Roxy Bernstein, play-by-play announcer for ESPN and the Pac-12 Networks, is also a Cal graduate who's passionate about Golden Bear sports. We discussed the state of the athletic program, with particular attention paid to athletic director Mike Williams, the debt and facility issues, football coach Justin Wilcox and basketball coach Wyking Jones.
Matt Muehlebach, the former Arizona guard and current Pac-12 Networks analyst, examines the Pac-12's prospects in the NCAA tournament. We discussed Arizona's path to the Final Four, Oregon's challenge in the wake of Chris Boucher's injury, and UCLA's looming duels with Kentucky and/or North Carolina. Muehlebach thinks the conference will send two teams to the national semifinals.
The latest Hotline podcast features Jerry Palm, who tracks the NCAA tournament selection process closely. We discussed the Pac-12's prospects for a No. 1 seed and for getting five teams into the field. Palm believes Oregon has the best chance for a No. 1 seed, UCLA the worst.