Questionable calls undermine Pac-12

It’s getting harder and harder to believe USC isn’t getting the raw end of the deal. I’ll admit that through all of the proceedings and transgressions in the last year-and-a-half I’ve been quick to justify the NCAA and other groups’ treatment of the Trojans’ football program, trying to maintain a stance that the treatment is […]

Colorado, Utah have been odd additions

On July 1, the day the Pac-10 officially became the Pac-12, the change seemed like a great idea. Commissioner Larry Scott welcomed new members Colorado and Utah, saying the two schools “instantly enhance the strength of our conference both academically and athletically.” The additions helped Scott secure a 12-year, $3-billion television deal with ESPN and […]

Barkley reprimanded for “inflammatory” comment

On Tuesday afternoon, the Pac-12 reprimanded USC junior quarterback Matt Barkley for calling Arizona State’s Vontaze Burfict a “dirty player” last week in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. Coaches are often reprimanded for complaining about officiating, but this is the first time in recent memory the league office has handed down a reprimand […]

Larry Scott not looking to expand Pac-12

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said Saturday that the conference was not actively looking to expand despite rumors suggesting it could be looking to add the University of Oklahoma, among others, in the coming weeks. “We’re not looking to initiate talks about conference expansion,” Scott said before the inaugural Pac-12 game between USC and Utah. “But we’ll look at our […]