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

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

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

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

The New Pac-12 Can't Have Its Domain Name Because 2Pac Lives, Obviously

Next season, Colorado and Utah will join the Pac-10 conference, making it the Pac-12 conference. Eventually the league's current domain name, a sensible Pac-10.org, will have to change by one character. But for all we know, 2Pac is alive and emerges every now and then to quench his thirst for "Hand Grenades" in… » 2/09/11 3:00pm 2/09/11 3:00pm