Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • WR Josh Imatorbhebhe becomes third USC graduate transfer to join Illinois this offseason

    CBS Sports "The pipeline between USC and Illinois continues to flow, as it was announced Monday morning that wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe is transferring to Illinois. As a graduate transfer, Imatorbhebhe will be immediately eligible and give Illinois' receiving corps a boost. Imatorbhebhe..." June 17

  • Is Oregon ready for another step forward after a bumpy 2018?

    SB Nation "After Rafael Nadal won his 12th French Opentitle on Sunday, ESPN’s Simon Cambers recalled a quote the Spaniard had given a few years earlier about raising your intensity at precisely the moment you’ve begun to find success. ”Winning two sets to one,..." June 13

  • 4-star freshman Bru McCoy returns to USC

    The Score "Four-star freshman Bru McCoy has returned to USC after transferring to Texas earlier this year, the school announced Tuesday. McCoy, the No. 1-ranked athlete in the ESPN 300 for 2019, originally committed to USC but opted to transfer after Kliff Kingsbury left for..." June 12

  • USC quarterback Matt Fink not transferring to Illinois, will remain with Trojans

    CBS Sports "Southern California quarterback Matt Fink apparently had his foot out the door. His name was in the transfer portal and he was reportedly close to committing to Lovie Smith and Illinois. But Thursday Fink put the speculation to rest with an announcement that he would be remaining with the..." June 06

  • Change of plans: Chris Steele likely to land at USC, not Oregon

    247 Sports "While we are still waiting for the official word from the player himself, all indications as of Wednesday afternoon are that Chris Steele is going to enroll at USC — ending a winding journey that saw the four-star freshman transfer from Florida and then commit to Oregon within a..." June 05

  • Five-star wide receiver Bru McCoy informs Texas he plans to transfer back to USC

    Burnt Orange Nation "A bit more than four months removed from his surprising decision to depart from the USC program — just weeks after signing and enrolling early, at that — and transferring to Texas, it appears Bru McCoy is set to take his talents back to California. In a move that’s..." May 31

  • Ex-UCLA Player Sues, Claims Jim Mora's Practices Led to Suicide Attempt

    TMZ "Former UCLA coach Jim Mora's practices were so rigorous -- and his concussion protocol was so flimsy -- an ex-OL tried to kill himself ... so claims one of Mora's former top recruits in a new lawsuit. John Lopez -- a 6' 5", 305-pound offensive lineman --..." May 30

  • UNLV makes official addition of USC transfer once headed to Minnesota

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Wide receiver Randal Grimes, a Desert Pines High School product, announced Thursday that he is transferring from Southern California to UNLV. Grimes (6 feet 4 inches, 205 pounds) hopes to be eligible to play this season. UNLV has applied for a waiver for Grimes, but the NCAA has not..." May 28

  • USC RB signee Kenan Christon wins 100 meter state title

    247 Sports "Kenan Christon is officially the fastest high school football player in California.  The four-star USC running back signee captured the 100 meter state title at the CIF State championships with a blazing 10.30 on Saturday evening at Buchanan High School, which tied the state..." May 28

  • ASU football adds former Bengals coach Marvin Lewis as advisor

    Arizona Sports "Arizona State football has added former Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis as a special advisor to Herm Edwards’ staff. “Marvin Lewis is one of the most respected minds in our game,” Edwards said in a press release Tuesday. “Whether as the winningest..." May 28

  • Texas WR Bru McCoy reportedly considering transfer back to USC

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Bru McCoy era in Austin may be coming to an end after only one semester. On Monday morning, the rumor mill began churning with talk that Bru McCoy, a former five-star prospect who committed to USC over Texas on Jan. 5 before electing to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal just weeks..." May 27

  • Urban Meyer shrugs off USC rumors: 'I think I'm done' coaching

    The Score "Despite Urban Meyer's retirement from coaching following the 2018 season, rumors persist about a return to the sidelines. Reports have linked Meyer to the USC job, should the program move on from Clay Helton. Meyer, who will join the FOX Sports college football studio..." May 26

  • Ex-Oregon Ducks Star Stops Gunman ... At Portland High School

    TMZ "Former Oregon Ducks stud Keanon Lowe is being touted as a hero today ... Portland high school students are praising the ex-WR for stopping a gunman who was near campus Friday. Lowe -- one of Marcus Mariota's favorite targets back at Oregon -- reportedly tackled a man with a gun..." May 17

  • USC football coach Clay Helton made $3.2 million for 2017-18 fiscal year

    Los Angeles Times "USC football coach Clay Helton was paid about $3.2 million during the school’s fiscal year covering July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, according to USC’s federal tax return released Wednesday in response to a request by the Los Angeles Times. Helton coached the Trojans to a..." May 16

  • Houston lands graduate transfer cornerback from UCLA

    Houston Chronicle "UCLA cornerback Colin Samuel plans to transfer to the University of Houston, filling a major offseason need for the Cougars. "The wait is over ... H-Town I'm coming for you!!" Samuel, a former four-star recruit in the class of 2015, posted on Twitter. "I want to..." May 10

  • Reggie Bush is ready to 'recruit' Urban Meyer if USC doesn't improve substantially in 2019

    CBS Sports "USC coach Clay Helton will start the 2019 campaign under immense pressure to deliver a successful season after the Trojans went 5-7 in 2018. It was the program's first losing season since 2000 and a big drop-off after winning the Pac-12 championship the year before.  Former..." April 30

  • Two former top-100 quarterback recruits at Washington enter NCAA transfer portal

    CBS Sports "Washington has not officially announced Jacob Eason as the Huskies' starting quarterback for 2019, but all signs are pointing to this coming to fruition. Following the conclusion of the team's spring practices, two quarterbacks have put their names in the NCAA's transfer..." April 30

  • New Madden 20 career mode will include 10 college teams

    The Score "The latest edition of the Madden NFL series will give fans the option to play as their favorite college football quarterback. A new career mode called "Face of the Franchise: QB1" will allow gamers to create their own quarterback and follow them from the College Football..." April 26

  • NCAA refusing requests regarding Reggie Bush being allowed back at USC

    Larry Brown Sports "Reggie Bush is getting set to begin his work with FOX’s new college football pregame show this year, but he may have some trouble with access when the network needs to cover his alma mater. USC was forced to permanently dissociate itself from Bush after an investigation revealed the..." April 21