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Media Picks Oregon Ducks as Pac-12 Title Favorites

The offseason loss of Head Coach Chip Kelly doesn’t seem to be a factor in the media’s outlook of the Oregon Duck’s season.  In a recent poll, the media chose the Ducks as Pac-12 Title favorites, even over the defending champions, the Stanford Cardinal. The Ducks just barely edged out the Cardinal in a recent media…

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Significance and Ramifications of Conference Realignment in College Athletics

Every city and town in the United States possesses its own unique identity, with sports accounting for a large aspect of the culture within various geographical areas across the country.  While professional sports league such as the National Football League and the National Basketball League dominate mainly major markets and large cities, college sports—particularly basketball…

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Crushed Ice: PAC-12 Deal Impressive

When the Pac-12 announced its new multimedia broadcast deal with ESPN and Fox recently, the sports world reacted with shock and awe toward its gold fingered Commissioner Larry Scott, who convinced the networks to collectively cough up $3 billion over the next 12 years. Many observers accurately pointed out that the new deal was more…

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