Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • QB recruit Jake Garcia decommits from USC

    Larry Brown Sports "Quarterback recruit Jake Garcia has decommitted from USC in a move many saw coming. Garcia announced the news in a note posted on Twitter. He said he still had love for his Trojans family. " December 04

  • Stanford to spend next two weeks on road due to health order

    Yardbarker "Much like the San Francisco 49ers, the Stanford Cardinal football team will find itself on the road to start December.  Because of a Santa Clara County health order that temporarily prohibits team contact sports due to rising COVID-19 cases in the area, Stanford..." December 01

  • Oregon State knocks Oregon out of CFP race with Civil War win

    Larry Brown Sports "Oregon State pulled off a big upset win on Friday night in their annual Civil War rivalry game against Oregon to spoil any hopes the Ducks had of reaching the College Football Playoff. Oregon led 31-19 in the third quarter and seemed to be in control. But then the Beavers scored a..." November 28

  • Cal’s special teams a disaster in loss to rival Stanford

    Larry Brown Sports "Cal’s special teams were a disaster in the team’s 24-23 loss to rival Stanford in “Big Game” on Friday. Cal muffed a punt return and had two kicks blocked in the defeat. The first blocked kick occurred on a 32-yard field goal attempt just before..." November 27

  • USC-Colorado canceled due to COVID-19

    247 Sports "Another Pac-12 matchup went by the wayside on Thursday evening. According to Jon Wilner of Mercury News, the USC-Colorado game was canceled. “#Pac12 source: USC-Colorado canceled,” Wilner tweeted. However, not all hope is lost for one team. According to..." November 26

  • Utah-Arizona State canceled due to COVID-19

    Deseret News "Once again, Utah’s football schedule has been impacted by COVID-19. The Utes saw their first two games, against Arizona and UCLA, canceled due to the virus. Now, they’ve seen a game cancellation and a new matchup created all on the same day. Late..." November 25

  • Utah, Washington to meet in newly scheduled game

    The Score "A pair of Pac-12 teams that had their Week 13 games canceled will meet up in four days. Utah will now visit Washington on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET, the conference announced Tuesday. " November 25

  • Former Texas A&M WR Kam Brown commits to UCLA

    247 Sports "UCLA has picked up a commitment from former Texas A&M wide out Kam Brown. Brown went in to the portal last week and was immediately contacted by the Bruins. He originally committed to UCLA way back in 2017 but backed off of this pledge in early 2018 and committed to the..." November 23

  • Washington-Washington State canceled due to COVID-19

    Seattle Times "The Apple Cup is canceled. Two days after Washington State announced it could not meet the 53-player scholarship threshold to participate in Saturday’s game at Stanford, next Friday’s rivalry game against Washington has also been called off. “This decision..." November 23

  • Washington trying to schedule BYU after Apple Cup cancellation

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Huskies are suddenly free next Saturday with the cancellation of the Apple Cup, but there may be an opponent they can line up quickly. According to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, the Huskies are already trying to schedule a game against BYU on Saturday. As..." November 23

  • Colorado State’s Steve Addazio willing to play Colorado after cancellations

    Larry Brown Sports "Both Colorado and Colorado State appear to have unexpected open weekends this Saturday, and one coach wants to set up a non-conference game between the two. Colorado State coach Steve Addazio said Wednesday that he would be open to taking his team to play Colorado. Both teams had..." November 19

  • Arizona State-Colorado canceled due to COVID-19 cases

    9 News "The strong start to the CU football season is being put on hold. The Pac-12 Conference announced Sunday afternoon that the University of Colorado vs. Arizona State football game has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. It will not be rescheduled and has been ruled a no..." November 16

  • South Carolina parts ways with Will Muschamp

    The Score "South Carolina has parted ways with head coach Will Muschamp, sources told Bruce Feldman of The Athletic. " November 15

  • UCLA’s home opener against Utah has been called off because of virus

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA’s home opener against Utah scheduled for Saturday at the Rose Bowl was called off Friday after another positive COVID-19 test involving the Utes, giving the Pac-12 Conference as many games canceled as played in the season’s early going. It was the first cancellation..." November 13

  • Arizona St. vs. Cal canceled; ASU coach Herm Edwards has COVID-19

    Yahoo! Sports "Cal will have to wait another week to start its 2020 football season. The Bears’ game against Arizona State was canceled Friday because of COVID-19 positives at Arizona State. One of the people at ASU that has COVID-19 is coach Herm Edwards. " November 13

  • Arizona State Sun Devils HC Herm Edwards tests positive for COVID-19, program has massive outbreak

    Sportsnaut "The Arizona State Sun Devils have canceled Saturday’s upcoming game against the California Golden Bears, following a massive COVID-19 outbreak that swept across the entire football program. Arizona State was forced to cancel the game after it failed to have the minimum number of..." November 13

  • UCLA to play against Cal on Sunday as Pac-12 shuffles schedule due to COVID-19 issues

    CBS Sports "After both teams had their original opponents for this weekend encounter COVID-19 issues that will keep them from playing Saturday, Cal and UCLA are now set to play each other on Sunday in a late change to the Pac-12 schedule. Cal and UCLA were not previously scheduled to play this..." November 13

  • Utah-UCLA game moved back a day to Saturday

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Pac-12 Conference has moved Utah’s game at UCLA to Saturday. It was originally scheduled for Friday, but Utah has had a rise in positive COVID-19 cases. The game will now begin at 10:30 p.m. EST. It will be televised by Fox. " November 09

  • Arizona State's Tyler Johnson Sacks QB, Runs Off Field Into Locker Room To Go Poop

    Total Pro Sports "When you gotta go, you just gotta go. Such was the case on Saturday during the game featuring the Arizona State Sun devils and USC Trojans. " November 07

  • Pac-12 cancels Arizona-Utah games due to COVID-19 issues

    The Score "The Pac-12 approved a request from Utah to cancel Saturday’s season opener against Arizona due to the Utes not having the minimum number of scholarship players available. The cancelation will result in a no contest for both programs. " November 06

  • Jon Wilner: Cal vs. Washington canceled due to one COVID case 'ridiculous'

    Larry Brown Sports "The situation in the Pac-12 is getting more embarrassing by the day. The same conference that shut down its season all while several major conferences continued to play football as scheduled had one of its six games canceled for its debut week. The Cal vs. Washington game..." November 06

  • Cal player tests positive, Pac-12 opener could be in jeopardy

    The Score "With the Pac-12 season opener just around the corner, the Cal football program has returned its first COVID-19 case since daily testing began in early October. One undisclosed Golden Bears player tested positive, though he's asymptomatic, the..." November 05

  • Washington-California game canceled due to coronavirus

    ESPN "Saturday's football season opener between the California Golden Bears and Washington Huskies has been canceled after a Cal player tested positive for the coronavirus, the Pac-12 announced Thursday. "The Pac-12 has approved a request from Cal to cancel the..." November 05

  • Utah's Kyle Whittingham signs 4-year contract extension

    The Score "University of Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham has signed a four-year contract extension through 2027, athletics director Mark Harlan announced Wednesday. "Kyle Whittingham has established a culture in the Utah football program that not only achieves success on the..." November 04

  • Washington State names De Laura as starting QB for opener

    CougCenter "It took the same question being asked multiple times over the past few months for Nick Rolovich to finally give an answer on who the starting quarterback will be. On Monday during his press conference, the new Washington State head coach confirmed what was reported over the weekend: true..." November 04

  • Clay Helton reveals what time USC will wake up for early-morning game

    Yardbarker "The Pac-12 returns to action on Saturday with its first games of the season, and their slate will begin extremely early in the morning. The USC Trojans will host the Arizona State Sun Devils at 9:00 a.m. local time, which is an unheard of early kickoff time on the West Coast. USC..." November 03

  • Mike Leach Featured in ESPN's Pac-12 Hype Video

    The Big Lead "Mike Leach has been the head coach at Mississippi State since January. He hasn't coached a game at Washington State since the Cougars lost to Air Force in the Cheez-It Bowl on December 27, 2019. Yet here is Leach in ESPN's hype video to get you ready for the 2020 Pac-12..." November 03

  • Trojans WR Munir McClain suspended amid possible fraud probe

    ESPN "A USC Trojans football player was suspended last month by the school in connection to a possible federal investigation into fraud related to the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. Sophomore wide..." October 23

  • 4-star WR Dont'e Thornton commits to Oregon

    The Score "Oregon continues to roll on the 2021 recruiting trail with ESPN 300 wide receiver Dont’e Thornton committing to the Ducks on Tuesday. He chose Oregon over offers from Auburn, LSU, and Florida. Thornton - the 88th overall prospect and 13th ranked receiver, according to..." October 20

  • Stanford coach David Shaw claims ‘overreaction’ to Alabama, Florida COVID-19 reports

    Clutch Points "Two powerhouse SEC football programs in the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida Gators have recently seen a spike in COVID-19 positive cases on their team members. Alabama head coach Nick Saban previously contracted the virus and will likely miss his team’s next matchup against No.3..." October 17

  • Ex-ASU Coach Todd Graham's Wife Says Championship Rings Stolen, 'He's Devastated'

    TMZ "Super sad news for ex-Arizona State football head coach Todd Graham ... his wife says 17 of his most prized championship rings were stolen in Arizona this week. Penni Graham tells TMZ Sports ... she and the coach are in the process of moving to Hawaii from..." October 15

  • Alijah Vera-Tucker returning to USC Trojans football team

    SI "USC's best offensive lineman, Alijah Vera-Tucker, announced tonight that he is rejoining his teammates and will play in 2020. I wrote last week that he was leaning to return.   " October 07