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
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
Past:
  • Daily Bulletin
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Pioneer Press
  • Monterey Herald
  • L.A. Daily News
  • O.C. Register
  • SGV Tribune
  • Whittier Daily News
  • The Sun
  • LB Press-Telegram
  • and more…

Recent articles by Jon:

Stanford eliminates 11 varsity sports

Stanford, home to the most successful intercollegiate athletic program in the country, has eliminated varsity 11 teams because of coronavirus-related financial constraints. “We now face the r… → Read More

Stanford eliminates 11 varsity sports

Stanford, home to the most successful intercollegiate athletic program in the country, has eliminated varsity 11 teams because of coronavirus-related financial constraints. “We now face the r… → Read More

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 power tilts to the Pacific Northwest as CEO duties shift

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season and twice-a-week in the summer. (Sign up here for a free subscription.) This edition, fr… → Read More

The Pac-12 should abandon hope … for non-conference games: The Hotline’s plan to keep it all in the family

Non-conference games bring an elevated level of risk and complication. The Pac-12 should plan for a shortened season of intra-conference games that allows for flexibility due to coronavirus delays. → Read More

Pac-12 trims expenses, cuts salaries and accesses reserves to help campuses offset losses related to coronavirus

The conference has taken a series of steps to bolster athletic department budgets with mounting financial headwinds related to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

As coronavirus surges, Pac-12 prepares for all football scenarios, including a spring season

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said Thursday that the conference is prepared to pivot quickly to alternate football scenarios in the event a 12-game regular season cannot start on time because of … → Read More

As coronavirus surges, Pac-12 prepares for all football scenarios, including a spring season

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said Thursday that the conference is prepared to pivot quickly to alternate football scenarios in the event a 12-game regular season cannot start on time because of … → Read More

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 football returns with limited positive tests for Covid-19 (at least for now)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season and twice-a-week in the summer. (Sign up here for a free subscription.) This edition, fr… → Read More

Hotline newsletter: Survey suggests spectators will be wary when college football returns

Navigate Research asked thousands of sports fans about their interest in attending games before there's a coronavirus vaccine. The response suggests rows and rows of empty seats. → Read More

UCLA, Cal attempt to stare down Under Armour as reckoning looms for their wobbly budgets

During a 13-month span in the middle of the last decade, the UCLA and Cal athletic departments signed a series of independent but massive contracts with sports apparel and marketing partners. Each … → Read More

Your Voices: Pac-12 fans share their favorite memories, from Cody Pickett to Kenny Wheaton’s pick

At the onset of the coronavirus shutdown, the Hotline asked readers to share their favorite Pac-12 memory — a game or play, coach or player, from the sport of your choice … something that might bri… → Read More

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 should consider following the NBA’s blueprint for containing coronavirus

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season and twice-a-week in the summer. (Sign up here for a free subscription.) This edition, fr… → Read More

stock report: Bush is back, Cal and UCLA return, Arizona’s hot mess, Washington’s QB issues and more

Commentary on Pac-12 developments on and off the field … Rising: The Pac-12. Reggie’s back. USC last week ended its 10-year, NCAA-enforced disassociation from Reggie Bush. One of the gr… → Read More

stock report: Bush is back, Cal and UCLA return, Arizona’s hot mess, Washington’s QB issues and more

The latest stock report addressed the viral surge in Arizona, Reggie Bush's return, a new quarterback for Washington and Utah's status quo on the Morgan Scalley investigation. → Read More

Cal unveils plans for the fall semester: Limited housing, remote learning and an early exit

After months of uncertainty and weeks of planning, Cal on Wednesday revealed plans for undergraduates for the fall semester in a note to the campus community. → Read More

Cal football announces multi-phase plan for workouts

The Bears aren't getting left behind, announcing Wednesday a plan to bring players back to campus for voluntary workouts beginning immediately. → Read More

Cal unveils plans for the fall semester: Masks, limited housing, remote learning and an early exit

The university revealed modified plans for the fall semester based on coronavirus health restrictions. In-person classes will be limited, dorm space will be scarce and masks will be ubiquitous. → Read More

Pac-12 football teams begin voluntary on-campus workouts: It’s the safest place for the athletes

The restart of Pac-12 football begins today, as programs across the conference open their training facilities to players for voluntary workouts. It begins today for Washington State, where there ha… → Read More

Pac-12 football teams begin voluntary on-campus workouts: It’s the safest place for the athletes

The restart of Pac-12 football begins today, as programs across the conference open their training facilities to players for voluntary workouts. It begins today for Washington State, where there ha… → Read More

Coronavirus & College: Panicked about housing options? We have some suggestions

One option for the COVID-19 fall semester: Consider spending the semester somewhere else → Read More