You could write a book on the legacy of Pat Haden even though he was only athletic director for 5.5 years. The Pac-12 is talking about having an unequal revenue-sharing plan for its new TV deal. That would mean Oregon would get more money than everyone else and maybe Washington too. Let’s remember USC and UCLA had that plan until Haden gave it up when … Continue reading Did Pat Haden’s Decision Start Departure From Pac-12?
Bill Russell has died at age 88. He led the Boston Celtics to 11 NBA titles and the University of San Francisco to two NCAA championships (1955-56). The Dons, who received 33 of 34 first-place votes in the United Press preseason poll, opened the 1955-56 season by hosting USC. Russell had 24 points, 20 rebounds and 10 blocked shots in only 25 minutes as USF … Continue reading Sunday Buzz: Remembering Bill Russell Vs. USC
The Conference of Champions has still not announced the tiebreaker formula for its conference championship for this season! The Pac-12 always moves at its own speed but remember there will not be North and South division champions this season. The top two teams will play in the Pac-12 title game. But what happens if there is a tie? George Kliavkoff has probably been a little … Continue reading Pac-12 Still Waiting To Announce Tiebreaker
Neither Mike Bohn nor Martin Jarmond attended Pac-12 media day. It’s disappointing they didn’t face the media to at least explain in depth the move to the Big Ten. The Pac-12 didn’t have them attend meetings the day before that addressed the conference’s future. That is understandable. But all they had to do Friday was show and answer some questions. And let’s be honest, most … Continue reading USC Saturday Buzz: Mike Bohn No-Show At Pac-12 Media Day
Lincoln Riley addressed the fact Australian punter Atticus Bertram was not the roster. “We’ll see how it evolves,” Riley said. “Obviously, there’s some challenges with international players, (I’m) not ready to make a definitive statement there. I think we’ll have some more clarity as we get closer to camp.” I’m sure USC will do everything possible to get Bertrams to L.A. because the only other … Continue reading An Update On USC’s Punter Position
Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff was asked this morning whether he was misled by USC officials before the move to the Big Ten was announced? “I’m not going to talk about that,” he said. “We’re going to take the high road and not talk about what happened in the past.” Then he turned his sights to UCLA. “I’d say UCLA is in a really difficult position. … Continue reading George Kliavkoff Talks USC, UCLA