Browse through images from the archives of Pac-12's members instituions dating as far back as 1894 and the origins of Pacific Coast Conference.
This 1894 photo shows the second football team ever at Oregon Agricultural College, one day to be called Oregon State University.
A team photo of the 1908 University of Oregon baseball team shows some stark contrasts in uniform design and coaches' apparel.
A group photo the 1915 University of Washington football team at Denny Field. Equipment, rules and fan support may have changed over the past century, but a link remains between the decades of Huskies.
After a 14-year hiatus, football again became the centerpiece of the Tournament of Roses in 1916 with Washington State College (Washington State University) taking on Brown and legendary halfback Fritz Pollard. The Cougars' 14-0 shutout of their Ivy League opponents helped football cement itself as an annual New Years' Day tradition.
John Byrd "Button" Salmon was a popular figure on the University of Arizona campus, serving as the student body president, quarterback of the football team and catcher on the baseball team. However, Salmon was involved in a fatal car accident in the fall of 1926. His final words to coach J.F. "Pop" McKale in the hospital regarding his teammates was “Tell them... tell the team to bear down.”
A 1928 panorama photo shows the layout of Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. Nearly 90 years later, little has changed.
The 1928 Cal varsity 8 crew went undefeated through its domestic schedule before besting Yale in the U.S. Olympic trials. Representing the United States in the Amersterdam Olympics that summer, the Golden Bears were true to their name, bringing home the gold medal by outpacing Great Britain and Canada.
The California Golden Bears pose in a relatively new Memorial Stadium, but the team would come up just short of a Rose Bowl win, losing 8-7 to Georgia Tech. A critical gaffe by center Roy Riegels aided the Yellow Jackets' go-ahead score.
The Washington varsity 8, representing the United State at 1936 Berlin Olympics, won the gold medal, edging out competitors from the fascist countries of Germany and Italy in the final.
Despite a PCC championship and 7-1-1 record, Washington is shut out by the University of Pittsburgh in the 1937 Rose Bowl, 21-0.
In a classic battle of powerhouses from the South and West, Cal shuts out mighty Alabama 14-0. The loss is the Crimson Tide's first defeat in the Rose Bowl, due to Vic Bottari's pair of touchdowns.
Known forever for his social and physical achievements in baseball, Jackie Robinson actually lettered in four different sports while attending UCLA, including track, football, basketball and, of course, baseball. Here he's seen winning the broad jump at 1940 PCC meet at the Coliseum in Los Angeles.
First-year Stanford coach Clark Shaughnessy led the Indians to a perfect 9-0 record with his revolutionary T-formantion offense, including a 21-13 win over Nebraska on New Year's Day.
1944 featured the only Rose Bowl with two teams from the PCC: USC and Washington. The squads played a de facto PCC championship due to travel restrictions caused by World War II. The underdog Trojans shut out No. 4 Washington 29-0 in a one-sided affair.
Team captain Ed Gayda helped lead the Cougars to a conference championship in 1950, while setting a school record at the time by scoring 643 points in conference play during his four-year collegiate career.