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Sunday, August 31
UCLA’s struggles, USC’s dominance highlight Week 1 in Pac-12 | Bud Withers

The Bruins, thought to be the class of the Pac-12 South, looked lifeless offensively with a couple of linemen missing in their 28-20 win at Virginia.

Friday, August 29

Washington State can’t finish, loses opener to Rutgers | Bud Withers

The Cougars played in fits and starts — the fits chiefly on defense — and fell miserably to Rutgers, 41-38, Thursday night at CenturyLink Field in front of a crowd of 30,927.

Wednesday, August 27

Senior quarterbacks could be key players in WSU-Rutgers matchup

You wouldn’t think Rutgers and Washington State, opening the college football season Thursday night at CenturyLink Field, would have that much in common. But they do, including experienced senior quarterbacks.

Tuesday, August 26

As college football kicks off, the playoff looms | Bud Withers

A 12-game opening weekend of Pac-12 football offers little suspense, but the first season with major-college playoffs colors everything.

Saturday, August 23

Washington State to face Rutgers in final Seattle hurrah | Bud Withers

Cougars athletic director Bill Moos says WSU will not play any of its home games in Seattle, at least in the immediate future

Friday, August 22

Touting a talented O-line, Stanford coach David Shaw expects Cardinal to compete

Stanford lost a lot of stars but looks to compete for the Pac-12 North title again.

Thursday, August 21

Colorado coach shapes up, hope team follows

Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre lost 55 pounds during the offseason. He hopes his team, which won just four games last season, is also in better shape.

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.

Monday, August 18

Coach Todd Graham is upbeat as usual about his Arizona State football team | Bud Withers

Sun Devils, who won the Pac-12 South last year, brings back an experienced offense, but is young on defense

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.