahoma, TCU and Notre Dame, as well as 11 of the Pac-12 schools including Southern Cal (Boom!). Howard had..." November 02

  • Pat Haden steps down from Playoff Committee

    USA Today "Southern California athletics director Pat Haden is stepping down from his role on the College Football Playoff selection committee, he announced Friday. The committee was supposed to meet in Dallas for the first time this weekend and release its initial top 25 poll on Tuesday night. Haden,..." October 30

  • USC reveals plans for $270-million Coliseum renovation and restoration

    CBS Sports "The Coliseum is getting a face lift. USC unveiled its proposed plans for a $270-million renovation and restoration project to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Thursday. If approved, construction will begin after the 2017 season and is expected to be completed in time for the 2019 season..." October 30

  • Arizona State to honor Pat Tillman with alternate uniforms vs. Oregon

    SI "Pat Tillman was a star at Arizona State. Then he was a star for the Arizona Cardinals. After that he became a star for the United States, leaving behind his football career to serve in the U.S. Army and ultimately dying while deployed in Afghanistan. As part of Arizona State’s Salute to Service..." October 30

  • UCLA's Paul Perkins, Nate Starks 'on track' to play Saturday vs. Colorado

    The Score "UCLA could receive a significant boost for Saturday's game versus Colorado, as coach Jim Mora announced that running backs Paul Perkins and Nate Starks should be healthy enough to go. “I would assume that both of them would play,” Mora said. “It looks like they’re both on track to play. I’m not..." October 29

  • Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez considering 2-quarterback system

    The Score "Arizona is looking for some consistency at the pivot position, and the answer could be a dual-quarterback system, Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez said. Anu Solomon has been Arizona's starter throughout the season, but Jerrard Randall has had success in relief in the past two games, prompting..." October 29

  • Sean Harlow, Oregon State Beavers starting left tackle, out for season with ankle injury

    Oregonian "Oregon State starting left tackle Sean Harlow is out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury, Beavers coach Gary Andersen announced during Monday's press conference. Harlow, a junior, has started 28 career games dating back to his true freshman season and is regarded as a contender for..." October 29

  • Five-star TE Chris Clark will not transfer to Syracuse, according to reports "Former five-star tight end Chris Clark will not transfer to Syracuse University, according to reports from recruiting websites Scout and Rivals. According to Pittsburgh Rivals reporter Chris Peak, Syracuse chose not to honor Clark's verbal commitment from a week ago. Syracuse Scout reporter..." October 27

  • UCLA'S JOSH ROSEN HOT TUB REMOVED Soak In the Disappointment

    TMZ "The hot tub fun is over for UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen ... school officials tell TMZ Sports it's been REMOVED from his dorm room after photos of the party pool went viral. We spoke with UCLA Associate Media Director, Ricardo Vazquez, who tells us, "We have been told that the hot tub has been..." October 27

  • USC's Toa Lobendahn Out For Season

    Inside Socal "Center Toa Lobendahn suffered a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Safety Marvell Tell suffered a broken clavicle and it out 6-8 weeks. Defensive tackle Rasheem Green injured his knee but can play if he can tolerate it, according to Clay Helton. " October 26

  • Report: Brian Kelly, Kevin Sumlin, Jim Mora 'open' to NFL coaching jobs

    The Score "Three of the highest-profile coaches in college football could have their eyes on going pro. Notre Dame's Brian Kelly, Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin, and UCLA's Jim Mora are all "open" to potential head-coaching jobs in the NFL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapaport." October 26

  • Oregon State DB Treston Decoud briefly hospitalized after hit to helmet

    Yahoo! Sports "Oregon State defensive back Treston Decoud was coherent and moving all of his extremities after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit by a teammate during the second quarter of Saturday’s game against Colorado. Decoud did not show any signs of movement when he was initially injured as his head and neck..." October 25

  • 4-star defensive end Oluwole Betiku decommits from UCLA

    The Score "UCLA has lost one of its top 2016 recruits. Defensive end Oluwole Betiku tweeted Thursday morning that he will reopen his recruitment after initially committing to UCLA." October 24

  • UCLA's Josh Rosen put a hot tub in his dorm

    Sporting News - NCAAF "We're assuming it's Rosen's dorm since he posted the video to his account. There's also another twist to this story involving an Arizona fan, which you can read about here. Let's just say that Arizona fan posted a photo of herself in the hot tub with Rosen on her own Instagram account." October 23

  • UCLA running back Paul Perkins suffers leg injury against Cal

    Inside Socal "An already battered UCLA team took another blow on Thursday. With about 6:35 left in the second quarter against Cal, star running back Paul Perkins suffered an apparently leg injury after rushing for 73 yards on 11 carries at the Rose Bowl. He went down after being hit just above his left knee..." October 23

  • UW’s Chris Petersen mum on status QB Jake Browning’s status

    Seattle Times "Chris Petersen didn’t have a lot to say about Jake Browning and the apparent right shoulder injury the freshman quarterback suffered last week that prevented him from playing the final series in the loss to Oregon. “Everybody is day to day,” Petersen said after Thursday morning’s practice – the..." October 22

  • Could Rich Rodriguez Replace Steve Spurrier at South Carolina?

    The Big Lead "Steve Spurrier retired. The South Carolina Gamecocks will be replacing him this winter. ESPN’s Travis Haney has thrown out an interesting name for the position: Rich Rodriguez. Rodriguez did not immediately come to mind when I started to think about potential candidates for South Carolina. I..." October 22

  • Buffs lose one starting ILB for the year, get another back

    College Football Talk "There was good news and not-so-good news for Colorado on the linebacking front. Kenneth Olugbode sustained an unspecified leg injury in the Week 5 loss to Oregon and was expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Instead, head coach Mike MacIntyre confirmed Tuesday that not will Olugbode return for this..." October 22

  • Snoop Dogg’s Son Says He Only Played Football So His Dad Would Love Him

    Complex "When Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus quit the UCLA football team back in August, a lot of people were surprised. Broadus was a highly-touted player coming out of high school and was expected to contribute to the Bruins team. But after reading the Instagram post that he put up last night, maybe we..." October 21

  • Utes receive commitment from junior college QB Troy Williams

    Salt Lake Tribune "Of all Utah's commitments in this class, the latest has the chance to have the biggest impact on the 2016 season. Utah received a verbal pledge Tuesday from Santa Monica College quarterback Troy Williams, who played at Washington before opting to play junior college and will have two seasons..." October 21

  • Jeff Fisher says he is not interested in coaching USC

    SB Nation "St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is not interested in replacing Steve Sarkisian as head coach at Southern Cal, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Fisher, who is in his fourth season as head coach in St. Louis, played defensive back for the Trojans in the late 1970s. He..." October 21

  • 4-Star Linebacker Javaris Steward Committed To USC, Backed Off Decision On Same Day

    College Spun "It usually takes a little while for new commits to reconsider their college choices, but most norms can be thrown out the window during this USC football season. On Monday morning, four-star 2017 linebacker/defensive end Javaris Steward committed to USC after watching their game against Notre..." October 21

  • Utah TE Siale Fakailoatonga out for season

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Utah has lost a second tight end for the season. Coach Kyle Whittingham said Siale Fakailoatonga would miss the rest of the 2015 campaign with an injury he suffered against Arizona State. Fakailoatonga became Utah's starting tight end after the first game of the season when Evan Moeai was..." October 20

  • Arizona to file complaint with Pac-12 over late kickoffs

    The Score "Arizona is filing a complaint with the Pac-12 in an effort to limit the school's late kickoff times. Prior to coach Rich Rodriguez's Monday press conference, it was announced the Wildcats will travel to Washington for an 8 p.m. PT game on Oct. 31. Rodriguez has taken exception to what he..." October 20

  • Pete Carroll says USC reunion is “not happening”

    College Spun "With the Seahawks struggling at 2-4 and USC in the market for a new head coach, it’s not too surprising that rumors of Pete Carroll returning to coach the Trojans have cropped up. A Carroll reunion with the Trojans seems very far-fetched, and today the 64-year-old squashed any notions of one..." October 20

  • UCLA's Ishmael Adams faces misdemeanor for August incident

    CBS Sports "UCLA starting cornerback Ishmael Adams will face a misdemeanor battery charge for an incident in August when he allegedly used force to steal an Uber driver's cell phone. Adams was suspended by UCLA prior to the season before being reinstated on Sept. 22 after missing four games. Adams was..." October 20

  • USC AD Pat Haden 'feeling great,' looking 'chipper' after collapse

    CBS Sports "USC athletic director Pat Haden said he's "feeling great" after a health scare on the sidelines just before the Trojan's loss to Notre Dame in South Bend. Haden, 62, was taken to the locker room and treated by medical personnel before boarding a flight home to Los Angeles. On Sunday, Haden..." October 19

  • Kelly, Payton among USC coaching candidates "The University of Southern California's head football coaching gig will be linked to several high-profile candidates. While the early rumors have centered on Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, two other current NFL coaches will also garner a look. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on..." October 18

  • USC’s Pat Haden Receives Medical Attention After Collapsing on Sideline

    KTLA 5 "USC Athletic Director Pat Haden was tended to by medical personnel on the sideline before USC’s game against No. 14 Notre Dame on Saturday night at Notre Dame Stadium. A USC spokesman said Haden, 62, was feeling light-headed on the sideline, took a knee and was tended to by team medical..." October 18

  • Jets' Chris Owusu asleep for brother Francis' TD catch in Stanford win

    ESPN New York "Chris Owusu slept right through Francis Owusu's unforgettable catch that has everyone buzzing today. While his little brother made arguably the highlight catch of the year for Stanford on Thursday night, Chris was resting for a rehab training session in the morning. "I was asleep," said..." October 17

  • John Harbaugh: USC job is “not a consideration”

    Pro Football Talk "The University of Southern California is looking for a new head coach and they reportedly have Ravens coach John Harbaugh on their list of dream candidates, which sparked a response on the Ravens website shooting down the possibility that Harbaugh would follow his brother to the NCAA. That..." October 16

  • Steve Sarkisian takes to Twitter to thank people for their support

    CBS Sports "It's been a long few days for Steve Sarkisian, but on Wednesday evening he took to Twitter to speak publicy for the first time since his dismissal at USC. Sarkisian sent out three tweets, thanking people for their support, and wishing the Trojans luck against Notre Dame this week. " October 15

  • USC Not Planning to Pay Steve Sarkisian After Firing

    Black Sports Online "The USC football program is amid chaos once again with the recent firing of Steve Sarkisian. Sarkisian who has admitted himself into a rehab facility, will not be getting any more paychecks when he gets out. ESPN’s Joe Schad has been covering the Sarkisian saga and said this on his deal." October 14

  • Steve Sarkisian reportedly learned of firing via email, texts on way to rehab

    Larry Brown Sports "Steve Sarkisian was fired swiftly by USC, a day after he was forced by the school’s athletic director to take a leave of absence amid questions about his sobriety. Now we’re learning some of the details about how the actual firing went down. According to ESPN’s Joe Schad, Sarkisian was en route..." October 14

  • USC AD Pat Haden: 'The decision I made didn't work out, and I own that'

    ESPN Los Angeles "USC athletic director Pat Haden spoke Tuesday about the decision to fire head coach Steve Sarkisian, calling it "very difficult," while also defending his handling of the situation. "The decision I made didn't work out, and I own that," he said. "I own it." Haden said that he learned Sunday..." October 14

  • With Steve Sarkisian fired, Clay Helton easily slips into USC head coach role again

    Los Angeles Times "As USC ended practice Sunday, Clay Helton stood in the middle of the field as the team crowded around him. Helton, USC's offensive coordinator, would not be officially introduced as the Trojans' interim coach until a few minutes later, when Athletic Director Pat Haden informed the same players..." October 13

  • Report: Chip Kelly, Kevin Sumlin Will Be Leading Candidates For USC Job

    Black Sports Online "I can see Sumlin taking the job before Kelly does, but crazier things have happened. Chip Kelly can coach, and he’ll eventually turn the Eagles into the winner this town seeks, but does he have the patience to see the job through with so many great college gigs available? Despite winning 10..." October 13

  • Report: Steve Sarkisian checks into rehab

    College Football Talk "Something positive, it appears, has emerged out of the Steve Sarkisian saga. According to SB Nation, the coach has checked himself into rehab to treat an alcohol issue he admitted to back in August. “Steve Sarkisian is aware of the termination and is deeply disappointed,” a source told the..." October 13

  • Knee injury sidelines center Max Tuerk for season

    Los Angeles Times "USC center Max Tuerk, the most experienced member of the offensive line, will be sidelined the rest of the season because of a knee injury, the school announced Sunday. Tuerk was injured Thursday during the Trojans’ 17-12 defeat by Washington. The injury was initially announced as a sprain, but..." October 13

  • Mossi Johnson Tears ACL, Out for the Season

    Scout "Mossi Johnson, the sophomore receiver who also had played some safety this year, is out for the season, according to sources. Johnson injured his knee against Arizona State and was getting tests done this week. One unsubstantiated reported told BRO that he was an ACL tear. Johnson tored his..." October 13

  • Steve Sarkisian fired from USC

    TMZ "Steve Sarkisian is out as the head football coach at USC. Here's the official statement from Athletic Director Pat Haden: "After careful consideration of what is in the best interest of the university and our student-athletes, I have made the decision to terminate Steve Sarkisian,..." October 12

  • Pete Carroll reaches out to Steve Sarkisian, pulling 'for him all the way'

    ESPN "Former USC coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he's saddened by current Trojans coach Steve Sarkisian's situation and has reached out to his former assistant. Sarkisian is taking an indefinite leave of absence after, sources say, he arrived Sunday to team facilities appearing to be..." October 12

  • Report documents Sarkisian's alleged alcohol use as UW coach "USC coach Steve Sarkisian's alleged drinking habit didn't end with an embarrassing speech he gave while impaired at a booster function in August, and reportedly, it didn't begin there, either. A day after Sarkisian was placed on an indefinite leave of absence, the Los Angeles Times revealed..." October 12

  • USC head coach Steve Sarkisian to take leave of absence

    ESPN Los Angeles "USC head coach Steve Sarkisian will take a leave of absence to seek treatment for an undisclosed condition, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad. Trojans offensive coordinator Clay Helton will serve as the team's interim head coach." October 12

  • UCLA suspends punter Adam Searl after arrest on suspicion of rape

    Inside Socal "UCLA has suspended punter Adam Pearl indefinitely after his arrest Thursday on suspicion of rape. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Searl was arrested after “an exhaustive investigation” that lasted nearly a year, and was done in conjunction with UCLA PD. The 20-year-old was..." October 10

  • USC’s Max Tuerk already questionable for Notre Dame game

    College Football Talk "As if the questions about the head coach’s future aren’t enough, now USC could have a rather significant issue in the middle of its offensive line to deal with as well. Early in the first quarter of what would turn out to be an embarrassing loss to Washington Thursday night, Max Tuerk sustained..." October 09

  • Chip Kelly to USC speculation has already begun

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles coach Chip Kelly is having a rough season. USC coach Steve Sarkisian is having a rough season. It’s not a stretch to connect those dots. And so it’s no surprise that people are already talking about the possibility of Sarkisian getting fired at the end of this season, and Kelly leaving..." October 09

  • Myles Jack 'felt it was time' at UCLA, wants to be compensated for his skills

    ESPN Los Angeles "Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills. "When you see people making money off of your likeness and your name ... nobody else wears No. 30 at UCLA. That..." October 08

  • Kenneth Olugbode, Colorado Buffs linebacker, out 4-6 weeks

    Denver Post "The Colorado Buffs are now missing both first-string inside linebackers with the loss of Kenneth Olugbode, who was injured in the Oregon game Saturday. The Buffs previously lost Addison Gillam in the second game of the season. He has not returned and probably won't be available this week..." October 08

  • UCLA's Myles Jack Drops Out of UCLA ... Declares for NFL Draft

    TMZ "School's out for UCLA superstar linebacker Myles Jack -- because the college football star just announced he's dropping out of college and will enter the NFL draft. It's interesting timing for Jack -- who just suffered a season-ending knee injury last month -- since college football season is..." October 06

  • As Oregon awaits a healed Vernon Adams Jr., it doesn't rule out more two-quarterback rotation

    Oregonian "The numbers that mattered most Saturday evening at Folsom Field were Oregon 41, Colorado 24. But the most-scrutinized numbers this upcoming week, as the Ducks prepare to host Washington State at 3 p.m. Saturday, will be seven and eight. Quarterback Jeff Lockie started and played seven..." October 05

  • Oregon, Oregon State will honor shooting victims with helmet decals

    ESPN "The Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers have added decals to the backs of their helmets to honor the Umpqua Community College shooting victims. At least nine students were reportedly killed and several more injured at the community college on Thursday when a gunman opened fire on..." October 03

  • Arizona to 'discontinue' pregame haka dance after petition, criticism

    NZ Herald "A video of the American football side performing Ngati Toa's "Ka Mate" haka before a game against UCLA recently was picked up in New Zealand and international media earlier this week. The video - as well another teaching people "How to Haka" - received a mixed reaction from New Zealanders both..." October 02

  • Ekpre-Olomu expected to be first to collect on loss of draft value insurance

    CBS Sports "Former Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is expected to be the first player to collect on a loss of draft value insurance, according to the man who underwrote the policy. Keith Lerner told CBS Sports Thursday night that Ekpre-Olomu is in the process of collecting a $3 million claim after..." October 02

  • USC's Antwaun Woods dealing with pectoral injury

    The Score "USC defensive tackle Antwaun Woods is dealing with a pectoral injury, head coach Steve Sarkisian announced after Wednesday's practice. It's unclear how serious the ailment is, but it should concern the Trojans given Woods' history. " October 01

  • Smith-Schuster away from practice, more Jackson on offense?

    ESPN "USC sophomore receiver Juju Smith-Schuster was not present on practice at Tuesday or Wednesday. Coach Steve Sarkisian would not offer an explanation for his absence, only that it is “personal.” “To be fair to him, when he gets back, we’ll address it then,” Sarkisian said. “But for now it’s a..." October 01

  • Electric Oregon WR Byron Marshall (leg) feared out for the season

    CBS Sports "A nightmare week for Oregon has gotten worse, with the Ducks losing their best skill position player to an injury that reportedly could be season-ending. Marshall left the game in the second half of Oregon's home loss to Utah with an apparent lower leg injury. He was carted off to the locker..." September 30

  • Arizona LB Scooby Wright out several weeks, QB Anu Solomon day-to-day

    CBS Sports "Arizona All-American linebacker Scooby Wright will miss "several weeks" after suffering a foot injury in the 56-30 loss to UCLA, his first game back since suffering a knee injury in the season opener. At his weekly news conference, Rich Rodriguez said that "several weeks" was actually good news..." September 28

  • What the hell happened to the Oregon Ducks?

    SB Nation "Of all of the major American sports, college football is the most predictable. It is more staid than even Major League Baseball, which fields teams with drastic money differences. In college football, great teams usually remain great, and bad teams usually remain bad. There are shifts every..." September 28

  • All-American LB Scooby Wright III to return for Arizona against UCLA

    CBS Sports "Rich Rodriguez confirmed on College Gameday that Scooby Wright III has practiced this week and will play against UCLA on Saturday night." September 26

  • Report: Ex-recruit Clark can transfer to U-M but won't

    Detroit Free Press "Former Michigan tight end recruit Chris Clark is back on the market, having received his release from UCLA. He chose the Bruins over Michigan in February and went through fall camp before deciding to transfer. The Avon., Conn., native was ranked as the nation's best tight end in the 2015..." September 25

  • Report: UCLA blocked TE Chris Clark from transferring to Michigan, OSU

    Fox Sports - College Football "Tight end Chris Clark was enrolled at UCLA, but left the program Sept. 14. While he had originally looked at Michigan during recruitment, that's reportedly no longer an option. Clark, who was the top-rated tight end recruit in the nation this year, told that he was blocked by UCLA..." September 24

  • Cal coach Sonny Dykes praises his QB by dissing Jameis Winston

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Cal coach Sonny Dykes is happy with his quarterback Jared Goff. Starting the season completing 73 percent of his passes and throwing three touchdowns in each of his first three starts has Goff off to a nice start. “He does some stuff I’ve never seen anybody do before,” Dykes told Sports..." September 23

  • UCLA LB Myles Jack to miss rest of season with knee injury "UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, one of the top defenders in college football, will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. Bruins coach Jim Mora confirmed the news Wednesday, calling the injury "significant," according to Joey Kaufman of the Orange County Register. UCLA defensive..." September 23

  • Arizona Linebacker Scooby Wright Back Practicing With 1st Team

    College Spun "The young college football season has been marred by a number of injuries to the sport’s top players. One of the first superstars to go down was Arizona’s prolific linebacker Scooby Wright, who led the Wildcats with a ridiculous 163 tackles (29 tackles for loss) and 14 sacks last season. " September 23

  • UCLA Starting Cornerback Fabian Moreau Out For The Season With Foot Injury

    College Spun "Fabian Moreau, a starting cornerback at UCLA, is out for the season with a foot injury, Bruins’ coach Jim Mora Jr. announced today. The 6-foot, 200-pound senior has a lisfranc injury. He will have surgery today, ending his season. Moreau can apply for a medical redshirt and potentially..." September 22

  • Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan's availability uncertain for Friday

    San Jose Mercury News "Quarterback Kevin Hogan's availability this week is uncertain because of a sprained left ankle suffered in the victory at USC. Stanford visits Oregon State in a rare Friday game, meaning Hogan has one less day to recover. "In his mind, he's playing," said Cardinal coach David Shaw, who..." September 22

  • Suspended UCLA cornerback Ishmael Adams won't face felony charges

    ESPN Los Angeles "UCLA cornerback Ishmael Adams will not face felony charges for an Aug. 30 robbery arrest in which he allegedly used force to take a cellphone from an Uber driver. "We reviewed and found insufficient evidence for felony filings, so we referred it to the Los Angeles City Attorney's offices for..." September 22

  • USC Football Altercation In Locker Room ... After Loss to Stanford

    TMZ "Trouble in Troy ... with 2 USC football players BLOWING UP on each other after the Stanford game -- with multiple coaches and players rushing in to break up the altercation ... TMZ Sports has learned. Multiple sources tell us... the incident went down as the team was in the tunnel at the..." September 21

  • Jared Goff breaks Cal's all-time records for passing yards, completions, total offense

    Fox Sports - College Football "Saturday was a career day for Cal quarterback Jared Goff, who broke three school records in the Bears' 45-44 win over Texas in Austin. In the first quarter, Goff used a 22-yard throw to Stephen Anderson to grab the all-time record for passing yards. The mark was previously held by Troy Taylor,..." September 21

  • Vernon Adams Jr. confirms broken finger, calls himself a game time decision

    Oregonian "Vernon Adams Jr. wasn't at 100 percent against Michigan State, and on Wednesday the senior quarterback elaborated. The index finger on his throwing hand is broken, Adams confirmed, and he received a cortisone shot before the Oregon Ducks played the Spartans. When asked if he would play..." September 17

  • Colorado LT Jeromy Irwin out for season with ACL tear

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Colorado will be without its starting left tackle for the rest of 2015. Jeromy Irwin tore an ACL Saturday against UMass in the first half and is out for the season. According to he had played in 119 snaps in 2015 and didn't give up a sack. "It is very unfortunate to lose..." September 16

  • Oregon QB Vernon Adams Jr. playing with broken index finger

    CSN Northwest "Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. has a broken right index finger on his throwing hand, multiple sources told CSN, and it will likely bother him for several weeks. The injury, suffered in the season opener, made it difficult for Adams to grip and throw the ball during the team's 31-28 loss..." September 15

  • Blind long-snapper suits up for USC practice

    The Score "Jake Olson, a blind long-snapper, is practicing with the Trojans on Tuesday. Welcomed into the USC family six years ago as a 12-year-old by then-head coach Pete Carroll, Olson was invited to watch his favorite team play one more time before he could no longer see. As a toddler, Olson lost..." September 15

  • Utah TE Lo Falemaka, RB Marcel Brooks-Brown suffer gunshot wounds

    ESPN "Utah sophomore tight end Lo Falemaka and freshman running back Marcel Brooks-Brown are both stable and recovering in a hospital Sunday morning after being shot in the torso late Saturday night. According to a Utah news release, both players are expected to recover. "Obviously, our first..." September 13

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