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Wed., March 31, 2010, 7:36 a.m.

WSU takes a day off


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We're going to be stuck inside today working on things, so the sun will probably shine, birds will sing and a Disney movie will break out. Thursday, when WSU hits the practice field again, it will surely rain. Or snow. Seems like it's been that type of spring. For more on what type of spring it's been on football fields around the Pac-10, read on.
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• We'll start in Pullman, as we should. We had our story in the S-R, though we posted last night (and that included notes). We also had a college baseball roundup in the paper with some WSU notes. ... Other than that, we've got nothing on the Cougs (though you are invited to attend the baseball game Friday by the good folks at CougCenter – me, I'm not driving that far; shoot, I wouldn't drive across the mountains for a football game). ... And that last line is a joke, of course. I know many of you drive across the mountains for football and basketball games. ... OK, around the conference, Washington opened spring practice with a very tall, lightly recruited (for football) defensive end joining the team. And yes, I do believe Clarence Trent has to be on football scholarship per NCAA rules, starting in the fall. ... Speaking of NCAA rules, after possibly falling afoul of them, USC is making changes at its practices. ... Arizona State's newest wide receiver has a lot of Pullman ties. ... He's part of ASU's new, dynamic offense. ... The Register-Guard's George Schroeder has some thoughts on Jeremiah Masoli's future with the Ducks. ... From the field to the court, Oregon's basketball coaching search goes on, with another big name thrown against the wall. Will it stick? ... You know how there has been a lot of turnover this week with the WSU hoops team? Well, the same thing is happening other places, including Virginia.

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• That's all for this morning. We'll be back if news warrants today, but tomorrow for sure. Until then ...




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