Owen McCown, son of former NFL QB Josh McCown, will start at QB for Colorado vs. UCLA

Colorado freshman quarterback Owen McCown, the son of longtime former NFL quarterback Josh McCown, will start Saturday against UCLA in the team’s Pac-12 opener, a source confirmed to ESPN. McCown will be Colorado’s third different starting quarterback, as the team tries to spark an offense that has scored only 30 points in three blowout losses … Read more

Wake Forest starting CB Caelen Carson out vs. Clemson with leg injury

10:00 a.m. ET Pete ThamelESPN Wake Forest’s already depleted secondary faces another significant loss against Clemson on Saturday. Starting cornerback Caelen Carson, considered the Demon Deacons’ top corner, is out for Saturday’s game against the Tigers and is considered week-to-week, a source told ESPN. He suffered a leg injury in the third quarter of last … Read more

CFP: Bowl officials want expanded playoff to move from on-campus venues

Bowl Season officials are still hoping that an expanded College Football Playoff incorporates more of its games. In a letter sent to conference commissioners, Bowl Season executive director Nick Carparelli encouraged conference leaders to play first-round games at bowl sites instead of on-campus venues, providing a list of reasons for such a move. In an … Read more

Bettors are flocking to Oregon State after the sportsbook’s first line favors USC by nearly two touchdowns

A lopsided opening line at USC-Oregon State prompted a flood of bets on the underdog Beavers this week and left a sportsbook with more money at stake on the Pac-12 tilt than any of the week’s NFL games. Caesars Sportsbook opened Sunday with USC as a 13.5-point favorite over Oregon State. A few minutes later, … Read more

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In letter, Pac-12’s George Kliavkoff cites ‘significant’ financial concerns about mental health related to UCLA’s move to Big Ten

In a letter given to the University of California Board of Regents ahead of a closed session Thursday to discuss UCLA’s proposed move to the Big Ten conference, Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff described “significant concerns” he had with the move, including student – athlete’s mental health, increased travel and operating costs, and negative impacts on … Read more

In letter, Pac-12’s George Kliavkoff cites ‘significant’ financial concerns about mental health related to UCLA’s move to Big Ten

In a letter given to the University of California Board of Regents ahead of a closed session Thursday to discuss UCLA’s proposed move to the Big Ten conference, Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff described “significant concerns” he had with the move, including student – athlete’s mental health, increased travel and operating costs, and negative impacts on … Read more

College football picks against the spread: Stewart Mandel’s Week 4 picks

Week 3 was hard on my wallet and I’m now in the hole for the season. However, this week’s games feel easier to predict – famous last words in college football. Especially since I’m picking four underdogs to win straight up. Last week: 6-5 straight up, 4-7 against the spread Season: 20-13 straight up, 15-18 … Read more

College football recruiting index: Is it time to panic at Virginia Tech, Auburn, Louisville?

We’re three weeks into the 2022 college football season but still about three months away from the opening day of the early signing period. When The Athletic unveiled its recruiting panic index last month, we noted there was still plenty of time for your program to elevate its class if it wasn’t quite where you … Read more

New college football calendar suggests moving season earlier

A proposal to revamp the 365-day college football calendar calls for executives to further examine how the start of the regular season as well as the bowl season moves up. The proposed calendar, a collaboration between the 10 FBS conferences and Notre Dame, would also create new dead periods, allow off-campus recruiting of high school … Read more