The SEC Really Does Benefit From Media Bias In Polls

This past week, four of the top five teams in the Associated Press College Football Poll hailed from the SEC West Division. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, among others, wondered aloud whether ESPN's ownership of the brand-new SEC network, which launched this year, might be responsible for such a coincidence. » 10/30/14 1:52pm 10/30/14 1:52pm

Pac-12 Officiating Coordinator Tony Corrente Resigns

The Pac-12 announced Wednesday night that Coordinator of Football Officiating Tony Corrente resigned. The official explanation is "personal and professional reasons," and San Jose Mercury News reporter Jon Wilner's source told him that Corrente was not forced out, and that the resignation caught the Pac-12 by surprise. » 10/09/14 12:04am 10/09/14 12:04am

Pac-12 Reprimands Officials Who Botched End Of Wisconsin-ASU Game

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is sanctioning the crew that officiated Saturday's disaster of a game at Arizona State for "failing to properly administer the end of game situation." » 9/16/13 4:31pm 9/16/13 4:31pm

EA Sports' College Game May Come Back, but Time is Running Out

We'll soon learn which lone university will bail on EA Sports' college football video game, ending an 18-year run in which the series featured all of the more than 100 major-division teams every season—a bedrock expectation of any "it's in the game" claim. » 8/18/13 5:00pm 8/18/13 5:00pm

Source: EA's Next College Football Game Will Only Lose One Team

The next edition of EA Sports' embattled college football series will lose only one school from a lineup of more than 120 next year, though two conferences will stop licensing their trademarks to the game, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter. The Southeastern Conference, which yesterday told ESPN… » 8/15/13 8:03pm 8/15/13 8:03pm

Pac-12 Commissioner Combines Good Idea With Dumb Suggestion

Caporegime Larry Scott, who runs the NCAA's west coast crew as the commissioner of the Pac-12, wants to arrange some kind of sit-down with the heads of all of the NCAA's families. He has a beef with basketball's so-called one-and-done rule, which requires athletes to spend one year pretending to be students before… » 8/01/13 5:42pm 8/01/13 5:42pm

Schools That Profit From Unpaid Labor Upset About For-Profit School

We told you last fall about Grand Canyon University, the for-profit school in Phoenix that began transitioning to NCAA Division I on June 1, with its basketball team (led by new head coach Dan Majerle!) slated to compete this winter as a member of the Western Athletic Conference. Now comes word that GCU's jump to D-I… » 7/19/13 9:30am 7/19/13 9:30am

The Independent Review Into PAC-12 Referee-Bribing Allegations Is In

And it makes no sense. The PAC-12 "engaged" the oddly-named firm Ice Miller, LLP to conduct an independent review into allegations that former head of officiating Ed Rush bribed game officials into T'ing up Sean Miller for disputing a call at the end of Arizona's semifinal loss to UCLA in this year's PAC-12 tournament. » 6/02/13 8:10pm 6/02/13 8:10pm

Ed Rush Resigns Following Accusations of Targeting Sean Miller

Ed Rush, head of officials for the Pac-12, has resigned after allegations surfaced that he offered $5,000 and a trip to Cancun to any referee who targeted Arizona coach Sean Miller. » 4/05/13 12:55am 4/05/13 12:55am

When Is It OK For A Coach To Shove A Player?

Early in the second half, with Cal down 12 to USC at home, head coach Mike Montgomery called a timeout. When junior Allen Crabbe, the Golden Bears' leading scorer, reached the bench he was met with a sharp shove in the chest. Crabbe and Montgomery exchanged angry words, and Crabbe had to be separated from his coach… » 2/18/13 2:15pm 2/18/13 2:15pm

Workers Are Picketing The Pac-12 Network Broadcasts Today, So Be Sure…

The Los Angeles Times reports that technical workers for the Pac-12 network—all members of the IATSE— have walked out, and will be on site picketing all Pac-12 networks broadcasts today: » 12/08/12 2:00pm 12/08/12 2:00pm

The Big Ten Is On The Move: Updating Our Conference Realignment Maps!

When we last checked in a month ago, it seemed the dust was finally settling after a period of bizarre college football reafuckinglignment. Pretty much everyone had made major moves except the Big Ten, a distinctly Midwestern conference that seemed happy to pretty much stay put. » 11/28/12 12:45pm 11/28/12 12:45pm

T.J. Simers Believes UCLA Threw The Stanford Game, And Hijacked Jim…

UCLA already has the Pac-12 South clinched. Their opponent in the championship game would be either Stanford or Oregon, depending on whether the Bruins won or lost against the Cardinal on Saturday. Well, UCLA lost, 35-17, and they'll have their rematch in just four days. Where the rest of us see one of those quirks… » 11/26/12 4:30pm 11/26/12 4:30pm

USC's Marqise Lee Has Shattered The PAC-12 Single-Game Receiving Record…

There have been some great quarterbacks, great receivers and great passing offenses in the history of the Pac-12. Until today, no one had racked up more single-game receiving yards than Oregon State's Mike Hass, who careened for 293 on 12 catches against Boise State in 2004. » 10/27/12 7:50pm 10/27/12 7:50pm

Pac-12 Very Excited About Airing College Football Games On New Network…

The college football season starts today, and the Pac-12's new series of networks (seven of them, they're proud to explain) will be under the microscope as critics wait to see if the fledgling net can find the same success the Big Ten did when they launched their own cable channel five years ago. » 8/30/12 2:45pm 8/30/12 2:45pm

The Selection Committee Says Washington Wasn't Even Close To Being On…

Washington made a bit of history yesterday, when the Huskies became the first ever regular season champion from a Big Six conference to not make the tournament. Perhaps fans can take some sick sort of solace in the knowledge that it wasn't a close-run thing: at least six other teams apparently had a better case for… » 3/12/12 9:30am 3/12/12 9:30am

Pac-12 Releases A Highfalutin Hype Video That Arizona State Students…

We've provided here the full transcription of the purplest and most thesaurus-dependent prose to ever grace a promotional video for a college football conference. College football is back, you guys. Let me rephrase that: college football is back with "an avant garde redesign of the competitive balance." That's… » 7/26/11 3:50pm 7/26/11 3:50pm

A Video Of "Real World: Walnut Creek" Rejects Set To Agitating Music…

Months before Colorado and Utah officially join its ranks, the Pac-12 reinvented itself today with a social-media blitz built around a new logo and "The Countdown is Over" video. That's hip. That's modern. » 3/17/11 12:00am 3/17/11 12:00am