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Thu., April 22, 2010, 7:53 a.m.

WSU ready to return to practice


Washington State returns to the field this afternoon for its final spring practice before Saturday's spring game. Two things about Saturday. Once again I'll mention the game will be televised by SWX, the digital sports station run by KHQ. I know it is available in Spokane but not sure where else it can be found. You'll have to check with your local provider. As for the "spring game," with all the injuries and illnesses, Saturday should be more of an intense scrimmage, with special teams play added, than a true game. For other news and notes from WSU and the Pac-10, read on.


• We'll start here, with links to freelancer Howie Stalwick's story about Cory Mackay's progress. You can find it in the Kitsap Sun and on Cougfan. ... Remember earlier this spring when we linked to stories about UW's Clarence Trent hitting the football field? Well, now the freshman is leaving the Huskies, transferring to Seattle U. ... When we put together our look at the WSU offense for this week, we asked offensive coordinator Todd Sturdy about six different ways who the starting quarterback is or will be. No luck. But, if the Cougars were playing Oklahoma State today, I would bet my Eagles CD collection it would be Jeff Tuel. The Cougars, of course, aren't the only conference school trying to figure out the starter at quarterback. And no one is making any grand announcements. Arizona State's job is still up for grabs, as is the position at Oregon. ... Finally, the BCS meetings are still going on in Scottsdale, with Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney the center of attention. As for news, not so much. But Chris Dufresne has a story in the LA Times and Ted Miller covers the meeting for


• That's all for this morning. We'll be back after practice this afternoon – weather forecast calls for 62 and partly cloudy at 3 p.m., which is a relief after the showers we had this morning – with our usual report. Until then ...

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