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Cal's Evan Weaver wants more than individual honors

Nov. 8, 2019 2:58 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California linebacker Evan Weaver received word this week that he's among 12 semifinalists for the Dick Butkus award. That came after Weaver got invited to the Senior Bowl. It's the latest in a long line of honors for the Golden Bears defensive captain and emotional leader....

Anthony Gordon making his mark with Cougars after long wait

Nov. 6, 2019 2:17 PM EST

Anthony Gordon waited for years to get on the field for Washington State. He's certainly has made up for the lost time. The senior who succeeded Gardner Minshew as the Cougars' starter this season leads the nation with 3,387 passing yards and an average of 423 yards through the air per game. Gordon has also...

Washington St, Colorado both stumbling heading into showdown

Oct. 18, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

Washington State coach Mike Leach has seen improvement in his defense but more is needed as the Cougars seek their first Pac-12 win of the season when Colorado visits Saturday. The Cougars have given up 143 points and 1,715 yards in losing to UCLA, No. 13 Utah and No. 17 Arizona State in consecutive games. The...

ASU making noise at midseason; Gordon stands out among QBs

Oct. 15, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

The Pac-12 is a jumble at the halfway point after some surprising early season results but some themes have emerged. First, Oregon has rebounded after the loss to Auburn in the opener and is in control in the North Division with a five-game winning streak. In the South, it's still anyone's race to win. A couple...

No. 18 Arizona State rallies to beat Washington State 38-34

Oct. 12, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State's defense limited the damage of a late shanked punt, holding Washington State to a field goal and a three-point lead. That set the stage for Jayden Daniels. The unflappable freshman quarterback has thrived in late moments like these through his first season and added...

No. 18 Arizona State wary of Washington State's offense

Oct. 11, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State had a week off to recover from injuries, refocus for the rest of the season and get ready for the next opponent. The Sun Devils no doubt needed the extra time to prepare for one of the most difficult to defend offenses in the country. On Saturday, No. 18 Arizona State...

USC faces 3rd straight ranked foe taking on No. 9 Notre Dame

Oct. 10, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: Southern California at No. 9 Notre Dame. The last time we saw the Trojans, they were getting run over by Washington two weeks ago and all the optimism from the upset home win over Utah evaporated. QB Kedon Slovis will be back...

Washington State shakes up defense after back-to-back losses

Oct. 9, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

Washington State coach Mike Leach is shaking up the Cougars' underperforming defense in the wake of defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys' abrupt resignation. The Cougars have made some personnel changes on a squad that is yielding 30 points per game, ranking it 10th in the Pac-12. Leach said they are also...

Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys resigns

Oct. 4, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys has resigned two weeks after the Cougars gave up 50 points in the second half of an epic 67-63 loss to UCLA. Coach Mike Leach announced the resignation Friday. The school said Roc Bellantoni and Darcel McBath will run the defense on...

Huntley leads No. 19 Utah past Washington State 38-13

Sep. 29, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A week after limping off the Los Angeles Coliseum field defeated and hurt, Tyler Huntley felt as if he was walking on air as he skipped off the wet turf at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Huntley, who was rumored to be a game-time decision, passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more,...