Customize ESPN

Why the Pac-12 protest is showing the blueprint for future college football progress

By being united and specific in their demands and by threatening to withhold their most valuable commodity -- their labor -- the Pac-12 players behind the #WeAreUnited movement have gotten the sport's attention.

Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

Most important takeaways from the Pac-12 football players' letter

The players' letter addressing safety and social issues underscores how student-athletes are finding their voice.

Top Headlines

THE PAC-12

Jay Williams expresses support for college players forming unity group

1:19

Pac-12 players release a list of demands prior to opting out

2:58

IMPACT OF ACC, NOTRE DAME

Why a Notre Dame-ACC union could happen only in a season of the unexpected

It has taken decades for it to happen, but Notre Dame football is part of a conference. And even if it's for only one season, even if that season never gets played, the Irish's partnership with the ACC will benefit both sides.

Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire

Notre Dame included in ACC football schedule

2:06

FOOTBALL SCHEDULE PLANS

How the SEC's scheduling decision affects the ACC, Big 12, College Football Playoff and more

The SEC has joined the Big Ten and Pac-12 in moving to a conference-only schedule, which means some historic rivalry games against the ACC won't be played. What else does the league's decision mean?

Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports

Customize ESPN

College Football 150 on ESPN+

  • College Football 150
  • All episodes now available on ESPN+

    ESPN celebrates college football and its history, providing fans an in-depth look at the topics which have defined the sport over the last 150 years.