While the sun starts to bake the West Side once again, we have our links to the WSU defeat. Plus we have a little something on every Pac-10 game. Read on.
• Washington State: It wasn't pretty. And the response isn't either. … We'll start with our game story, the notebook Jim Meehan and I collaborated on, and a short sidebar on Cory Mackay. And, yes, the scoring and stats. ... Freelancer Howie Stalwick had this game story in the News Tribune and other papers, while the Trib also had a Ryan Divish sidebar. ... Jim Moore had this column on Cougfan. ... And the Times had two columns, the first Cougar beat writer Bud Withers and the other by Steve Kelley, who went to both the Cougar and Husky game yesterday. ... From Hawaii, there is this blog post, a game story in the Star-Bulletin and a Cougar sidebar.
• Around the Pac-10: ESPN.com's Ted Miller takes a spin around the conference. ... And Nick Daschel wonders if Matt Barkley is already a legend. ... Washington: The 15-game losing streak is over. We have Jerry Brewer's column in the Times, the Bob Condotta game story and Todd Milles' gamer in the Tribune. ... Oregon State: A late field goal gives the Beavers a win. ... Oregon: A late two-point stop gives the Ducks a win. ... Cal: The Eastern Washington Eagles prove to be no problem for Bears. ... Stanford: After breaking out to an early lead, the Cardinal wilt in North Carolina. ... USC: It's already been compared to John Elway's drives. But don't say too much about the Trojans' victory, I want to watch the DVR. By the way, is Matt Barkley Elway's clone? ...UCLA: The Bruin defense proves to be too much for Tennessee. ... Arizona State: The Sun Devils had a bye. ... Arizona: Though the Wildcats won easily, the offense needs to get untracked.
• That's all for this morning. We'll be back tonight after Paul Wulff's teleconference. Until then …