Tag: Pac-12

Oregon State guard Jarod Lucas flexes after he scores after being fouled by Oklahoma State in the second round of March Madness. (Image: AP)

Red-Hot Oregon State Beavers Snatch Sweet 16 Spot as #12 Seed

The #12 Oregon State Beavers entered 2021 March Madness on a heater and haven’t cooled down, moving into the Round of 32 with an impressive victory over the #4 Oklahoma State Cowboys and projected NBA lottery pick Cade Cunningham. It’s been a wild 48 hours for the Oregon State Beavers. […]

USC freshman Evan Mobley elevates to the basket in a victory over UCLA in Pac-12 conference action. (Image: Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports)

Pac-12 Basketball Conference Odds: UCLA and USC Co-Favorites

The Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers garner most of the attention from basketball fans in Tinsel Town, but the two major college basketball programs are both having strong seasons, and are fighting each other for the Pac-12 title. USC (15-3) and UCLA (13-4) are essentially co-favorites to win the […]

Team Health Concerns and the Pandemic Prompt USC to Pass on Bowl Season

Team Health Concerns and the Pandemic Prompt USC to Pass on Bowl Season

USC announced Saturday evening it will join several of its Pac-12 counterparts in opting out of any opportunities this bowl season, citing continued COVID-19 concerns and player-personnel reasons. The No. 13 Trojans (5-1) lost to Oregon in the Pac-12 championship game on Friday night at home in the LA Memorial […]

West Coast Schools Get Jobbed by Initial College Football Playoff Rankings

West Coast Schools Get Jobbed by Initial College Football Playoff Rankings

The Pac-12 football season is one that likely should have never happened. Initially called off in August due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pac-12 commissioners did an about-face a month later and reinstated the season. Since then, it’s been nothing but cancellations and a fast fade from the national spotlight. A […]

UCLA point guard Tyger Campbell gathers Chris Smith (3) and Cody Riley (2). (Image: Darryl Webb/AP)

Westwood Rising: UCLA Bruins Basketball Team Favorites to Win Pac-12

UCLA hired Mick Cronin to help restore the Bruins to their glory days when they were the top college basketball program in the country. Heading into the new season, #22 UCLA is the favorite to win the Pac-12 conference basketball title at +260, according to DraftKings, and followed closely by […]

UCLA to Host Cal on Sunday as Pac-12 Shuffles Schedule to Save Seasons

UCLA to Host Cal on Sunday as Pac-12 Shuffles Schedule to Save Seasons

As COVID-19 infection rates soar to all-time highs nationwide, the Pac-12 is doing its best to juggle schedules and save football seasons. But even the most creative last-minute efforts will still fall short for some. After two teams lost their week two opponents for this weekend, the conference scrambled to […]

Week of Cancelations: COVID Outbreak at ASU Spoils Cal’s Season

Week of Cancelations: COVID Outbreak at ASU Spoils Cal’s Season

California at Arizona State was canceled Friday due to a COVID-19 outbreak at ASU, which includes an undisclosed number of players, coaches, staff along with Sun Devils’ Head Coach Herm Edwards. “I encourage all of you to take this virus seriously, to wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and get […]

Pac-12 Football Could Have Been in a Bubble, Instead it Will Kick Off this Weekend With At Least One Program Already in Jeopardy

Pac-12 Football Could Have Been in a Bubble, Instead it Will Kick Off this Weekend With At Least One Program Already in Jeopardy

The University of California’s Saturday night season opener against Washington may be canceled in the wake of a player testing positive for the coronavirus. On Wednesday, Cal head coach Justin Wilcox said the school will have to undergo “significant” contact tracing with players and coaching staff in the wake of […]

USC backup QB Matt Fink comes off the bench to lead the Trojans to victory over Utah at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. (Image: Jose Sanchez/AP)

Expect No College Football Over/Under Win Totals in 2020

The news that the Big Ten and the Pac 12 will play no non-conference football games this fall, with other conferences likely to follow suit, will likely result in no sportsbooks offering over/under win total bets in 2020. Sportsbooks Pull Existing Over/Under Bets South Point sportsbook director Chris Andrews told […]

USC Senior guard Jonah Mathews during a game against Washington at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. (Image: USC Athletics)

Bubble Watch: Another First Four Play-in Game for the USC Trojans?

After ending a three-game skid, USC (21-9) won four out of their last six games and find themselves on the March Madness Bubble. USC has one final game on their schedule when they host crosstown basketball rival UCLA on Saturday night. The loser of the UCLA/USC game will most likely […]