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Summer’s last look around Pac-10, WSU


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The last day of summer. At least that's how some people see it. It seems to me college football's kickoff would be a better way to judge the end of summer. So that was last Thursday. But today is Labor Day, so go ahead and labor over the links.
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• Washington State: We had what will be our typical Monday report in today's S-R. That includes a retrospective story and a game summary. All that and more was available on our post last night. ... Freelancer Howie Stalwick had his look back at the game in the Kitsap Sun. ... And Cougfan, which is really good at following the recruiting wars, had two more players committing to WSU for next year. That makes 10. There's a list on the site. Just remember, as Pete Carroll said earlier this week, a commitment is like an engagement. The wedding comes in February.

• Around the Pac-10: ESPN.com's Ted Miller sums up the weekend that was around the Pac-10. … So does Nick Daschel at Buster Sports, who gives out grades. ... Washington: The glow over Saturday's loss still hasn't faded. Bob Condotta tells us Steve Sarkisian believes Jake Locker played well. ... Don Ruiz of the News Tribune notices all the optimism. ... And columnist Art Thiel says one play made all the difference. ... Oregon State: When the Beavers travel to Vegas this weekend, there will be a reunion between the head coaches. ... Oregon: The only Ducks news I could find came from an unusual source. And it's not too positive. ... Cal: Another day without news. ... Stanford: From here too. ... USC: San Jose State at was one thing. Now it's on to Ohio State and the crazy horseshoe for Matt Barkley. ...UCLA: When did Paul Wulff and Rick Neuheisel ever sound alike? Well, Sunday for one instance. ... Arizona State: Idaho State wasn't much of challenge, but the Sun Devils learned some things. ... Arizona: After all the hand-wringing over the quarterback spot, Matt Scott had a pretty darn good debut.

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• That's all for this morning. Enjoy your last day of summer. We take our first look at Hawaii today and we'll post that later. Until then …




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