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Tuesday, August 19
Rich Rodriguez, Arizona remain uncertain at quarterback | Bud Withers

The consuming sporting passion in Tucson these days — other than speculation over who will be the next all-planet basketball recruit to commit to Arizona — is debating who might win the Wildcats’ quarterback job.

Sunday, August 17

Steve Sarkisian-led Trojans talented, but down in numbers | Bud Withers

Late last year, Steve Sarkisian was hired at USC in what turned out to be his fifth stint there. He must figure out how to manage a team that has less depth and injuries to key players.

Saturday, August 16

Pac-12 focus is on UCLA, and third-year coach Jim Mora is just fine with that | Bud Withers

The expectations for UCLA are high heading into the college football season. The Bruins were picked to win the Pac-12 South Division, they have a quarterback who is a front-and-center Heisman Trophy candidate and return Myles Jack, a Pac-12 freshman of the year on offense and defense.

Wednesday, July 23

Former UW coach Steve Sarkisian finds life at USC “awesome” | Bud Withers

Steve Sarkisian talked at the first of two Pac-12 football media days Wednesday about how happy he was to be USC’s coach. That might not sit well with Husky fans upset that Sark turned UW into a way station instead of a destination.

Tuesday, June 3

For WSU, new football complex is the cat’s meow | Bud Withers

Five-story building ‘next logical step’ in restoring Cougar football program to prominence, says AD Bill Moos.

Friday, May 23

Former Cougar great Jason Gesser ready to call WSU games on the radio | Bud Withers

WSU broadcast team changed again, with Shawn McWashington no longer part of the team

Thursday, May 15

Pac-12 football title game at Levi’s Stadium: Will it work at a neutral site? | Bud Withers

The Pac-12, after having superior division winners host in its first three years with a title game, has chosen to plop the thing in the middle of an area demonstrably lukewarm about college football.

Monday, May 5

With the help of TV, Rick Neuheisel returning to good graces on numerous fronts | Bud Withers

Former Washington coach Rick Neuheisel is up for a deserved Emmy for his work with Pac-12 Networks.

Thursday, May 1

Pac-12 coaches call out SEC for not playing by same rules | Bud Withers

Powerful SEC again marches to different beat and stays at eight conference games, while the Pac-12, Big 12 and Big Ten will play nine.

Saturday, April 19

Boston, one year later, even stronger than we imagined | Bud Withers

Monday’s Boston Marathon will honor the courage the city showed last year, but the violence of 2013 is a painful reminder of the vulnerability at major sports events.

Wednesday, April 2

Ernie Kent needed the Cougars, and the Cougs needed him | Bud Withers

Kent was introduced as Washington State’s new basketball coach. He’ll make $1.4 million annually.