It’s another gameday for the Washington football team. This one carries with it some added significance, both historically and in the context of UW’s season. They’re hoping things go better than they did for the men’s basketball team last night. We have links covering all that and more.
— Our advance in today’s newspaper took a look at the significance of tomorrow’s game for the Huskies, who can change the tenor of the season with a victory. We also had this post with our final score prediction.
— John McGrath writes that it’s time for Steve Sarkisian to prove the Huskies are better than a 7-5 program.
— As mentioned above, the basketball team suffered a pretty embarrassing loss last night, losing 86-72 to UC-Irvine at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Don Ruiz was there and filed this game story, focusing on the dominance of 7-foot-6 freshman Mamadou Ndiaye (who, as Aziz N’Diaye pointed out on Twitter last night, is not related to the former Husky center).
— The UW Daily: This trip to the Rose Bowl is a defining moment for the Huskies.
— The Associated Press: Bishop Sankey is still on a record-setting pace.
— The LA Daily News: Keith Price can reshape his own storyline by beating the Bruins.
— The LA Times: Both Washington and UCLA are trying to qualify among the Pac-12’s elite.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller and Kevin Gemmell each predict UCLA will win by four points.
— All of CBS Sports’ experts predict a UCLA win except for Jeremy Hinnen.
— Dan Uthman is the only member of USA Today’s staff who picks UW to win.
Elsewhere in the Pac-12 …
— Washington State safety Deone Bucannon is nearing the end of a brilliant career.
— USC’s game against Stanford is sold out.
— A Stanford linebacker is making up for lost time.
— Oregon’s secondary will be a tough challenge for Utah.
— Colorado’s young receivers are waiting in the wings.
— A pair of Beavers are making their hometown in Oklahoma proud.
— Oregon’s receivers coach is a model of precision.
— Oregon State and Arizona State both have nightmarish receivers.
— An interesting look at California’s “shockingly low” academic standards for admitting athletes.
In basketball …
— Arizona survived a road test at San Diego State, winning 69-60.
— Stanford beat Northwestern, 71-58.
Join us later for our pre-game and in-game thread.
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