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Romney backs paying college athletes to help poor players

Nov. 15, 2019 7:40 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said Friday his support for allowing college athletes to profit from their name and image isn’t driven by a desire to help a star quarterback score endorsement deals, but to help poor athletes get extra money to help their families. “We have in many...

Sun Devils needs a win vs Oregon State to be bowl eligible

Nov. 15, 2019 6:42 PM EST

The game between Arizona State and Oregon State might not appear to be a super compelling matchup, but to the Beavers it is vitally important. A win would get the Beavers (4-5, 3-3 Pac-12) one step closer to a goal that has been out of reach since 2013: a bowl berth. The Sun Devils (5-4, 2-4) are essentially a...

USC’s passing game looking to test stingy Cal secondary

Nov. 15, 2019 4:09 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — For a team that has historically produced a bevy of talented, top-tier running backs, USC has had a lot of success this season throwing the ball. The Trojans have the second-most prolific passing game in the Pac-12, and freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis has had multiple touchdown...

Oregon hosts Arizona looking for 7th straight Pac-12 win

Nov. 15, 2019 3:07 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — It’s pretty simple: if the Oregon Ducks want even a chance to get into the College Football Playoff field, they have to keep winning. Ranked No. 6 in both the CFP rankings and the AP Top 25, the Ducks host Arizona on Saturday night. Beat the Wildcats and Oregon will clinch the...

Stanford, Washington St look to redeem disappointing seasons

Nov. 15, 2019 2:34 PM EST

Stanford and Washington State will face off Saturday trying to take the next step toward redeeming disappointing seasons. Both teams need to win two of their next three games to qualify for a bowl, a solid goal for programs out of contention in the Pac-12 that have made a habit of getting to the postseason in...

Utah has chance to solidify hold on Pac-12 South facing UCLA

Nov. 15, 2019 1:08 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A well-rounded offense has helped Utah edge closer to the College Football Playoff picture. The eighth-ranked Utes, who are seventh in the CFP rankings, have run off five straight victories and are a game ahead of UCLA and USC atop the Pac-12 South. Utah gets a chance to solidify its...

Ducks can clinch Pac-12 North with win over Arizona

Nov. 14, 2019 4:22 PM EST

Arizona (4-5, 2-4 Pac-12) at No. 6 Oregon (8-1, 6-0, No. 6 CFP), Saturday at 10:30 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Oregon by 27. Series record: Oregon leads 26-17. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Oregon is undefeated and running away with the Pac-12 North. A win over Arizona would give the Ducks the division’s berth in the...

UCLA and No. 8 Utah meet in key Pac-12 South clash

Nov. 14, 2019 3:22 PM EST

UCLA (4-5, 4-2 Pac-12) at No. 8 Utah (8-1, 5-1), on Saturday at 8 p.m. EST (FOX). Line: Utah by 21 1/2. Series record: UCLA leads 11-6. WHAT’S AT STAKE? UCLA can move into a first-place tie in the Pac-12 South with an upset win over Utah. The Utes look to bolster their growing College Football Playoff...

UCLA’s hopes for South title still alive facing No. 8 Utah

Nov. 14, 2019 12:15 PM EST

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: UCLA at No. 8 Utah. Strange as it sounds, the Bruins could throw a giant wrench into the Pac-12’s hopes of returning to the College Football Playoff by pulling an unlikely upset in Salt Lake City. Utah holds a one-game lead...

College Football Picks: Auburn at center of all down stretch

Nov. 13, 2019 3:33 PM EST

Over the next three weeks, Auburn will be in the middle of the action even though the Tigers are outside the playoff race. No. 13 Auburn plays two top-five playoff contenders in No. 5 Georgia (No. 4 CFP) and No. 4 Alabama (No. 5 CFP) at home in November, and depending upon how the Tigers do their coach may or may...