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Wednesday, October 15
Oregon’s famed ‘Pick’ against Huskies is one of college football’s greatest plays | Bud Withers

If Washington scores on that drive, then the Huskies aren’t staring this week at a 10-game losing streak to the Ducks, Chip Kelly doesn’t happen, Oregon wears like, normal uniforms and doesn’t carry out operations in starships, but regular buildings.

Tuesday, October 14

Pac-12 should add transparency to its officiating program | Bud Withers

While the league seems to have improved its officiating in recent years, too many continued strange calls still have coaches on edge.

Friday, October 10

Cougars show their youth, and Stanford capitalizes on the weakness | Bud Withers

Cougars suffer another stumbling block, fall to 2-5

Thursday, October 9

WSU coach Mike Leach hasn’t had miracle cure for Cougars’ problems | Bud Withers

Mike Leach, in his third year at Washington State, is 11-20 overall and 2-4 this year. Leach inherited a program that had not recruited well, and playing in the tough Pac-12 has made his rebuilding job even more difficult.

Tuesday, October 7

Struggling Ducks ‘don’t look like the same team’ | Bud Withers

Arizona made Oregon look bad last week in a victory over the Ducks, who are playing like they could lose more games if they don’t improve, starting with Saturday’s contest at UCLA.

Sunday, October 5

Pac-12 football: A week unlike any other | Bud Withers

Nowhere in Pac-12 records will you find this category: “Most lunatic, description-defying weekend of play.” So let’s go ahead and call the weekend what it was: The craziest set of games in a 48-hour period the league has ever seen.

Connor Halliday sets NCAA passing record, and it somehow wasn’t enough for WSU | Bud Withers

California won one of the league’s all-time wacko games, 60-59, over WSU, a game of preposterous performance that ended when a kicker fluffed a 19-yard field goal. It was Connor Halliday who threw for 734 yards and yet, it’s on Halliday that the number didn’t end at 736.

Tuesday, September 30

How can Pac-12 spell success: beating Notre Dame | Bud Withers

Only about two-thirds of the regular season remains, and Notre Dame (4-0) still has three games against Pac-12 teams, giving the league a lot of room to compose a rèsumè for the selection committee.

Monday, September 29

Cougars confident the whole night they could rally for their 28-27 victory over Utah | Bud Withers

Despite falling behind 21-0, Cougars win after overcoming their own adversity

Sunday, September 28

Pac-12 in perspective: Oregon State still can’t win at USC | Bud Withers

USC defense stuffs Mannion; Washington fakery is a bust; WSU upset puts Utes’ coach back on the griddle and more observations from Pac-12 play this weekend.

Tuesday, September 23

How the Pac-12 compares with other conferences in football | Bud Withers

In a football season in which top-ranked Florida State has been a mystery and Alabama triumphant but not dominant, it figures the Pac-12 would also be — at least at the high end — a little less than advertised in the early stages.