Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Reggie Bush won't get 2005 Heisman Trophy returned to him after decision by NCAA

    ESPN "The 2005 Heisman Trophy will not be returned to former USC Trojans running back Reggie Bush any time soon. The NCAA will not consider reversing penalties or previously vacated records from past years based on recent changes to name, image and likeness regulations that went..." July 28

  • Documentary in the works involving Reggie Bush, USC scandal

    Yardbarker "Variety reported Wednesday a new documentary about former football running back Reggie Bush and his involvement in the USC scandal is in the making. In the exclusive, Variety says Bush "is ready to tell his side of the story" and that the film "will look at..." July 15

  • Documentary about Reggie Bush's stint at USC in the works

    The Score "College football fans will soon have another chance to understand what happened to Reggie Bush during his tenure at USC. A documentary is in the works about the former running back and his days with the Trojans, according to Variety's Brent Lang. The..." July 14

  • Ex-Texas WR Jake Smith transferring to USC

    CBS Sports "Not long after entering the transfer portal, former Texas wide receiver Jake Smith has found a new home. The sophomore and former top-50 recruit announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that he would be transferring to USC.  "Coach [Clay] Helton I..." July 07

  • Can UCLA and Chip Kelly, after last season’s improvements, capitalize on a Pac-12 prime for the taking?

    The Athletic "By his fourth season as Oregon head coach, Chip Kelly had led the Ducks to their best season ever — 12-1 and coming within a last-second field goal of winning the national title. His record in four years at Oregon was 46-7. Kelly’s return to the Pac-12 after leaving Eugene..." July 06

  • Terry Donahue, winningest UCLA and Pac-12 football coach, dies at 77

    Yahoo! Sports "UCLA and Pac-12 all-time wins leader Terry Donahue died on Sunday after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 77 years old.  UCLA announced that Donahue died in his Newport Beach, California home surrounded by family.  Donahue coached UCLA from 1976-95,..." July 05

  • 5-Star DL J.T. Tuimoloau Commits to Ohio State over USC, Oregon, Washington

    Bleacher Report "Defensive lineman J.T. Tuimoloau, who is ranked first in 247Sports' national class of 2021 rankings, has chosen to attend Ohio State. Tuimoloau made the announcement on CBS Sports HQ on Sunday. He had four finalists: Ohio State, Oregon, USC and..." July 04

  • 5-Star OL Kelvin Banks Commits to Oregon over Texas, Texas A&M, More

    The Athletic "Five-star offensive tackle Kelvin Banks is heading to Oregon, he announced on social media Sunday. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound recruit ranks No. 14 overall in the Class of 2022 and is the No. 2 offensive tackle, according to the 247Sports Composite Rating. He is the highest-ranked member..." July 04

  • UW Huskies follow familiar formula in earning verbal commitment from four-star 2022 RB Emeka Megwa

    Seattle Times "Keith Bhonapha knows what he wants. “I’m going out to get the best running backs for this program,” UW’s eighth year running backs coach said on April 19. “I do feel like we have gotten some bigger backs over the course of the past couple years. In Texas..." July 02

  • TJ Dudley Commits to Oregon

    SI "4-star linebacker TJ Dudley has committed to Oregon. He chose the Ducks over Alabama and UCF. He announced his commitment on CBS Sports HQ. Dudley, who plays his high school ball at Montgomery Catholic Prep in Montgomery, Ala., is the tenth player to commit to..." June 28

  • Oregon Linebacker Isaac Slade-Matautia Enters Transfer Portal

    Yardbarker "Oregon fans got a bit of a shock Friday afternoon when linebacker Isaac Slade-Matautia announced his intent to transfer. I have to admit, I was surprised by the move myself.  He had spent the last four seasons with the Ducks in Eugene after signing as a 4-star recruit..." June 26

  • ASU Deputy AD Jean Boyd Made Aware of Alleged Recruiting Violations in Winter

    Bleacher Report "Arizona State deputy athletic director Jean Boyd allegedly knew about potential recruiting violations made by the football program during the winter. A former ASU athletic department staff member told Doug Haller and Bruce Feldman of The Athletic that Boyd was aware of the..." June 25

  • Stanford returning to its roots — a smashmouth offense — in quest to return to the top of the Pac-12

    The Athletic "Five years have passed since Stanford’s most recent Pac-12 championship, its third in four seasons at the time. In 2019, the Cardinal finished with a 4-8 record, their first losing season in more than a decade. Then, they started their weird and abbreviated 2020 campaign with two straight..." June 24

  • Washington State faced its flaws in Nick Rolovich’s fractured Year 1. Now a climb awaits

    The Athletic "At the end of his first season at Washington State, Nick Rolovich wanted his team to take a long, hard look inward. He wanted his players to confront the fact that they had gone 1-3. That they had blown leads. That they needed to fight harder and finish games. So Rolovich pulled up..." June 22

  • NCAA investigation into Arizona State football recruiting may include paying for unofficial visits

    The Athletic "Part of the NCAA investigation into Arizona State’s football program could dive into whether coaches paid for recruits’ expenses during unofficial visits. Sources told The Athletic that Arizona State covered some prospects’ transportation and..." June 18

  • Arizona State football probed for possible dead-period recruiting violations

    The Athletic "The NCAA is investigating Arizona State's football program for possible recruiting violations during the COVID-19 dead period, including whether the program hosted high school prospects on visits, The Athletic has learned. It is unknown when or how many prospects may have visited..." June 16

  • Five-star defensive lineman Mykel Williams commits to USC

    The Athletic "Five-star defensive lineman Mykel Williams has committed to USC, he announced via Instagram on Tuesday. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound Williams is ranked No. 26 in the Class of 2022 and No. 3 in the state of Georgia, according to the 247Sports Composite Rating. The Hardaway High School..." June 15

  • Former Colorado QB, Sam Noyer, Commits to Oregon State

    Building The Dam "Sam Noyer is an Oregon State Beaver. He announced his decision on Twitter Friday and is eligible immediately. The 6-foot-4, senior quarterback is from Beaverton Oregon. In a Covid shortened season he started every game for Colorado completing 55% of his passes for 1101 yards and six..." June 12

  • Colorado Buffaloes starting QB Sam Noyer enters transfer portal

    ESPN "Colorado starting quarterback Sam Noyer will enter the transfer portal, the school announced Monday. Noyer guided the Buffaloes to a 4-2 record and was named second-team All-Pac-12 after completing 88 of 160 passes for 1,101 yards with six touchdowns and seven interceptions..." June 07

  • Stanford coach David Shaw 'pissed off at Fox' for early kickoff time for opener

    The Athletic "Stanford coach David Shaw said Friday he is “pissed off at Fox” for giving the Cardinal a noon ET/9 a.m. PT kickoff time for their season opener on Sept. 4 against Kansas State in Arlington, Texas. The game will air on FS1. In an interview with The Athletic’s Stewart..." June 05