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  1. Oregon flips script on 'physical' putdown

    Ted Miller

    EUGENE, Ore. -- When Michigan State scored 20 consecutive points and took a nine-point lead over Oregon in the third quarter, the collective head nod of the college football nation was palpable from coast to coast. Everyone had seen this storyli...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  2. Season wrap: Arizona State

    Ted Miller

    Arizona State had a good season that had a bad ending. The Sun Devils finished 10-4 against one of the nation's toughest schedules and won the Pac-12 South Division in coach Todd Graham's second year. They finished ranked 21st in the nation. They ...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  3. Postseason honors in Pac-12

    Ted Miller

    While the Pac-12 was shut out of the Heisman Trophy ceremony, Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's best receiver and Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins won the John Mackey Award as the nation's best tight ...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  4. Rose Bowl defenses: A closer look

    Ted Miller

    The Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO features two of the nation's best defenses with Stanford and Michigan State, so ESPN.com's Stats & Information, as is their wont, decided to take a closer look. First off, the basic numbers. Michigan State...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  5. Stanford 'destroys' the line of scrimmage

    Ted Miller

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State was one of the nation's hottest teams heading into the Pac-12 championship game against Stanford. It had won seven in a row, the longest winning streak in the conference. Further, it was playing at home, where it was 7-0...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  6. Thorpe, Butkus semifinalists annouced

    Ted Miller

    The Pac-12 is well-represeted on the list of semifinalists for the Thorpe and Butkus Awards, given annually to the nation's best defensive back and linebacker. Three Pac-12 players are among 15 semifinalists for the Thorpe Award: Washington State ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  7. Mannion proves Beavers QB choice correct

    Ted Miller

    Sean Mannion emerged in August from one of the nation's most closely watched preseason quarterback competitions as the Oregon State starter over Cody Vaz. That competition was particularly noteworthy because it featured two players with significant e...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  8. David Yost talks about his move to WSU

    Ted Miller

    Washington State has never ranked highly in the recruiting rankings, even when it ended up with three consecutive top-10 national rankings from 2001-03. But coach Mike Leach might have done one of the nation's best recruiting jobs with a simple text ...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  9. Pac-12 lunch links: Tracing Stanford's rise

    Ted Miller

    The Pac-12 season is over. Eeek. Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey is tops in the nation in rushing. Chatting with Arizona State coach Todd Graham. California picks up an O-line commitment. The son of new Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre is relocating....

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  10. Pregame: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

    Ted Miller

    Oregon (11-1, 8-1 Pac-12) vs. Kansas State (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) Who to watch: The Fiesta Bowl features two of the nation's best quarterbacks, Kansas State's Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein and Oregon's Marcus Mariota, who was first-team All-Pac...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  11. Oregon, Arizona St. aim to make statement

    Ted Miller

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Oregon is looking to show the nation it's a legitimate national title contender. Arizona State is looking to show it's legitimate, period. Oregon has owned this series of late, winning the past seven meetings and 11 of the last 14 ...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  12. UCLA's Jim Mora signs 25

    Ted Miller

    New UCLA coach Jim Mora signed a class of 25 on Wednesday, and it appears his first recruiting haul will rank among the nation's top 20. Fifteen of the players are from California, two each in the states of Texas, Georgia and Arizona, and one from...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  13. Burfict a Butkus semifinalist

    Ted Miller

    Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict is one of 12 semifinalists for the 2011 Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's best linebacker. Here's the list of semifinalists. 2011 Butkus Award Semi-Finalists Zach Brown, North Carolina V...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  14. James Rodgers nears return for Beavers

    Ted Miller

    One player doesn't make a team, but if wide receiver James Rodgers is about to return to action for Oregon State, well, that's huge. I know that's not profound analysis but the 5-foot-7 dynamo is simply one of the nation's most dynamic players -- ...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  15. Forrest, Anger are Ray Guy semifinalists

    Ted Miller

    Washington State's Reid Forrest and California's Bryan Anger are two of the 10 semifinalists for the Ray Guy Award, which is given annually to the nation's best punter. But does it really? Inexplicably missing from the list? Arizona State's Tre...

    Blog | November 13, 2010
  16. Vontaze Burfict headed to bench

    Ted Miller

    If you love football, you love great linebacker play. So it's hard not to love what Arizona State's Vontaze Burfict can do. He's one of the most talented linebackers in the nation. His physical skills and instincts suggest the true sophomore is a ...

    Blog | October 06, 2010