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
Past:
  • Whittier Daily News
  • O.C. Register
  • The Sun
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
  • Redlands Daily Facts
  • Daily Bulletin
  • Pasadena Star News
  • LB Press-Telegram
  • The Seattle Times
  • The Denver Post
  • and more…

Recent articles by Jon:

Pac-12 football: The Hotline’s post-spring rankings of the QB depth across the conference

Our post-spring practice breakdown of quarterback depth across the Pac-12 focuses on the quality of the starter and the reliability of the reserves. → Read More

Key Pac-12 presidents address commissioner George Kliavkoff’s performance on the anniversary of hiring him

In the 364 days since the conference appointed Kliavkoff, college sports has undergone dramatic change. Three key presidents sound off on the new commissioner. → Read More

Odds to win the 2022 Pac-12 championship: Our look at the numbers, the schedules and the value plays

USC is the betting favorite, according to oddsmakers, with Oregon a close second. But are they the best value plays? Probably not. → Read More

Important Pac-12 study connects frequency of concussions to controversial targeting penalty

The conference needs to show it’s working to make the game safer. A multi-year study shows targeting penalties are connection to higher rates of head trauma. → Read More

2022 Heisman Trophy odds: The Pac-12 has one frontrunner and a load of what-ifs

The Pac-12 has one frontrunner, USC quarterback Caleb Williams, while a slew of top contenders got away: Bryce Young, CJ Stroud, Bijan Robinson and more. → Read More

Pac-12 football: The Hotline’s post-spring practice predictions for the 2022 division races

Utah remains the favorite in the South while Oregon is our selection in the North. But it’s easy to sketch scenarios in which neither team claims its division trophy. → Read More

Pac-12 stock report: Mr. Kliavkoff goes to Washington, football changes loom, Riley the lightning rod

The commissioners have teamed up in an attempt to gain congressional help in policing the NIL marketplace. → Read More

Our post-spring practice top-25 football rankings: Alabama on top as three Pac-12 teams make the cut

Three Pac-12 teams made the cut (Utah, USC and Oregon), while two more received serious consideration. → Read More

Pac-12 spring practice wrap: What we learned over 10 weeks of workouts, with an eye on the ’22 season

The conference hierarchy remains unchanged: Defending champion Utah emerged from the spring as the team to beat. → Read More

Pac-12 football: Ranking the top prospects for the 2023 NFL Draft

The conference had two top-10 selections in 2022, but the outlook for next spring isn’t as promising at the top of the talent scale. → Read More

Pac-12 spring meetings preview: NIL, playoff expansion, media rights, football strategy on the agenda

Conference leadership will gather in Scottsdale for the first time since 2019 to discuss a slew of major issues as college sports undergoes revolutionary change. → Read More

Pac-12 football: Winners and losers from the 2022 NFL Draft

The Pac-12 generated just 25 selections, the lowest total in the expansion era. → Read More

Pac-12 stock report: Positive start to the NFL Draft, OSU offers bonuses, Schulz stays put, portal madness and more

The Pac-12 had a positive experience on Day One of the NFL Draft, with four selections — more than it has produced in years. → Read More

Pac-12 football: Alumni council offers suggestions as conference plots strategy to upgrade the on-field product

The council is playing the long game, in part because of lingering uncertainty over College Football Playoff expansion and the Pac-12’s next media rights agreement — critical pieces to the shape of West Coast football for the next decade. → Read More

Pac-12 football: Winners and losers following five months of transfer portal insanity

Arizona and USC are among the winners thus far while ASU and Colorado have been hit hard by losses to the transfer portal. → Read More

Hotline mailbag: Kliavkoff’s performance, offseason winners, ASU’s mess, UW’s leadership, OSU’s remodel and more

USC scored the biggest victory with the Lincoln Riley hire, but UCLA, Arizona, Cal, Washington and Utah also came out on top. → Read More

Pac-12 stock report: Another all-white coaching lineup (men’s hoops); the latest outlooks for UCLA, Arizona and more

The conference lags its Power Six peers in diversity at the top of its basketball programs. For the fourth consecutive season, it will have an all-white lineup. → Read More

Pac-12 basketball outlook: Hot Seat assessment for the 2022-23 season (a slew of jobs will be on the line)

At least five head coaches, including cal’s Mark Fox, ASU’s Bobby Hurley and UW’s Mike Hopkins, will be coaching for their jobs. → Read More

Pac-12 stock report: Wary of academic rewards, ASU’s good news, WSU’s departure, UCLA’s Maui plans, USC stands alone

Only three schools, Washington, Oregon and Colorado, reportedly have plans in place to compensate athletes for classroom achievement. → Read More

As NIL takes hold, the Pac-12 fights for survival on the recruiting trail

Some universities aren’t eager to engage in a recruiting world driven by donor collectives. → Read More