Pac-12 : In the Crosshairs

In the Crosshairs: NCAA Tourney Sleepers to Watch

In the Crosshairs: NCAA Tourney Sleepers to Watch

Ken Cross

February 06 The stakes get even higher in the weeks leading up to the conference tournaments and, of course, they are multiplied by then. Here is a look at potential sleepers in the eight top conferences in the game. FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Ken Cross

November 21 Everything is on the line once again on Friday for the Hurricanes, who scored 30 unanswered points in erasing a14-point deficit against Virginia in their 44-28 win. FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Ken Cross

November 14 Miami has upped its game dramatically in the past two weeks with resounding wins over Notre Dame and Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers are bowl eligible as Bronco Mendenhall is starting to reverse the fortunes in Charlottesville. FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Ken Cross

November 08 Mark Richt has “The U” ahead of schedule and now that Miami played its best game of the season against Virginia Tech, the Hurricanes must turn around and play at an even higher level against the Irish, who are trending upward. FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Ken Cross

October 31 The No. 8 Hurricanes host the No. 13 Hokies in a matchup to see who claims the ACC Coastal Division. The BCS Final Four picture is also clearly in focus for the winner. Miami has not played a solid 60 minutes FULL STORY

Conferences In the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Conferences In the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Ken Cross

October 24 A great matchup of two physical and stingy defenses. The question for Notre Dame is if the Fighting Irish can put away the win over USC and move on to a formidable opponent which has designs on and ACC title game FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Ken Cross

October 17 USC’s Sam Darnold has had problems with interceptions, but he finds ways to win. When the chips were down and the Trojans were trailing talented Utah, 21-7, at halftime, he led USC on drives of 83, 88 and 93 FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: The U, Dawgs stay hot

Conferences in the Crosshairs: The U, Dawgs stay hot

Ken Cross

October 10 Watching Malik Rosier drive Miami 75 yards in nine plays and then hit Darrell Langham on a 23-yard game-winning touchdown pass with six seconds remaining woke up the memories of the greatness of “The U.” FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Ken Cross

October 03 It’s Mike Leach’s typical Air Raid offense, but credit to defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, who has given the Cougars a tough, physical defense. FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 picks

Ken Cross

September 26 The Trojans haven’t put together a smooth and consistent game yet, wire-to-wire, but they are 4-0. That could be good news as the season unfolds because this team could hit its groove now during Pac-12 play. FULL STORY