Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Colorado football, all athletics shut down for two weeks because of coronavirus

    Yardbarker "The Colorado Buffaloes football team, along with all other athletics programs at the university, has been shut down for a minimum of two weeks due to a County of Boulder order that prohibits large gatherings of university students aged 18-22 and begins at 4 p.m. Thursday local..." September 24

  • Georgia's Smart 'hopeful' JT Daniels is cleared for season opener

    The Spun "Most figure that if he’s cleared to play, JT Daniels will be Georgia football’s starting quarterback this season. That isn’t a guarantee—no starter has been named and the team has an impressive prospect in D’Wan Mathis battling for the job—but the former..." September 23

  • Colorado football team goes on 100-player hike; ops director ticketed

    ESPN "Colorado director of football operations Bryan McGinnis has been issued a ticket for a 100-player hike on a Colorado mountain trail, Boulder officials told the Boulder Daily Camera on Friday. McGinnis was ticketed for violating a public health order and failure to obtain a large group..." September 18

  • Los Angeles health department: No added USC, UCLA restrictions

    ESPN "The Pac-12 cleared another hurdle toward returning to play Thursday, as the Los Angeles County Public Health Department confirmed it will continue not to have any restrictions beyond what's mandated by the state of California as relates to the USC and UCLA football..." September 17

  • USC working with state of California to allow for college football "USC is hard at work trying to get Pac-12 football moving toward a fall restart. As first reported by Jon Wilner of Bay Area News Group, California Gov. Gavin Newsom reached out to USC after speaking to Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott about possibly allowing football...." September 16

  • USC football players ask Gov. Gavin Newsom to ease restrictions, allow for fall season

    ESPN "USC football players are appealing to California Gov. Gavin Newsom to ease public health restrictions, which would allow them to play a fall season. In a letter posted Tuesday on Twitter, the USC players highlight the Pac-12 Conference's pledge to bring daily antigen..." September 15

  • Ducks land commitment from 2022 4-star TE Andre Dollar

    247 Sports "The Ducks have picked up their second commitment for the 2022 recruiting class. On Tuesday morning, Mustang (Okla.) 2022 tight end Andre Dollar made it official and committed to Oregon, picking the Ducks over Nebraska.  Dollar visited Oregon's campus back in..." September 15

  • Stanford's Walker Little opts out to prepare for 2021 NFL Draft

    The Score "Stanford offensive tackle Walker Little announced Thursday that he will skip the upcoming campaign and prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft, continuing the recent trend of prominent Pac-12 players opting out. "I returned to Stanford for my senior year to finish..." September 10

  • CB Thomas Graham Jr. becomes third Oregon player to declare for NFL draft in week

    Oregonian "For the third time in as many days, an Oregon football player announced he is headed to the NFL draft. Thomas Graham Jr., the Ducks' starting field corner, announced Thursday he is declaring for the draft. “I was excited to return to the University of Oregon for my..." September 10

  • Colorado Buffaloes agree to sponsorship deal with sports gambling company

    USA Today "To boost their resources at a time of rising financial uncertainty, the Colorado Buffaloes have reached a five-year sponsorship deal with an online sports betting company whose product is still banned for use under NCAA rules for players, coaches and staff. In effect, the deal between..." September 08

  • Oregon's Penei Sewell opts out, declares for 2021 NFL Draft

    The Score "Oregon left tackle Penei Sewell announced Monday he will opt out of the 2020 college football season and declare for the 2021 NFL Draft. Sewell is widely expected to be a top-10 pick and in contention to be the first offensive lineman off the..." September 07

  • Colin Schooler announces transfer to Texas Tech

    247 Sports "The Texas Tech Red Raiders are working on establishing a new identity as head coach Matt Wells enters the second year of his tenure with the school. Part of that culture change is strengthening a defense that was once among the worst in football. On Sunday, Wells and the Red Raiders..." August 31

  • UCLA Sues Under Armour For Bailing on $280 Million Deal

    TMZ "UCLA says Under Armour is full of crap for using the COVID pandemic as an excuse to back out of a $280 million sponsorship deal ... and now the school is suing. Here's the deal ... back in June, UA announced it would be pulling the plug on the 15-year deal it made with UCLA which..." August 26

  • USC DT Jay Tufele declares for 2021 NFL Draft

    Pro Football Talk "USC won’t be playing this fall and defensive tackle Jay Tufele won’t be part of the team if the Trojans elect to play in the spring. Tufele announced on Wednesday that he is declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft. Michigan tackle Jalen Mayfield made the same..." August 19

  • Reggie Bush: Big Ten, Pac-12 Made the Right Call Cancelling Football

    The Big Lead "Reggie Bush is one of the few former players voicing support for the Big Ten and Pac-12 after the two conferences opted to cancel their college football schedules for the fall. Bush said that since the long-term health effects of COVID-19 still aren't known, it makes..." August 11

  • Five teams overrated in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll

    USA Today "Clemson overrated at No. 1? Not likely. There may be a case for Ohio State to lead the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, but the Tigers have won at least 14 games in four of the past five seasons and return a generational talent in quarterback Trevor Lawrence. To find teams that may be..." August 06

  • 8 UCLA football players test positive for COVID-19 "Another day, another team with multiple players testing positive for the coronavirus. This time, it is UCLA football. The LA County Health Director said eight Bruins players have tested positive for COVID-19. Last month, the LA Times reported a number of players were reluctant to..." August 05

  • Arizona State lands No. 2 CB Isaiah Johnson

    The Score "Four-star cornerback Isaiah Johnson committed to Arizona State as part of the school's 2021 recruiting class, according to ESPN's Tom VanHaaren. Johnson is the second-highest rated cornerback and the No. 27-ranked recruit on the ESPN 300.  " August 04

  • Arizona QB Kevin Doyle Jr. is third Power Five player to opt out of 2020 season over COVID-19 concerns

    College Football Talk "By way of Arizona, a third college football player has opted out of the 2020 season.  Certainly, though, he won’t be the last. On Twitter over the weekend, Kevin Doyle Jr. announced that he will not play for the Arizona football team in 2020...." August 04

  • Parent of Pac-12 player says son, others 'released' from team after sharing #WeAreUnited graphic

    Saturday Down South "Washington State got the attention of the college football world on Sunday as it was reported that players were released from the team for sharing graphics promoting the #WeAreUnited Pac-12 players campaign. As always, there are two sides to the story. A widely-shared tweet by..." August 03

  • Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich tells WR Kassidy Woods joining unity group would create 'an issue'

    ESPN "Washington State coach Nick Rolovich told wide receiver Kassidy Woods that aligning with the Pac-12 player unity group would create "an issue" with the program, according to a recording of a phone call Saturday obtained by The Dallas Morning News. Woods called..." August 03

  • Stanford’s Tyrell Terry Will Remain In Draft, Go Pro

    Hoops Rumors "Stanford guard Tyrell Terry has decided to keep his name in the 2020 NBA draft pool after initially testing waters, according to reports from Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports and ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. As Givony observes, Terry will be the first one-and-done freshman in..." July 31

  • Arizona suspends offensive lineman Edgar Burrola for violating team COVID-19 protocols

    Tuscon "Arizona Wildcats offensive lineman Edgar Burrola has been suspended from the team for violating the athletic department’s COVID-19 protocols. Burrola, a redshirt junior from Las Vegas who started six games at right tackle last season, remained on the roster with a reduced..." July 29