Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Former South Carolina QB Brandon McIlwain commits to Cal

    The State "Former South Carolina quarterback Brandon McIlwain will transfer to Cal, he announced Saturday. McIlwain started three games for South Carolina as a freshman quarterback, completing 52.5 percent of his passes for 600 yards and running for another 127 yards. He came to Columbia from Newtown,..." May 21

  • Oregon State LB Joah Robinett announces transfer to San Diego State

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Oregon State linebacker Joah Robinett on Friday announed his intent to transfer to San Diego State. A San Diego native, Robinett confirmed in a statement posted on his Twitter account that he “decided to go back home in order to be close to family and continue playing football” with the..." May 20

  • Ex-Oregon RB returning to college football at Oregon State

    CBS Sports "Thomas Tyner's college career was known as a promising one cut short by injury -- until now, that is. The ex-Oregon running back, who retired from football in February of 2016 for medical reasons, is apparently attempting a college football comeback at the most unlikely of places. According to..." May 20

  • UCLA's Josh Rosen draws comparison to Giants' Eli Manning

    NFL.com "After only one full season and part of another as UCLA's starting quarterback Josh Rosen already has established himself as one of college football's top passers. And NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah sees some similarities between the Bruins junior and a two-time Super Bowl champion: New York..." May 19

  • Report: USC has a deal in place to sell Coliseum naming rights to United Airlines

    Los Angeles Times "For the first time in 94 years, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will be known as something else. USC has a deal in place to sell the naming rights to the stadium to United Airlines for $70 million over 15 years, the most lucrative naming-rights deal in college football, according to a report..." May 18

  • NFL rules keep Stanford players from working with their teams

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers first-round draft pick Christian McCaffrey and 49ers first-round pick Solomon Thomas would love to be working with their new teams, but the NFL won’t let them. NFL rules don’t allow rookies to begin participating in offseason work until their schools’ semesters come to an end. For..." May 12

  • South Carolina's Moore, Samuel cleared in bar assault case

    The State "Authorities are trying to locate former USC football player Jalen Antwan Dread, wanted in connection to a recent assault at a Five Points bar. Dread, 20, is accused of assaulting a male victim at the Five Points Saloon a week ago, the Columbia Police Department said Saturday. Deebo Samuel, a..." May 07

  • Chris Weinke, Part 2? Former top MLB Draft pick, 26, to be walk-on QB at Arizona

    CBS Sports "Coming out of high school, Donovan Tate was a four-star quarterback destined to play on the college level, but sometimes destiny takes a while to come to fruition. You see, while Tate was a four-star recruit, that was back in 2009. And while he was being recruited by plenty of colleges to play..." May 05

  • Ex-College Football Star Escapes From Jail ... Police On The Hunt

    TMZ "Ex-Oregon Ducks tight end Colt Lyerla broke out of a jail on Thursday ... and now cops are trying to bring the 24-year-old back into custody, ASAP. Lyerla was a key part of those insane Ducks teams from 2011 to 2013 -- winning the Pac-12 championship, the Rose Bowl and the Fiesta Bowl. He..." May 05

  • AFC exec: UCLA’s Josh Rosen ‘a mess off the field’

    Sportsnaut "That UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen has all the raw physical talent to succeed at the next level is a question that’s not up for debate. But based on a simple comment made by an AFC executive, it appears NFL teams are concerned about Rosen’s off-the-field personality. “He’s the one I know the best..." May 04

  • 4-star QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson picks UCLA over Michigan

    Michigan Live "Michigan is still looking for a quarterback in its 2018 class and it won't be Dorian Thompson-Robinson. The 2018 four-star quarterback from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas announced his commitment to UCLA via Twitter on Sunday night. That came one week after he named a final two of..." April 24

  • Oregon football uniforms hopefully won’t be as eccentric in 2017

    The Comeback "The University of Oregon football program has been known for a few things in recent years: having a great team (except for in 2016), a fast-paced, high-scoring offense, and incredibly unique uniforms. Going forward in 2017, new head coach Willie Taggart appears to be ditching the unique..." April 18

  • Oregon picks up Clemson DT transfer Scott Pagano

    Fox Sports "Oregon, which was woeful on defense the past few years, has taken some big steps since Willie Taggart was hired as the Ducks’ head coach. First, Taggart landed Jim Leavitt as his new defensive coordinator. On Friday, he landed another key piece getting Clemson grad transfer Scott Pagano, a..." April 14

  • Pitt's Max Browne: I 'got the short end of the stick' at USC

    Fox Sports "When Max Browne committed to play for USC, the Trojans were the No. 1 team in the country. It seemed like the ideal time for the Seattle kid, who was ranked as the nation’s No. 1 quarterback prospect in the 2013 recruiting class. However, it didn’t take long for things to tumble off course for the..." April 10

  • UCLA CB John Johnson will transfer to pursue grad transfer

    L.A. Daily News "The battle for UCLA’s second starting cornerback lost a competitor this week as redshirt senior John Johnson will leave the program and pursue a graduate transfer opportunity, head coach Jim Mora announced Saturday. “He’s not dissatisfied or anything like that, it’s really a career move for..." April 09

  • Washington State Football Player Tasered By Police After Trying to Buy a Lighter With Fake Money

    The Spokesman Review "Pullman police used a neck hold and a Taser to subdue a former Washington State University football player after he allegedly tried to spend counterfeit cash at a liquor store and became confrontational with employees and bystanders. Treshon Broughton, a WSU senior who finished his Cougar..." April 06

  • UCLA QB Josh Rosen back at practice after shoulder injury derailed 2016 campaign

    Sportsnaut "UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen had an injury scare last year, but the junior gunslinger was back at practice Tuesday, which is a very positive development. Rosen missed the final six games of UCLA’s season last year after a nerve issue in his throwing shoulder required surgery. It was no small..." April 05

  • Sam Darnold is primed to be a Trojan force for USC

    Fox Sports "The star power is back at USC on Howard Jones Field. After a staggering succession of mega-wattage talent around Troy that led to Heisman Trophies and national titles, the Trojans drifted from the college football radar. There’s a glow again around Trojan football. Sam Darnold, the 6-foot-4,..." March 29

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