Another basketball week begins in Pullman, with coach Ken Bone meeting with the media, practice for a key weekend with the Northern California schools and the Pac-10 media call. Read on for links.
• Washington State: We had this short story about football recruits who stepped on campus yesterday, which we posted and put in the paper (though the link is not available). … Freelancer Howie Stalwick covered the same ground in the Kitsap Sun and other papers.
• Around the Pac-10: There are no Pacific 10 Conference basketball teams in the national rankings for the first time since, well since I was a young man (1987 to be exact). … The Huskies were the last team standing, but two road losses knocked them out. … SI.com’s Seth Davis thinks the best major conference race in the nation will be in the Pac-10. And the stakes could be the highest as well. … LaMicheal James is going to run track for Oregon. By joining the track team, now he’s got a chance to become a real star on that campus.
• That’s it for this morning. We’ll be back this afternoon with news and notes. Until then …