We skipped the morning post today because of familial obligations. But we have some news to pass on, and we are pretty much free of said responsibilities, so we can put something together. Read on.
• The first thing we want to catch up with is the early entry football players. By that we mean the high school seniors or junior college transfers who entered Washington State at the second semester, which started today. Those players will be able to go through spring football and have those practices under their belt come August. … Two high school seniors from Florida are enrolled, wide receivers Isiah Myers and Henry Eaddy, both from Olympia High in Orlando. The two become an answer to a trivia question concerning the first early entry high school players at WSU. (As wide receivers, maybe this news about Marquess Wilson helped them hurry to Pullman and get ready for the 2011 season.) Daryl Monroe, the middle linebacker from Dr. Phillips High in Orlando was not an early enrollee as of Monday, and I've heard the reason is simple. His school doesn't finish the first semester until later this month, so the overlap made it difficult for him the get to Pullman early. … Two junior college players are also enrolled, defensive end Ian Knight and center Taylor Meighen. And that's it right now for this class. … A member of last year's signing group, defensive end Xavier Cooper from Tacoma's Wilson High, also enrolled and is in school after not qualifying in the fall. According to NCAA rules, Cooper can now count against last year's class, if the Cougars have room, or against next year's. It's up to WSU. … Grant High running back Devontae Butler-Booker didn't get the work done and will be a fall enrollee at the earliest. … There were two Pac-10 basketball games yesterday, one scheduled (USC defeated UCLA, 63-52) and one a postponement from Saturday (Arizona held off Stanford, 67-57). … The so-called national title game is this afternoon. One last look at the matchup from ESPN.com's Ted Miller.
• That's it for now. We'll be back in the morning. Until then …