UCLA is scheduled to take the podium at 10:30 a.m. on the second day of Pac-12 Media Days. Follow here for live updates:
UCLA isn’t scheduled for its main stage session at Pac-12 Media Days until Friday at 10:30 a.m., but there were some Bruin sightings around Hollywood & Highland on Thursday.
The teams who aren’t schedules for main stage sessions do promo shots, radio and TV interviews and sit-downs with some national writers. Here are some shots of UCLA offensive lineman Conor McDermott and linebacker Jayon Brown at media day today and a notebook about the Pac-12’s new TV deals with Cox and Frontier.
Media members covering the Pac-12 picked Stanford to win the conference and UCLA to win the Pac-12 South.
UCLA hasn’t played in the conference title game since 2012. The Bruins are coming off an 8-5 season and received three votes to win the Pac-12 championship game.
Stanford won the conference last season and in 2013. The Cardinal had 20 votes to win the conference title. Washington picked up eight votes to win the Pac-12 North, followed by one from Oregon. Washington State, Cal and Oregon State rounded out the division.
In the south, USC finished second to the Bruins and Utah came in third. Arizona, Arizona State and Colorado were fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
With the Pac-12 hosting its media days this week, it means the long football-less summer is almost over.
Here’s what you need to know about this week’s event:
When: Thursday and Friday, teams start taking the podium at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Hollywood & Highland
Watch: Pac-12 Networks will air the event live on both days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with interviews with coaches and players
Attend: Fans are invited to the event for the first time ever. The fan area will be on the Central Courtyard on the second floor of the Hollywood & Highland Center between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Continue reading “Pac-12 Media Days: What you need to know” »
The annual Pac-12 media poll will be released Thursday morning before Pac-12 Media Days. I picked Stanford to win the Pac-12 over UCLA. You can see my ballot below.
Although Stanford has a lot of turnover on offense, the Cardinal still have Christian McCaffrey, who was enough to sway my vote. The North is stacked though, with four teams with shots at the division crown. With a slightly older and more mature Josh Rosen and a favorable conference schedule, UCLA looks to be in good shape this year. Continue reading “Pac-12 picks: Stanford over UCLA” »