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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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.

Aug 4, 2017

ESPN national columnist Adam Rittenberg joined the podcast recently to discuss a range of issues, including what might happen in the next wave of realignment -- or might not happen.

Jun 15, 2017

Scott Howard-Cooper, who covers the draft for, joins the podcast to discuss the latest buzz and projections for a plethora of Pac-12 products, including Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Lauri Markkanen, Ivan Rabb and others.

May 25, 2017

Reporter Steve Berkowitz, the primary author of USA Today's oft-referenced coaches salary database, joined the podcast to discuss coaching compensation and much more.


May 3, 2017

Can Oregon and Washington be elite at the same time? Will Willie Taggart get the Ducks turned around? What's the secret to Chris Petersen's success? We took a deep dive into those topics (and others) with Pac-12 Networks analyst Nigel Burton, who played for UW, coached in the Pac-12 and lives in Portland.


Apr 24, 2017

We checked in with Greg Biggins, Scout's National Recruiting Director, to get a sense for offseason Pac-12 developments. The top takeaways: USC is cleaning up, and Oregon has increased its energy level thanks to the new coaching staff. Biggins also offered great perspective on the differences in personality between USC's Sam Darnold and UCLA's Josh Rosen.


Apr 4, 2017

The NFL Draft is a few weeks away, and the Pac-12 is loaded with potential first-round picks. Rob Rang, draft analyst for, examined the top prospects, made note of possible sleepers, and shared his thoughts on injured Washington CB Sidney Jones. We also cast an eye to the Pac-12's stellar quarterback class of 2018.


Mar 30, 2017

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.


Mar 14, 2017

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.

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