Updated January 17, 2013

LOS ANGELES - It would have been difficult to miss the 6-foot-11 UCLA Bruin legend strolling deep into the heart of USC’s campus.

Making his way through the maze of construction by Heritage Hall on Wednesday, Bill Walton approached the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, which sits an overhead pass away from USC’s iconic Tommy Trojan statue. Walton ducked his head to enter the building, and, after a series of media interviews, approached the Annenberg Auditorium stage.


By Sean Kent, special to Pac-12.com
Updated January 16, 2013

Washington State's Mike Ladd may have found a new (and very cute) lucky charm for himself and the rest of the Cougars. The senior guard drained a season-high 22 points Wednesday night in a 75-65 win over Utah. 15 of those points came from behind the three-point line with Ladd going 5-for-8 for the game, including a 4-for-5 start in the first half. But the most excited fan in attendance had to be Ladd's three-month-old daughter, Lauren (pictured above).


Updated January 16, 2013

Oregon coach Chip Kelly surprised everyone when it was announced that he was going to coach the Philadelphia Eagles. Hosts Mike Yam and Bryan Fischer breakdown Kelly's decision and what it means for the program with Sports Illustrated college football writer Stewart Mandel. Then, former Ducks offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz discusses Kelly's move and how his system will work in the NFL.

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There was a stretch during the mid-2000s when the annual matchup between Cal and USC was the can’t-miss Pac-12 football game of the season. Oregon and Oregon State have played some meaningful games in recent years.

But the past couple seasons have spurned a new rivalry, one in which it seems will decide the Pac-12 North every season – Stanford vs. Oregon.


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By Kevin Cohen, Pac-12.com staff
Updated January 15, 2013

Oregon State senior center Patricia Bright clearly enjoys rejecting others. She dominated the paint all night, racking up six of the 10 blocks for the Beavers during Tuesday night's tilt with Oregon, including this huge stuffing of Oregon's Jillian Alleyne:


By Kevin Cohen, Pac-12.com staff
Updated January 15, 2013

The Washington women came out scorching from three-point range Tuesday night, including making six of their first eight shots from deep, keying their 35th consecutive victory over rival Washington State. Talia Walton, a freshman from Federal Way, Wash.,  led the charge, making three of four threes in the first half, including this three-pointer with some feathery touch to get it to go down.



USC men's basketball coach Kevin O'Neill has been relieved of his duties, Trojans athletic director Pat Haden announced Monday morning. Longtime assistant coach Bob Cantu will serve as interim head coach of the program until a full coaching search can be conducted.


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Each week, dozens of live events comprising hundreds of plays air on Pac-12 Networks and elsewhere. At week’s end, we rank the 10 best as seen here.

Which play do you think was best for Jan. 6-12? View the highlights, then vote and be heard.


By Jonathan Okanes, special to Pac-12.com
Updated January 12, 2013

After the first week of conference play, Pac-12 Networks women’s basketball analyst Mary Murphy was asked to handicap the Pac-12 race. Specifically, is every team once again playing for second place behind Stanford, which has won 11 straight conference championships?

“I think we’re going to know in a week,” Murphy said.


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