It’s a chilly evening in Longview as we type this — it will assuredly be a chilly morning, as well — and it’s almost time to head to Corvallis for Washington’s game at Oregon State tomorrow. First, we have links, including the News Tribune’s coverage of the Washington men’s basketball team’s 102-84 loss to Indiana yesterday in New York.
— Here’s the game story from stringer Tim Casey, who writes about the Huskies’ lack of rebounding.
— We put together a short tale of the tape post last night, too.
— And here’s our football story today, catching up with UW’s quarterback situation as gameday nears, and covering Steve Sarkisian’s reprimand from the Pac-12 office.
— The Oregonian profiles OSU defensive end Scott Crichton, a Tacoma native.
— At least one Oregon State fan doesn’t want to watch the Beavers anymore.
— The Beavers are trying to slow Bishop Sankey.
— Former UW defensive lineman Andru Pulu, who was dismissed from the team after assaulting a man outside a party in 2009, is relishing a second chance with Eastern Washington.
— WSU’s offensive line will be challenged against Utah.
— A positional preview of Utah’s game at WSU.
— Lane Kiffin thinks Ed Orgeron should be USC’s next coach, which likely assures that he won’t be.
— UCLA should regain one of its running backs for its game against Arizona State.
— The UCLA-ASU quarterback duel could decide the Pac-12 South title.
— USC’s improved offensive line should be a challenge for Colorado.
— The tunnel at Arizona Stadium holds special significance for Oregon coach Mark Helfrich.
— Ka’Deem Carey is preparing for what could be his final home game at Arizona.
— California’s new offensive system was a dud this season.
In basketball …
— Washington State visited Gonzaga and lost, 90-74.
— Colorado got past UC Santa Barbara, 76-68.
— Utah beat another stellar opponent — Grand Canyon — 79-54.
— Stanford beat Texas Southern, 97-71.
— USC beat West Alabama, 73-57, but starting guard J.T. Terrell has been declared academically ineligible.
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