The NCAA Board of Directors voted 16-2 on Thursday to approve a historic package of changes that allows the five richest football conferences — the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC — to unilaterally change some of the rules that have applied to all Division I schools for years. The 65 universities in those leagues will also benefit from a new, weighted voting system on legislation covering the 350 schools in Division I.
The West Coast’s power conference was ranked as the nation’s best top-to-bottom league last year, and it’s even more stacked this fall.
Even though the USC Trojans are picked to finish second behind UCLA in the Pac-12 South, much attention at the conference’s media day was pointed towards first-year head coach with the Trojans Steve Sarkisian.
Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors reiterated the conference’s call for reform in college athletics at the conclusion of its summer meetings.
Presidents of Pac-12 member universities could vote in June to move the conference’s football championship game to the San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara, California.
The football monopoly really is over in Los Angeles, and UCLA doesn’t need any advertisements to declare it this time.
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott would like the NBA to change its rules to prevent players from leaving after one season of college basketball.
Kiki Alofaituli scored 12 of her 15 points in the second half, and Southern California earned its first Pac-12 Conference tournament title by rallying for a 71-62 win over Oregon State on Sunday night.
Jordan Adams carried UCLA for the first 32 minutes. When leg cramps finally slowed him down, freshman Zach LaVine reminded his hometown school what it missed out on.
Jordan Adams scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half, and UCLA rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat Oregon State 74-69 Sunday night to snap its only two-game losing streak of the season.
The emotions were running through UCLA seniors Thea Lemberger and Atonye Nyingifa on likely their final game at Pauley Pavilion on Sunday.
Chasson Randle made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 26 points to help Stanford boost their case for an at-large NCAA tournament berth with an 83-74 victory over No. 23 UCLA on Saturday.
Jordan Adams scored 28 points and No. 23 UCLA returned to the national rankings with an impressive 86-66 victory against California on Wednesday night to keep pace in the Pac-12 title chase.
Xavier Johnson scored 20 points and Colorado completed a season sweep of Southern California with an 83-74 victory Sunday, sending USC to its sixth straight loss.
Chasson Randle scored seven of his 17 points in overtime, and Stanford beat Southern California 79-71 Sunday to avenge two close losses to the Trojans last season.