Arizona State, Oregon, Stanford and USC are all in action on Thursday, the first day of the NCAA women's volleyball tournament.

Some writers believe Stanford football has proven it has national staying power with its performance this season in a "bounce back" year.

See how fans, schools and athletes celebrated the Pac-12 Conference's 100th birthday on social media Wednesday.

Updated December 2, 2015

The Pac-12 Conference announced it's annual football awards Tuesday, including Washington State's Mike Leach as co-head coach of the year.

During the past 100 years, some of the greatest names to ever play football cultivated their talents at one of the Conference’s 12 esteemed universities, and Tuesday evening, Pac-12 Networks revealed the Pac-12 All-Century Football Team. 50 players and one coach representing eight Pac-12 schools were named to the team. Stanford QB John Elway was named Offensive Player of the Century, USC S Ronnie Lott was named Defensive Player of the Century and legendary Trojan head coach John McKay was chosen as Coach of the Century. 


Stanford jumped to No. 7, USC to No. 20 in latest CFP Top 25. 

David Shaw of Stanford and Clay Helton of USC discuss preparation for Pac-12 championship game. 

Classic matchups between Stanford and USC, plus the unveiling of the “Pac-12 All-Century Football Team” & “Icons of the Centennial” headline special week of programming

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (December 1, 2015) – Following an incredible season finale that secured the meeting between Stanford and USC in the 2015 Pac-12 Football Championship Game, Pac-12 Networks has a week filled with programming and content celebrating the past and present of a Conference rich in history and excellence December 1-December 6


National sportswriters are affirming that while Clay Helton lacks some of the glitz USC is accustomed to, his hire was the right move for the Trojans.

Clay Helton views himself as a blue-collar guy -- and a perfect fit for USC's football tradition.


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