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Archives: Nov. 2008


Fresno State coach Pat Hill reported in Seattle

The Fresno Bee is reporting that Freso State coach Pat Hill flew to Seattle today, presumably to discuss the football coaching vacancy at the University of Washington.

Hill had been quoted as recently as Friday saying that he had not discussed the job with UW.

UW officials are sticking to their policy of not commenting on their search for a coach to replace Tyrone Willingham after this season.

Fresno State concluded its regular season Friday with a 61-10 loss to Boise State. That dropped the Bulldogs to 7-5 overall and 4-4 in the Western

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Final: UW 72, Pacific 54

This struck me a lot as similar to the game the Huskies played Tuesday against Florida, except against a weaker opponent.

That’s another way of saying that the Huskies have looked pretty good two games in a row here.

“Coming off of two losses was tough, but we were anxious to play,” senior Justin Dentmon said. “We knew we were going to come out with a lot of entergy, so we just wanted to stay focused throughout the game. … We know we are a good rebounding team, so we just have to cut down on our

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Huskies return home vs. Pacific at 1 p.m. Saturday

The Huskies will host Pacific at 1 p.m. Saturday, starting an eight-game homestand that will take them through December.

This will be the first meeting of the two teams since the 2005 NCAA tournament vistory that sent the Huskies to their first Sweet 16 of the Romar era. That’s part of my topic for the Saturday paper.

Meanwhile, here’s a link to the Pacific men’s basketball site.

And here are some preview highlights:



1 p.m., Hec Edmundson Pavilion.


Radio: 950-AM.

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Pac-10 picks for second-to-last football weekend

UCLA (4-6) at ARIZONA STATE (4-6); 6:30 p.m. Friday – Bowl hopes remain alive for the winner of this ESPN2 game. ASU, 31-27.

OREGON (8-3) at OREGON STATE (8-3); 4 p.m. Saturday – Uncommonly big stakes in this Civil War: If the Beavers win, they go to the Rose Bowl. Ducks, 28-24.

NOTRE DAME (6-5) at USC (9-1): 5 p.m. Saturday -Trojans have been getting stronger as the season has moved along. Irish moving in the other direction. USC, 49-7.

WASHINGTON STATE (2-10) at HAWAI’I (6-5); 8 p.m. Saturday — Cougs are pretty unlikely candidate for

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Huskies drop to last in Pac-10 power rankings

1.) USC 9-1, 7-1. Rivals Notre Dame and UCLA up next.

2.) Oregon State, 8-3, 7-1. Desperately bad time fo Jacquizz Rodgers to get hurt.

3.) Oregon, 8-3, 6-2. Ducks have won four of last five games.

4.) California, 7-4, 5-3.Jahvid Best goes for 201 yards in Big Game.

5.) Arizona 6-5, 4-4. How rebuilt are these guys considering four of their wins have been vs. Toledo, Idaho, UW and WSU?

6.) Arizona State, 4-6, 3-4. Win over Bruins would keep bowl hopes alive.

7.) Stanford, 5-7, 4-9. Second straight season of improvement under

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Florida 86, UW 84; Brockman all-CBE; Orange wins

Syracuse upset Kansas in overtime to win a very entertaining College Basketball Experience Classic on Tuesday at the Spring Center in Kansas City.

UW forward Jon Brockman was named to the all-tournament team.

As for UW’s 2-point loss to No. 17 Florida in the consolation game, the Huskies were disappointed they didn’t get the win over a ranked team. But they were encouraged by the improvement from yesterday. And Romar seemed to believe that a nasty beating like yesterday’s might have been necessary to get his team’s attention enough to make the kind of improvement they

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Final: No. 22 Kansas 73, Washington 54

Here’s my game story from the Tuesday paper.

Huskies shot 29 percent from the field, and that obviously won’t do. Even with UW dominating the boards.

However, after the game, coach Lorenzo Romar was fairly upbeat. He believes the team will shoot better when it starts working for better shots, and he believes they’ll be able to start doing that.

“I think we’re rushing shots because we’re not making the extra pass enough,” he said. “At this point we’re not looking enough to make our teammates better. I don’t think it’s a total selfish thing. I

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