Latest Pacific-12 Conference football News

Transfer of power: Riley rebuilds USC with veteran arrivals

Aug. 10, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Brett Neilon looks around Southern California’s locker room, the Trojans’ sixth-year center sees a few teammates who were with him all the way from the heights of a Pac-12 title to the depths of this storied football program's worst season in 30 years. ...

Former Washington St coach files wrongful termination claim

Aug. 10, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Former Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich has filed a claim against the university seeking $25 million for wrongful termination after he was fired last year for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The claim was filed on Rolovich’s behalf...

Cam Rising evolving entering first full season as starter

Aug. 09, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Unlike last season, Cam Rising isn’t facing a battle to become Utah’s starting quarterback heading into a new year. Rising cemented his spot atop the depth chart when he led the Utes to their first Pac-12 championship and first Rose Bowl berth a season...

WR Jordan Addison says move to USC was only about football

Aug. 05, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Addison said he didn't know Southern California was the school for him until the moment he set foot on campus for his recruiting visit shortly after entering the transfer portal in May. And the Biletnikoff Award-winning receiver said anybody who thinks his...

Bo Nix settles into his new team, new QB competition

Aug. 04, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Bo Nix has seen this all before. A three-year starter at Auburn, Nix transferred to Oregon in the offseason and now finds himself in a competition at quarterback with young prospects Ty Thompson and Jay Butterfield. Nix competed with LSU...

Senators Tuberville, Manchin working on bill to tackle NIL

Aug. 03, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

Sens. Tommy Tuberville and Joe Manchin have reached out to college sports leaders, including the Southeastern Conference commissioner, for feedback and ideas on how to regulate the way athletes are compensated for their names, images and likenesses. Tuberville (R-Ala.), a former...

Big 12's new boss Yormark learning NCAA issues in real time

Jul. 31, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — New Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark is learning the NCAA's issues in real time and during a period of sweeping change and uncertainty. While Monday is Yormark's first day working full-time out of the Big 12 office, leaving behind Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, the...

Riley, Lanning, DeBoer new Pac-12 coaches in spotlight

Jul. 29, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coaching changes in the Pac-12 are a given, but it is rare when it happens to three of the most recognizable programs in the conference. Such is the case with Southern California, Oregon, and Washington, which have new coaches on the sideline this season. The...

Pac-12's Kliavkoff jabs Big 12, touts future after USC, UCLA

Jul. 29, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff said his conference is far from finished, despite the defections of Southern California and UCLA. Kliavkoff confirmed the Pac-12 is actively exploring expansion and lobbed several feisty jabs at the Big 12 during an eventful...

Pac-12 notebook: Tiebreakers for title game forthcoming

Jul. 29, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Pac-12 pushed for legislation allowing conference title games to be played without requiring divisions, and it was the first conference to take advantage of it, deciding to have the two teams with the best records this season play against one another in Las Vegas on Dec. 2....