What was your favorite Apple Cup? Was it the first one you remember? The Snow Bowl? Last year? As Apple Cup week wears on, just thought it would be a good idea to let you reminisce a little bit and share your most treasured Apple Cup memories. Pass them on. Before you do, however, check out the link with all we could find today.
• Washington State: The second of our family ties – I used to love that show when it was on in the ‘80s, but now, when I see a syndicated version, I wonder what I was thinking – stories is on the Lockers. You can find it here (can’t seem to get our website to update at 7 in the morning). Today, we’ll be doing the Trufants and tomorrow the Elisaras. … Speaking of family ties, Todd Milles highlighted another one. Seems to be a common theme this season. … We have our other story, based on a conversation with Jim Sterk, and notes here. There is also an advance of the basketball this weekend, which is the subject of this piece. … Sterk also did this interview with freelancer Howie Stalwick. … As we told you Monday in these notes, Kevin Lopina will start at quarterback for WSU. That news is the lead to this notebook. … This notebook begins with comments from Tony Thompson, who won’t be able to play. He’s one of four Cougars – Dan Spitz, B.J. Guerra and Johnny Forzani are the others – dealing with concussions this week. … Finally, the TNT’s John McGrath laments the lack of Apple Cup trash talk.
• Around the Pac-10: ESPN.com’s Ted Miller has his usual wide-ranging items, including his weekly picks and what to watch. … Buster Sports’ Nick Daschel writes Washington not only has to win this week, the Huskies have to do it in style. … Washington: There never has been a Husky freshman rush for 1,000 yards in a season. Chris Polk, a redshirt frosh, has a good chance this year with two games left. … Oregon State: Last year’s beat down by the Ducks still hurts. … Oregon: I can’t remember the last time a point after, and another pretty ugly kick, received this much ink. … California: Jahvid Best might play against UW or he might not. Even Jeff Tedford’s not sure. … Stanford: The Cardinal might play their bowl game near campus. … USC: Rivalry games some how help players get healthy. …UCLA: The Bruins’ special teams have really been special this season. … Arizona State: Another rivalry game without a lot of buzz. … Arizona: The Wildcats have some depth at running back.
• That’s all we have for this morning. We’ll be back in the afternoon with practice notes and our story. Until then …