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WSU earns a day of rest


Like any Tuesday, this one will start slowly, with just a few links, then build momentum, what with WSU coach Ken Bone's presser this morning and the Pac-10 media call. But then it will stop completely, as the Cougars have the day off from practice, which is probably a good thing, as they looked a little tired at times this weekend in LA. We'll use the time wisely, gathering information for another beat we will be covering this spring, college baseball. But that's for another post. Read on for WSU and Pac-10 news.

• Washington State: The Cougars were 50/50 over the weekend as it relates to football recruits according to Cougfan. Running back Adonis Smith, who committed just recently, decommitted (no, that's really not a word, so we'll say "took it back" from now on) and is now saying he'll sign with Northwestern. That will make my predecessor in this position, Glenn Kasses, a proud Wildcat alum, happy. But WSU picked up a commitment from Lakafitoni Pole, a defensive lineman from California. The 6-foot-2 ½ Pole, who is called Toni, told Cougfan Washington State "said they liked what they saw, and that they recruit people from the neck up...people that work hard, who are mentally tough and smart." ... Signing day is a week from tomorrow. ... Speaking of football recruits, there a nice feature in the Seattle Times about Maxx Forde, who has committed to WSU, and his sister.


• Around the Pac-10: Before UW prepares to host Washington State on Saturday night, the Huskies host Seattle U. tonight. ... Oregon athletic director Mike Bellotti gives Ernie Kent the dreaded vote of confidence. ... The Oregon kicker beaten this weekend is doing better. ... Finally, a quick look back at the Pac-10's weekend.


• That's it for this morning. We'll be back later with notes from Bone's press conference. Until then …

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