Georgia safety Marc Deas (23) and Georgia wide receiver Clay Johnson (38) celebrate with fans after their 41-34 double overtime win during an NCAA football game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)
Duke basketball fan Phil Fairleigh, a senior from Chicago, holds up a sign poking fun at UNC-Chapel Hill's loss the previous night to Belmont before an NCAA college basketball game against UNC-Asheville in Durham, N.C., Monday Nov. 18, 2013. Duke won 91-55. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)
Penn State students toss a fan to celebrate a Penn State touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Purdue in State College, Pa., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Penn State won 45-21. (AP Photo/Gene J Puskar)
I played and coached high school football. I love the game and consider myself a huge fan. Even so, I won’t let my 12-year-old son play tackle football today or when he gets older. I’ve decided the risk of head trauma is way too great.
Former coach Tony Bennett put the Cougars on the basketball map for the first time in a long time by turning them into tough, defensive stalwarts. But they struggled to score on offense, and never really developed into a Pac-12 contender. Then came Ken Bone. And the offense returned - at the…
Arizona athletics and academics
In their first year under coach Rich Rodriguez, the Arizona Wildcats had a better graduation rate than any other football team in the Pac-12.
LAS VEGAS - The UCLA Bruins entered Saturday's Pac-12 tournament championship with a one-man bench.
Shabazz Muhammad's average of 18.3 points per game is tops among the nation's freshmen. It might help the Bruin win Pac-12 Player of the Year.
Ben Howland's list of basketball's five greatest players starts with Bill Russell, and continues to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar before reaching Michael Jordan at No. 3, Magic Johnson fourth, and Kobe Bryant fifth.
Pac-12 Tournament bracket
When Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller was asked Saturday about possibly facing Colorado again in the Pac-12 tournament, he hesitated.
Ben Howland’s list of basketball’s five greatest players starts with Bill Russell, and continues to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar before reaching Michael Jordan at No. 3, Magic Johnson fourth, and Kobe Bryant fifth.
Arizona quarterback Matt Scott scrambles from South Carolina State's Justin Hughes during the second quarter of the University of Arizona vs. South Carolina State college football game Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz.
The shots weren't falling for Missouri point guard Phil Pressey against No. 12 Illinois on Saturday.
At 6 feet 10 inches, freshman Grant Jerrett is a big man who likely will find himself in the post most of the time, but his three-point shooting has impressed coach Sean Miller during early-season workouts.
The opening weekend of college basketball season isn't quite what it used to be.
The number of kickoff returns, like this one by UA's Daniel Jenkins against Louisiana-Lafayette last season, may decrease this year because of rule changes to improve safety.
The Pac-12 season kicks off Thursday. The touchbacks, though, are just beginning.