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Pac-10 football’s finish and basketball’s start


There’s about the last of the football news. And there’s basketball news. All can be found on the link. Read on.


• With the Pac-10 basketball season opening in Northern California and Oregon tonight, you would think that would be the big news. And you would be right – at least here at SportsLink. We’ll get to the football news in a minute.

• We’ll start in Washington, where the Cougars and Huskies don’t tipoff until Saturday. But there’s a story in the P-I about WSU’s seven-game winning streak over UW from Dan Raley and a Bob Condotta piece in the Times about the Cougars’ lack of execution down the stretch in big games, which is also the subject of this Ryan Divish story in the News Tribune. And don’t forget our Pac-10 preview, which can be found on this blog. From around the conference, the best I found was this Chris Dusfresne column in the LA Times. If you want to know more about Stanford, there is this; about Cal, check this. If you are interested in ASU, the Arizona Republic has this story; if UA is what you want, check out this Daily Star piece.

• Now we move on to the football stuff. Former Coug quarterback and assistant coach Timm Rosenbach has found a new job, and he talked with the Las Cruces Sun-News about being New Mexico State’s offensive coordinator. … The Pac-10 finished the bowl season 5-0, and will win the made-up contest that goes to the conference with the best bowl record. But despite what some folks think, there’s little chance USC will be named AP’s national champion. That’s despite the big win in the Rose Bowl yesterday. Well, for USC, there’s always next year, when the offense should return its key components. … Finally, the Arizona Daily Star’s Ryan Finley reviews the Pac-10 season.

• So that’s it for this morning. We’re kind of snowed in right now, but that should change quickly. We’ve got a story to write for tomorrow’s S-R, then we’ll head to practice this afternoon and post afterward. Till then …

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