As the nonconference basketball season hits its stride, we get a late start with our morning links. There are reasons, but they involve Pullman’s finest and we don’t want to go into it. So read on.
• Washington State: OK, just so you don’t think I was arrested or anything, it was just an incident in the apartment complex. The flashing lights and noise went on until early in the morning, making it impossible to sleep. … Thank goodness no WSU basketball players live in the area, because the Cougars have a big game with local rival Gonzaga tonight. And, as WSU news goes, those three advances are about it.
• Around the Pac-10: ESPN.com’s Ted Miller reviews the Pac-10 football season (the final Pac-10 football season, actually) and lists the coaches’ salaries. As you can see, WSU’s Paul Wulff is the only one who did not make $1 million or more. … Washington: Want to follow the Huskies to the Holiday Bowl? It will cost you. … Oregon State: Don’t worry about Quizz, he’s coming back for another year. … Oregon: “Burn baby burn” isn’t the right way to celebrate a big victory. … I’m sorry, but I don’t understand voting for Cam Newton in the Heisman race. … California: The Bears face a tough test in San Diego State. … Stanford: He doesn’t feel he’ll win, but Andrew Luck is looking forward to his New York trip. … USC: The school wants to purchase the land under the Coliseum. … UCLA: Nothing here. … Arizona State: Brock Osweiler will not be playing basketball now. There is no way his thoughts about turning out for hoop were a ploy to get more playing time on the football field, is there? … Arizona: The Wildcats play Transfer U tonight. Just another reason – the list is about a mile long if you’re a UC Irvine alum like myself – to dislike Cal State Fullerton.
• That’s it for this morning. We’ll be back this evening prior to the Gonzaga game that starts at 8. Until then …