Quite a bit to get to, so let's get right to it. Then we'll head out to Rogers Field for a morning practice with the football team. Read on.
• The basketball coaching search is the main topic of discussion right now, as well it should be. We had this piece on the players' thoughts in this morning's S-R along with the news about UAB's Mike Davis last night. Jim Sterk and two assistants, John Johnson and Anne McCoy, are in Detroit right now for interviews, and we know of at least one candidate they are talking with. Of the other main names being thrown out, Ken Bone was scheduled to spend the week at the Oregon coast with his family (though no one knows for sure if he went), Stew Morrill from Utah State wasn't expected to travel to Detroit and the amazing Terry Porter rumor seems to have died out. Bud Withers has this story on the search, which brings up the importance of keeping at least one or two of the current assistants to help keep the incoming class together. ... There's other stuff going on, of course, like spring football and a college all-star game in Detroit, where Aron Baynes scored his team's first four points, but I've been unable to ferret out a box score. ... Oregon State brought one postseason title to the Pac-10, winning the CBI championship last night in El Paso. ... And, finally, former WSU assistant coach Jud Heathcote, who went on to win a national title in 1979 at Michigan State – you may have heard of the game between the Spartans and Indiana State – throws one heck of a party at the Final Four. This, my friends, is a great story. Who says you don't learn life skills in Pullman?
• That's it for now. We're headed out to practice this morning and will post our Marshall Lobbestael story this afternoon. Until then …