The Pac-12 is in TROUBLE

Ryan Robertson Editorials 48 Comments

The Pac-12 conference has been left out of the playoff again. That is news to no one. The conference’s best bowl game will be the Rose Bowl, featuring 9-3 champion Washington. The Pac-12 is the only conference without either multiple “New Years Six” bowl teams or a team in the College Football Playoff. The case could be made that since Marcus Mariota left Oregon, there hasn’t been …

The Pac-12’s Lack of Nattys and What the Ducks are Doing About It

Darren Perkins Editorials 8 Comments

The Pac-12: The Conference of Champions. Conference ambassador Bill Walton inserts it into every basketball telecast he ever does – and for good reason. The Pac-12 is the conference of champions in all of athletics, and it’s not even close. On May 28, the conference won its 500th championship, followed by the B1G with 307, then the SEC with 220. It’s …

Ducks’ Struggles Could Cost Huskies a Playoff Spot

Aaron Lewis Editorials 13 Comments

For more than a decade, the Washington Huskies watched their hated rivals to the south rise to the upper echelon of college football. This rise was accompanied by the annual beating the Ducks put on the Huskies each fall for 12 straight years. As Ducks fans are painfully aware, the decade of domination over the Huskies has ended. The Ducks are 2-4 and licking …

College Football Nation Episode VI: Return of the CFN

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After a brief hiatus, College Football Nation returns. There’s a lot to catch up on, America, since the last CFN was published. We’re into July now — I hope everyone had an amazing 4th of July. It couldn’t have been much worse than Jason Pierre-Paul’s  – and there are just 52 days until the 2015 college football season kicks off. Without further ado, …

College Football Nation, The New CFB Free Agency and Early Retirements a Growing Trend

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Only 82 more days until the 2015 College Football Season kicks off on September 5th. The new season is inching nearer, America, and there are a lot of growing developments taking place in the college football world. Summer is in full swing, schools around the nation are wrapping up graduation season, and beaches and barbecues are on the brain for most. …

College Football Nation Summer Stories

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College Football Nation At the publishing of this article it will be only 96 days until the kickoff of the 2015 college football season. We’ve made it out of the triple digits, America, and the anticipation is palpable. Fans across the college football landscape crave any amount of news about their beloved programs and that craving can be hard to …

The Pac-12 Makes More Money Than the SEC: Bank It

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Oregon Duck fans – and Pac-12 fans, for that matter – are sick and tired of hearing about how great the Southeastern Conference (SEC) is. Broadcasters constantly speak about how the SEC is ahead of the Pac-12 in recruiting, quality of play and revenue. Well, that no longer appears to be the case. The absence of an SEC team in the 2015 …

College Football Nation: Spring Season Wrap Up

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With spring games now in the books, coaches can be heard across the country, reworking depth charts and tweaking playbooks in preparation for camp in August. Coaches stress the non-importance of spring football every year, but for dedicated fans that follow their teams as closely as they follow their own kids’ day-to-day lives, spring football is a much anticipated insight into the upcoming year. …

Will Oregon Fans Miss Former OSU Head Coach Mike Riley?

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This week, long time Oregon State head coach Mike Riley left the farms of Corvallis for — wait for it — the farms of Lincoln, Nebraska, in a somewhat surprising decision earlier this week. It seems that Nebraska wanted former head coach Bo Pelini out of Lincoln ASAP, nullifying his $3 million a year contract, and to bring in Riley, the lowest paid …

College Football Nation: Jameis Winston Escapes (again) and Record Breaking Performances

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It’s the calm before the storm. “Rivalry Week” looms next weekend, and for the first time in several weeks there wasn’t a “marquee matchup” on the books. Does that mean this Saturday didn’t offer up any noteworthy action? Not by any means. Big 12: Samaje Perine — Oklahoma. Have you heard of him? Me neither, but he stole the show …

College Football Nation Rundown: Upsets and Near Misses

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Another one bites the dust … Well, sort of. The Mississippi State Bulldogs aren’t going to be the No. 1 team in the country come Monday morning. Dak Prescott and Co. went into Tuscaloosa, and for the first time this season they didn’t come out victorious, as No. 5 Alabama defeated (former) No. 1 MSU, 25-20, Saturday. Alabama boasts what is …

College Football Saturday Roundup

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Was there a better Saturday to park your posterior on the couch and mindlessly watch football from sun up to sun down? You’re all well aware of Oregon’s huge victory over the No. 17 Utes this weekend, but we also had six games that featured top 25 teams, and some major upsets that reshaped the landscape in college football. Let’s …