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January games don’t get more crucial for WSU


Really, it is only mid-January. But with three road games looming, including a trip to LA – never easy – and the rivalry with UW, if there ever was a must-win mid-January game for WSU, today just might be it. That’s if the Cougars want to make a run at the postseason. I’m pretty sure that’s a big priority around here. Read on.


• Washington State: Not a lot available today. We had our short feature on the conference’s two top scorers facing off (a little longer version can be found here), along with the football assistant coach announcement. No TV again for today’s game. … There is also a Cougar notebook in the Kitsap Sun. … Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle has a column about Cougar Kiki Moore and her old basketball buddy, Cal’s Tierra Rogers, who can no longer play.


• Around the Pac-10: Found nothing out of the Bay Area about today’s Cougar/Stanford game – but was able to find a couple stories concerning the big showdown this morning in Seattle between Cal and Washington. Also found a couple more pieces in the Seattle press, with an advance in the Times and one in the News Tribune. … Oregon State is on a roll, with two consecutive wins – hey, in the Pac-10, that’s a roll – but so is ASU. … The Trojans and Bruins meet in Pauley, with Alex Stephenson hoping to put a hurt on UCLA. … Both Arizona and Oregon have to figure out a way to bounce back today. … One football note. WSU’s defensive backs can breathe easier today. They won’t have to worry about Toby Gerhart or Rob Gronkowski trying to run them over next year.


• That’s it for this morning. We’ll be back before the 2 p.m. tipoff with some thoughts. Until then …

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