As we get closer to the weekend, there will be more Washington State baseball news, of course. But we already have some for you, so read on.
• We can start right here in the old Inland Northwest with John Blanchette’s column on Friday’s starter Chad Arnold (and that day’s important). … On the statistical side, CougCenter has this capsule of the Cougars. … College Baseball Insider also has these capsules on the regional field. Let’s play “find the inverted name” in the WSU capsule. … Looking towards Manhattan (the Cougars open the tourney Friday evening against Kansas State), we have this feature from the Wichita Eagle’s Kellis Robinett on KSU leadoff hitter Adam Muenster. … Finally, if WSU gets by Kansas State and faces Arkansas in the second round, the Cougars will face Razorback ace Drew Smyly (8-1, 2.54 ERA). That little nugget comes from this column. … OK, we don’t only have baseball news. We had the news yesterday about WSU’s basketball team spending Christmas in the Islands. Now we have a little more, thanks to this story in the Star-Bulletin. … On the football side, Ted Miller has WSU’s opener at Oklahoma State as the No. 1 chance for a Pac-10 team to be 0-1.
• That’s it for now. We’ll be back. Until then …