Other than Washington’s win in Seattle, Thursday was a pretty dead day in Pac-10 sports, including Pullman. But we found a few items to share, so read on.
• Washington State: We talked about the tickets remaining for Apple Cup and the WSU football banquet yesterday on this post, but thought it would make sense to remind you that it’s still possible to attend either or both if you want. … As for on the field news, all we can offer is our story concerning the Qwest Field game with Oregon State next season. There has been decent discussion about the move all over the Net, and here as well. Just wondered how you folks thought about playing a conference game in Seattle instead of Pullman. … Over at Cougfan, they looked at the financial ramifications of the move. … The other aspect, which we haven’t discussed much, is the school has built a whole Seattle Week around the football game in the past decade. That’s important to President Elson S. Floyd. And keeping the man in charge happy is important to the athletic department.
• Around the Pac-10: What has been the conference’s best rivalry the past 10 years? ESPN.com’s Ted Miller makes his choice. … The Times’ Bud Withers has his Pac-10 picks and power rankings. … Washington: The biggest news out of Seattle wasn’t the Huskies’ victory over UCLA, though the 24-7 win was huge for their bowl hopes. No, the biggest news was the regents approving the plan for stadium expansion. … Oregon State: Can the Trojans control Jacquizz Rodgers? … Oregon: With all the outcry about Auburn’s Cam Newton’s possible financial incentive program, and it’s possible effect on Heisman votes, the Ducks’ LaMichael James isn’t without his baggage as well. … Cal: Take a good look at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The stadium you see then won’t be the stadium you see in a year or so. … Jeff Tedford is learning how hard it is to maintain success. … Stanford: Another opinion about Jim Harbaugh’s future. … Our one basketball story for today is from Stanford, where former WSU coach Tony Bennett’s Virginia team got spanked 81-60. … USC: Nothing here. … UCLA: The Bruins lost their quarterback, misplaced their running game and got beat … Arizona State: Nope, nothing. … Arizona: A quick look at the practice of grayshirting.
• That’s all for this morning. Well be back after football practice this evening as the Cougars return to workouts after five days off. Until then …