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    Oregon forward Chris Boucher (25) blocks Arizona State guard Tra Holder shot during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. Oregon defeated Arizona State 91-74. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)                    Pac-12: Oregon in front at halfway point
     The Pac-12 basketball standings gained some clarity this past weekend when Oregon completed a road sweep of Arizona and Arizona State.  Conclusion No...
    Updated Feb 02 2016 12:13 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12: Arizona reeling after home loss to Oregon
    Oregon was picked among the top contenders for the Pac-12 men's basketball championship, so the Ducks' being tied for first place after eight games is...
    Updated Jan 29 2016 03:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    Colorado guard Dominique Collier (15) shoots between California guard Tyrone Wallace (3) and center Kameron Rooks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Berkeley, Calif., Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Pac-12 digest: Pac-12 Networks frustration, significant Cal injury, plus more
    Taking a look at some of the most relevant Pac-12-related stories today: • From The Register-Guard, columnist Austin Meek tears into an issue some Pac...
    Updated Jan 20 2016 04:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 picks: Oregon over TCU; ASU over West Virginia
    Stanford's pounding of Iowa in the Rose Bowl was unsatisfying to Pac-12 fans, in the sense of making everyone wonder what the Cardinal might have done...
    Updated Jan 02 2016 10:09 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 bowl picks: Oregon over TCU; Arizona State over West Virginia
    Updated Jan 02 2016 10:03 am   |     |   Share
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    Rose Bowl pick: Stanford over Iowa
    Going into New Year's Day, the Pac-12 is second in the Bowl Challenge Cup standings at 5-2, trailing the SEC (4-1). Personally, I'm 4-3, having missed...
    Updated Jan 01 2016 10:12 am   |     |   Share
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    Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler aims a pass at practice for the NCAA college football Holiday Bowl against Wisconsin, Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, in Chula Vista, Calif. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) Pac-12 bowl pick: USC over Wisconsin
    The Holiday Bowl is another one of those what-might-have-been games for Utah fans. Instead, USC was picked over the Utes as the Pac-12's contestant vs...
    Updated Dec 30 2015 11:25 am   |     |   Share
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    Air Force’ s Timothy McVey (33) carries against New Mexico during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Juan Labreche) Pac-12 pick: Air Force over Cal
    UCLA blew the Pac-12's opportunity to go 10-0 in the bowl season, losing 37-29 to Nebraska. Even before the Bruins fell, I was tempted to pick against...
    Updated Dec 29 2015 10:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 picks: Bowl wins for Washington State, Washington, UCLA
    My first two predictions of seven-point bowl wins for Pac-12 schools turned out quite well, although one pick appeared questionable when Utah took a 3...
    Updated Dec 26 2015 11:10 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 picks: Utah over BYU, Arizona over New Mexico
    Not counting the national championship game, the bowl season runs from today through Jan. 2, and the Pac-12 will be involved from start to finish with...
    Updated Dec 19 2015 09:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, center, presents the MVP trophy to Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey (5) after Stanford defeated Southern California 41-22 in the Pac-12 championship football game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. At right is Stanford coach David Shaw. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Pac-12 football: Conference sends 10 teams to bowl games
    There's 10 Pac-12 teams going bowling this year. Ten. The Utes learned their bowl destination would be Las Vegas for the second straight year, matchin...
    Updated Dec 06 2015 06:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler, center, throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Pac-12 pick: USC over Stanford
    The Pac-12 championship football game hardly feels like a rematch, because Stanford and USC met so early in the regular season.  This certainly is not...
    Updated Dec 04 2015 11:29 am   |     |   Share
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    Southern California head coach Clay Helton, center, shakes hand with Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham, right, as wide receiver Ajene Harris looks on after an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. Southern California won 42-24. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Pac-12: USC makes Clay Helton permanent coach
    Over the past three seasons, Utah has lost two games to USC's interim head football coaches. One of them is now the permanent coach.  Ed Orgeron's 19-...
    Updated Nov 30 2015 09:24 am   |     |   Share
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    Stanford place kicker Conrad Ukropina (34) is lifted by fans and teammates after hitting a 45-yard field goal as time expired to give Stanford a 38-36 win over Notre Dame in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Pac-12 round-up: Stanford playoff hopes slim but alive after Week 13
    A somewhat quiet weekend around the Pac-12 was punctuated by, of all things, a non-conference victory. It was a down year in many ways for the confere...
    Updated Nov 30 2015 01:09 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 picks: USC over UCLA, Stanford over Notre Dame
    Only one of the six games this weekend involving Pac-12 teams will affect a division race, but all of them have some meaning as the regular season con...
    Updated Nov 27 2015 07:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 picks: Utah over UCLA, Oregon over USC
    Another college football season is moving too quickly toward the end. The tradeoff is that November always produces a bunch of important games, and th...
    Updated Nov 20 2015 06:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Southern California wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster waves a sword while directing fans in song after USC defeated Colorado 27-24 in an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Pac-12 round-up: With Utah, Stanford falling, bowl picture gets awfully crowded
    In mere hours on Saturday night, the Pac-12 watched its playoff hopes flushed away. It's what many in the conference feared, and now it has come to pa...
    Updated Nov 17 2015 11:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac12- picks: Stanford over Oregon, Utah over Arizona
    This week's Pac-12 football schedule is spread over two days. With three weekends left in the regular season, some clarity is coming in the division r...
    Updated Nov 13 2015 07:42 am   |     |   Share
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    Southern California running back Justin Davis runs in for a touchdown as Arizona cornerback Cam Denson, left, and safety Will Parks, second from right, defend during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in Los Angeles. Southern California won 38-30. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Pac-12 football: Gap widening between contenders and bottom-feeders
    The parity of the Pac-12 has been touted by some as a strength, and some as a weakness. If this past weekend is any indication, maybe the Pac-12 shoul...
    Updated Nov 09 2015 11:24 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 picks: Utah over Washington; Oregon over Cal
     The first Saturday of November delivers a traditional conference schedule in the Pac-12, a rare occasion when all 12 teams are facing league opponent...
    Updated Nov 06 2015 05:30 am   |     |   Share
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    Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, center, runs against Washington State linebacker Peyton Pelluer (47) and linebacker Parker Henry (29) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Pullman, Wash. Stanford won 30-28. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)29d\ Pac-12 round-up: Stanford, UCLA, Oregon fine with winning ugly
    Kyle Whittingham was speaking for the Utes on Saturday night, but he might as well have spoken for several other Pac-12 coaches: Winning the game was ...
    Updated Nov 02 2015 02:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 football: USC Pat Haden steps down from College Football Playoff committee
    The College Football Playoff selection committee has announced one of its most prominent members and Western representatives is stepping down. USC ath...
    Updated Oct 30 2015 02:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 picks: USC over Cal; Utes over Oregon State
    As I said Thursday, it was obvious to me that Oregon's defense would prove superior against Arizona State. The Ducks came through with a clinching int...
    Updated Oct 30 2015 07:51 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 pick: Oregon over Arizona State
    The Pac-12 launches its Halloween week schedule with a game featuring the league's two most mysterious teams.  Thursday's game Oregon at Arizona State...
    Updated Oct 29 2015 08:12 am   |     |   Share
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    Washington State wide receiver Gabe Marks reacts during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)                    Pac-12 round-up: As Utah falls, stakes rise in title game race
    Just as Utah was riding high, the rest of the Pac-12 South dragged the conference's last unbeaten down to its level. After a humbling loss to USC on S...
    Updated Oct 26 2015 09:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 picks: Utah over USC, Stanford over Washington
    UCLA's domination of California in a 40-24 victory Thursday was almost as surprising to me as the way Stanford pounded UCLA last week. Conclusions: St...
    Updated Oct 23 2015 08:15 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 Thursday pick: Cal over UCLA
    One of themes of the Pac-12 football season is the North catching up to the South, which last year made a case for being judged the best division in c...
    Updated Oct 21 2015 01:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey (5) runs past UCLA defensive back Ishmael Adams (1) for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Pac-12 round-up: Stanford takes big step forward
    It was a wild week in Pac-12 country, and while the Utes are surely still a bit euphoric over beating the streak against Arizona State for the first t...
    Updated Oct 19 2015 12:45 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 picks: Oregon over Washington; Utes over Arizona State
    Other than the part about Stanford nearly doubling my predicted scoring total (in three quarters), I was right in saying that quarterback Kevin Hogan ...
    Updated Oct 16 2015 08:39 am   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12 picks: Oregon over Washington; Utah over Arizona State
    Updated Oct 24 2015 05:55 pm   |     |   Share
Links from around the Pac-12
Arizona (Arizona Republic)
» Anderson leads UA past Washington
» UA hopes signees will make defense bigger, better
» UA faces tough test with Washington's Andrews
» Jackson-Cartwright settles into 1st UA start

Arizona St. (Arizona Republic)
» See Sun Devil Stadium's latest renderings
» ASU collects first Pac-12 road win of season
» ASU women remain in AP top 10
» ASU women rally to edge USC in tight battle

California (East Bay Tribune)
» NCAA basketball: Pac-12 is up, Duke unranked
» Cal routs Stanford 76-61 in Pac-12 hoops
» The struggles of Joe Kapp: A football family copes with game's painful aftermath
» Was Joe Kapp the most colorful Bay Area QB ever?

Colorado (Denver Post)
» CU men's basketball: Buffs hope to claw their way out of muck
» Chris Helbig of Holy Family decommits from Colorado Christian to play football at CU
» Gary Payton leads Oregon State past Colorado 60-56
» CU men's basketball: Buffs can't stick to script in rout by No. 16 Oregon

Oregon (The Oregonian)
» Oregon Ducks returning to San Antonio to play TCU in Alamo Bowl on Jan. 2
» Pac-12 Basketball Power Rankings: Oregon Ducks No. 1 for third week
» Oregon Ducks basketball attendance: Numbers still up despite Super Bowl conflict
» Watch: Mark Helfrich details his philosophy on verbal commits, 'a commitment is a commitment'

Oregon State (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
» OSU roundup: Haun vaults to record
» OSU women's basketball: Beavers fend off Huskies for win at UW
» OSU roundup: Beavers break school record in Hawaii
» OSU track and field: D'Arpino, McKenzie win in Portland

Stanford (San Jose Mercury-News)
» NCAA basketball: Pac-12 is up, Duke unranked
» Cal routs Stanford 76-61 in Pac-12 hoops
» Cardinal corner: Stanford's recruiting haul bodes well for the future
» Women's water polo: Top-ranked Cardinal faces first true test

UCLA (Los Angeles Daily News)
» USC sweeps UCLA for first time since 2010
» UCLA offense dries up in 80-61 men's basketball loss at USC
» Live updates and chat: USC vs. UCLA men's basketball
» USC vs. UCLA basketball

USC (Los Angeles Daily News)
» USC AD Pat Haden and his greatest hits and misses
» Who are the top candidates to replace Pat Haden at USC?
» USC's Pat Haden to resign
» USC AD Pat Haden resigning June 30

Washington (Seattle Times)
» Washington's defensive stopper Matisse Thybulle on Arizona loss and trip to Utah
» Washington men fall in RPI, but remain in NCAA tournament projections
» Washington women golfers tied for 2nd after first round of California event
» Photos: Huskies lose to University of Oregon, blowing third quarter lead

Washington State (Spokane Spokesman-Review)
» The Broncos' win was full of storylines, but was it exciting?
» Day after Pepperdine
» This Super Bowl Sunday just doesn't seem the same
» Morning links: Hawkinson-less WSU loses to ASU