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WSU helps kick off Pac-10 tourney


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Sitting near an electrical plug, trying to finish off a bagel in SeaTac, waiting for the connection to LA. But we have a little time to update the links available this morning on the opening of the Pac-10 Tournament. Read on.
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• We posted our unedited version of our advance last night and here is the edited version that appeared in the S-R this morning. The former has a few notes that didn't make the paper. ... The Oregonian's John Hunt has this advance while the paper's columnist, John Canzano, calls for the Ducks to replace Ernie Kent. ... Bob Clark of the Register-Guard writes the Ducks need to stop Taylor Rochestie if they expect to win. ... Freelancer Howie Stalwick has this advance in the Kitsap Sun. ... That's about it all there is on the WSU-Oregon game by itself. Now let's turn our attention to the tournament as a whole. ... Nick Daschel of Buster Sports picks the first day and examines which teams have a lot to gain – or lose – at the tournament. ... Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times has this look at the tournament while LA Times has this summary of the first day. ... Tacoma's Ryan Divish writes about the Pac-10's little guys. ... Finally, Jeff Faraudo surveys the Pac-10's beat writers about their thoughts on the season. You can see the results here in the Contra Costa Times.

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• That's it for this morning. By the way, today is the scheduled pro day at WSU for the senior football players, but we, of course, won't be there. I'll try to find out how things went when we get back to Pullman. Basketball-wise we'll have our usual pre-game post from the Staples Center and updates if events warrant. Until then …




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