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Pac-12 announces 11 a.m. TV window for football, among other decisions

The Pac-12 announced today that it has made a handful of decisions stemming from this year’s summer meetings. The most important announcement for fans, I would imagine, is the addition of an 11 a.m. television window for football games this season.

Complaints about late kickoff times have been loud and frequent since the creation of the Pac-12 Networks. Games will now be broadcast in the 11 a.m. time slot in place of the evening time slot (7 or 7:30 p.m.). Read more »


2014 UW schedule previews: California

Fans enter the newly retro-fitted Memorial Stadium for the Nevada-California NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Fans enter the newly retro-fitted Memorial Stadium for the Nevada-California NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Our series of Washington opponent previews continues with a look at UW’s first Pac-12 road game at California.

WASHINGTON AT CALIFORNIA, Saturday, Oct. 11 (Kickoff time TBA)

STADIUM: This will be Washington’s second trip (corrected) to the renovated Memorial Stadium, which re-opened for the 2012 season after a $321 million renovation. It now seats 62,467 humans, down from the roughly 72,000 it seated prior to the remodel. Read more »


UW 2014 schedule previews: Illinois

Might Oklahoma State transfer Wes Lunt win Illinois' starting quarterback job? (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Might Oklahoma State transfer Wes Lunt win Illinois’ starting quarterback job? (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

We’re back with the latest installment in our series of UW 2014 opponent previews. Next up: Illinois.

ILLINOIS AT WASHINGTON, Saturday, Sept. 13 (Kickoff time TBA)

STADIUM: This is obviously a UW home game at Husky Stadium, as Illinois makes a return trip to conclude the home-and-home series that began in Chicago last season with a 34-24 UW victory. The Illini, however, play in Memorial Stadium, an on-campus venue that seats 60,670. Read more »


Congratulations to the TNT Bracket Challenge winner

The NCAA tournament won’t actually be over until Connecticut and Kentucky play for the championship tonight, but since nobody in our TNT Bracket Challenge picked either of those teams as their national champion, that means we can crown the winner of the pool.

With 44 correct picks and 82 points, Marshall Cherrington, owner of “Marshall’s Perfect Bracket,” is the 2014 TNT Bracket Challenge champion. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Cherrington, a senior at Redmond High, spends his free time running down recruiting news for Dawgman.com/Scout.com. Word is he’s headed to USC for college, and he’s chosen Qdoba as the vendor of his $50 gift card. The young man will have an enviable burrito supply, though something tells me he’ll prefer Freebirds once he gets to Los Angeles. Read more »


Saturday links from the airport

About to board a plane home from Las Vegas to Seattle, and have some time to pass along a few links to read over lunch …

— First, a note that action yesterday did nothing to help Washington’s chances of receiving an NIT bid. With regular-season conference champions UC-Irvine and Utah Valley losing, the Big West and WAC will each send non-champions to the NCAA tournament — meaning UC-Irvine and Utah Valley will both receive automatic bids to the NIT. That won’t help teams like UW, whose chances were already iffy when the week began. Read more »


Seferian-Jenkins has foot surgery

Austin Seferian-Jenkins had foot surgery Friday in North Carolina to repair a stress fracture, according to a source. He’s looking at an eight-week recovery period which will cause him to miss Washington’s Pro Day on April 2. Rob Rang of NFLdraftscout.com was the first to report the surgery.

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Tale of the tape: Washington State 72, Washington 67

FROM PULLMAN — As always, here’s our postgame recap box that will publish in tomorrow’s newspaper.

PLAYER OF THE GAME — D.J. Shelton was too much for the Huskies to handle. WSU’s senior forward scored 20 points and had a career-best 18 rebounds, and his versatility and ability to shoot from outside was a problem for UW’s defense all night. Read more »