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Pac-12 officiating: Bad calls, public statements and Washington State's incredibly bad luck

Pac-12 officiating: Bad calls, public statements and Washington State's incredibly bad luck

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 29 - 12:43 p.m.

No team has been on the wrong end of major mistakes more than WSU.
Pac-12 FB fan poll: Which of the 4 teams ranked in the AP Top 15 is an imposter?

Pac-12 FB fan poll: Which of the 4 teams ranked in the AP Top 15 is an imposter?

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 28 - 11:58 p.m.

Is it USC or Utah, Oregon or Washington? You tell us.
Best of the West rankings: USC on top as Oregon and BYU rise

Best of the West rankings: USC on top as Oregon and BYU rise

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 28 - 5:23 p.m.

The Falcons edged Wyoming for the final spot in the latest BOTW rankings.
Pac-12 power ratings: USC, Washington hold clear advantage in the schedule 'misses'

Pac-12 power ratings: USC, Washington hold clear advantage in the schedule 'misses'

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 12:03 p.m.

Without divisions, the conference rotation will play a key role in the race.
Hotline mailbag: Odds of a UCLA reversal, Oregon's contract calculation and more

Hotline mailbag: Odds of a UCLA reversal, Oregon's contract calculation and more

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 8:03 a.m.

The Pac-12 Networks could produce games for Amazon.
Pac-12 stock report: Amazon's big audience win, the status of Pac-12 negotiations

Pac-12 stock report: Amazon's big audience win, the status of Pac-12 negotiations

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 22 - 11:05 a.m.

The 'TNF' broadcast exceeded viewership expectations.
Pac-12 picks: USC rolls, Stanford rises and Oregon survives, but how will ASU react?

Pac-12 picks: USC rolls, Stanford rises and Oregon survives, but how will ASU react?

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 4:41 p.m.

The Sun Devils' season could break one of two ways.
Best of the West: Washington soars, BYU slides and the Pac-12 dominates the MWC

Best of the West: Washington soars, BYU slides and the Pac-12 dominates the MWC

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 2:27 p.m.

In eight head-to-head matchups, the MW has been victorious once.
TV process explained: Why Oregon State's duels with USC, Utah are on the Pac-12 Networks

TV process explained: Why Oregon State's duels with USC, Utah are on the Pac-12 Networks

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 4:08 p.m.

The Trojans and Utes are valuable chess pieces for November.
Pac-12 survival: Kliavkoff on media rights timeline, Big 12 and Big Ten threats

Pac-12 survival: Kliavkoff on media rights timeline, Big 12 and Big Ten threats

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 11:23 a.m.

Commissioner George Kliavkoff doesn't feel any "urgency" to complete a media deal.
Pac-12 power ratings: 4 teams clear key benchmark for bowl eligibility

Pac-12 power ratings: 4 teams clear key benchmark for bowl eligibility

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 5:11 p.m.

USC holds down the top spot in the power ratings, with WSU close behind.
ASU fires Herm Edwards: The doomed experiment, the leadership question and what comes next

ASU fires Herm Edwards: The doomed experiment, the leadership question and what comes next

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 12:50 a.m.

A recruiting scandal could result in major NCAA sanctions.
Pac-12 rewind: Northwest success, Edwards on the hot seat, Cal's phantom call and more

Pac-12 rewind: Northwest success, Edwards on the hot seat, Cal's phantom call and more

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 18 - 1:56 p.m.

The four teams in the Pacific Northwest off to strong starts.
Hotline mailbag: Pac-12 vs. Big 12, ESPN vs. Amazon, UCLA vs. UC Regents and loads more

Hotline mailbag: Pac-12 vs. Big 12, ESPN vs. Amazon, UCLA vs. UC Regents and loads more

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 16 - 2:01 p.m.

The Pac-12 is lacking leverage in its media rights negotiations.
5 potential candidates (and 3 shoot-for-the-moon names) for Mountain West commissioner

5 potential candidates (and 3 shoot-for-the-moon names) for Mountain West commissioner

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 15 - 2:51 p.m.

The MW has a logical successor in-house, if the presidents are willing.
Pac-12 preview: West Coast woes for the Big Ten, QBs face familiar foes

Pac-12 preview: West Coast woes for the Big Ten, QBs face familiar foes

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 15 - 10:58 a.m.

Michigan State is the latest to make the trek to the coast.
Best of the West: BYU takes over No. 1 ahead of showdown at Oregon

Best of the West: BYU takes over No. 1 ahead of showdown at Oregon

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 14 - 3:12 p.m.

The Cougars have dominated the Pac-12 recently.
Pac-12 picks: Huge game for the Huskies, another test for Oregon

Pac-12 picks: Huge game for the Huskies, another test for Oregon

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 14 - 2:03 p.m.

Washington would return to relevance with a win over Michigan State.
Pac-12 survival: Amazon's Thursday night NFL broadcast could be a peek into the Pac-12's future

Pac-12 survival: Amazon's Thursday night NFL broadcast could be a peek into the Pac-12's future

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 2:16 p.m.

The digital media giant is a potential partner for the conference.
Pac-12 survival: Could playoff windfall keep Oregon, Washington happy? If conference changes revenue model

Pac-12 survival: Could playoff windfall keep Oregon, Washington happy? If conference changes revenue model

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 10:07 a.m.

One way to keep the Big Ten away: Give your big brands outsized shares.
Pac-12 power ratings: USC climbs to No. 1, WSU soars, Arizona schools slip

Pac-12 power ratings: USC climbs to No. 1, WSU soars, Arizona schools slip

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 7:37 a.m.

Utah fell from the top spot, but only to No. 2
Hotline mailbag: Should Pac-12 have seen USC's departure coming, chances for a media deal

Hotline mailbag: Should Pac-12 have seen USC's departure coming, chances for a media deal

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 10 - 8:58 a.m.

The conference should have been aware of the potential for USC to leave.
Pac-12 recruiting: Utah and Oregon lose on the field but win on the trail

Pac-12 recruiting: Utah and Oregon lose on the field but win on the trail

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 9 - 1:25 p.m.

The Ducks keep it rolling with the top player in Colorado.
Pac-12 need-to-knows: Trap games and Power 5 foes highlight Week 2 lineup

Pac-12 need-to-knows: Trap games and Power 5 foes highlight Week 2 lineup

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 9 - 10:52 a.m.

Washington State, Arizona State head east as double-digit underdogs.
Pac-12 survival: Our vision for the future of the conference, and college football

Pac-12 survival: Our vision for the future of the conference, and college football

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 8 - 2:24 p.m.

The Pac-12 could dissolve this fall, at the end of the decade or in the 2030s.
Pac-12 picks of the week: 4 huge underdogs, 3 Power 5 duels highlight Week 2

Pac-12 picks of the week: 4 huge underdogs, 3 Power 5 duels highlight Week 2

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 7 - 3:24 p.m.

Colorado and Arizona will cover; we're skeptical about ASU and WSU.
Best of the West: Utah holds the top spot but BYU, Fresno State lurk

Best of the West: Utah holds the top spot but BYU, Fresno State lurk

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 7 - 1:22 p.m.

Clarity should come this week with the Fresno State-Oregon State duel.
Pac-12 power ratings: Utah No. 1, followed by the LA schools, but Arizona was story of Week 1

Pac-12 power ratings: Utah No. 1, followed by the LA schools, but Arizona was story of Week 1

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 5 - 12:29 p.m.

The Wildcats looked like a bowl team in demolishing San Diego State.
Hotline mailbag: No more COVID hangover, Heisman hopefuls and more

Hotline mailbag: No more COVID hangover, Heisman hopefuls and more

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Sept. 3 - 8:39 a.m.

The Pac-12's nonconference performance should improve.
Big 12 opens 'discussions' with ESPN, Fox: What it means for Pac-12's future in realignment game

Big 12 opens 'discussions' with ESPN, Fox: What it means for Pac-12's future in realignment game

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 31 - 11:50 a.m.

The statement leaves out one crucial word.
Pac-12 picks of the week: Utah, Oregon cover against SEC foes

Pac-12 picks of the week: Utah, Oregon cover against SEC foes

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 31 - 11:32 a.m.

Arizona faces SDSU in a rematch of a 2021 loss.
Pac-12 football Hot Seats: Our analysis of the job security for every coach

Pac-12 football Hot Seats: Our analysis of the job security for every coach

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 29 - 4:27 p.m.

ASU's Herm Edwards tops the list because of off-the-field issues.
Pac-12 bowl projections: The CFP challenge, Utah repeats, USC gets squeezed and 8 teams qualify

Pac-12 bowl projections: The CFP challenge, Utah repeats, USC gets squeezed and 8 teams qualify

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 29 - 3:23 p.m.

The conference's playoff drought is five years and counting.
Hotline mailbag: WSU's media value, the digital factor, schedule options and more

Hotline mailbag: WSU's media value, the digital factor, schedule options and more

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 28 - 9:51 a.m.

A Pac-12 schedule with just eight league games serves a purpose but requires a partner.
Pac-12 football preview: Our picks for the conference race, and a title game projection

Pac-12 football preview: Our picks for the conference race, and a title game projection

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 26 - 3:20 p.m.

Utah, Oregon and USC are the teams to beat as an unprecedented season looms.
Former Big 12 boss doesn't expect mass Pac-12 exodus, says it should consider San Diego State

Former Big 12 boss doesn't expect mass Pac-12 exodus, says it should consider San Diego State

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 25 - 6:29 p.m.

Everything hinges on the Big Ten, but another raid could be years away.
Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Washington's weekly results and victory total

Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Washington's weekly results and victory total

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 25 - 5:55 p.m.

After an awful '21 season, UW looks to reclaim its stature under new coach Kalen DeBoer.
Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Washington State's weekly results and victory total

Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Washington State's weekly results and victory total

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 25 - 4:48 p.m.

The Cougars nearly won the North last season. Will they build on that success?
Pac-12 football preview: Predicting USC's weekly results and win total

Pac-12 football preview: Predicting USC's weekly results and win total

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 25 - 10:48 a.m.

Expectations are soaring in Year 1 of the Lincoln Riley era.
Pac-12 football preview: Predicting UCLA's weekly results and win total

Pac-12 football preview: Predicting UCLA's weekly results and win total

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 25 - 10:41 a.m.

The Bruins haven't won the conference title since 1998. Is this the year?
Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Oregon's weekly results and win total

Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Oregon's weekly results and win total

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 23 - 6:59 p.m.

The season-opener will show if the Ducks are playoff-worthy.
Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Oregon State's weekly results and win total

Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Oregon State's weekly results and win total

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 23 - 4:47 p.m.

OSU broke through last season. Now the challenge is repeating.
Pac-12 survival: What to make of Big Ten expansion plans, Oregon's search for an escape hatch

Pac-12 survival: What to make of Big Ten expansion plans, Oregon's search for an escape hatch

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 23 - 2:38 p.m.

The existential threat remains unchanged with Big Ten contract reveals.
Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Utah's weekly results and win total

Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Utah's weekly results and win total

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 22 - 12:07 p.m.

The defending champs open with a huge game in SEC territory.
Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Colorado's weekly results and win total

Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Colorado's weekly results and win total

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 22 - 10:44 a.m.

The Buffs are looking to recapture the momentum from 2020.
Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Stanford's weekly results and win total

Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Stanford's weekly results and win total

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 21 - 5:22 p.m.

Success starts on the line of scrimmage for a program that hit rock bottom at the end of '21.
Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Cal's weekly results and win total

Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Cal's weekly results and win total

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 21 - 5:08 p.m.

It's all about offense, offense, offense in Berkeley.
Hotline mailbag: Expansion timeline, the Big Ten's looming threat and more

Hotline mailbag: Expansion timeline, the Big Ten's looming threat and more

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 20 - 3:27 p.m.

If the Pac-12 adds members, the process could take months.
Pac-12 survival: Analysis of USC, UCLA media valuations and target revenue figures

Pac-12 survival: Analysis of USC, UCLA media valuations and target revenue figures

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 20 - 10:11 a.m.

How much are the L.A. schools worth? We plunged into the data
Pac-12 recruiting: Oregon lands 3 commits over Pac-12 rivals, but loses 1 to USC

Pac-12 recruiting: Oregon lands 3 commits over Pac-12 rivals, but loses 1 to USC

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 19 - 9:16 a.m.

Ducks swooped in to get Idaho's top player, who was eyeing UW, Michigan and Iowa State.
Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Arizona State's weekly results and win total

Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Arizona State's weekly results and win total

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 18 - 4:21 p.m.

Will the Sun Devils navigate the roster turnover and NCAA uncertainty?
Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Arizona's weekly results and win total

Pac-12 football preview: Predicting Arizona's weekly results and win total

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 18 - 3:09 p.m.

Time for a turnaround in Tucson? It looks that way.
Pac-12 football ops chief Merton Hanks talks threats, won't tolerate 'shenanigans' with USC and UCLA

Pac-12 football ops chief Merton Hanks talks threats, won't tolerate 'shenanigans' with USC and UCLA

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 17 - 1:02 p.m.

Hanks also discussed a key rule change for 2022 that could impact passing plays.
Pac-12 football preview: 15 candidates for breakout performances in 2022

Pac-12 football preview: 15 candidates for breakout performances in 2022

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 17 - 8:27 a.m.

Cal, Utah and USC possess our top selections for upside surprises.
Pac-12 survival: UC regents prepare to discuss impact report on UCLA's move to Big Ten

Pac-12 survival: UC regents prepare to discuss impact report on UCLA's move to Big Ten

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 16 - 11:44 a.m.

The regents are scheduled to meet Wednesday at UCLA for open and closed sessions.
3 Pac-12 teams crack the AP preseason poll, which matters more than you think

3 Pac-12 teams crack the AP preseason poll, which matters more than you think

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 15 - 2:54 p.m.

"The rankings drive attendance, and they drive TV decisions."
Hotline mailbag: The true cost of the Pac-12 Networks, Big Ten timing and more

Hotline mailbag: The true cost of the Pac-12 Networks, Big Ten timing and more

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 11 - 1:39 p.m.

Pac-12 revenue has been below market because of the struggling networks.
Pac-12 football preview: The top 10 players for 2022

Pac-12 football preview: The top 10 players for 2022

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 10 - 8:33 p.m.

The list leans to the defensive side of scrimmage.
The Big Ten's media deal, ESPN's exclusion, and what it all means for Pac-12 survival

The Big Ten's media deal, ESPN's exclusion, and what it all means for Pac-12 survival

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 9 - 7:05 p.m.

ESPN won't have a piece of the Big Ten as Fox, CBS and NBC take the plunge.
Pac-12 recruiting update: ASU adds a linebacker, Cal goes 'jumbo' and USC raids Texas

Pac-12 recruiting update: ASU adds a linebacker, Cal goes 'jumbo' and USC raids Texas

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Aug. 9 - 1:42 p.m.

The Sun Devils collected their sixth commitment of the cycle.