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Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 sets standard for ethnic diversity in football coaches (and athletic directors)

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 sets standard for ethnic diversity in football coaches (and athletic directors)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 4, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 sets standard...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 sets standard for ethnic diversity in football coaches (and athletic directors)

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 sets standard for ethnic diversity in football coaches (and athletic directors)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 4, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 sets standard...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 crew officiating the championship game (what could possibly go wrong?)

The group assigned by the conference includes two officials who were 'downgraded' for their role in the Cal-Washington State gaffe and a referee who was involved in a postseason controversy two years ago. Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 crew officiat...→

Hotline newsletter: Tallying up the bonuses for seven head coaches who reached the postseason

Hotline newsletter: Tallying up the bonuses for seven head coaches who reached the postseason

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Jan. 3, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Tallying up the bonu...→

Hotline newsletter: ‘Preliminary’ talks with Apple about a media rights deal (sounds great, but the conference best be wary)

Hotline newsletter: ‘Preliminary’ talks with Apple about a media rights deal (sounds great, but the conference best be wary)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 20, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: ‘Preliminary’ talks ...→

Hotline newsletter: The TV ratings are in for 2019, and they’re colored green and yellow

Hotline newsletter: The TV ratings are in for 2019, and they’re colored green and yellow

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 13, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: The TV ratings are i...→

Hotline newsletter: The football championship moves to Las Vegas (and should be paired with basketball games)

Hotline newsletter: The football championship moves to Las Vegas (and should be paired with basketball games)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 9, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: The football champio...→

’Bama bond sets higher standard for Bears’ Jackson, Clinton-Dix, Cowboys’ Cooper

’Bama bond sets higher standard for Bears’ Jackson, Clinton-Dix, Cowboys’ Cooper

It’ll be a mini-Alabama Crimson Tide reunion when the Bears host the Cowboys on Thursday. Years into their NFL careers, Eddie Jackson, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Amari Cooper are still trying to live up to the expectations in Tuscaloosa. Read full article: ’Bama bond sets higher standard for Bear...→

Hotline newsletter: The Pac-12 and the CFP, an alternative view

Hotline newsletter: The Pac-12 and the CFP, an alternative view

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 25, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: The Pac-12 and the C...→

Pac-12 night games: ADs speak out, the count increases, and the Hotline offers a suggestion

Pac-12 night games: ADs speak out, the count increases, and the Hotline offers a suggestion

Weeks ago, the season became a grind. The night games are piling up. The stadiums are getting colder. And the frustration is mounting. Earlier this month, two Pac-12 athletic directors — the … Read full article: Pac-12 night games: ADs speak out, the c...→

Hotline newsletter: CBS buys UEFA Champions League rights and what it means for the Pac-12

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 13, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: CBS buys UEFA Champi...→

Hotline newsletter: Special report on declining attendance, Oregon and Utah in the CFP, hoops preview, Cronin’s debut and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 6, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Special report on de...→

Hotline newsletter: In search of … a strategic partner (an update)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 1, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: In search of … a str...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 honchos gather, top-rated games, WSU honors Raveling, OSU’s bowl math and more

The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Oct. 23, has been made available in arc… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 honchos gathe...→

Hotline newsletter: Transfer portal update, media strategy nightmare scenario, on Leach’s legacy and more

Each day, it seems, the Pac-12 loses a player to the portal. Stanford and UCLA lead the way, but no program is immune from the latest annual exodus. Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Transfer portal upda...→

Hotline newsletter: Your guide to the Pac-12 bowl swag (watches, AirPods among the most popular gifts)

Hotline newsletter: Your guide to the Pac-12 bowl swag (watches, AirPods among the most popular gifts)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 27, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Your guide to the Pa...→

Ted Cruz: Trump Impeachment Sets Standard That 'Every President Is Going To Be Impeached'

Ted Cruz: Trump Impeachment Sets Standard That 'Every President Is Going To Be Impeached'

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is letting his opposition to President Donald Trump's impeachment be known as he believes it sets a "wrong" standard for the House and future presidents. Read full article: Ted Cruz: Trump Impeachment Sets Standar...→

Under the Hotline heat lamp: We graded the Pac-12 head coaches (and did not use the mercy rule)

Under the Hotline heat lamp: We graded the Pac-12 head coaches (and did not use the mercy rule)

Before we get to the letter grades, here’s the total number: $37.8 million That was the combined salary for the Pac-12 head coaches in 2019. Not including bonuses. Chris Petersen: $4.6 million Davi… Read full article: Under the Hotline heat lamp: We graded t...→

Hotline newsletter: Key staffer departs, expanded CFP worth half a billion, the Helton miscalculation

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 6, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Key staffer departs,...→

Pac-12 fans speak: Apple Cup the most hate-filled of the natural rivalries (the Hotline respectfully disagrees)

Pac-12 fans speak: Apple Cup the most hate-filled of the natural rivalries (the Hotline respectfully disagrees)

Of the conference’s traditional, natural rivalries, Washington vs. Washington State generated more votes than the Civil War and Territorial Cup in a Hotline Twitter poll. Read full article: Pac-12 fans speak: Apple Cup the most ha...→

Hotline newsletter: Kansas case adds clarity to NCAA timeline for Arizona, USC resolutions

Hotline newsletter: Kansas case adds clarity to NCAA timeline for Arizona, USC resolutions

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 22, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Kansas case adds cla...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 presidents meet, Utah at my ballot box, party time in Reser and more

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 presidents meet, Utah at my ballot box, party time in Reser and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 18, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 presidents me...→

Hotline newsletter: The Pac-12 had a good opening week on the court (a very good week)

Hotline newsletter: The Pac-12 had a good opening week on the court (a very good week)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 11, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: The Pac-12 had a goo...→

Hotline special report: Decline in Pac-12 attendance outpaces the drops in other Power Five conferences

Crowd sizes are shrinking everywhere, but the Pac-12 decline has outpaced the drops in peer conferences. Many factors are responsible, including the quality of the product. Read full article: Hotline special report: Decline in Pac-1...→

Hotline newsletter: Coaches and their favorite musicians, the Pac-12 in 2029, Utah’s path to the CFP and more

Hotline newsletter: Coaches and their favorite musicians, the Pac-12 in 2029, Utah’s path to the CFP and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Oct. 30, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Coaches and their fa...→

Hotline newsletter: Oregon enters the CFP discussion (media version) while Cal and Stanford take parallel paths

Hotline newsletter: Oregon enters the CFP discussion (media version) while Cal and Stanford take parallel paths

The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Oct. 21, has been made available in arc… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Oregon enters the CF...→

Hotline newsletter: Update on the 2020 football schedule, UCLA’s gloom, duel in Eugene, expanded women’s hoops coverage

*** 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 full article: Hotline newsletter: Update on the 2020 f...→

Hotline newsletter: Attendance dropped this season in the Pac-12, but the decline was even worse in the SEC

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 23, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Attendance dropped t...→

Hotline newsletter: Oregon State gets a new boss (and it’s good news for the Pac-12)

Hotline newsletter: Oregon State gets a new boss (and it’s good news for the Pac-12)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 16, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Oregon State gets a ...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 should go live during a dead week and own the news today (and tomorrow, and yesterday)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 11, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 should go liv...→

’Bama bond sets higher standard for Bears’ Jackson, Clinton-Dix, Cowboys’ Cooper

’Bama bond sets higher standard for Bears’ Jackson, Clinton-Dix, Cowboys’ Cooper

There’s no college football program quite like that NFL factory based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Those who make it out of that cutthroat environment have an uncommon bond.... There seems to be an unspoken code that lasts into their pro careers, which certainly has been the case for Bears safeties Eddie Jackson and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. It doesn’t matter that they’re veterans and multimillionaires. There’s a higher Read full article: ’Bama bond sets higher standard for Bear...→

Hotline newsletter: On Chris Petersen’s legacy (hint: it’s massive)

Hotline newsletter: On Chris Petersen’s legacy (hint: it’s massive)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 2, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: On Chris Petersen’s ...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 shifts position on NIL, ADs on night games, Mike Bohn on Clay Helton, UCLA’s search and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 20, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 shifts positi...→

Hotline newsletter: The No. 1 basketball recruit in the country is headed to the Pac-12; other top-10 talents could follow

Hotline newsletter: The No. 1 basketball recruit in the country is headed to the Pac-12; other top-10 talents could follow

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 15, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: The No. 1 basketball...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 Networks departure, key basketball games start tonight, USC introduces Mike Bohn and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 8, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 Networks depa...→

Hotline newsletter: Ranking the Pac-12 AD jobs, California daylight legislation, Helton’s finished, UW can’t finish and more

Hotline newsletter: Ranking the Pac-12 AD jobs, California daylight legislation, Helton’s finished, UW can’t finish and more

USC and UCLA are looking for ADs. Which job is the most coveted? The website Athletic Director U ranked the gigs based on a slew of criteria. Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Ranking the Pac-12 A...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 officials aren’t alone as controversial calls rage across the Power Five

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 officials aren’t alone as controversial calls rage across the Power Five

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Oct. 25, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 officials are...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 crew officiating the championship game (what could possibly go wrong?)

The group assigned by the conference includes two officials who were 'downgraded' for their role in the Cal-Washington State gaffe and a referee who was involved in a postseason controversy two years ago. Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 crew officiat...→

Hotline newsletter: Update on the 2020 football schedule, UCLA’s gloom, duel in Eugene, expanded women’s hoops coverage

*** 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 full article: Hotline newsletter: Update on the 2020 f...→

Hotline newsletter: Your guide to the Pac-12 bowl swag (watches, AirPods among the most popular gifts)

Hotline newsletter: Your guide to the Pac-12 bowl swag (watches, AirPods among the most popular gifts)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 27, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Your guide to the Pa...→

Hotline newsletter: ‘Preliminary’ talks with Apple about a media rights deal (sounds great, but the conference best be wary)

Hotline newsletter: ‘Preliminary’ talks with Apple about a media rights deal (sounds great, but the conference best be wary)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 20, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: ‘Preliminary’ talks ...→

Hotline newsletter: Oregon State gets a new boss (and it’s good news for the Pac-12)

Hotline newsletter: Oregon State gets a new boss (and it’s good news for the Pac-12)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 16, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Oregon State gets a ...→

Under the Hotline heat lamp: We graded the Pac-12 head coaches (and did not use the mercy rule)

Under the Hotline heat lamp: We graded the Pac-12 head coaches (and did not use the mercy rule)

Before we get to the letter grades, here’s the total number: $37.8 million That was the combined salary for the Pac-12 head coaches in 2019. Not including bonuses. Chris Petersen: $4.6 million Davi… Read full article: Under the Hotline heat lamp: We graded t...→

Hotline newsletter: The football championship moves to Las Vegas (and should be paired with basketball games)

Hotline newsletter: The football championship moves to Las Vegas (and should be paired with basketball games)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 9, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: The football champio...→

’Bama bond sets higher standard for Bears’ Jackson, Clinton-Dix, Cowboys’ Cooper

’Bama bond sets higher standard for Bears’ Jackson, Clinton-Dix, Cowboys’ Cooper

There’s no college football program quite like that NFL factory based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Those who make it out of that cutthroat environment have an uncommon bond.... There seems to be an unspoken code that lasts into their pro careers, which certainly has been the case for Bears safeties Eddie Jackson and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. It doesn’t matter that they’re veterans and multimillionaires. There’s a higher Read full article: ’Bama bond sets higher standard for Bear...→

Pac-12 fans speak: Apple Cup the most hate-filled of the natural rivalries (the Hotline respectfully disagrees)

Pac-12 fans speak: Apple Cup the most hate-filled of the natural rivalries (the Hotline respectfully disagrees)

Of the conference’s traditional, natural rivalries, Washington vs. Washington State generated more votes than the Civil War and Territorial Cup in a Hotline Twitter poll. Read full article: Pac-12 fans speak: Apple Cup the most ha...→

Hotline newsletter: The Pac-12 and the CFP, an alternative view

Hotline newsletter: The Pac-12 and the CFP, an alternative view

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 25, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: The Pac-12 and the C...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 shifts position on NIL, ADs on night games, Mike Bohn on Clay Helton, UCLA’s search and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 20, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 shifts positi...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 presidents meet, Utah at my ballot box, party time in Reser and more

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 presidents meet, Utah at my ballot box, party time in Reser and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 18, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 presidents me...→

Hotline newsletter: CBS buys UEFA Champions League rights and what it means for the Pac-12

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 13, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: CBS buys UEFA Champi...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 Networks departure, key basketball games start tonight, USC introduces Mike Bohn and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 8, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 Networks depa...→

Hotline special report: Decline in Pac-12 attendance outpaces the drops in other Power Five conferences

Crowd sizes are shrinking everywhere, but the Pac-12 decline has outpaced the drops in peer conferences. Many factors are responsible, including the quality of the product. Read full article: Hotline special report: Decline in Pac-1...→

Hotline newsletter: In search of … a strategic partner (an update)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 1, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: In search of … a str...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 officials aren’t alone as controversial calls rage across the Power Five

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 officials aren’t alone as controversial calls rage across the Power Five

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Oct. 25, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 officials are...→

Hotline newsletter: Oregon enters the CFP discussion (media version) while Cal and Stanford take parallel paths

Hotline newsletter: Oregon enters the CFP discussion (media version) while Cal and Stanford take parallel paths

The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Oct. 21, has been made available in arc… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Oregon enters the CF...→

Hotline newsletter: Transfer portal update, media strategy nightmare scenario, on Leach’s legacy and more

Each day, it seems, the Pac-12 loses a player to the portal. Stanford and UCLA lead the way, but no program is immune from the latest annual exodus. Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Transfer portal upda...→

Hotline newsletter: Tallying up the bonuses for seven head coaches who reached the postseason

Hotline newsletter: Tallying up the bonuses for seven head coaches who reached the postseason

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Jan. 3, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Tallying up the bonu...→

Hotline newsletter: Attendance dropped this season in the Pac-12, but the decline was even worse in the SEC

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 23, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Attendance dropped t...→

Ted Cruz: Trump Impeachment Sets Standard That 'Every President Is Going To Be Impeached'

Ted Cruz: Trump Impeachment Sets Standard That 'Every President Is Going To Be Impeached'

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is letting his opposition to President Donald Trump's impeachment be known as he believes it sets a "wrong" standard for the House and future presidents. Read full article: Ted Cruz: Trump Impeachment Sets Standar...→

Hotline newsletter: The TV ratings are in for 2019, and they’re colored green and yellow

Hotline newsletter: The TV ratings are in for 2019, and they’re colored green and yellow

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 13, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: The TV ratings are i...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 should go live during a dead week and own the news today (and tomorrow, and yesterday)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 11, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 should go liv...→

Hotline newsletter: Key staffer departs, expanded CFP worth half a billion, the Helton miscalculation

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 6, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Key staffer departs,...→

’Bama bond sets higher standard for Bears’ Jackson, Clinton-Dix, Cowboys’ Cooper

’Bama bond sets higher standard for Bears’ Jackson, Clinton-Dix, Cowboys’ Cooper

It’ll be a mini-Alabama Crimson Tide reunion when the Bears host the Cowboys on Thursday. Years into their NFL careers, Eddie Jackson, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Amari Cooper are still trying to live up to the expectations in Tuscaloosa. Read full article: ’Bama bond sets higher standard for Bear...→

Hotline newsletter: On Chris Petersen’s legacy (hint: it’s massive)

Hotline newsletter: On Chris Petersen’s legacy (hint: it’s massive)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 2, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: On Chris Petersen’s ...→

Hotline newsletter: Kansas case adds clarity to NCAA timeline for Arizona, USC resolutions

Hotline newsletter: Kansas case adds clarity to NCAA timeline for Arizona, USC resolutions

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 22, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Kansas case adds cla...→

Pac-12 night games: ADs speak out, the count increases, and the Hotline offers a suggestion

Pac-12 night games: ADs speak out, the count increases, and the Hotline offers a suggestion

Weeks ago, the season became a grind. The night games are piling up. The stadiums are getting colder. And the frustration is mounting. Earlier this month, two Pac-12 athletic directors — the … Read full article: Pac-12 night games: ADs speak out, the c...→

Hotline newsletter: The No. 1 basketball recruit in the country is headed to the Pac-12; other top-10 talents could follow

Hotline newsletter: The No. 1 basketball recruit in the country is headed to the Pac-12; other top-10 talents could follow

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 15, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: The No. 1 basketball...→

Hotline newsletter: The Pac-12 had a good opening week on the court (a very good week)

Hotline newsletter: The Pac-12 had a good opening week on the court (a very good week)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 11, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: The Pac-12 had a goo...→

Hotline newsletter: Special report on declining attendance, Oregon and Utah in the CFP, hoops preview, Cronin’s debut and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 6, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Special report on de...→

Hotline newsletter: Ranking the Pac-12 AD jobs, California daylight legislation, Helton’s finished, UW can’t finish and more

Hotline newsletter: Ranking the Pac-12 AD jobs, California daylight legislation, Helton’s finished, UW can’t finish and more

USC and UCLA are looking for ADs. Which job is the most coveted? The website Athletic Director U ranked the gigs based on a slew of criteria. Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Ranking the Pac-12 A...→

Hotline newsletter: Coaches and their favorite musicians, the Pac-12 in 2029, Utah’s path to the CFP and more

Hotline newsletter: Coaches and their favorite musicians, the Pac-12 in 2029, Utah’s path to the CFP and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Oct. 30, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Coaches and their fa...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 honchos gather, top-rated games, WSU honors Raveling, OSU’s bowl math and more

The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Oct. 23, has been made available in arc… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 honchos gathe...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 crew officiating the championship game (what could possibly go wrong?)

The group assigned by the conference includes two officials who were 'downgraded' for their role in the Cal-Washington State gaffe and a referee who was involved in a postseason controversy two years ago. Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 crew officiat...→

Hotline newsletter: Transfer portal update, media strategy nightmare scenario, on Leach’s legacy and more

Each day, it seems, the Pac-12 loses a player to the portal. Stanford and UCLA lead the way, but no program is immune from the latest annual exodus. Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Transfer portal upda...→

Hotline newsletter: Update on the 2020 football schedule, UCLA’s gloom, duel in Eugene, expanded women’s hoops coverage

*** 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 full article: Hotline newsletter: Update on the 2020 f...→

Hotline newsletter: Tallying up the bonuses for seven head coaches who reached the postseason

Hotline newsletter: Tallying up the bonuses for seven head coaches who reached the postseason

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Jan. 3, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Tallying up the bonu...→

Hotline newsletter: Your guide to the Pac-12 bowl swag (watches, AirPods among the most popular gifts)

Hotline newsletter: Your guide to the Pac-12 bowl swag (watches, AirPods among the most popular gifts)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 27, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Your guide to the Pa...→

Hotline newsletter: Attendance dropped this season in the Pac-12, but the decline was even worse in the SEC

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 23, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Attendance dropped t...→

Hotline newsletter: ‘Preliminary’ talks with Apple about a media rights deal (sounds great, but the conference best be wary)

Hotline newsletter: ‘Preliminary’ talks with Apple about a media rights deal (sounds great, but the conference best be wary)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 20, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: ‘Preliminary’ talks ...→

Ted Cruz: Trump Impeachment Sets Standard That 'Every President Is Going To Be Impeached'

Ted Cruz: Trump Impeachment Sets Standard That 'Every President Is Going To Be Impeached'

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is letting his opposition to President Donald Trump's impeachment be known as he believes it sets a "wrong" standard for the House and future presidents. Read full article: Ted Cruz: Trump Impeachment Sets Standar...→

Hotline newsletter: Oregon State gets a new boss (and it’s good news for the Pac-12)

Hotline newsletter: Oregon State gets a new boss (and it’s good news for the Pac-12)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 16, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Oregon State gets a ...→

Hotline newsletter: The TV ratings are in for 2019, and they’re colored green and yellow

Hotline newsletter: The TV ratings are in for 2019, and they’re colored green and yellow

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 13, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: The TV ratings are i...→

Under the Hotline heat lamp: We graded the Pac-12 head coaches (and did not use the mercy rule)

Under the Hotline heat lamp: We graded the Pac-12 head coaches (and did not use the mercy rule)

Before we get to the letter grades, here’s the total number: $37.8 million That was the combined salary for the Pac-12 head coaches in 2019. Not including bonuses. Chris Petersen: $4.6 million Davi… Read full article: Under the Hotline heat lamp: We graded t...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 should go live during a dead week and own the news today (and tomorrow, and yesterday)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 11, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 should go liv...→

Hotline newsletter: The football championship moves to Las Vegas (and should be paired with basketball games)

Hotline newsletter: The football championship moves to Las Vegas (and should be paired with basketball games)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 9, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: The football champio...→

Hotline newsletter: Key staffer departs, expanded CFP worth half a billion, the Helton miscalculation

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 6, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Key staffer departs,...→

’Bama bond sets higher standard for Bears’ Jackson, Clinton-Dix, Cowboys’ Cooper

’Bama bond sets higher standard for Bears’ Jackson, Clinton-Dix, Cowboys’ Cooper

There’s no college football program quite like that NFL factory based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Those who make it out of that cutthroat environment have an uncommon bond.... There seems to be an unspoken code that lasts into their pro careers, which certainly has been the case for Bears safeties Eddie Jackson and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. It doesn’t matter that they’re veterans and multimillionaires. There’s a higher Read full article: ’Bama bond sets higher standard for Bear...→

’Bama bond sets higher standard for Bears’ Jackson, Clinton-Dix, Cowboys’ Cooper

’Bama bond sets higher standard for Bears’ Jackson, Clinton-Dix, Cowboys’ Cooper

It’ll be a mini-Alabama Crimson Tide reunion when the Bears host the Cowboys on Thursday. Years into their NFL careers, Eddie Jackson, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Amari Cooper are still trying to live up to the expectations in Tuscaloosa. Read full article: ’Bama bond sets higher standard for Bear...→

Pac-12 fans speak: Apple Cup the most hate-filled of the natural rivalries (the Hotline respectfully disagrees)

Pac-12 fans speak: Apple Cup the most hate-filled of the natural rivalries (the Hotline respectfully disagrees)

Of the conference’s traditional, natural rivalries, Washington vs. Washington State generated more votes than the Civil War and Territorial Cup in a Hotline Twitter poll. Read full article: Pac-12 fans speak: Apple Cup the most ha...→

Hotline newsletter: On Chris Petersen’s legacy (hint: it’s massive)

Hotline newsletter: On Chris Petersen’s legacy (hint: it’s massive)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Dec. 2, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: On Chris Petersen’s ...→

Hotline newsletter: The Pac-12 and the CFP, an alternative view

Hotline newsletter: The Pac-12 and the CFP, an alternative view

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 25, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: The Pac-12 and the C...→

Hotline newsletter: Kansas case adds clarity to NCAA timeline for Arizona, USC resolutions

Hotline newsletter: Kansas case adds clarity to NCAA timeline for Arizona, USC resolutions

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 22, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Kansas case adds cla...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 shifts position on NIL, ADs on night games, Mike Bohn on Clay Helton, UCLA’s search and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 20, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 shifts positi...→

Pac-12 night games: ADs speak out, the count increases, and the Hotline offers a suggestion

Pac-12 night games: ADs speak out, the count increases, and the Hotline offers a suggestion

Weeks ago, the season became a grind. The night games are piling up. The stadiums are getting colder. And the frustration is mounting. Earlier this month, two Pac-12 athletic directors — the … Read full article: Pac-12 night games: ADs speak out, the c...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 presidents meet, Utah at my ballot box, party time in Reser and more

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 presidents meet, Utah at my ballot box, party time in Reser and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 18, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 presidents me...→

Hotline newsletter: The No. 1 basketball recruit in the country is headed to the Pac-12; other top-10 talents could follow

Hotline newsletter: The No. 1 basketball recruit in the country is headed to the Pac-12; other top-10 talents could follow

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 15, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: The No. 1 basketball...→

Hotline newsletter: CBS buys UEFA Champions League rights and what it means for the Pac-12

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 13, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: CBS buys UEFA Champi...→

Hotline newsletter: The Pac-12 had a good opening week on the court (a very good week)

Hotline newsletter: The Pac-12 had a good opening week on the court (a very good week)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 11, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: The Pac-12 had a goo...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 Networks departure, key basketball games start tonight, USC introduces Mike Bohn and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 8, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 Networks depa...→

Hotline newsletter: Special report on declining attendance, Oregon and Utah in the CFP, hoops preview, Cronin’s debut and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 6, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Special report on de...→

Hotline special report: Decline in Pac-12 attendance outpaces the drops in other Power Five conferences

Crowd sizes are shrinking everywhere, but the Pac-12 decline has outpaced the drops in peer conferences. Many factors are responsible, including the quality of the product. Read full article: Hotline special report: Decline in Pac-1...→

Hotline newsletter: Ranking the Pac-12 AD jobs, California daylight legislation, Helton’s finished, UW can’t finish and more

Hotline newsletter: Ranking the Pac-12 AD jobs, California daylight legislation, Helton’s finished, UW can’t finish and more

USC and UCLA are looking for ADs. Which job is the most coveted? The website Athletic Director U ranked the gigs based on a slew of criteria. Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Ranking the Pac-12 A...→

Hotline newsletter: In search of … a strategic partner (an update)

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 1, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: In search of … a str...→

Hotline newsletter: Coaches and their favorite musicians, the Pac-12 in 2029, Utah’s path to the CFP and more

Hotline newsletter: Coaches and their favorite musicians, the Pac-12 in 2029, Utah’s path to the CFP and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Oct. 30, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Coaches and their fa...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 officials aren’t alone as controversial calls rage across the Power Five

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 officials aren’t alone as controversial calls rage across the Power Five

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Oct. 25, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 officials are...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 honchos gather, top-rated games, WSU honors Raveling, OSU’s bowl math and more

The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Oct. 23, has been made available in arc… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 honchos gathe...→

Hotline newsletter: Oregon enters the CFP discussion (media version) while Cal and Stanford take parallel paths

Hotline newsletter: Oregon enters the CFP discussion (media version) while Cal and Stanford take parallel paths

The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Oct. 21, has been made available in arc… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Oregon enters the CF...→