Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • David Shaw planning to stay put "Any NFL team hoping to make a major run at Stanford head coach David Shaw will, in all probability, come away disappointed, sources tell ESPN. Despite being viewed as perhaps the top coaching candidate in the college ranks, Shaw has told people he plans to remain at Stanford, where he loves..." December 21

  • ASU RB Deantre Lewis leaves team before Sun Bowl

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona State's main motivation looking ahead to its Sun Bowl game is sending 11 seniors off with a victory, but it appears one of those players won't be getting such an opportunity. Head coach Todd Graham confirmed after practice Friday that redshirt senior running back Deantre Lewis is no longer..." December 20

  • Oregon's Mark Helfrich confirms Ekpre-Olomu will miss playoffs "The Oregon Ducks will be without cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu for the rest of the season. That includes Oregon's Rose Bowl game against Florida State, and a possible title game against the winner of the Sugar Bowl. Reports first surfaced that Ekpre-Olomu had suffered a "serious knee injury" on..." December 18

  • Report: Former Washington Huskies CB Marcus Peters choked assistant coach

    Seattle Blog "It was widely known that former Washington Huskies cornerback Marcus Peters butted heads with coaches prior to his dismissal from the program in November, but an account published Wednesday detailed a much uglier scenario than initially reported. “Peters was suspended and later dismissed from..." December 18

  • Reports: Oregon CB Ekpre-Olomu suffers 'serious knee injury,' out for playoffs "According to a report from Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin, Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu suffered a "serious knee injury" in practice on Tuesday, which the school fears it could be a torn ACL. Comcast SportsNet's Aaron Fentress added that Ekpre-Olomu will miss the rest of the..." December 17

  • USC NT Antwaun Woods says he had surgery, expected to miss Holiday bowl

    Orange County Register "USC nose tackle Antwaun Woods said he had surgery Tuesday, presumably for the pectoral muscle injury he suffered three days earlier, and is expected to miss the Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl against Nebraska. Woods, a redshirt junior who started 10 of 12 games this season, posted a picture of himself..." December 17

  • UW junior star Shaq Thompson says he’s undecided about entering NFL draft

    Seattle Times "A potential first-round NFL draft pick, Washington junior star Shaq Thompson says he will talk with his family over the Christmas break before making any formal decisions about whether to enter the draft after this season. “Just sitting down with my family and Coach Pete and some of the coaches..." December 17

  • Marcus Mariota becomes first from Hawaii to win Heisman

    Star Advertiser "In its 80th year, the Heisman Memorial Trophy is Hawaii-bound after Saint Louis School graduate Marcus Mariota was awarded the iconic bronze statue today on national TV. The University of Oregon quarterback won the award, symbolic of being the nation's top college football player, over two..." December 14

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    Marcus Mariota wins Maxwell Award for most outstanding player. Mariota is 1st since Cam Newton to capture Maxwell, Walter Camp and O’Brien.

  • UCLA coach Jim Mora says QB Brett Hundley going pro "UCLA head coach Jim Mora confirmed Thursday that redshirt junior quarterback Brett Hundley is headed to the NFL after the Bruins' bowl game against Kansas State in the Alamo Bowl. "This will be his last game as a UCLA Bruin," Mora said, according to Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register. "I..." December 11

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    #BeaverNation, please help us welcome Gary Andersen as the new head coach of @OSUBeaversFB. #GaryAndersen #GoBeavs

  • UCLA's Eric Kendricks wins Butkus Award as top linebacker

    SI - College Football "UCLA's Eric Kendricks has won the Butkus Award as the top linebacker in the nation, The San Francisco Chronicle reports. Kendricks was presented the award by former NFL linebacker Dick Butkus and his son Matt in front of the team on Tuesday. The senior linebacker had 139 tackles, three..." December 09

  • Arizona LB Scooby Wright beats out Alabama's Landon Collins for Nagurski Trophy "Scooby Wright III was named this year's Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner on Monday night, here at the Westin Hotel in downtown Charlotte. The Arizona linebacker beat out Alabama safety Landon Collins, and three other finalists, for the award that honors the best defensive player in college..." December 09

  • Report: Oregon State Reached Out To Brady Hoke About Head Coaching Vacancy

    College Spun "Brady Hoke may not be out of work for very long. According to a report by Josh Newberg of 24/7 Sports, Oregon State has reached out to the former Michigan coach in regards to its head coaching vacancy. Longtime Beavers coach Mike Riley left the school on Dec. 4 to become Nebraska’s head coach...." December 09

  • Mariota, Cooper, Gordon are Heisman finalists "Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will be joined by Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper in New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony on Saturday night in New York City. Mariota has been the betting favorite to win the award for most of the season's..." December 09

  • Report: Marcus Mariota wins Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

    The Score "Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has won the 2014 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, according to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports. Mariota beat out UCLA's Brett Hundley, USC's Cody Kessler, Baylor's Bryce Petty and Mississippi State's Dak Prescott." December 09

  • Ohio State bumps TCU from CFP "Ohio State will join Alabama, Oregon and Florida State in the inaugural College Football Playoff. The No. 1 Crimson Tide will face the No. 4 Buckeyes in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, and the second-seeded Ducks will face the third-seeded Seminoles in the Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual,..." December 08

  • Mike Riley hired as Nebraska football coach

    SB Nation "Nebraska shocked the college football world Thursday, suddenly announcing the hire of longtime Oregon State head coach Mike Riley. Riley replaces Bo Pelini, who was fired after a 67-27 record in seven seasons with the Cornhuskers. Riley, 61, has been with Oregon State since 1997, making eight..." December 04

  • USC's Jackson earns Pac-12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year honors

    Fox Sports West "Adoree' Jackson has been as good as advertised. Upon his arrival at USC from Serra High School, Jackson was expected to play in all three phases of the game: offense, defense and special teams. An that's exactly what he did. But it was on the defensive side of the ball where he really began..." December 02

  • Status of UCLA starting WR unknown following practice injury

    College Football Talk "UCLA needs one more win to clinch the Pac-12 South Division, but the Bruins may have to do so without the services of one of their top wide receivers. Thomas Duarte had to leave practice on Tuesday after injuring his left leg, putting his status for Saturday’s contest with Stanford in some..." November 27

  • The sad history of USC quarterbacks in the NFL

    SB Nation "In the Super Bowl era, USC quarterbacks have won six national titles and 22 conference titles. Yet no USC quarterback has ever played in a Super Bowl. The disconnect in transition from Southern Cal to the NFL seems programmed across generations: Rob Johnson and Rodney Peete had similarly long..." November 26

  • Braxton Miller to Oregon transfer rumor originates on Reddit

    Larry Brown Sports "There is a wild and intriguing rumor that emerged on a Reddit college football forum about Braxton Miller transferring to Oregon. Here’s what the Reddit user wrote: I have multiple sources telling me that Urban has told him they will be going forward with Barrett next year. They wanted to..." November 26

  • Arizona mum on quarterback situation for Territorial Cup

    Fox Sports Arizona "There was no indication from Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez on Monday whether redshirt freshman quarterback Anu Solomon will be healthy enough to start Friday's Territorial Cup game against Arizona State. As the Wildcats (No. 12 in this week's AP poll) prepare for their most significant rivalry..." November 25

  • Stanford WR Ty Montgomery out for UCLA game

    The Score "Stanford's Ty Montgomery continues to deal with the ill-effects of a sprained shoulder. He's not listed on the team's depth chart for Friday's game against UCLA. The wide receiver suffered the injury in last Saturday's 38-17 win over the California Golden Bears. He left the match and did not..." November 25

  • Bovada whittles Heisman Trophy race down to two

    College Football Talk "In the eyes of Bovada, there are now just two Heisman contenders worth fussing over. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon are the only two options on the board for Bovada entering the final games of the regular season. If that is any indication, this year’s..." November 25

  • Brett Hundley says he's probably entering NFL Draft

    Fox Sports - College Football "UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is playing the best football of his college career, and his professional stock has never been higher. After beating USC last weekend, 38-20, Hundley has the Bruins on track to reach the Pac-12 title game -- they need to beat Stanford first -- with a berth in the..." November 25

  • Jaelen Strong expected to return against Wildcats

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona State expects to have top receiver Jaelen Strong back this week against Arizona. Strong missed last week's game due to a concussion. Offensive coordinator Mike Norvell after Monday morning's practice said he expects Strong will play Friday against the Wildcats, giving the offense back..." November 24

  • Shaw makes special teams tackle in USC return

    Fox Sports West "USC took an early seven-point lead Saturday night at the Rose Bowl thanks to an Anthony Sarao 17-yard interception return for a touchdown. On the ensuing kickoff, Josh Shaw, the recently reinstated defensive back, lined up for the Trojans on the kickoff coverage. The USC senior, sprinted..." November 24

  • Jim Mora drops F-bomb at UCLA rally to put USC on notice

    Fox Sports - College Football "Every year before the USC game, UCLA students have a “Beat SC” rally that includes lighting a bonfire. It seems to be a tradition Bruins students really enjoy. This year, however, the bonfire portion of the rally was cancelled by school officials. With about 50 protesters marching around the..." November 21

  • Sarkisian: Reinstated Shaw to play vs. UCLA

    ESPN Los Angeles "The USC Trojans are getting a potentially valuable reinforcement ahead of this weekend's massive clash against the UCLA Bruins. Coach Steve Sarkisian said cornerback Josh Shaw, who missed the first 10 games of the season after lying about how he sprained both of his ankles, would be available..." November 21

  • USC's Josh Shaw Reinstated -- Teammates PISSED He's Back on the Squad "USC cornerback Josh Shaw -- who got busted lying about being a hero -- is back from suspension, but some of his Trojan teammates tell TMZ Sports they're not happy he's putting on the pads again. Shaw was reinstated by the team Tuesday after he was suspended back in September for concocting a..." November 20

  • USC appears lukewarm in welcoming back Josh Shaw

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "USC cornerback Josh Shaw may have been cleared of wrongdoing, but the Trojans don’t exactly appear eager to welcome their former captain back into the fold. The Los Angeles district attorney’s office said Monday that it would not press charges against Shaw, who was the subject of a domestic..." November 19

  • Beavers Terron Ward ‘very likely’ lost for rest of regular season

    Oregonian "Co-starting running back Terron Ward (knee) did not practice and is "very likely" to miss the Beavers' final two regular-season games, coach Mike Riley said. If that's the case and OSU does not make a bowl, Ward's 148-yard, one-touchdown performance to help the Beavers upset then-No. 7 Arizona..." November 18

  • District attorney won't file charges against USC's Josh Shaw

    Orange County Register "The USC cornerback was suspended after lying about his involvement in an argument with his girlfriend, then fleeing the scene by jumping from a balcony. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has declined to file charges against USC cornerback Josh Shaw in connection with an incident..." November 18

  • Josh Shaw talks about why he lied "USC cornerback Josh Shaw says he thought he was "in way too deep" once his fabricated story of heroism became a national news story, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. On Aug. 23, Shaw suffered two high ankle sprains when he jumped from the balcony of his third-story apartment..." November 16

  • Washington football players get stuck in elevator "What happens when nine members of the Washington Huskies football team walk into an elevator? They get stuck. According to Tucson news station KGUN9, a group of players were stranded in a hotel elevator on Friday night, ahead of the team's Saturday matchup against Arizona. " November 15

  • Oregon teammate says C Hroniss Grasu could miss 'a couple games' "Oregon coaches are saying that Hroniss Grasu is "day-to-day" after suffering a leg injury in the second half of the Ducks' win at Utah last Saturday. The Ducks have suffered injuries at multiple positions along the offenive line, but the loss of Grasu, a senior and All-American caliber center,..." November 14

  • Sportswriter suggests Utah coaching staff could be ready to split

    College Football Talk "A failure to show a financial commitment to the coaching staff at Utah could prove to be a costly move by Utah athletics director Chris Hill, as one sportswriter suggests. In the past offseason Utah opted not to extend contracts for members on the football team’s coaching staff as the coaches..." November 13

  • Arizona freshman Johnson next up at receiver

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona's depth at wide receiver will be tested down the stretch. Sophomore Nate Phillips, last year's leading receiver for the Wildcats, suffered a broken foot last week, has had surgery and will miss the rest of the season, coach Rich Rodriguez said. The player who should benefit the most..." November 13

  • USC's Josh Shaw opens up about his lie and what really happened "Josh Shaw is finally telling the truth about what really happened that August day in which he suffered high ankle sprains after leaping from his third-story balcony. In what was one of the strangest stories involving a college football player that I can remember, Shaw originally told USC that..." November 13

  • Phillips out for rest of season

    Arizona Daily Star "Rich Rodriguez confirmed on today's Pac-12 coaches teleconference that receiver Nate Phillips will miss the rest of the season with a broken foot. Phillips, who was the UA's leading receiver last season, injured his left foot in the first half of Saturday's game against Colorado. He exited..." November 12

  • Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown remains hospitalized in Salt Lake City after season-ending injury

    Oregonian "Oregon Ducks tight end Pharaoh Brown remains hospitalized in Salt Lake City this week and is expected to undergo surgery after suffering a season-ending non-contact leg injury in the fourth quarter of the Ducks' 51-27 win against Utah on Saturday evening. Brown was in stable condition Sunday..." November 10

  • UW star cornerback Marcus Peters dismissed from the team

    Seattle Times "Marcus Peters, the Huskies’ standout junior cornerback, has been dismissed from the program, multiple sources have told The Seattle Times. Peters got into an argument with an assistant coach during practice Wednesday, a source said, apparently the final straw in a series of run-ins with..." November 06

  • ASU defensive end Demetrius Cherry arrested on suspicion of DUI

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State junior defensive end Demetrius Cherry – suspended for Saturday's victory over Utah – recently was arrested for misdemeanor DUI. According to Tempe Police, Cherry was arrested at 1:46 a.m. Friday near University Drive and South McAllister Ave. He was released at the location...." November 05

  • Graham says Kelly required surgery on broken foot

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona State coach Todd Graham on Tuesday further discussed quarterback Taylor Kelly's progress recovering from a foot injury that sidelined him for six weeks and in the process revealed previously unknown details about the severity of Kelly's injury. Discussing the inevitability of some rust..." November 04

  • UCLA QB Hundley ready to unleash run "When quarterback Brett Hundley decided to return to school, bypassing a great chance of being a first-round pick, he knew what the scouts were saying about him. He was too quick to take off when feeling pressure in the pocket. He didn't look beyond his initial read. Hundley set out to prove..." November 04

  • Oregon the favorite in new College Football Playoff title odds "With its archnemesis Stanford dispatched in convincing fashion and only one ranked team remaining on its regular season schedule, Oregon is the College Football Playoff championship favorite in the latest odds released by offshore sportsbook Bovada. The Ducks are listed at 9/2, just ahead of..." November 03

  • UCLA QB Brett Hundley: NFL pressure affected my play "UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is playing for the right people now: his teammates, his coaches, his fans, himself. But when the Bruins' season began, Hundley admitted, he was more mindful of another faction: NFL scouts. As one of college football's elite pro prospects, and playing the most..." November 03

  • USC's Su'a Cravens (knee sprain) hopes to return vs. Cal on Nov. 13 "USC had a scare during an otherwise stress-free win at Washington State on Saturday when linebacker Su'a Cravens left the game with what the school announced was a sprained right knee. Cravens was spotted with crutches after the 44-17 win and there was some concern that the injury could be..." November 03

  • QB Connor Halliday injures right leg "Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday was carted off the field in the first quarter of the Cougars' home game against USC with a right leg injury. Halliday, the national leader in passing touchdowns, passing yards and completions per game, appeared to have his right leg caught under USC..." November 02

  • Utah WR Dres Anderson out for season with knee injury

    Salt Lake Tribune "Utah announced Wednesday morning that leading receiver Dres Anderson will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. Anderson, a senior, redshirted in 2010 and has played in seven games this season — over the limit for an NCAA hardship waiver. He has 355 yards and four touchdowns..." October 29

  • USC offensive tackle Chad Wheeler suffers season-ending knee injury

    Los Angeles Times "USC left tackle Chad Wheeler sustained a season-ending right knee injury against Utah, and linebacker J.R. Tavai will be sidelined for a few weeks because of a knee sprain, Coach Steve Sarkisian said Sunday. Wheeler, a third-year sophomore, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament Saturday..." October 27

  • Oregon State starting receiver Richard Mullaney likely out for season with elbow injury

    Oregonian "Mike Riley begins every Sunday evening media conference call with an update on the Beavers injuries from the previous game. But 18 minutes into his most recent chat with reporters, Riley went back to the health of his squad "Does that sound like everybody?" Riley asked, making sure he had..." October 21

  • ASU coach Todd Graham expects Taylor Kelly back against Washington

    Arizona Sports "Arizona State's football team has been without its starting quarterback, Taylor Kelly, for three games because of a foot injury. But according to head coach Todd Graham, the Sun Devils won't have to wait much longer for Kelly's return. Graham said Monday he expects Kelly to start against..." October 20

  • LenDale White says AD Pat Haden had him escorted out of the Coliseum "Former USC running back LenDale White had some NSFW Twitter commentary late last Saturday night as the Trojans struggled to put away Arizona. White's account has been on our radar since then, and it seemed like all was well prior to Saturday's game against Colorado. White's criticism last week..." October 19

  • Southern Cal RB Tre Madden (turf toe) shut down for 2014 "Southern California running back Tre Madden won't suit up for the Trojans in 2014 after all, as a case of turf toe has already prevented him from playing in any of the first six games. According to the Orange County Register, Steve Sarkisian met with Madden and his parents Thursday and everyone..." October 19

  • Report: Brett Hundley To Sign With Roc Nation Sports "UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is reportedly “a lock” to sign with Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports for marketing representation. The report was first disseminated by football insider publication Inside The League, which also referenced a strong rumor that Roc Nation Sports is thinking about offering..." October 15

  • Source: Jim Mora jab at Jeff Ulbrich sparked sideline fight

    Larry Brown Sports "A sideline fight between head coach Jim Mora and defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich was a microcosm for UCLA’s disappointing performance against Oregon last weekend and the downward trend the Bruins’ season has taken. After starting off 4-0, the Bruins lost consecutive games at the Rose Bowl —..." October 14

  • Cal loses top tackler, leading picker to season-ending injury

    College Football Talk "For the second time in as many seasons, Griffin Piatt has seen his season cut short because of injury. A Cal spokesperson confirmed to‘s Kyle Bonagura that the safety will miss the remainder of the 2014 season due to an unspecified knee injury. Piatt suffered the injury in the Golden..." October 14

  • Dismissed USC WR arrested for suspected domestic violence

    College Football Talk "On Monday USC dismissed wide receiver Victor Blackwell from the team. On Wednesday he was arrested for suspicion of domestic violence. Blackwell was booked in a Los Angeles police department with bail set at $50,000. A woman claiming to be Blackwell’s girlfriend contacted police early Wednesday..." October 11

  • Oregon left tackle Jake Fisher to start at UCLA

    CSN Northwest "Oregon senior left tackle Jake Fisher is expected to start today when the No. 12 Ducks play at No. 18 UCLA, according to team sources. Fisher's return to the starting lineup after missing two games with an injured knee would be a huge development for a team that has been hit hard by injuries..." October 11

  • Marcus Mariota calls 'Suck for a Duck' campaign by Tennessee Titans fans 'surreal'

    Oregonian "In Tennessee, some fans of the NFL's Titans are so enamored with Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota that they've begun a campaign: "Suck for the Duck." If the Titans lose enough games, the thinking goes, they could be in the running for the No. 1 NFL draft choice in 2015. Mariota shook his..." October 10

  • Sark on Shaw: No decision to be made 'on our end'

    Orange County Register "There is no change in the status of suspended cornerback Josh Shaw, and USC coach Steve Sarkisian indicated Wednesday that the decision might be out of his hands. “There is not even a decision to be made on our end at this point,” Sarkisian said. Shaw's reinstatement would have to go through..." October 09

  • CU's Mike MacIntyre fined $10k by Pac-12 for his postgame actions

    Denver Post "Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre was reprimanded and fined $10,000 by the Pac-12 Conference for his postgame actions that the league office described as "inappropriate conduct," Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announced Tuesday. Following a 36-31 loss to visiting Oregon State at Folsom..." October 07

  • Connor Halliday sets single-game passing record "Connor Halliday has earned himself a place in the record books. Halliday threw for 734 yards in Washington State's 60-59 loss to California Saturday night, breaking the FBS record that Houston's David Klingler set against Arizona State in 1990. Halliday's 734 yards are also the most passing..." October 06

  • Ducks coach Mark Helfrich signs waiver to avoid Autzen Stadium lawsuit

    Oregonian "Autzen Stadium is loud. I'm not a fan of the decibel meters and the temptation for some stadiums to utilize piped in fan noise. But those who work around the stadium insist that what we're hearing on game days in authentic. I didn't know exactly how much until I talked with Mark Helfrich 1-on-1..." October 03

  • ASU's Taylor Kelly "pretty questionable" for USC

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State coach Todd Graham said Sunday injured senior quarterback Taylor Kelly is "pretty questionable" for Saturday's contest at USC. Graham said Kelly will have a medical exam Wednesday and then "we'll kind of see where we're at." For now it appears, junior quarterback Mike Bercovici..." September 30

  • ASU commit Jaason Lewis has unique skills

    Pacific Takes "The bad news yesterday for Arizona State? I probably don't even need to get into it. The good news? They received a commitment from one of the most versatile players in the nation in Ocean Lakes (Virginia) athlete Jaason Lewis. I can't ease the current concerns of Arizona State fans after..." September 27

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  • Backup QBs could lead UCLA and ASU in pivotal Pac-12 battle

    College Football Talk "As the summer months passed by and it became time to speculate about the College Football Playoff contenders, UCLA was one of the trendy picks to represent the Pac-12. With players like quarterback Brett Hundley and linebacker Myles Jack and a program seeming to be budding under the leadership of..." September 25

  • UCLA's Mora delays making call on Brett Hundley

    ESPN Los Angeles "UCLA coach Jim Mora said he's going to "push it as far out as you can" before making a decision on whether quarterback Brett Hundley will start Thursday night against Arizona State in Tempe. Hundley injured his left (non-throwing) elbow in UCLA's 20-17 win over Texas on Sept. 13. The Bruins had..." September 24

  • Former CB Brian Baucham Sues USC and Lane Kiffin

    Yahoo! Sports "Baucham claims he was made to play while ill. Former USC Trojans' cornerback Brian Baucham is suing the university and ex-coach Lane Kiffin, according to an Associated Press report. Baucham alleges that he was forced to play in a game while he was ill and that he "suffered cardiopulmonary..." September 23

  • Victor Bolden Out For USC, Maybe Colorado Contests

    Yahoo! Sports "Oregon St. wide receiver Victor Bolden, who dislocated the small "pinky" finger on his right hand while attempting to make a catch on a long pass from Sean Mannion in Saturday night's game against San Diego St., is out for an estimated 10 to 14 days, according to Oregon St. head coach Mike..." September 23

  • UCLA safety Randall Goforth lost for the season

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA safety Randall Goforth will have surgery on both shoulders and will be lost for the season. Goforth separated his right shoulder against Memphis on Sept. 6. He had previously separated his left shoulder. He will have two surgeries and will likely be out until next fall. He is expected to..." September 22

  • Jim Mora playing coy with Brett Hundley’s status for ASU game

    College Football Talk "UCLA already knows it won’t face Arizona State’s starting quarterback, Taylor Kelly, in a huge Pac-12 matchup a week from Thursday. There are also question marks surrounding the Bruins’ starter at the position, but their head coach has decided to play things close to the vest for the time..." September 18

  • Bercovici ready to seize opportunity in Kelly's absence

    Fox Sports Arizona "In his first game at Arizona State in 2011, quarterback Mike Bercovici had to step in for cramping starter Brock Osweiler late in the second half. In every game since, he's been waiting, prepared to take over at a moment's notice. Bercovici again took the reins last week when starter Taylor..." September 16

  • UCLA announces signing of top-ranked QB Josh Rosen

    College Football Talk "With Brett Hundley, Myles Jack and company on the field, the present state of UCLA football looks pretty good. And with today’s news, the future looks pretty dang sunny as well. The Bruins formally announced the signing of quarterback recruit Josh Rosen on Monday afternoon. A five-star recruit..." September 16

  • Chris Petersen says CB Marcus Peters ‘back with us’

    The News Tribune "After serving a one-game suspension against Illinois, junior cornerback Marcus Peters returned to practice on Monday and is apparently expected to play Saturday against Georgia State. Peters, the Huskies’ best defensive back, was suspended after being benched during UW’s Sept. 6 game against..." September 16

  • Arizona State's Taylor Kelly expected to miss 1-2 games

    USA Today "Taylor Kelly's right foot injury will keep him out of Arizona State's Sept. 25 showdown against UCLA, but the senior quarterback could return sooner than expected. According to a a person with the program who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Kelly has a chance to play Oct. 4 at USC. If not..." September 15

  • Brett Hundley injures left elbow "UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley left Saturday's 20-17 win against Texas in the first quarter with an injury to his left (non-throwing) elbow. Sophomore Jerry Neuheisel took over at quarterback for the Bruins, and when the team came out after halftime, Hundley wore a headset and had a huge wrap..." September 14

  • Sun Devils' Graham 'very concerned' over Taylor Kelly foot injury "Arizona State got its Pac-12 season off to a winning start at Colorado Saturday night, but it may have come at the cost of its starting quarterback. Taylor Kelly left the game in the third quarter and later reappeared on the sideline on crutches and with his right foot in a protective boot...." September 14

  • Oregon Ducks' Thomas Tyner says shoulder injury held him out against Michigan State

    Oregonian "Oregon Ducks running back Thomas Tyner expects to play Saturday against Wyoming after an injured shoulder held him out of last week's fourth quarter against Michigan State. Tyner, the starting back in each of Oregon's two victories this season, didn't record a catch or carry in the final 20..." September 12

  • Texas defensive coordinator compares Brett Hundley to Cam Newton

    The Score "The Texas Longhorns have a big task ahead of them for Saturday's showdown with the UCLA Bruins at AT&T Stadium. Texas was blown out of the water by BYU last week, completely unable to slow down Cougars quarterback Taysom Hill. Now the Longhorns will have to try to figure out how to stop UCLA's..." September 12

  • BOOM! 4* DE Takkarist McKinley Commits to UCLA!

    Bruins Nation "BOOM! After recruiting him hard a couple of years ago, Takkarist McKinley has committed to UCLA, where he will apparently enroll immediately and play this fall. Some of you may remember McKinley from his original recruitment when he starred at Kennedy High, but he will bring uber athleticism..." September 12

  • Madden release delayed: USC tailback still out

    Orange County Register "When injured tailback Tre Madden moved up on USC’s depth chart this week, it seemed like a sign that his return was imminent. That no longer appears to be the case. Madden, who missed the first two games because of turf toe, did not practice Tuesday. With a bye and the bulk of Pac-12 play..." September 10

  • Why Jim Mora stayed at UCLA "Football coaches bounce around like pingpong balls. It's the world they live in. Sometimes, it's their choice. A lot of times, it's not. Jim Mora was over the bouncing, or as he calls it, the perpetual climb that's as much a part of the coaching profession as calling plays and motivating..." September 10

  • Haden has 'unique' relationship with USC football team

    Fox Sports West "The relationship between the athletic director and football team at USC is a special one. Not only does the AD run the entire intercollegiate program, but when it comes to the football team, he's one of them. Pat Haden is one of them at USC. "I think Pat's situation with the team is unique..." September 09

  • UW star cornerback Marcus Peters suspended one game for sideline tantrum

    Seattle Times "Marcus Peters, the Huskies’ standout junior cornerback, has been suspended for this week’s game against Illinois after his sideline tantrum during Washington’s 59-52 victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday, according to multiple sources. The suspension of Peters — UW’s only veteran..." September 09

  • Pat Haden apologizes, banishes himself from USC sideline for two games

    College Football Talk "The most bizarre scene from a bizarre Saturday was undoubtedly USC athletics director Pat Haden arguing with the officials in No. 9 USC’s 13-10 win over No. 15 Stanford on Saturday. Haden told ABC’s Heather Cox that he received a text from Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian after Sarkisian was..." September 08

  • Colt Lyerla arrested in Washington County on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs

    Oregonian "Former Oregon Ducks tight end Colt Lyerla was arrested in Washington County at 2 a.m. Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants, according to the Sheriff's Office. Lyerla, who was arrested almost a year ago in Eugene for cocaine possession, was released at 8:37 a.m...." September 08

  • UCLA RB Steven Manfro reportedly tears ACL during Tuesday practice

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "UCLA RB Steven Manfro is out for the year after getting hurt on the last play of Tuesday's practice. According to the Los Angeles Times, Manfro tore an ACL. He was carted off the field after the injury. When meeting with the media after practice, UCLA coach Jim Mora said his team's practice..." September 04

  • Cyler Miles bringing ‘a different swagger’ to UW offense

    Seattle Times "The Huskies’ chartered flight from Honolulu landed in Seattle early Sunday morning, and the team buses rolled back onto campus around 8 a.m. Junior receiver Jaydon Mickens got in his car and immediately drove to pick up quarterback Cyler Miles. They came right back to the team’s Husky Stadium..." September 04

  • Former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla says booster promised him house, car

    SB Nation "The title of the "Lost" episode flashes on the screen, and Colt Lyerla can't help but laugh. "Not in Portland," it's called, and he doesn't need the reminder. He is exceedingly aware of where his itinerant life has taken him this time, 2,000 miles away from that city and the nearby suburb,..." September 03

  • Arizona RB Jones-Grigsby could miss Thursday game

    Tucson Citizen "The Arizona Wildcats may be without starting running back Terris Jones-Grigsby tomorrow night when they take on UTSA. Jones-Grigsby, who rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown last week against UNLV, is listed as questionable on the team’s injury report, which was released this morning. The..." September 03

  • Report: USC quarterback Cody Kessler has staph infection

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  • LAPD investigating Josh Shaw over possible domestic violence case "The Los Angeles Police Department announced Friday that it is investigating whether suspended USC cornerback Josh Shaw was involved in a possible domestic violence incident last Saturday, the Los Angeles Times reported. “We would have like to hear from Mr. Shaw to provide some clarity about the..." August 30

  • USC's Josh Shaw -- Heated Locker Room Confrontation ... Teammate Screamed to 'Come Clean' "Josh Shaw was aggressively confronted by a teammate in the USC locker room Monday morning -- with the player screaming at Shaw to "come clean" about the false hero story ... TMZ Sports has learned. We spoke with multiple sources in the USC athletic department who all say the same thing ... the..." August 29

  • USC'S Anthony Brown: Can't play for a racist "USC senior running back Anthony Brown called head coach Steve Sarkisian a racist and quit the team Thursday. Brown posted on his Instagram Thursday morning, "Sark treated me like a slave in his Office...Can't play for a racist MAN!!!!! #Fighton" and posted a similar message on his..." August 29

  • Wildcats' defense trending in right direction

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