Welcome to Kickoff Week. Here are the most pressing issues and compelling storylines in the Pac-12 this season.
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What's the best game of the opening weekend? What's the individual matchup we're most looking forward to? Our experts tackles these and more pressing questions as we get ready for the season.
USC is talented enough to win against Alabama, but it just feels unlikely.
A Pac-12 vs. SEC matchup highlights the league's Week 1 action, as well as the highly anticipated debuts of two quarterbacks.
In the Pac-12, Oregon gets all the fashion coverage. But there are classic looks and bold colors. Now you get to choose the league's best.
The Wildcats received letters of condolences from Longhorns players and coaches, a gesture that was well-received by a team still in mourning.
The Reese's Senior Bowl watch list was released Tuesday. Utah leads among Pac-12 teams with nine players, but every Pac-12 team has at least one.
The Pac-12 doesn't seem to understand the value of rest, or tactical scheduling, for that matter. It may end up dashing the league's playoff chances.
The Pac-12 reporters make their picks for 2016. It's hard to bet against Stanford and Christian McCaffrey, but there are a few surprises.
The biggest questions for the Wildcats remain at quarterback and the defensive line.
Washington State and Stanford players lead the all-conference offense, while Utah and Washington players stand out on defense.
Arizona QB Anu Solomon is the incumbent starter, but he's facing a challenge from redshirt sophomore Brandon Dawkins.
A team-by-team ranking of the top offensive line groups in the Pac-12.
It's no surprise that Washington State looks the strongest at wide receiver, followed by USC and Oregon.
What are the best over/under value bets in college football? Sharon Katz gives six using ESPN's College Football Power Index.
It's time to rank the Pac-12's running back corps, which are loaded and led by Heisman runner-up Christian McCaffrey from Stanford.
The latest look at Pac-12 position group concerns the conference's secondaries, which are deep and talented at the Los Angeles schools, among others.
"I blew it up. All of it. The whole model." That was Rodriguez's assessment after revamping the Wildcats' defense and bringing in new DC Marcel Yates.
Washington State's Luke Falk has the potential to put together one of the most statistically prolific passing seasons in college football history.
Washington's defense should remain the envy of the Pac-12 and its front seven is a big reason why. Here's a look at the units across the league.
Stanford has some questions, but with Christian McCaffrey leading the defending conference champs, putting the Cardinal atop our rankings makes sense.
A new season means new faces. Here are some Pac-12 players who could emerge as top contributors.
A routine Monday practice took an unimaginable turn when the Wildcats learned of Hemmila's death. They remembered their teammate and friend Wednesday.
Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer
Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez and linebacker Cody Ippolito and offensive lineman Jacob Alsadek each struggled unsuccessfully to hold back tears as they remembered teammate Zach Hemmila, who died this week in his sleep of as of yet unknown causes. "It's probably best for us to stay busy," Rodriguez said. The team will head north to practice at the Arizona Cardinals facility Wednesday and Thursday before returning for a Hemmila viewing in Tucson Thursday night in advance of the Friday funeral.
Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer
Arizona held its first practice following the death of center Zach Hemmila on Tuesday afternoon, going an hour and 30 minutes in shorts and helmets after a torrential downpour that caused the cancelation of the previously scheduled morning workout. Players and coaches were mostly low-key going onto and off the field and there was no media availability as the Wildcats process the sudden loss. The short practice itself was mostly low-key, too, at least until some issues with special teams work raised the ire of coach Rich Rodriguez and a couple of assistants. It wasn't business as usual but it was clear everyone around the program is seeking some degree of routine to get through the painful loss.
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University of Phoenix Stadium - Sat 9/3