Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Big JuCo OT Ronald Rudd III Announces Commitment To UCLA In Heartfelt Twitter Note

    College Spun "The UCLA Bruins are adding a big-time junior college piece to their offensive line in the 2017 class. This afternoon, three-star offensive tackle Ronald Rudd III announced his commitment to Jim Mora’s program in a long, heartfelt note posted to Twitter, in which he thanks his family and the..." June 27

  • Watch Cal 5-star WR recruit Demetris Robertson nail 63-inch box jump

    Fox Sports "Demetris Robertson, the five-star wide receiver who was a late signee for Cal, showed off some of his freakish athleticism in Berkeley this week, as evidenced by this 63-inch box jump." June 25

  • 3-star QB Tyler Lytle commits to Colorado

    Today's U "Mike MacIntyre picked up a welcome addition to his 2017 recruiting class when 3-star quarterback Tyler Lytle offered up a verbal pledge to play for the Colorado Buffaloes on Tuesday. Lytle took to Twitter to announce his decision. “I’d like to thank God, family, coaches, teachers and..." June 23

  • 3-star QB Chase Garbers commits to Cal

    San Francisco Chronicle "Chase Garbers has committed to Cal, the three-star quarterback announced Tuesday on Twitter. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder, who received his Bears offer in April, completed 226 of 329 passes for 2,715 yards and 33 touchdowns with three interceptions as a junior for Corona Del Mar High School..." June 23

  • Rape survivor Brenda Tracy meets Nebraska coach Mike Riley

    USA Today "Brenda Tracy stood in front of Nebraska coach Mike Riley’s football team Wednesday afternoon and told them the story of that night nearly 18 years ago when she was gang-raped by four men — two of whom played for Riley’s Oregon State team in 1998. And then Tracy told his current players there..." June 23

  • QB Davis Webb getting comfy at Cal after early culture shock

    ESPN "Davis Webb's football career has been both consistently twisting and promising. He's seen a lot, experienced impressive successes, and suffered through injuries and a frustrating rejection. So don't assume that he doesn't understand the conflicted emotions, complications, and potential..." June 21

  • Kirk Merritt, a sophomore receiver, will transfer from Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "Oregon sophomore wide receiver Kirk Merritt will transfer, Ducks' head coach Mark Helfrich confirmed to The Oregonian/OregonLive on Monday through a spokesperson. The news of Merritt's transfer was first reported by 24/7 Sports. In a post on Twitter, Merritt said he is leaving the program..." June 21

  • Utah grad-transfer Stevie Tu'ikolovatu headed to USC

    ESPN "USC's football team will bolster its depleted defensive line this season with the summer addition of Stevie Tu'ikolovatu, a graduate transfer from Utah, a Pac-12 South Division rival. Tu'ikolovatu (6-foot-1, 320 pounds) had 28 tackles as the backup for first-team All-Pac-12 tackle Lowell..." June 17

  • Colorado approves 3-year extension for AD Rick George

    Denver Post "Colorado wants to keep Rick George around a while and affirmed that on Thursday by approving a contract extension and slight raise for the Buffaloes’ athletic director. CU regents voted 9-0 to extend George’s contract through June 30, 2021, and increase his base salary to $754,314 per year...." June 17

  • Regents approve extensions for ASU's Graham, Hurley

    Arizona Republic "The Arizona Board of Regentsapproved one-year contract extensions for Arizona State football coach Todd Graham and basketball coach Bobby Hurley. This is basically a formality, keeping the length of both contracts at five years. The board unanimously approved the contracts at its meeting Friday..." June 11

  • After transfer to UCLA goes awry, Texas OL Jake Raulerson could be headed to SMU

    Sports Day "Jake Raulerson, a former Celina standout and center for the Texas Longhorns, may have found his new college home. The sophomore, who has two years of eligibility remaining as a transfer after redshirting his first season at Texas and earning his degree in three years, had announced plans to..." June 10

  • 4-star OL Brett Neilon commits to USC

    The Score "USC grabbed one of the top prospects at one of the most important positions Wednesday. Offensive lineman Brett Neilon has decided to commit to USC's 2017 class. Neilon chose the Trojans over offers from Michigan, Washington, Arizona, Arizona State, California, UCLA, and Utah." June 09

  • Report: UCLA won't add Texas grad transfer Jake Raulerson

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "It looks like UCLA will not add Jake Raulerson after all. According to multiple reports, Raulerson, an offensive line graduate transfer from Texas, was denied admittance to his preferred graduate programs at UCLA. Raulerson, who graduated from Texas in just three years, announced a verbal..." June 09

  • Report: Washington State QB Peyton Bender academically ineligible

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Washington State's quarterback depth chart may be undergoing a summer shuffle. According to Cougfan.com, "multiple sources" have said QB Peyton Bender will be academically ineligible for the 2016 season. Bender is going to stay in school at Washington State, the sources said, with the plan for..." June 08

  • Jim Mora agrees to two-year contract extension with UCLA

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA and Jim Mora have agreed to a two-year contract extension, the school announced on Tuesday. The extension will keep Mora under contract through 2021. The total financial details of the deal were not immediately available. Mora's contract, signed in December 2013, was slated to earn him..." June 07

  • Kurt Warner not happy with Arizona Wildcats camp

    Arizona Republic "Former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner took to Twitter Sunday to express his displeasure with the University of Arizona's football camp. His son Kade attended the Wildcats' camp on Sunday. Kurt Warner was evidently peeved by what he perceived as a lack of attention to his son at the..." June 07

  • Utah Wide Receiver Cited For Assault at Pool Party

    The Big Lead "Kenric Young, a junior wide receiver at Utah, was cited with assault at an apartment complex pool party over the weekend. There aren’t many details, but KSL obtained video showing an individual stumbling down a walkway. Also, somebody gets pushed into the pool near the end of the video. Via..." June 07

  • O.J. Simpson reportedly refused to give up Heisman to wife's lawyer

    Sporting News - NCAAF "O.J. Simpson reportedly had a chance to keep his beloved Heisman Trophy in the family. Attorney John Q. Kelly, who represented the estate of Simpson's slain wife, Nicole, said the trophy was missing in 1997 after Simpson was found guilty in a civil suit for the deaths of Nicole and her friend,..." June 02

  • Washington receiver leaves team because of depression, anxiety

    CBS Sports "Washington receiver Isaiah Renfro is leaving the program, announcing his decision via Twitter on Sunday evening. In a heartfelt statement, Renfro shared his battles with depression and anxiety, saying that he missed Washington's spring practice this year because he was in a hospital and part of..." May 30

  • Alabama joins pursuit of Husker graduate transfer target Stevie Tu'ikolovatu

    Omaha World-Herald "Utah graduate transfer Stevie Tu'ikolovatu — who is considering a spot on Nebraska's roster — is also looking at Alabama, according to his Twitter profile. Tu'ikolovatu posted a photo of himself and Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban on Wednesday morning. The photo is from his visit to Alabama's..." May 25

  • UCLA to announce record-breaking $280M deal with Under Armour

    Fox Sports "UCLA has made plenty of athletic history throughout the years, and will do so again Tuesday. The Bruins will announce a record $280 million shoe and apparel deal with Under Armour, according to multiple reports. "We knew that we were well-positioned to cut a deal," UCLA athletic director Dan..." May 24

  • Josh Rosen takes his shot at the NCAA after UCLA inks huge Under Armour deal

    CBS Sports "UCLA and Under Armour are reportedly set to ink a 15-year, $280 million apparel deal that would be the largest in college football history. If anything, it furthers the point that major college athletics is a huge business, ripe for profit. Meanwhile, the guys who actually play the game still..." May 24

  • Former Texas Tech QB Davis Webb reveals why he picked Cal over Colorado

    Fox Sports "Davis Webb said it was one of the hardest things he's ever had to do. The grad transfer quarterback from Texas Tech, though, wanted to make sure the coaches at Colorado didn't hear the news from someone else first. Webb, a coach's son, had committed to CU in late January, signing financial aid..." May 24

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