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Kurt Kragthorpe and Kyle Goon
Kurt Kragthorpe and Kyle Goon cover the Pac-12 for The Salt Lake Tribune.
Updated on Jul 17, 2014 10:38AM

For a fourth consecutive season as a Pac-12 member, Utah has scheduled a football game with a Big Sky Conference school.
Weber State coach Jay Hill was on the other side of these matchups as a...

Updated on Jun 30, 2014 02:34PM
The Pac-12 Networks will showcase an outstanding male and female senior student-athlete from each school in a special program Tuesday at 8 p.m. MDT.
The 24 Tom Hansen Conference Medal Winners com...

Updated on Jun 26, 2014 12:21PM
The Pac-12's strength in Olympic sports surfaced again in 2013-14. The conference claimed 10 NCAA championships, nearly twice as many as any other league.
Vanderbilt's baseball title Wednesday ga...

Updated on Jun 17, 2014 01:07PM
The Pac-12 once again is the Conference of Quarterbacks.
I'll always remember covering the league's Football Media Day in Los Angeles in July 2011, looking around the courtyard and seeing the lik...

Updated on Jun 17, 2014 05:02PM

One of the Pac-12's toughest athletics programs has tried to make do with a hand tied behind its back for the last four years.

On Tuesday, a number of harsh NCAA sanctions have ended for USC...

Updated on Jun 9, 2014 03:09PM
The standards of the baseball program are very high at Arizona State, where former Utah coach Tim Esmay has resigned after five seasons in charge of the Sun Devils.
ASU was invited to the NCAA Tou...

Updated on Jun 3, 2014 08:07AM
Stanford was considered a bubble team when it came to at-large selections for the NCAA baseball tournament, but the Cardinal are the Pac-12's last remaining entry.
Tommy Edman's two-run, walk-off...

Updated on Jun 2, 2014 11:19AM
Three Pac-12 baseball teams remain alive as of Monday morning, with the NCAA Tournament field about to be reduced to 16 teams following the completion of regional competition.
Oregon State, hosti...

Updated on May 26, 2014 01:28PM
Oregon State, the No. 1 overall seed, will lead the Pac-12's five entrants in the NCAA baseball tournament, beginning Friday at regional sites.
The Beavers are the only Pac-12 team that will host ...

Updated on May 23, 2014 04:21PM

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott says “radical” plans to award benefits to student-athletes might result in the elimination of less prolific sports.

Updated on May 20, 2014 07:35PM

The Pac-12 saw one of its former Montana coaches retire, but the conference is expected to gain another. And he'll be a former protege of Utes coach Larry Krystkowiak.

Updated on May 21, 2014 04:32PM

In his Pac-12 conference call earlier this month, Mike Leach seemed at ease.

So he's coming off a 6-7 season. So Washington State lost its last game, the New Mexico Bowl,

Updated on May 15, 2014 05:08PM

It should be a thrilling race for the Pac-12 football title this fall. In a conference with so many contenders, only one thing's for sure: The game will be played at Levi Stadium.

Updated on May 15, 2014 05:08PM

It's been bugging Chris Petersen more and more since he arrived in Seattle.

He looks out on Lake Washington and wonders, "How can I get my guys out there?"

Before long, the Washington...

Updated on May 15, 2014 05:08PM

Earlier this month in a Pac-12 conference call, a reporter asked UCLA coach Jim Mora if his football program is where he wants it to be.

"No," he said. "I hope I never feel like that."


Updated on May 15, 2014 05:08PM

Coming into the spring, minus such luminaries as Trent Murphy and Shayne Skov, the Stanford defense looked like it might have some rebuilding to do.

Months later, there's a familiar refrain ...

Updated on May 11, 2014 07:17AM
Stanford tied a school record with six players selected in the 2014 NFL draft, helping the Pac-12 rank third among conferences with 34 players taken.
The 14-member Southeastern Conference topped ...

Updated on May 9, 2014 11:56PM

As I wrote this morning, there was a lot of down time for Pac-12 prospects in the first round of the NFL Draft.

But the second round turned out to be a parade for some of the conference's t...

Updated on May 9, 2014 04:54PM

Oregon head coach Dana Altman said at a news conference Friday that he was “very disappointed” in three players dismissed from the team Friday, and that it was in the program’...

Updated on May 9, 2014 11:56PM

The Pac-12 saw three players drafted on Thursday night: UCLA's Anthony Barr, Oregon State's Brandin Cooks and Washington State's Deone Bucannon.

If three seems a little light for one of foot...

Updated on May 9, 2014 09:12AM
Even during Oregon State's 6-1 start last season, the Beavers often played with a patchwork offensive line because of injuries.
OSU coach Mike Riley experienced similar issues during spring drill...

Updated on May 8, 2014 10:14AM
Marcus Mariota could have been among the quarterbacks being considered as a first-round pick in tonight's NFL draft. Instead, he'll continue to torment Pac-12 defensive coordinators this season.

Updated on May 9, 2014 11:56PM

In Eugene, Ore., there's turmoil afoot in the men's basketball program. And it's casting light on one of the darkest issues that affects college sports.

By now, most college basketball fans ...

Updated on May 7, 2014 10:06AM
Unlike many schools, Colorado did not conclude spring football drills with a major event. The Buffaloes did stage a Black vs. Gold game, but that scrimmage was the 14th of 15 practices.
The final...

Updated on May 9, 2014 11:56PM

For now, it's a dream. But Utah football fans long for that day when they can watch their team duke out a Pac-12 foe for the conference title in ... Santa Clara?

That's what the conference i...

Updated on May 6, 2014 08:21AM
In an unusual twist, Pac-12 member California's 2014 football schedule includes BYU, but not Utah.
Much more will be known about the Bears by Nov. 29, when they close the regular season against B...

Updated on May 5, 2014 07:37AM
The colored sweatbands that Arizona State coach Todd Graham wears on his wrist during games are designed to help players recognize him when he's making defensive calls.
Graham will remain heavily...

Updated on May 2, 2014 09:30AM
The University of Utah has considerably beefed up its staffing of the quarterback position, but the Utes still can't match Arizona's volume.
The Wildcats had seven QBs competing in spring drills,...

Updated on Apr 29, 2014 04:55PM

What's a tougher act to follow? One of the best college coaches ever? Or becoming the third coach in less than a year?

If you're Steve Sarkisian, why choose when you can have both?

Updated on Apr 15, 2014 02:46PM
Arizona's basketball program took a big hit Tuesday when freshman forward Aaron Gordon and junior guard Nick Johnson entered the NBA draft. But this offseason's developments may turn into a win for th...

Updated on Apr 8, 2014 10:55AM
College basketball's offseason has just begun, and Arizona is the team to beat in 2015.
The Wildcats received the No. 1 ranking in Sporting News' early look at next season, just ahead of Kentucky....

Updated on Mar 31, 2014 01:42PM
The retirement of California basketball coach Mike Montgomery will resonate throughout Utah. As Montana's former coach, Montgomery has been a mentor to Utah State coach Stew Morrill and Utah coach Lar...

Updated on Mar 31, 2014 01:09PM
In 2008, when UCLA concluded its three-year run of Final Four appearances, it certainly seemed unlikely that no school from the conference now known as the Pac-12 would reach that stage of the NCAA me...

Updated on Mar 27, 2014 06:13PM
Thursday is a big night for the Pac-12, with three conference schools involved in the four games being staged in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Stanford and UCLA both play in Memphis, Tenn...

Updated on Mar 21, 2014 08:20AM
I would defy anyone to come up with a catch-all label for the Pac-12's performance Thursday in the NCAA Tournament's round of 64.
The conference was all over the map, while winning decisively (Or...

Updated on Mar 16, 2014 06:27PM
Selection Sunday went pretty much as expected for the Pac-12, with six teams receiving NCAA Tournament bids and little surprise in their seeding.
The conference drew No. 1 (Arizona), No. 4 (UCLA),...

Updated on Mar 14, 2014 12:26PM
Billy "The Hill" McGill, who averaged 38.8 points as a Utah senior in 1962, will be inducted into the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor today in a ceremony preceding the conference tournament semi...

Updated on Mar 13, 2014 10:08AM
The Utah Utes have competed favorably against the Pac-12's flagship program over three seasons, but haven't actually beaten Arizona.
Could it happen today in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tourna...

Updated on Mar 12, 2014 08:23AM
Arizona is better than even-money favorite to win the Pac-12 basketball tournament, and the oddsmakers also like No. 8 seed Utah's chances of winning four games this week a lot more than No. 9 seed Wa...

Updated on Mar 7, 2014 07:03AM
The only resolution stemming from Washington's loss to UCLA on Thursday night is the Huskies are out of contention for a possible tie for third place in the Pac-12 men's basketball standings.

Updated on Mar 3, 2014 11:43AM

The Pac-12 men's basketball standings are more jumbled than ever, going into the final week of the regular season.
One game separates six teams, from Nos. 4 through 9.
The fun part is t...

Updated on Feb 24, 2014 02:41PM
Two weeks remain in the Pac-12's regular-season basketball schedule, and the battle for top-four seeds is every bit as competitive as when I last checked, prior to spending most of February at the Oly...

Updated on Feb 4, 2014 12:24AM
As the second half of the Pac-12 men's basketball schedule begins Wednesday, the standings reflect the potential for a crazy week in Las Vegas next month.
Utah's status as the No. 10 seed, if the...

Updated on Jan 17, 2014 01:53PM
For the second offseason in a row, Stanford football coach David Shaw has lost one of his coordinators.
Derek Mason, a former Utah assistant who was Shaw's defensive coordinator for the Cardinal'...

Updated on Jan 16, 2014 09:32AM
Steve Sarkisian's new job as USC's football coach has become more difficult because of defections.
In the Pac-12, the biggest impact of the early-entry list for the NFL draft came with the Trojan...

Updated on Jan 15, 2014 04:19PM
As closely as I follow the football coaching profession, particularly the comings and goings of assistants who have worked at Utah schools, I was stumped recently in recalling Utah's offensive line co...

Updated on Jan 8, 2014 11:42PM

Utah will face Arizona State and Stanford, last year’s Pac-12 division winners, and Oregon in a three-week November stretch that likely will define the Utes’ third seas...

Updated on Jan 7, 2014 12:05PM
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham introduced former Wyoming coach Dave Christensen as his offensive coordinator Tuesday, while making a point not to "bash" the current staff members who formerly held that t...

Updated on Jan 6, 2014 11:57AM
The trend of college football players leaving school early to enter the NFL draft has reached a point where it is big news whenever a star athlete chooses to stay for another year.
That's certain...

Links from around the Pac-12
Arizona (Tucson Citizen)
» UA football: Cats take turn in Hollywood spotlight
» Hansen's Sunday Notebook: Mermuys makes NBA coaching leap; Johnson nears deal
» Arizona football: Hill named to another watch list
» Freshman facts, Part II

Arizona St. (Arizona Republic)
» Doug Haller's Pac-12 football preseason ballot
» Pac-12 football media day: Latest news, updates
» Ranking 50 best college basketball players
» ASU is hard to figure for Pac-12 poll

California (East Bay Tribune)
» Live udpates: Pac-12 Football Media Day 1, Wednesday at 8 a.m.
» Local digest: Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry in hunt at Lake Tahoe golf tournament
» Cal women's basketball to host Louisville in 2014-15
» Cal interim AD Williams is on the job

Colorado (Denver Post)
» Greg Henderson ready to etch name with list of CU's four-year starters
» CU's MacIntyre knows what to expect from new safety addition
» Rick George: CU Buffs should play bowl game this season, Pac-12 championship by 2016
» Frei: Rick George moves CU athletics forward but has work to do

Oregon (The Oregonian)
» Pac-12 preseason media poll: Oregon expected to edge UCLA for conference title
» Pac-12 Media Days live stream, chat: Watch the press conferences here and ask your questions
» Oregon's Greatest Athlete: Round of 64 Day 3 (vote)
» Pac-12 Media Days schedule: What to watch for Oregon Ducks fans

Oregon State (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
» Oregon State hires longtime trainer hired Fred Tedeschi
» Beavers hire Mark Massari as deputy athletics director
» Oregon State hands out Bennys to top athletes, coaches and teams
» OSU fishing: MacDonald, Martinez win conference tournament

Stanford (San Jose Mercury-News)
» Live udpates: Pac-12 Football Media Day 1, Wednesday at 8 a.m.
» WNBA All-Star game: Chiney Ogwumike gets even with sister
» Local digest: Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry in hunt at Lake Tahoe golf tournament
» Stanford graduates Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike meet again as WNBA all stars

UCLA (Los Angeles Daily News)
» UCLA Football Notebook: Running back Malcolm Jones loses appeal for extra season
» College Football: Position coach Adrian Klemm says UCLA offensive line a work in progress
» COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Improving UCLA has questions to answer during preseason football camp
» COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UCLA's prized recruit Eddie Vanderdoes cleared to play by NCAA after leaving Notre Dame

USC (Los Angeles Daily News)
» USC Football Notebook: Marqise Lee's injury not too serious
» USC Football Notebook: QBs Max Wittek, Cody Kessler present dilemma for Trojans coach Lane Kiffin
» USC FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Former UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel thinks Trojans might not miss QB Matt Barkley
» USC FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Dion Bailey says it's 'now or never'

Washington (Seattle Times)
» Huskies fall camp position preview: Offensive line
» Pac-12 football media day live, July 23
» Jahmel Taylor looking to bounce back from tough first year at Washington
» Setting the stage for Pac-12 media days

Washington State (Spokane Spokesman-Review)
» Bronze may be Sherman's favorite color
» Pac-12 Media Day (live stream)
» Petrino, Idaho at Sun Belt media day
» College football is just around the corner

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