The Pac-12 has an initiative that would ban football practices on spring break like Michigan did last past spring. The initiative would not prohibit practicing during Christmas break, of course, when bowl games take place. It seems like another way to react to something Jim Harbaugh is doing.
The Pac-12 announced today it could reduce as many as four night games to earlier kickoffs following many complaints from fans and the colleges. Here’s is the official statement:
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USC women’s golf was ranked No. 1 entering the NCAA Tournament but the Trojans lost to Duke, 4-1, in the quarterfinals today. There was a highlight above.
New athletic director Lynn Swann is supposed to be a good businessman. Well, he is good at sitting on boards at least. But when Swann takes over in July, he can deal with UCLA signing what is believed to be the biggest apparel deal in college history with Under Armour ($280 million, 15 years). Because USC is a private school, its deal with Nike is not public. But it’s not considered to be one of the best deals and Michigan reportedly has a better deal with Nike. Phil Knight’s been chummy with USC for years (John McKay was on the Nike board) but this is an area where USC is lagging. Maybe that chummy relationship has hurt USC’s apparel deal.
Looks like we have an all-USC battle over the future home of the Raiders. Former USC players Ronnie Lott and Rodney Peete are leading an investment group that wants to build the Raiders a new stadium in Oakland, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. That puts them at odds with USC Board of Trustee member Ed Roski, who is part of the Las Vegas proposal that currently has the support of Raiders owner Mark Davis.
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San Clemente QB Jack Sears was invited over the weekend to the Elite 11 finals. Sears is probably USC’s No. 1 QB target for 2017. Is it really possible two quarterbacks from San Clemente would follow each other to USC? It seems doubtful Sears would want to watch Sam Darnold start for a couple years but who knows. Sears certainly beats the alternative of USC trying to woo Tate Martell for a third time.
Did you notice Texas A&M, which got dropped by Martell a couple weeks ago, secured a commitment from QB Connor Blumrick? I don’t know a lot about Blumrick. But I know he is 6-6. Not 5-10.