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Warm day awaits WSU, Cal


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The morning has broken warm, if not sunny, with the temperature expected to be in the low 60s during the game. Is this Pullman in mid-November or Vegas? OK, that comparison made even me laugh. Let's get to the morning links before I write something else really dumb. Read on.
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• Washington State: The Cougars opened – sort of – the 2010-11 basketball season last night with a predictable 89-49 exhibition victory over Lewis-Clark State. We had some notes last night. ... There was coverage on Cougfan with this story and a piece on CougCenter. ... WSU's 10th game of the season, and 10th consecutive, kicks off at 1 p.m. in Martin Stadium. Here's our advance and a box of information from the Seattle Times.

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• Around the Pac-10: There is no team in the conference with a longer injury report than the Cougars according to ESPN.com's Ted Miller. ... Miller also has more on the Pac-12 schedule. We have more school-centric schedule links below. ... Washington: The Huskies have low expectations for today. ... One Husky, though, has high expectations for himself. ... Bud Withers examines the future schedules for the Washington schools. ... Oregon State: The best part of today's game in the Rose Bowl is trying to figure out the two teams. ... We know they both like to run the ball. ... Oregon: The Ducks defense should be on full fly-around mode today. And odds are UO will win handily. ... More on the Pac-12 schedule. ... Cal: In their last chance, the Bears expect to get their first road win of the season. ... Will they even think they can be upset? (By the way, WSU is 4-30 since the start of 2008, not 3-31.) ... Stanford: Who would have thought five years ago the two best college football games today match Utah and TCU in Salt Lake City and Stanford and Arizona in the Bay Area? The latter will decide which team stays in the Rose Bowl hunt. ... USC: After losing to Oregon, will the Trojans overlook ASU? ... More on the Pac-12 schedule. ... UCLA: Ryan Katz is a So Cal native. ... Arizona State: Not a lot here. ... Arizona: The Wildcats' defense doesn't want to overthink what Stanford is doing.

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• That's all for this morning. Remember, we'll be on Twitter at vinceg55 during the game, and we'll be back before the football game here with more. Until then ...




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