It’s an abbreviated Apple Cup week at that, with the game scheduled for Friday at 12:30 p.m. Steve Sarkisian will speak with reporters this afternoon at 12, as usual on a Monday. Also as usual, we have links.
— Passed along some information on the betting line for Friday’s game.
— The Seattle Times: UW is focused solely on the Apple Cup.
— This year’s Apple Cup holds plenty of meaning, beyond the rivalry, for both teams.
— Arizona State isn’t satisfied with only being Pac-12 South champs.
— Ka’Deem Carey brings necessary energy to Arizona’s offensive cause.
— UCLA’s offensive line problems were exposed in its loss to Arizona State.
— Ed Orgeron has a sour taste in his mouth about USC’s loss to UCLA last year.
— Mike Riley reviews Oregon State’s loss to Washington.
— Oregon coach Mark Helfrich learned a lesson from the Ducks’ embarrassing loss at Arizona.
— Utah is playing for pride alone in its finale against the Buffaloes.
In basketball …
— Washington State suffered a pretty bad loss at home to TCU, 64-62.
— Oregon blew out San Francisco, 100-82.
— UCLA stomped Chattanooga, 106-65.
— Colorado got past Harvard, 70-62.
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