The Pac-12 Checkdown is a website dedicated to Pac-12 sports. It features a weekly sports podcast hosted by Tony Krikorian and Kyle Risko, with revolving special guests. The show has a Pac-12 focus, but stories from the NFL, NBA, MLB and other major sports are covered and discussed as well. We also aren’t afraid to take on the hard hitting questions like: *NSYNC or Backstreet Boys, if Rose murdered Jack in the Titanic, or how to properly cut a sandwich.

The site also features articles written by the following contributors:


Tony Krikorian

Tony is a mediocre Jack-of-all-trades and definitely a master of none, which means he is great at being average. Despite this, Tony is very competitive and his greatest accomplishment is cooking 30-Minute Brownies in 20 minutes. He’s just a guy who loves sports and crushing his Grammie at Scrabble.

Kyle Risko

Kyle is an analyst through and through. His favorite phrase is “In God we trust, but everyone else must bring data.” His hobbies include playing golf, breakfast, lunch and dinner. He always gives 110%, unless he’s donating blood- then he only gives the 1 pint recommended. Nothing more.

Scott Knox

Scott frequently uses the phrase “let’s pretend this never happened”-mostly on the golf course. He enjoys DIY projects and believes that *NSYNC Christmas music is more than appropriate for year-round entertainment. Scott is one of the main consultants for the podcast, but Tony and Kyle never listen.

Dan Krikorian

Dan is another consultant and provides wisdom and guidance as if he was trained by the Dali Lama. He lives vicariously through himself-literally he has the ultimate life. He’s a coach, musician and very well known in Redding, CA and the Netherlands. He’s never one to pass up a Cantina and finds the best happy hours-even in the unhappiest of hours.