Pac-12 Hotline

Bay Area News Group insider Jon Wilner takes listeners inside the Pac-12 and all of college sports with some of the nation's most plugged-in guests.
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Apr 19, 2019

Jacobsen, who played for Stanford and in NBA, is an analyst for Fox Sports and the Pac-12 Networks. He joined the podcast to discuss what ails the conference and what can be done to remedy the situation.

Mar 5, 2019

The former UCLA star and Pac-12 Networks analyst was typically candid when discussing the state of play in the conference and his alma mater's search for a new head coach.

Feb 27, 2019

The Hotline podcast covered all the issues with Dodd, from the state of Pac-12 football to the potential sale of equity in the conference media rights.

Feb 21, 2019

Schwarz, who worked on the momentous Alston case that threatens to uproot the NCAA economic model, joined the Hotline podcast to discuss Judge Claudia Wilken's options and the possible implications for college football and basketball.

Jan 30, 2019

Huffman covered all the top storylines for the Pac-12's class of 2019 entering National Signing Day. 

Jan 16, 2019

AJ Maestas, founder and CEO of Navigate, a leading strategic consultancy in the sports world, joined the Hotline podcast to discuss the Pac-12 Networks' business model and the future of the conference's media rights.

Jan 10, 2019

The former Washington quarterback and one of ESPN's best analysts offered a brutally honest assessment of the state of the conference, with deep criticism of the Pac-12 Networks.

Dec 26, 2018

Wright Waters, executive director of the Football Bowl Association,  explains why there are so many bowl games and goes in-depth on the state of the Pac-12's postseason lineup and what can be done to upgrade the bowl matchups.

Nov 29, 2018

Is Washington State getting treated unfairly by the playoff selection committee? The 10-2 Cougars are behind four teams with three losses. Stewart Mandel, editor-in-chief of The Athletic's college football site, joins the podcast to discuss WSU's plight.


Nov 8, 2018

Stewart Mandel, editor-in-chief of The Athletic's college football playoff site, joined the Hotline podcast to discuss playoff options and bowl scenarios for the Pac-12 as we hurtle toward the season's final weekend.

Nov 1, 2018

Petros Papadakis, the Fox Sports analyst and former USC captain, joins the Pac-12 Hotline podcast to discuss his alma mater, the officiating controversy and much more, including French dip sandwiches and his inability to grow a mustache to match Gardner Minshew's.

Oct 4, 2018

Moore, who spent five years in the NFL and works for Fox Sports and the Pac-12 Networks, joined the Hotline for a discussion about the targeting penalty, which has been a dominant theme of the first month of the season.

Sep 17, 2018

Petros Papadakis, the former USC team captain and current Fox Sports analyst, breaks down what ails the Trojans and Bruins, who are a combined 1-5 this season.

Aug 29, 2018

Hansen, who served as Pac-12 commissioner for a quarter century, discusses the addition of the Arizona schools to the conference, the attempt to add Texas in the early 1990s and what conferences might look like a decade from now.

Aug 20, 2018

Chris Nowinski, co-founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, joined the Hotline to discuss the latest CTE research, rule changes designed to make football safer, and the future of the sport at the college and pro level.


Aug 15, 2018

Phil Steele, publisher of the most comprehensive college football magazine, breaks down the Pac-12 as the 2018 season approaches.

Sep 20, 2017

Ted Miller, who covered the Pac-12 extensively for ESPN for many years, joins the podcast to share his thoughts on football matters up and down the conference.

Sep 14, 2017

Bob Rondeau, one of the most distinguished play-by-play announcers in Pac-12 history, is stepping down at the conclusion of the season. He joined the Hotline podcast to reminisce on an amazing career and discuss issues facing the Huskies past and present.

Sep 13, 2017

The pressure was on Arizona State coach Todd Graham long before a resounding home loss to San Diego State. Can the Sun Devils turn their season around? Doug Haller, who covers the team for, provides context from the front line.

Sep 7, 2017

Former Utah coach Ron McBride has been involved in the Utah-Brigham Young rivalry for decades. He joined the Hotline podcast to discuss what makes the Holy War unique and how the Utes ended decades of BYU dominance.

Aug 31, 2017

Scott Wolf, who has covered the Trojans for 20 years, discusses whether the Sam Darnold-led team is worthy of the preseason hype -- or if there are just enough flaws to derail a title drive.

Aug 30, 2017

Stefanie Loh, who covers Washington State for the Seattle Times, addresses the Cougars' trouble in season openers and the steps they've taken to avoid their sixth consecutive loss in Week One.

Aug 25, 2017

Quarterback Tavita Pritchard made the first start of his career a memorable one, directing Stanford to a 24-23 victory over USC in one of the greatest upsets in college football history. Pritchard joined the Hotline podcast to discuss the game.

Aug 25, 2017

Kirk Herbstreit joined the Pac-12 Hotline to discuss several hot topics and opined on the conference's prospects for placing a team in the College Football Playoff.

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