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  • John Blanchette: Lets not get ahead of ourselves, Cougs still have a lot to learn before Apple Cup

    It’s been suggested we fast-forward this football runoff directly to the Apple Cup, given the early returns from Pac-12 precincts.

  • USC overcomes turnovers, finishes off No. 21 Colorado 21-17

    Tyler Petite caught his second touchdown pass from Sam Darnold with 8:28 to play, and Southern California overcame four turnovers to earn a 21-17 victory over No. 21 Colorado on …

  • Troy Williams leads No. 24 Utah to 31-27 rally over USC

    Troy Williams threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score in No. 24 Utah’s 31-27 comeback victory over Southern California on Friday night.

  • Petersen trying to temper expectations as Washington begins football practice

    Chris Petersen seems to understand why there are so many expectations that have engulfed Washington.

  • WSU football, picked fourth, has more to prove in 2016

    Despite Washington State’s third-place Pac-12 North football finish last season, the Cougars were only selected to finish fourth this season by the media members in the annual poll released during …

  • WSU’s 2016 football opponents approach spring with various goals

    While the 15 football practices given to college football teams in the spring are times for self-improvement and introspection, nothing in sports happens in a vacuum.

  • Pac-12 television network falls far short of profit projections

    When the presidents and athletic directors of Pac-12 schools came together to launch the Pac-12 Network, they envisioned a television cash spigot that would flood the athletic budgets of every …

  • Cougars add speed, size to team

    On Wednesday, 25 high school or junior college athletes signed contracts to continue their football careers at Washington State. The whole process was over by 10:24 a.m.

  • Rule gives school medical professionals final authority on concussions

    The Pac-12, along with the NCAA’s four other major conferences, approved a rule Friday requiring that school medical professionals have autonomous and final authority in deciding when an athlete returns …

  • Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 picks

    What happens at the start of the year is basically meaningless, as long as you finish. Or something like that.

  • Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 Power Rankings

    The 2015 Pac-12 champion will once again hail from the state of California as only Stanford, UCLA and USC enter the final regular season week with a shot at the …

  • Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 picks

    While the Pac-12 South’s representative in the conference’s championship game will not be known until next weekend’s games have been played, Stanford can sew up its spot with a win …

  • Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 power rankings

    The cannibalization of the Pac-12 conference is complete. Stanford and Utah each pick up their second loss on Saturday, knocking them out of the playoff picture.

  • Arizona State rallies from three-score deficit to knock off Washington 27-17

    The Huskies led this game by three scores in the first half, and by two scores at halftime, and still lost, 27-17, before a crowd of 51,695 who watched the …

  • Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 picks

    The Oregon Ducks appear to be hitting their stride, and a healthy Vernon Adams, paired with stars like Royce Freeman and Darren Carrington, can still spoil Stanford’s dreams.

  • Pac-12 notebook: Rich get richer thanks to bowl games

    By qualifying for a bowl game, Washington State has taken the initial steps into a cycle that rewards good college football teams the opportunity to get even better.

  • Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 Power Rankings

    The Pac-12 was exceedingly predictable in hindsight last week. The top six teams in our power rankings all won, the bottom six all lost and so there was very little …

  • Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 picks

    Yes, if Stanford or Utah wins the rest of its games, the Pac-12 will probably have a representative in the college football playoff.

  • Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 power rankings

    While Washington State may not have beaten Stanford in the battle between the Pac-12’s two hottest teams, the coin-flip finish was a more impressive result than any of the unimpressive …

  • Pac-12 roundup: Trojans secure key win at Cal

    Adoree Jackson returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown and Ronald Jones ran for 80 yards and a score to lead Southern California to its 12th straight win against …

  • Pac-12 notes: Pullman becomes hopping place for football

    Over the years, Pac-12 players and coaches have been known to grumble that Pullman isn’t exactly the easiest place to get to for a game.

  • Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 football power rankings

    In the interest of tickling brains, contextualizing the season and, of course, filling space, sportswriters have some stock story ideas they tap over and over again. Power rankings, for example. …

  • Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 picks

    Often before making these picks I include a warning that they should not be used for betting purposes because we all know that gambling makes hair leave your head and …

  • Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 power rankings

    At the beginning of the year there were six Pac-12 teams ranked in the Associated Press’ Top-25 poll. Of those teams, only No. 10 Stanford is still ranked.

  • Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 picks

    Jim Mora has a losing streak against Stanford, but it’s not the only one. Mora has only been UCLA’s coach for four of the seven games the Bruins have lost …

  • Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 Power Rankings

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  • Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 Picks

    PULLMAN − Remember how Steve Sarkisian always seemed to put a little extra into the games against USC in his first couple years at Washington, upsetting the Trojans in back-to-back …

  • Pac-12 officiating a work in progress

    Having coached in the Pac-12 now for more than three years, Mike Leach has seen plenty of calls go against his team and he’s not shy about mentioning the ones …

  • Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 power rankings

    Neither California nor Utah received a single vote to win their respective divisions in the Pac-12 preseason media poll. Yet here we are, nearly halfway through the regular season, and …

  • Pac-12 picks: Ducks suddenly looking up in the standings

    PULLMAN—Poor Oregon. After spending years as the Pac-12’s best and coolest team, suddenly the Ducks are looking up at the programs their fans used to sneer at with regularity. The …



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