Not all records are created equal. Some teams fatten up on cupcakes to secure wins, while others load up on tough teams despite the risk of losses. You'll notice the difference this bowl season.
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Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer
ESPN 300 cornerback Deommodore Lenoir, the nation's No. 165 overall prospect and former Oregon commitment, will take official visits to North Carolina (Jan. 13) and USC (Jan. 20). Lenoir committed to Oregon in June and decommitted just hours before Oregon fired former head coach Mark Helfrich last week.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster teased USC fans Sunday with a post on Snapchat that said he was staying in school for one more season, but on Tuesday he told a USC spokesman he was only joking around and had yet to make a decision about his future. A junior, Smith-Schuster is viewed as one of the top draft-eligible receivers and a potential first-round pick.
From the intrigue of Washington facing mighty Alabama to Christian McCaffrey's last collegiate game (maybe), the Pac-12 bowl games pack some punch.
Sam Darnold saved USC's season
The Trojans went 8-1 after freshman Sam Darnold was named starting quarterback. He deserves your vote for offensive freshman of the year. Vote now!
The College Football Playoff committee named four teams to battle for the national championship. But why stop there? An eight-team playoff offers more great matchups, more stars, more everything.
After boosting Washington into the College Football Playoff, the Jake Browning-to-John Ross connection catches on in the ESPN.com All-Pac-12 team.
Ronald Gasser, who was released last week, has been jailed on manslaughter charges in the death of ex-NFL running back Joe McKnight.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Teammates who were both Heisman finalists in the same year: 2016: Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma 2005: Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush*, USC 2004: Adrian Peterson and Jason White, Oklahoma 2004: Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush, USC 2002: Willis McGahee and Ken Dorsey, Miami 1994: Ki'Jana Carter and Kerry Collins, Penn State Note: The Heisman began inviting finalists to New York in 1982. Before that, only the winners were invited.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
Neither Washington QB Jake Browning, nor USC CB Adoree' Jackson were invited to the Heisman Trophy ceremony, which means the Pac-12 will not be represented in New York for the first time in three years. Dating back to 2009, the conference has had a player finish second-or-higher every year but two (2012 and 2013).
After a 1-3 start, it was fair to wonder if the Trojans would reach bowl eligibility. Now they are one of the hottest teams in the country.
Plenty to prove in Pasadena
No. 5 Penn State and No. 9 USC were playoff snubs and each has something to prove in the Rose Bowl. Penn State is the Big Ten champion and USC handed Pac-12 champ Washington its only loss. Full Story
USC, Penn State will light up scoreboard
Adam Rittenberg credits Clay Helton and James Franklin for each team's turnaround this season, but it has to end with a loss for one of them in the Rose Bowl. Rittenberg calls for a shootout. Bowl predictions
USC head coach Clay Helton joins Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ to talk about the Trojans upcoming Rose Bowl appearance against Penn State.
It's not the College Football Playoff, but the matchup between Penn State and USC in the Rose Bowl features two of the hottest teams in the country.
The Pac-12 gets a matchup with an SEC juggernaut when Washington faces Alabama in the CFP semifinals in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
The final College Football Playoff rankings are out, and the New Year's Six bowl matchups are set. Here's all the recruiting news for the teams in the New Year's Six bowl games.
The Rose Bowl will feature two of the hottest teams in the country -- and two traditional college football powers -- in Penn State and USC.
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