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College football recruiting: Why June matters more than any other month

College football recruiting: Why June matters more than any other month

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted May 30 - 11:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

A combination of factors, including the rise of mega-camps, have turned the spotlight onto June.
10 key dates for college sports: From the House case to the Pac-12 departures

10 key dates for college sports: From the House case to the Pac-12 departures

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted May 21 - 12:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

The outgoing Pac-12 schools won't be leaving at the start of the fiscal year.
Mailbag: Why Utah is best positioned of Pac-12 schools to thrive in next era and more

Mailbag: Why Utah is best positioned of Pac-12 schools to thrive in next era and more

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted May 18 - 8:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Combine their success and their competition, and the Utes' path into the CFP is wide.
Mailbag: Utah's post-Whittingham plan, USC's valuation, BYU's win total and more

Mailbag: Utah's post-Whittingham plan, USC's valuation, BYU's win total and more

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted May 3 - 11:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark talks CFP expansion and cash, March Madness

Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark talks CFP expansion and cash, March Madness

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted May 3 - 12:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

"We didn't perform probably as well as we would have liked" in CFP era.
Move to Big 12 will lower, not eliminate campus subsidies for Four Corners schools

Move to Big 12 will lower, not eliminate campus subsidies for Four Corners schools

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted April 22 - 10:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

Arizona, ASU, Colorado and Utah will see conference revenues climb, but not enough.
Pac-12 finances: Utah does Utah things, sets revenue record, books another profit

Pac-12 finances: Utah does Utah things, sets revenue record, books another profit

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted April 18 - 2:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utes, like other Pac-12 schools, used campus support to finish in the black.
Pac-12 finances: Athletic departments relied heavily on help from campus last year

Pac-12 finances: Athletic departments relied heavily on help from campus last year

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted April 17 - 11:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

Remove university support and the total shortfall exceeded a quarter billion dollars.
Mailbag: The end of Pac-12 basketball (or not?), timing for WSU and OSU and more

Mailbag: The end of Pac-12 basketball (or not?), timing for WSU and OSU and more

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted March 29 - 3:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

Could the conference reform later this decade as the NCAA system collapses?
NCAA Tournament: Breaking down BYU's loss to Duquesne

NCAA Tournament: Breaking down BYU's loss to Duquesne

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted March 21 - 2:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Cougars fell behind early and never gained control.
College Football Playoff: Conferences solve differences (for now), agree on general framework

College Football Playoff: Conferences solve differences (for now), agree on general framework

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted March 15 - 3:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Big Ten and SEC reportedly will get an outsized portion of the revenue.
Utah basketball: As a mediocre season ends, pressure mounts on 3rd-year coach Craig Smith

Utah basketball: As a mediocre season ends, pressure mounts on 3rd-year coach Craig Smith

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted March 15 - 11:28 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Utes have not reached the NCAA Tournament in eight years.
Our Pac-12 MBB tournament picks: The favorites stumble, Colorado rises

Our Pac-12 MBB tournament picks: The favorites stumble, Colorado rises

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted March 11 - 1:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Cougars would be better off financially if they lose in Las Vegas.
Pac-12 WBB Tournament picks: Stanford the No. 1 seed, but watch out for UCLA, USC and Oregon State

Pac-12 WBB Tournament picks: Stanford the No. 1 seed, but watch out for UCLA, USC and Oregon State

Jeff Metcalfe for the Bay Area News Group  |  Posted March 5 - 10:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

Washington State, the defending champ, is the No. 9 seed.
CFP controversy: Proposal for AQ spots actually benefits Big 12 and ACC schools

CFP controversy: Proposal for AQ spots actually benefits Big 12 and ACC schools

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted March 4 - 2:57 p.m.  |  Save Story

The 3-3-2-2 format would give Big 12, ACC two automatic bids in 14-team event.
Projecting the 2024 Big 12 race: BYU not equipped to compete in 2nd season in conference

Projecting the 2024 Big 12 race: BYU not equipped to compete in 2nd season in conference

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted March 1 - 10:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Pac-12 teams entering the conference should have vastly different experiences.
Projecting the 2024 Big 12 race: Utah is our pick for the conference title (and playoff berth)

Projecting the 2024 Big 12 race: Utah is our pick for the conference title (and playoff berth)

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted March 1 - 9:59 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Pac-12 teams entering the conference should have vastly different experiences.
NFL Combine preview: QB's Williams, Nix and Penix lead impressive group of Pac-12 prospects

NFL Combine preview: QB's Williams, Nix and Penix lead impressive group of Pac-12 prospects

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 12:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

At least six schools could produce first-round picks in the April draft.
Pac-12 sends commissioner George Kliavkoff packing with 'mutual' separation agreement

Pac-12 sends commissioner George Kliavkoff packing with 'mutual' separation agreement

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Feb. 16 - 1:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Kliavkoff lost 10 schools on his watch, in little more than two years.
After the fall: Pac-12 officially moving on from commissioner George Kliavkoff

After the fall: Pac-12 officially moving on from commissioner George Kliavkoff

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Feb. 13 - 4:20 p.m.  |  Save Story

The process could take days, if not weeks, but Kliavkoff's catastrophic tenure is ending.
Pac-12 MBB Hot Seat update: At least 4 coaches on fragile ground as stretch run arrives

Pac-12 MBB Hot Seat update: At least 4 coaches on fragile ground as stretch run arrives

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Feb. 7 - 9:44 a.m.  |  Save Story

UW's Mike Hopkins sits on the hottest seat as Huskies flounder in conference play.
Mailbag: Kliavkoff's status, a replacement option, ACC scenarios for Stanford and Cal

Mailbag: Kliavkoff's status, a replacement option, ACC scenarios for Stanford and Cal

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 9:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

One ACC endgame is worse for the Cardinal and Bears than the others.
Big 12 football: Breaking down the 2024 schedules for Arizona, ASU, BYU, Colorado and Utah

Big 12 football: Breaking down the 2024 schedules for Arizona, ASU, BYU, Colorado and Utah

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 30 - 3:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Our biggest takeaway: If the Utes survive September intact, they won't be caught.
Mailbag: The SEC, Big Ten and a playoff breakaway; an ACC divorce(?) and more

Mailbag: The SEC, Big Ten and a playoff breakaway; an ACC divorce(?) and more

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 11:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

The two kingpin conferences have massive leverage starting in 2026.
Hotline predictions for college sports in 2024: Big Ten and Big 12 races, the ACC's future

Hotline predictions for college sports in 2024: Big Ten and Big 12 races, the ACC's future

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 11:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

The industry is changing at a mind-boggling rate, and that won't change in '24.
Best of the West: Arizona on top as Utah (the state and the team) thrives

Best of the West: Arizona on top as Utah (the state and the team) thrives

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 4:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

With BYU, Utah and Utah State rolling, the state is No. 1 in the West.
Pac-12 WBB roundup: VanDerveer passes Krzyzewski, makes history; Utah's big sweep

Pac-12 WBB roundup: VanDerveer passes Krzyzewski, makes history; Utah's big sweep

Jeff Metcalfe for the Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 23 - 1:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah keeps winning, and topples UCLA and USC.
Washington hires Jedd Fisch: Assessing the circumstances, risk factors and sample size behind the move

Washington hires Jedd Fisch: Assessing the circumstances, risk factors and sample size behind the move

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 14 - 11:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Fisch was one of the hottest coaches in the country after a 10-3 season.
Mailbag: Strategy for WSU and OSU, poaching penalty for MW schools, Cal and Stanford in ACC and more

Mailbag: Strategy for WSU and OSU, poaching penalty for MW schools, Cal and Stanford in ACC and more

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Updated Jan. 13 - 11:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Cougars and Beavers are monitoring the tumult in the ACC before making their next move.
Pac-12 football: Grading each team's performance in the 2023 season

Pac-12 football: Grading each team's performance in the 2023 season

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 4 - 12:54 p.m.  |  Save Story

Several teams received high marks and one was an abject failure.
Pac-12 commissioner blames schools for lacking patience, takes credit for football success

Pac-12 commissioner blames schools for lacking patience, takes credit for football success

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 3 - 9:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Did George Kliavkoff play a role in the stellar football season?
Pac-12 legal saga: After wipeout in court, 10 departing schools agree to settlement with WSU, OSU

Pac-12 legal saga: After wipeout in court, 10 departing schools agree to settlement with WSU, OSU

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Dec. 21 - 7:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

The terms were not disclosed, but the outgoing schools will forfeit some revenue.
Hotline mailbag: UCLA as realignment case study, media options for the 'Pac-14'

Hotline mailbag: UCLA as realignment case study, media options for the 'Pac-14'

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Dec. 15 - 2:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Bruins aren't well equipped for football success in the Big Ten.
Pac-12 bowl picks: Washington, Oregon, Arizona cover in marquee games; UCLA, Utah and OSU struggle

Pac-12 bowl picks: Washington, Oregon, Arizona cover in marquee games; UCLA, Utah and OSU struggle

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Dec. 13 - 11:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

The undefeated Huskies are underdogs against Texas in the Sugar Bowl.
Pac-12 legal saga: OSU, WSU block mid-year revenue payments to 12 campuses

Pac-12 legal saga: OSU, WSU block mid-year revenue payments to 12 campuses

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Dec. 11 - 3:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

Thanks to a court order, the two remaining schools have the power to prevent any financial decisions.
NCAA reform: Baker's radical plan, the cost of paying players and impact across Pac-12 footprint

NCAA reform: Baker's radical plan, the cost of paying players and impact across Pac-12 footprint

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 1:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

The NCAA president wants to change college football, but is his plan too late?
Vision for future of Pac-12 football: It's 2033, and the conference has reformed with the old guard

Vision for future of Pac-12 football: It's 2033, and the conference has reformed with the old guard

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Dec. 1 - 11:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Changes across the sport will create a mini-NFL and four regional leagues, including the Pac-14.
Pac-12 championship preview: UW's comfort zone and the Lanning factor

Pac-12 championship preview: UW's comfort zone and the Lanning factor

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Nov. 30 - 1:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

Oregon is a heavy favorite as the rivals duel with a CFP berth at stake.
Pac-12 bowl projections: CFP bid seems likely as UW, Oregon collide

Pac-12 bowl projections: CFP bid seems likely as UW, Oregon collide

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 11:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

The 12-0 Huskies and 11-1 Ducks are well positioned for berths in the NY6 no matter what.
Pac-12 picks: Heavy favorites across the board on the final weekend (ever) of Pac-12 play

Pac-12 picks: Heavy favorites across the board on the final weekend (ever) of Pac-12 play

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Nov. 22 - 1:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Week 13 opens on Black Friday with Oregon hosting OSU in critical matchup.
Pac-12 bowl projections: Washington to the CFP, Arizona to the Alamo

Pac-12 bowl projections: Washington to the CFP, Arizona to the Alamo

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Nov. 21 - 3:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

The conference is considering a rule change that could benefit several teams.
Pac-12 power ratings: UW vaults Oregon after big win, Arizona climbs again and USC drops

Pac-12 power ratings: UW vaults Oregon after big win, Arizona climbs again and USC drops

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Nov. 20 - 1:18 p.m.  |  Save Story

Colorado, the talk of the sport in September, brings up the rear.
Pac-12 football: Our inaugural coaching Hot Seat breakdown of the 2023 hiring cycle

Pac-12 football: Our inaugural coaching Hot Seat breakdown of the 2023 hiring cycle

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Nov. 17 - 10:58 a.m.  |  Save Story

The conference could experience no coaching vacancies, or it could have a handful.
Pac-12 picks: All eyes on OSU-Washington, but don't overlook the two duels in the desert

Pac-12 picks: All eyes on OSU-Washington, but don't overlook the two duels in the desert

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Nov. 15 - 6:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

Oregon State is a slight favorite over Washington as the Huskies look to clinch a spot in Las Vegas.
Washington St, Oregon St gain control of Pac-12 board after judge grants motion, but appeal lurks

Washington St, Oregon St gain control of Pac-12 board after judge grants motion, but appeal lurks

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Nov. 14 - 8:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

The 'Pac-2' moved closer to full control of the Pac-12's revenue and assets.
Pac-12 bowl projections: Oregon to the CFP, USC climbs to the Alamo and Cal sneaks in

Pac-12 bowl projections: Oregon to the CFP, USC climbs to the Alamo and Cal sneaks in

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Nov. 14 - 2:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

A one-loss Pac-12 champ (Oregon or Washington) could need help securing a playoff berth.
Pac-12 power ratings: Washington, Oregon can clinch this weekend; Ducks need help … from Utah

Pac-12 power ratings: Washington, Oregon can clinch this weekend; Ducks need help … from Utah

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Nov. 13 - 4:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

The top five teams remained unchanged from last week.
Pac-12 picks: Utah faces must-win game at Washington with 3-peat chances at stake

Pac-12 picks: Utah faces must-win game at Washington with 3-peat chances at stake

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Nov. 9 - 10:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Oregon and Arizona should cover against USC and Colorado, respectively.
Pac-12 bowl projections: Oregon to the CFP, Utah to the Alamo, Arizona jumps to Vegas

Pac-12 bowl projections: Oregon to the CFP, Utah to the Alamo, Arizona jumps to Vegas

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Nov. 7 - 9:58 a.m.  |  Save Story

Undefeated Washington remains on track for a New Year's Six berth.
Pac-12 power ratings: Arizona rises as top tier forms, tiebreaker scenarios gather at the gates

Pac-12 power ratings: Arizona rises as top tier forms, tiebreaker scenarios gather at the gates

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Nov. 6 - 3:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

UW and Oregon are the front-runners, but the race could turn chaotic.
Pac-12 picks of the week: Arizona, Oregon schools have been money against the spread

Pac-12 picks of the week: Arizona, Oregon schools have been money against the spread

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Nov. 1 - 11:41 a.m.  |  Save Story

UW is a slight favorite at USC in the marquee matchup of the week.
Pac-12 bowl projections: Oregon to the playoff, UW to the Fiesta

Pac-12 bowl projections: Oregon to the playoff, UW to the Fiesta

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 31 - 3:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

The second-place Ducks could face UW (again) in the Pac-12 title game.
Pac-12 power ratings: Oregon's on top, Utah slips and USC staggers through another week

Pac-12 power ratings: Oregon's on top, Utah slips and USC staggers through another week

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 30 - 2:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

What's wrong with the Trojans? Our theory on their ills.
Hotline mailbag: What the 'Pac-10' wants in the legal dispute, the Apple factor and more

Hotline mailbag: What the 'Pac-10' wants in the legal dispute, the Apple factor and more

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 11:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

The 'Pac-2' likely would be treated like Independents by the CFP.
Pac-12 picks: Arizona keeps rolling against the spread as another ranked opponent awaits

Pac-12 picks: Arizona keeps rolling against the spread as another ranked opponent awaits

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 25 - 4:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah, Cal, Stanford and ASU are also home underdogs this week.
Pac-12 bowl projections: 6 teams alive for New Year's Six berths as playoff rankings loom

Pac-12 bowl projections: 6 teams alive for New Year's Six berths as playoff rankings loom

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 24 - 11:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

UW is on track for the CFP; Oregon the front-runner for the Fiesta Bowl.
Pac-12 power ratings: Washington is No. 1, Sione Vaki's success the most Utah thing ever

Pac-12 power ratings: Washington is No. 1, Sione Vaki's success the most Utah thing ever

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 23 - 1:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

The impact of the safety-turned-tailback reflects Utah's player development program.
Pac-12 picks: Oregon and USC cover while UCLA and Washington struggle

Pac-12 picks: Oregon and USC cover while UCLA and Washington struggle

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 3:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

How have UW and Oregon fared the week after playing each other? We did the research.
Pac-12 midseason awards: UW's Penix, Utah's Whittingham lead our look at the best (and worst) from the first half

Pac-12 midseason awards: UW's Penix, Utah's Whittingham lead our look at the best (and worst) from the first half

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 4:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

From T-shirts to QB play and legal affairs, we examined everything.
Pac-12 bowl projections: UW to the playoff as trajectories change for Arizona, Colorado

Pac-12 bowl projections: UW to the playoff as trajectories change for Arizona, Colorado

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 3:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Wildcats' path to the postseason got wider with the win at WSU.