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There's no football this weekend on the Palouse, as Washington State spends this Saturday on a team-building exercise in the woods north of Spokane. But that doesn't mean there isn't any news. It was just a little harder to find. Read on for what we were able to dig out, from football and basketball.
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• Let's begin with some notes. ... There is a big summer (ya, I know, it is still spring) tournament in Seattle this weekend and though it's a time when evaluation is not allowed (so coaches can't be in gyms watching games), the Northwest college basketball coaches will use the time to make contact with high school players' summer coaches. And the WSU staff is no different. Head coach Ken Bone wants to be involved in the Seattle area in a level not reached in Pullman since, well, since maybe ever. And this is when the foundations are laid, from now until August. ... Speaking of recruiting, the Cougars expect to announce a letter of intent early next week. And the staff isn't done, though Bone said Friday he would rather save a scholarship for the future than take a flyer on a player who might or might not help at all this year. ... One other walk on, Austin Bragg, will not return to the team next year, according to the school. ... Speaking of basketball, and we are, the University of Arizona will make its case to the NCAA today. ... And Oregon seemingly has made an offer to Missouri coach Mike Anderson, who is reportedly mulling it over. ... The Arizona Republic's Doug Haller lists all the Pac-10 scholarship players who have decided to change schools. ... And a former WSU assistant has a new job. ... In the football world, we've been trying to keep up with Oklahoma State a little this spring, as the Cougars open 2010 play in Stillwater on Sept. 4 (that's less than five months away). The Cowboys' spring, which ends tonight, has been a search to replace a bunch of lost starters, including nine on defense, four on the offensive line and at the all-important quarterback spot. Quite a bit of turnover. ... Speaking of turnovers, UCLA has been experiencing a few this spring as it tries to integrate a new scheme into its offense.

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• That's it for this morning. If we find anything worth passing along, we will. Until then ...




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