2019 ScheduleAll times ET
- Calif., Oregon governors give Pac-12 OK to play
- Washington St. to cut jobs, reduce coaches' pay
- Longtime WSU broadcaster Robertson dies at 91
- Pac-12 postpones all sports through end of year
California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown told Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott that there are no state restrictions on the conference's ability to resume playing football.
Washington State's athletic department will cut 10 full-time jobs and top coaches will take a voluntary 15% pay cut to help deal with budget problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Robertson, who called Washington State football for more than 50 years, has died at the age of 91.
For all the free-agent fans who won't have a Big Ten or Pac-12 team to root for this fall, we're here to help you out.
As two Power 5 conferences postponed their fall seasons, chaos reigned. Players and coaches pleaded their cases. Health experts delivered dissenting advice. Politicians weighed in. In the end, we got a week we'll never forget.
The Pac-12, following a decision from the Big Ten, voted to postpone all sports, including football and basketball, through the end of the year.
The Right Time: Joel Anderson on Liberty University, #WeAreUnited and the history of Houston Football
Bomani and Joel Anderson of Slate discuss his story about the problems around Liberty University’s athletics program as it relates to Black athletes, including the school’s pursuit of Hugh Freeze, Ian McCaw and their plan for building the program (1:31). Plus, players from the Big Ten have now joined the Pac-12 group in demanding accountability from their respective conferences in order for them to return to the field (32:09), Gary Patterson apologizes for using the “N-word” at TCU (42:28) and a little history of the University of Houston’s football program (51:22).
Dan Le Batard, Bomani Jones and Mina Kimes discuss how big of a problem it is that Washington State’s head coach discouraged his players from joining the Pac-12 unity group, if the Pelicans will make the playoffs and much more.
Bomani Jones dives deeper into his story about the Pac-12 players joining together under the banner #WeAreUnited in looking for safety from COVID-19, including the possibility of a boycott (1:05). He reacts to games officially picking up again for the NBA, shares why the entrance of families into the “bubble” could present some unforeseen yet hilarious issues (26:50) and why he doesn’t have a problem with players choosing to stand for the anthem (35:03). Plus, an IYHH including delays for the Postal Service (47:09) and a #StillInTheLeague NBA re-start edition (58:42). IYHH Stories @JennyJarvie takes you inside “Magic City”, and shares how a strip club operates during a pandemic: https://lat.ms/2Porqjd @MusicMesfin on the release of Beyonce’s “Black Is King”: https://bit.ly/2XrONgh @MatthewDalyWDC on the House panel calling on the new Postal Service chief to explain mail delays: https://bit.ly/3kcrhha
Washington State athletic director Pat Chun said wide receiver Kassidy Woods' removal from team activities stemmed from Woods deciding to opt out of the season for health concerns, rather than his involvement with the Pac-12 player unity movement.
Washington State coach Nick Rolovich told WR Kassidy Woods that joining the Pac-12 player unity group would create "an issue" with the program.
A group of Pac-12 football players penned a letter to the conference outlining concerns they have in regard to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as economic and social issues.
A group of Pac-12 football players is threatening to opt out of both preseason camps and games until negotiations with the league regarding concerns about racial injustice, their safety during the coronavirus pandemic and other demands are completed.
The Pac-12 approved a 10-game conference-only schedule for football in which each team will play five home games and five road games, with the conference title game taking place on Dec. 18 or 19.
A plan for a 10-game conference-only football schedule for Pac-12 teams would include built-in bye weeks in case there are games that cannot be played as scheduled, sources told ESPN.
A day after the Big Ten announced it would play a conference-only schedule in all sports this fall, the Pac-12 voted to do the same Friday during a meeting of athletics directors, university presidents and conference officials.
Oregon is the conference's best chance at the CFP, but will the Ducks have enough to make a push? Will Stanford and/or Washington bounce back? How will Washington State fare without Mike Leach?