The Hotline honor roll for Week 11 … Offensive Player of the Week: USC QB Kedon Slovis Playing in his hometown and facing one of the Pac-12’s top defensive backfields, Slovis completed …
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by: Jon Wilner — East Bay Times 11 Nov
For the third time this season, the Pac-12 has issued a statement about in-game officiating. It’s not the third admission of error, however: The first statement acknowledged the crew working …
California Golden Bears
... o-the-face infraction on a kickoff return that was actually committed by the Bears. WSU should have been awarded a first down on Cal’s 35. Instead, after the o ...
Washington State Cougars
... ashington State game in which the wrong team was penalized. They slapped the Cougars with a hands-to-the-face infraction on a kickoff return that was actually co ...
by: Jon Wilner — East Bay Times 10 Nov
Highlights from the ballot … LSU had been my No. 1 team for several weeks and that certainly didn’t change with the outcome in Tuscaloosa. Ohio and Clemson held down the No. 2 and 3 pos…
by: Jon Wilner — East Bay Times 8 Nov
The Pac-12 Networks, which have struggled for distribution since their inception, no longer have a head of distribution. Three years after her arrival, Alden Budill is leaving the networks. “…
by: Jon Wilner — East Bay Times 8 Nov
The Pac-12 prospects for success on Selection Sunday will be shaped by its performance in November and December. We identified 16 key games for the league.
by: Jon Wilner — East Bay Times 7 Nov
Raphael Esparza, handicapper for Doc’s Sports, says the wise guys have found value in USC as a slight underdog at Arizona State, despite all the Trojans’ woes.
Maestas: College football attendance is down, but why? We have the data, and ideas for getting fans back to the stadiums
by: Aj Maestas Special Contributor — East Bay Times 6 Nov
Crowd sizes are shrinking everywhere because of competition from social media and a decline in the value proposition. We have ideas to bring fans back to the stadiums.
by: Jon Wilner — East Bay Times 6 Nov
Hotline special contributor AJ Maestas, the CEO of Navigate Research, tackles the vexing issue of declining attendance in college football: It’s not just the cost of the tickets. The decline …
Oregon State Beavers
... egy for selling tickets to sporting events unlike any in Pac-12 history. The Beavers had concluded that a segment of their fan base was interested in attending g ...
by: Jon Wilner — East Bay Times 5 Nov
Oregon is the team to beat with its combination of incoming talent and returning leadership, in the form of point guard Payton Pritchard. But watch out for UCLA.
Hotline newsletter: Ranking the Pac-12 AD jobs, California daylight legislation, Helton’s finished, UW can’t finish and more
by: Jon Wilner — East Bay Times 4 Nov
*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 4, has been made available in …
Hotline newsletter: Coaches and their favorite musicians, the Pac-12 in 2029, Utah’s path to the CFP and more
by: Jon Wilner — East Bay Times 31 Oct
*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Oct. 30, has been made available in…
Pac-12 football coaching salaries are ridiculously low: Time for the presidents to pay up (or give up)
by: Jon Wilner — East Bay Times 28 Oct
The latest data available indicates Pac-12 schools lag far behind their peers when it comes to paying for football coaches. Several examples are downright embarrassing.
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