Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • USC WR Amon-Ra St. Brown bummed about Alabama game being canceled

    Larry Brown Sports "The Pac-12 announced on Friday that they will go with a conference-only football schedule for the 2020 season, and at least one player is bummed about that. USC Trojans wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown tweeted his disappointment about the news. USC was set to face Alabama at..." July 12

  • Kansas JUCO the landing spot for Oregon transfer LB Ge’mon Eaford

    College Football Talk "An erstwhile member of the Oregon football program has decided on a new collegiate home. And at a much lower level of the sport. According to James Crepea of The Oregonian, Ge’mon Eaford has elected to transfer to Fort Scott Community College in the..." July 11

  • Howard one of seven finalists for highest-rated recruit in the Class of 2021

    College Football Talk "Here’s something you don’t see every recruiting cycle: Howard and a five-star prospect in the same story.  Yet, here we are. This week, touted 2021 defensive end Korey Foreman revealed the seven schools that are finalists for his talent.  And one of the..." July 10

  • Utah State football names Roc Bellantoni special teams coordinator, tight ends coach

    Deseret News "With the 2020-21 college football season drawing ever closer — barring a COVID-19-spurred cancelation or postponement — Utah State has finalized its coaching staff. The Aggies announced the addition of Roc Bellantoni on Thursday. Bellantoni will serve as USU’s..." July 05

  • Oregon reels in 4-star wideout Isaiah Brevard "Four-star wide receiver Isaiah Brevard announced his commitment to Oregon on Saturday. Brevard, ranked 61st overall on the ESPN 300, was the top-rated recruit from Mississippi. He chose the Ducks over in-state schools Ole Miss and Mississippi State, along with..." July 05

  • Former Arizona DE Justin Belknap to transfer to Montana

    Arizona Desert Swarm "Justin Belknap was among the Arizona Wildcats players who participated in Senior Night last November, but not long after he wasn’t done playing college football. Now he’s found a place to finish his career. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound defensive..." July 01

  • Utah retains DC Morgan Scalley after review of racist text in 2013

    The Score "Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley won't be fired following a review of a text message he sent in 2013 that contained a racial slur, the school announced Wednesday. Previously, the Utes suspended Scalley indefinitely while looking into the matter. Scalley..." July 01

  • Arizona pauses plan for athletes' return to campus amid COVID-19 surge

    ESPN "Arizona paused its plan to bring athletes back to campus Monday, citing a surge in COVID-19 cases in Pima County and the coronavirus pandemic's impact on the local healthcare system. On June 15, the school started bringing athletes back for voluntary workouts in groups of..." June 30

  • By any measure, Rashaan Salaam should be a College Football Hall of Famer

    The Score "There are 1,027 former players in the College Football Hall of Fame. Of the 65 Heisman Trophy winners in the 20th century, 64 are enshrined. That makes sense. What is a Hall of Fame if not a place to honor those who were the most dominant? But the numbers illustrate the..." June 30

  • Under Armour looking to end 15-year, $280M deal with UCLA

    ESPN "Under Armour is attempting to break its 15-year, $280 million contract with UCLA. "Under Armour has recently made the difficult decision to discontinue our partnership with UCLA, as we have been paying for marketing benefits that we have not received for an extended time..." June 27

  • USC athletics have 1 positive COVID-19 test out of 69

    Larry Brown Sports "The COVID-19 testing results are in for USC’s student-athletes who returned to campus this week. For Phase 1 of their return, USC had student-athletes who live within one hour of the campus return for voluntary workouts. 69 people in total were tested, and one case was positive...." June 26

  • Oregon, Oregon State dropping 'Civil War' name for rivalry games

    Yahoo! Sports "The rivalry between Oregon and Oregon State is getting a new name. The two schools announced Friday that they were dropping the “Civil War” moniker from their matchups. "Today's announcement is not only right but is a long time coming, and I wish to..." June 26

  • Reggie Bush says Vince Young turned down his 2005 Heisman Trophy

    Larry Brown Sports "Reggie Bush has a lot of respect for Vince Young, and it stems largely from one thing he says Young did back in 2010. In an appearance on “McAfee and Hawk” Tuesday, Bush said that Young, as the runner-up in 2005 voting, had been offered the Heisman after Bush had it..." June 24

  • Former USC Standout OL Max Tuerk Tragically Dies at Age 26

    Total Pro Sports "Max Tuerk, a former USC offensive lineman drafted in the third round of the NFL draft, tragically lost his life at the tender age of 26-years-old. The cause of Tuerk’s death was not disclosed. " June 21

  • UCLA players want '3rd-party health official' to oversee football activities

    The Score "Thirty UCLA football players have drafted a document outlining their demands to the school to ensure the safety of student-athletes amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bruins football players do not trust head coach Chip Kelly to act in the best interest of their health and are..." June 20

  • Stanford joins UCLA as California Power Five schools announcing return to on-campus workouts

    College Football Talk "Add Stanford to the burgeoning list of Power Five football programs returning. Last month, the NCAA announced that it would allow schools to bring its student-athletes back to campus for voluntary workouts starting June 1.  The SEC subsequently confirmed its players..." June 20

  • UCLA players apologize to Chip Kelly after misleading article smears coach, school

    Larry Brown Sports "UCLA football players apologized to head coach Chip Kelly on Friday after a letter they wrote went public and portrayed the coach and his program in a negative light. UCLA players sent a letter to the program sharing some of their concerns regarding playing/practicing during..." June 20

  • Arizona State Player Jordan Clark Shares Racist Incident He And Teammates Experienced Tuesday

    The Spun "As the entire nation grapples with issues of race, a group of Arizona State football players allegedly dealt with a gross example of racism just last night. Jordan Clark, a Sun Devils cornerback and son of former NFL standout Ryan Clark, detailed the incident on his Twitter..." June 19

  • UCLA Football Players Don't Trust Chip Kelly to Follow COVID-19 Protocol

    Bleacher Report "Thirty football players at UCLA have signed a letter to the program demanding a third-party health official oversee all team activities to ensure COVID-19 precautions and testing are being adequately handled by the school. J. Brady McCollough of the Los Angeles..." June 19

  • Multiple Colorado Football Players Test Positive For COVID-19

    Sportsnaut "The start of the 2020 college football season in late August remains very much up in the air due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic plaguing the United States. That’s now been magnified further. While it’s not yet known which players have contracted the virus, this is not..." June 18

  • Top RB recruit Jaydn Ott decommits from Oregon

    Larry Brown Sports "Oregon has done an excellent job recruiting under head coach Mario Cristobal, but the Ducks received a bit of bad news on Tuesday. Jaydn Ott, a four-star running back recruit from the Class of 2022, announced on social media that he has decommitted from Oregon. While that..." June 17

  • Washington lands big QB transfer in Kevin Thomson

    Yardbarker "The Washington Huskies lost quarterback Jacob Eason to the NFL Draft, and they are replacing him with a promising player.  Kevin Thomson has joined the Huskies as a graduate transfer from Sacramento State and will be eligible to play immediately. Thomson is from Auburn,..." June 17

  • USC Football preparing to have fans at games this season

    Larry Brown Sports "Not only are many schools planning on a college football season being played this year, but we know of at least one planning to have fans in attendance for games. USC Trojans athletics director Mike Bohn wrote to season ticket holders that they are preparing to have fans at games in a..." June 16

  • 5 College Football Programs That Could Shock The World In 2020

    Sportsnaut "College football is often criticized for being dominated by a repeating cast of a few elite teams. However, especially once you look beyond the playoff-level programs, there are plenty of shocking stories every single season. Due to the nature of being a college sport, NCAA teams face..." June 16

  • USC WR Kyle Ford, the Trojans' top-rated 2019 commit, reportedly suffers second ACL tear

    Deseret News "USC wide receiver Kyle Ford, a talented athlete whom the Trojans hoped would fill the shoes of NFL-bound Michael Pittman, suffered a second significant ACL injury in three years and will be “out for foreseeable future,” reported. Ford, a 6-foot-2,..." June 15

  • Who's laughing now? Herm Edwards has Arizona State ascending as Sun Devils make noise in Pac-12

    CBS Sports "Ray Anderson wants to gloat. The Arizona State athletic director has enough I-told-you-sos ready to fill a conference room. "I'm glad we were able to say we were right," Anderson said. "And you, frankly, were very wrong. You prejudged us..." June 13

  • Troy Franklin, NO. 2 WR In 2021 Recruiting Class, Commits To Oregon Ducks

    Sportsnaut "The Oregon Ducks have been lighting up the recruiting trail in recent years by landing some of the country’s most prized football recruits. They kept the momentum rolling on Friday, picking up a commitment from one of the most coveted wide receivers in the nation. Troy Franklin,..." June 13

  • USC ends disassociation with Reggie Bush after 10 years

    The Score "USC welcomed Reggie Bush back to the school on Wednesday after ending its 10-year disassociation with him stemming from NCAA violations. "When I was hired to represent the Trojan family as the director of athletics, I committed to listening and learning before..." June 10

  • The Mystery of Bru McCoy

    Bleacher Report ""Ihope Bru dies." That's what one man said when Horace McCoy Jr. answered the phone. Others found him on LinkedIn to threaten death to his son. Shelby McCoy remembers being stopped at the supermarket. The dentist. High school games. Remembers receiving a..." June 10

  • USC expected to end former RB Reggie Bush's disassociation from school

    ESPN "After 10 years, former USC Trojans running back Reggie Bush's disassociation from the university is expected to soon come to an end, sources told ESPN. The timing comes as a result of an NCAA Committee on Infractions rule, adopted in 2017, that limits any mandated..." June 09

  • QB recruit Miller Moss strengthens Mater Dei-to-USC pipeline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Mater Dei High School to USC pathway for quarterbacks remains as strong as ever. Four-star quarterback recruit Miller Moss is transferring from Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, Calif. to Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif. Veteran Los Angeles Times high school..." June 09

  • Antonio Alfano has path to return to CU Buffs football team

    Denver Post "Antonio Alfano may have a chance to play for the Colorado Buffaloes after all. On May 29, CU told that Alfano, a former five-star recruit who transferred from Alabama in January, was no longer enrolled in school and no longer on the team. Head coach Karl Dorrell..." June 09

  • Utah suspends DC Morgan Scalley for texting racial slur in 2013

    ESPN "Utah has suspended defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley and launched an external investigation concerning a 2013 text message he sent that included a racial slur, Utes athletics director Mark Harlan announced Friday on social media. Harlan said he was made aware of the text..." June 05

  • Former Air Force, Palmer Ridge quarterback Isaiah Sanders to finish career as graduate transfer in Pac-12

    The Gazette "Isaiah Sanders will finish out his football eligibility at Stanford as a rare graduate-transfer from Air Force. The Rhodes Scholar candidate and local product from Palmer Ridge was accepted into the Pac-12 school’s management science and engineering master’s program and..." June 04

  • Oregon State TE Rocco Carley dismissed for racist language in audio recording

    Statesman "Oregon State tight end Rocco Carley, a graduate of Kennedy High School in Mt. Angel, has been dismissed for the Beavers’ football program after an audio recording surfaced Wednesday with Carley using insensitive language toward minorities. In the recording, Carley used..." June 04

  • NCAA grants NFL Draft prospect eligibility in historic move

    Sportsnaut "Arizona State punter Michael Turk declared for the 2020 NFL Draft back in January. With two more years of eligibility remaining, this caught a lot of people by surprise.  Ultimately, Turk ended up going undrafted after taking part in the NFL Scouting Combine. Without a..." June 03

  • Arizona State's Herm Edwards thinks America needs to huddle

    ESPN "Arizona State football coach Herm Edwards says the United States needs to emulate a key part of football -- the huddle -- to come together and have some frank discussions in the wake of George Floyd's death and the ensuing protests that have taken place throughout the..." June 02

  • USC revokes tickets, membership from booster who advocated shooting protesters

    Yahoo! Sports "As Jack Baer of Yahoo Sports documented, an attorney named Marla Brown drew scorn from current Indianapolis Colts wide receiver and former USC Trojans wideout Michael Pittman Jr. after she tweeted that individuals protesting over the killing of George Floyd, an..." June 01

  • Four-star quarterback Miller Moss commits to Trojans

    CBS Sports "USC got a big commitment on Monday from a star who could be the quarterback of the future. Miller Moss, a four-star prospect and the No. 52 overall player in the Class of 2021, chose the Trojans over several high-profile schools..." June 01

  • Colorado DL Antonio Alfano, former five-star Alabama prospect, no longer with Buffaloes program

    CBS Sports "The whirlwind offseason for Colorado defensive lineman Antonio Alfano has taken another turn, and this one has taken him out of Boulder. The school confirmed to the Boulder Daily Camera that the 6-foot-5, 280-pound defensive end is no longer enrolled at the school...." May 30

  • Former USC LBs Chris Claiborne, Hayes Pullard join Trojan staff as analysts

    247 Sports "USC announced on Thursday that former star USC linebackers Chris Claiborne and Hayes Pullard will join the staff as quality control analysts. Claiborne will work on the offensive side of the ball and Pullard on defense.  Per the USC statement, both were..." May 29

  • JT Daniels Transfers to Georgia

    SI "In a surprising turn of events, a former 5-Star recruit has been added to the quarterback room at Georgia. Former University of Southern California quarterback JT Daniels has declared that he's transferred to Athens. In the class of 2018, Daniels was the number two..." May 28

  • Clay Helton still leaving door open for JT Daniels to return to USC

    Larry Brown Sports "When a student-athlete enters the transfer portal, that player is likely gone. But in Clay Helton’s case, he still leaves the door open for his players. Helton said during an appearance on “The Rich Eisen Show” Friday that he is still open to having quarterback..." May 26

  • Stanford Head Coach David Shaw Won’t Pursue NFL Job

    Pro Football Rumors "David Shaw has been connected to NFL head coaching vacancies for years. He’ll likely continue to draw interest from pro teams, but Shaw tells Mike Tirico of NBC Sports that he’s staying on campus.  “Stanford’s not a place you just go through, do a..." May 24

  • On an all-time great team, LenDale White was USC's Scottie Pippen

    The Score "After "The Last Dance" reminded fans of the greatness of Scottie Pippen existing in the shadow of Michael Jordan, theScore's feature writers decided to examine some of the most compelling second bananas in other sports. The series begins with college football. Imagine..." May 20

  • Herm Edwards won’t return to NFL, committed to Arizona State

    Sportsnaut "Arizona State University drew plenty of skepticism when it hired Herm Edwards to become the head football coach. Just two years later, the Sun Devils have emerged as one of the top teams in the Pac-12 and NFL teams might be kicking themselves for years to come. Edwards, who last..." May 20

  • Former Oregon football signee Luke Hill arrested on attempted murder, assault charges

    ESPN "Police in Maryland on Tuesday arrested former Oregon football signee Luke Hill, and the state attorney's office has charged him with felony first-degree attempted murder, felony assault and other misdemeanor charges after he allegedly fired a gun multiple times from a car on..." May 20

  • Ex-USC QB Jack Sears joins Boise State football program as a graduate transfer

    247 Sports "Graduate transfer quarterback Jack Sears has landed with Boise State, the Broncos announced Monday evening. He had been in the NCAA transfer portal since the fall, announcing on Aug. 27 an intention to leave USC after three years with the Trojans. Initially, Sears..." May 19

  • Family of Zach Hoffpauir will donate ex-Stanford player’s brain to concussion research

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "Former Stanford safety Zach Hoffpauir’s brain is being donated to Boston University. Hoffpauir died on May 14 at the age of 26. His father Doug told the San Jose Mercury News that Josh’s brain would be given to the unit at the university that studies the effects of..." May 19

  • USC, Ole Miss schedule home-and-home in 2025-26

    The Score "For the first time in the history of their programs, USC and Ole Miss will meet on the football field beginning in 2025. The Trojans will host the Rebels on Aug. 30, 2025, and Ole Miss will welcome USC to Oxford on Sept. 19, 2026,..." May 18

  • Former Arizona safety Scottie Young Jr. commits to West Virginia

    Arizona Desert Swarm "The most recent Arizona Wildcats player to leave the program has already found a new home. Scottie Young Jr., who surprisingly decided to transfer last month, announced his commitment to West Virginia on Saturday. The 5-foot-11, 201-pound Young started 30..." May 18

  • Blake Stenstrom set to transfer to Princeton

    247 Sports "Quarterback Blake Stenstrom entered the NCAA Transfer Portal in mid-February, and he announced his intention to transfer to Princeton on Tuesday. Former #CUBuffs quarterback Blake Stenstrom plans to transfer to Princeton. He'll be able to pursue an Ivy League degree and..." May 16

  • Former FSU punter Logan Tyler to transfer

    Tomahawk Nation "Former FSU punter Logan Tyler will transfer to Arizona State, per his tweet: I will forever be grateful to everyone who has made my time at Florida State University as special as it has been. Thank you Nole Nation for everything. I’m blessed to be able..." May 15

  • Christian McCaffrey Memorializes Stanford Teammate Zach Hoffpauir Following Sudden Death at Age 26

    12 Up "Tragedy struck the Stanford University family Thursday when news emerged that former two-sport star Zach Hoffpauir had died. He was 26 years old. The young man was staying with his father in Arizona, and a cause of death has not been reported. Hoffpauir had just been hired..." May 15