Videos from Pac-12 Media Days

Videos from Pac-12 Media Days

The first session of Pac-12 media days 2017 are complete. Defending Pac-12 champion Washington headlined the first day from Loews Hollywood Hotel, located in the heart of Tinseltown. Also on the bill were the Arizona Wildcats, Colorado Buffaloes, Oregon State Beavers, Cal Golden Bears and UCLA Bruins. Below are some of the sights and sounds…

7 Surprise Teams to Watch in College Football 2017

7 Surprise Teams to Watch in College Football 2017

Like a 250-pound running back barreling out of Alabama's backfield, The Open Man College Football Preview Listapalooza simply cannot be stopped! The emergence of surprise contenders is one of my personal favorite inevitabilities of any college football season. Who could have predicted Troy ascending to the Top 25 a season ago -- and I like…

Mele Kalikimaka: Hawaii’s Holiday Spot on the Bowl Calendar

Mele Kalikimaka: Hawaii’s Holiday Spot on the Bowl Calendar

Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way to say Merry Christmas to you. Hawaii's other way of wishing America a Merry Christmas is through college football, a tradition going strong since 1937. I have a special affinity for Hawaii at the holidays. My one visit to the Islands was my honeymoon, one week before Christmas. There was…

Duke Helmet Honors One of the Most Important Games Ever

Duke Helmet Honors One of the Most Important Games Ever

Alternate uniforms rarely warrant mention in college football anymore, but the new Duke helmet, unveiled on the program's equipment staff Twitter account Thursday, is a very noteworthy exception. .@DukeFBEquipment does it again. We'll wear these Battleship Grey helmets November 5 against Virginia Tech. #DukeGang pic.twitter.com/gpiMcubnho— Duke Football (@Duke_FB) October 20, 2016 The "Battleship Grey" Duke…

A New Crew of Quarterbacks Will Shape Pac-12 in 2016

A New Crew of Quarterbacks Will Shape Pac-12 in 2016

Quarterback play has long defined the identity of the Pac-12, dating back well before the conference had 12 or even 10 members. The 1960s had Heisman Trophy winners Terry Baker and Gary Beban; the '70s produced Dan Fouts, Jim Plunkett, Sonny Sixkiller and Warren Moon. Troy Aikman, John Elway and Rodney Peete did their thing…

Saturday Six-Pack, Thursday Edition: Opening Night Picks

Saturday Six-Pack, Thursday Edition: Opening Night Picks

The time is upon us: Opening Night 2016. College football is back! ...OK, college football's been back for a little less than a week now, with Cal-Hawaii and Charleston Southern-North Dakota State kicking off the season last weekend. But, for all intents and purposes, college football is REALLY back Thursday! Opening Night isn't as loaded…

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. A Perfect Fit for Mike Riley

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. A Perfect Fit for Mike Riley

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. committed to Nebraska Wednesday, in a video produced by Bleacher Report. Keyshawn Johnson Jr. has always followed in his dad's footsteps, but will he blaze his own path now? #TheCommitmenthttps://t.co/CqiATXFPhW— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 23, 2016 Johnson's commitment accentuates a strength of Cornhusker head coach Mike Riley, which looked like one of…

In Honor of the Cubs: Greatest Droughts in College Football

In Honor of the Cubs: Greatest Droughts in College Football

Baseball season is right around the corner, with pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training camps in the coming week. Growing up a fan of the Chicago Cubs, springtime usually brings with it irrational exuberance, followed by almost immediate disappointment. But after a surprise run to the NLCS last autumn, I have realistic hope the…

The Best of National Signing Day 2016

The Best of National Signing Day 2016

Outstanding letters of intent aside, National Signing Day 2016 nears its conclusion. Feel free to take a breath and give your index finger a break after it spent the last few hours furiously hitting F-5. National Signing Day 2016 brought college football recruiting to a whole new level of spectacle, between Bleacher Report’s increasingly elaborate…

Oregon State QB Seth Collins Is A Star in The Making

Oregon State QB Seth Collins Is A Star in The Making

At Pac-12 media days this summer, I asked Oregon State running back Storm Barrs-Woods about playing with true freshman quarterback Seth Collins. Barrs-Woods, a rare veteran on a young Beaver roster, said Collins brought both youthful exuberance and savvy beyond his age to the position. "He's a guy who's wise beyond his years, and his…

Aug. 31 News: Miami Loses Running Back Gus Edwards

Aug. 31 News: Miami Loses Running Back Gus Edwards

Miami opens a critical season for head coach Al Golden with six pivotal games out of its first eight, and no Gus Edwards at running back. Gus Edwards, one of the candidates to replace star Duke Johnson as Miami's No. 1 back, sustained a season-ending foot injury per Christy Cabrera Chirinos of the Sun Sentinel.…