The Pac-12 has taken a significant step in its difficult quest to reduce the number of night football games. The league announced Sunday that its CEOs had approved the creation of an 11 a.m. TV window for games played in the Pacific Time Zone. Yes, that’s an unprecedented kickoff time in the Coliseum and the Rose Bowl, in Autzen and Reser, in Husky … everywhere.
The conference said in a statement Sunday that the Pac-12 CEO Group, which is made up of the league's presidents and chancellors, moved closer to finalizing a proposal that better addresses the needs of athletes and "simultaneously reaffirms the primacy of our universities' academic mission."
The season will be a success if ... the Buffaloes win two league games. It’s a modest pursuit, sure, but one that’ll mean Colorado is gradually climbing up the Pac-12 ladder. It defeated lowly Cal last year, yet was generally pummeled the rest of the time. Since the non-conference slate includes games with Colorado State, UMass and Hawaii, two Pac-12 victories positions the Buffs t
10. Sefo Liufau So. Colorado Liufau became Colorado's full-time starter half-way through 2013, and while he didn't blow anyone away, he looked like the most-legitimate true starter that the Buffs had had in quite a while and he looks to be Mike MacIntyre's quarterback for the future. He has all of the physical tools and if he can gain some more experience and start winning games, he could easily climb up the ladder of Pac-12 QBs.
6. Colorado Last Non-Conference, Power-Five Opponent: Sept. 24, 2011 at Ohio State Last Non-Conference, Power-Five, Regular-Season Win: 29-27 over Georgia in 2010 The last time Colorado scheduled a non-conference game against a power-five team was also the first year it joined the Pac-12. The Buffs don’t have another big-league game scheduled outside of Pac-12 play until a road trip to Michigan in 2016. This date is followed up with a home-and-away series with Nebraska in 2018 and 2019, Minnesota in 2021 and 2022 and the Huskers again in 2023 and 2024.
Yes, the idea of dropping a pair of teams that were original members when the league was founded in 1932 is absurd. It'd make just as much sense for the Pac-12 to drop Colorado and Washington State, or the Big Ten to drop Minnesota and Purdue.
The player I’m really excited about is 2nd-round pick Paul Richardson. A receiver out of Colorado, Richardson can be described no other way than lightning fast. He ran a 4.4 40 yard dash at the Combine, while also posting a solid 38" vertical leap. He also got rave reviews from the Seahawks during OTAs by providing excellent big "play ability". The ability to create plays is talked abut far too much in the fantasy football world, but this kid is the real deal.
USC, as of Tuesday, is officially free. Its NCAA probation period, the final vestige of penalties that were among the most severe in college sports history, will be complete. "It's been a long four years," Athletic Director Pat Haden said.