Pac-12 announces no further expansion


Pac-12 announces no further expansion

The Pac-12 conference will not expand to include more teams, commissioner Larry Scott announced Tuesday night.After careful review we have determined that it is in the best interests of our member institutions, student-athletes and fans to remain a 12-team conference," Scott said."While we have great respect for all of the institutions that have contacted us, and certain expansion proposals were financially attractive, we have a strong conference structure and culture of equality that we are committed to preserve. With new landmark TV agreements and plans to launch our innovative television networks, we are going to focus solely on these great assets, our strong heritage and the bright future in front of us.

In the past couple of days, reports have indicated that Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, and Texas Tech heading west to form the Pac-16 was imminent.

Dwyane Wade fined $25,000 after debut with Bulls

Dwyane Wade fined $25,000 after debut with Bulls

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2016 – Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade has been fined $25,000 for making an inappropriate gesture, it was announced Friday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred with 26.3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of Chicago’s 105-99 win over the Boston Celtics on Oct. 27 at United Center.

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Cal's Dykes calls out Pac-12 schedule makers after loss to USC


Cal's Dykes calls out Pac-12 schedule makers after loss to USC

The Pac-12 schedule makers started the final nail in Cal’s Week 9 coffin. USC’s offense proceeded to drive it all the home.

Behind a career night for both Ronald Jones and Sam Darnold, the Trojans jumped out to a 28-10 halftime and ultimately cruised to a 45-24 win. Both Jones and Darnold set career highs on the night, the former with 223 yards rushing and the latter five touchdown passes.

Those two players were part of an offense that rolled up a season-high 629 yards of offense.  It was the schedule, though, that saw a significant amount of the focus on the game, especially in the days leading up to it and the immediate aftermath.

Cal’s last game was Friday, Oct. 21.  USC’s last game?  Oct. 15, meaning the Bears, on five days rest, were facing a team coming off a bye, and facing them on the road no less.

“It’s one of those deals where you go, ‘How in the world could this ever happen? How could somebody let this happen?'” head coach Sonny Dykes said in the middle of the week. “It has been a disaster, it’s been a mess. … It’s incredibly hard on our kids.”


“We looked like a tired, beat-up football team. I think it’s a travesty whoever scheduled this game. I hope the Pac-12 doesn’t do that again to any other school. It’s not right for the kids.

“Everybody talks about student-athlete welfare, but they need to put their money where their mouth is.”