Jon Wilner, East Bay Times

Jon Wilner

East Bay Times

San Jose, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • LB Press-Telegram
Past:
  • The Seattle Times
  • The Denver Post
  • Daily Breeze
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
  • The Press-Enterprise
  • Marin IJ
  • O.C. Register
  • Daily Bulletin
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Pioneer Press
  • and more…

Recent articles by Jon:

Pac-12 bowl projections: Oregon’s fate is everyone’s fate

We’re one week past the midway point of the 2021 season, and the Pac-12, having stumbled against non-conference competition and currently eating its own in league play, has one team in playof… → Read More

Pac-12 football: Oregon, Oregon State atop the North and headed for winner-take-all division duel

The Beavers and Ducks are tied atop the North and headed for a season-ending duel with the division on the line for both teams. → Read More

Pac-12 football: Oregon, Oregon State atop the North and headed for winner-take-all division duel

The Beavers and Ducks are tied atop the North and headed for a season-ending duel with the division on the line for both teams. → Read More

Pac-12 power ratings: Oregon schools on top after key wins; Utah and UCLA slide; bottom tier remains intact

Oregon held its position on top of the Hotline power ratings after the victory at UCLA, while Oregon State jumped three spots after handling Utah in a key Week Eight showdown. → Read More

Pac-12 rewind: Oregon schools lead the North, London thrives, UW survives, Colorado flounders

The North division dominated Week Eight action, sweeping teams from the South. Oregon and Oregon State led the way with key victories. → Read More

My AP top-25 ballot: Georgia on top while Michigan climbs, Penn State tumbles

The Bulldogs were idle while the Bearcats survived a close call against Navy. Michigan rose while Penn State dropped after the nine-overtime loss to Illinois. → Read More

Pac-12 stock report: Oregon’s facility plans, ASU’s moment of truth, little respect for Pac-12 basketball

The Ducks are building an indoor practice facility that will open in 2024 and should give them an advantage against one of the greatest threats to Pac-12 football. → Read More

Pac-12 preview: Arizona hosts UW, ‘GameDay’ to UCLA, Dickert’s WSU debut and a huge game in Corvallis

Jake Dickert will make his head coaching debut Saturday when Washington State hosts Brigham Young. He replaces the fired Nick Rolovich. → Read More

Pac-12 football salaries: Which coaches are overpaid? Judge for yourself

Oregon’s Mario Cristobal and Oregon State’s Jonathan Smith are among the few underpaid coaches in the conference based on their 2021 salaries and the team’s current performance. → Read More

Even if Nick Rolovich’s lawsuit is successful, Washington State comes out ahead: The saga is over

Rolovich was fired Monday for failing to comply with the state vaccine mandate. His attorney has announced plans to file a lawsuit against the university. → Read More

Pac-12 picks: Don’t forget about Oregon State-Utah, which has division implications for both

The Utes and Beavers aren’t generating much attention and have been relegated to the Pac-12 Networks, but both teams control their division fate. → Read More

Pac-12 football midseason report: The best and worst from a wild first half of 2021

It has been a wild first half of 2021 on the field and off for the Pac-12, which claims one breakthrough victory and a load of unseemly losses. → Read More

ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ returns to Pac-12 country for UCLA-Oregon showdown

It’s the influential show’s first broadcast from a Pac-12 campus in three years and the first ever from Westwood. → Read More

Pac-12 bowl projections: Change at the top with Utah on track for Pasadena

There was a change at the top of our projections based on Utah’s stellar play and Oregon’s downturn since the win at Ohio State. → Read More

Washington State coaching candidates: Names to watch as the Cougars begin the search to replace Nick Rolovich

Our list of eight names includes WSU acting coach Jake Dickert and former WSU defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, who’s on staff at Oklahoma. → Read More

Washington State parts ways with unvaccinated coach Nick Rolovich: This ended the only way it could end

Rolovich did not comply with the mandate and is gone after one-and-a-half seasons. → Read More

Pac-12 power ratings: Oregon clings to the top spot as Utah soars, WSU continues its upward climb

Utah jumped five spots after its dominating second-half performance against Arizona State. But Oregon held the No. 1 spot after a late-game escape from Cal. → Read More

Pac-12 power ratings: Oregon clings to the top spot as Utah soars, WSU continues its upward climb

Utah jumped five spots after its dominating second-half performance against Arizona State. But Oregon held the No. 1 spot after a late-game escape from Cal. → Read More

My preseason Associated Press top-25 basketball ballot: UCLA is No. 1

The Bruins return Johnny Juzang, Jaime Jaquez Jr. and all the other key pieces from their Final Four team. → Read More

Pac-12 rewind: Utah and WSU shine, Washington falters, Oregon escapes, UCLA churns on and Colorado breaks through

The Cougars won their third in a row to keep pace with the Oregon schools in the North, while Utah took control of the South race with a dominant second half. → Read More