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WSU's loss to Cal, day-after post Part 1 and Part 2

COUGARS • UPDATED 11:25 A.M.

Is it appropriate today is the day everyone in the state of Washington falls back? You can discuss that amongst yourself as we present, in this go round, the links to yesterday's Washington State football game. And basketball coverage. Read on.

• UPDATE: We've added Pac-12 links before we get on the plane, along with the answer to a question posed last night, which can be found at the bottom of the post.

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• Washington State: We don't have a lot more to share at this point, but will be back in a while with some quotes and notes. But we wanted to pass along morning reading, including the links to our game story, notebook, four keys, statistics and how they scored. ... We also have a basketball game story from correspondent Josh Wright, filling the void in Pullman while I was watching at AT&T Park. Abe Lodwick's foot problem could be problematic, as having personally dealt with such things before, I know there are a lot of little bones and stuff in there to deal with. ... From the Seattle Times, Bud Withers has a column, a notebook and a summary. ... In the News Tribune, freelancer Howie Stalwick pitches in with a game story, a sidebar and a notebook. ... Down here, the Mercury News has a game story, a column and a notebook while the San Francisco Chronicle has a gamer and a notebook. ... John Blanchette's column today deals with realignment.

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• Around the Pac-12: We're back with the rest of the links. ... ESPN.com's Ted Miller has three things worth checking out: what we learned, his helmet stickers and the rankings from today. ... Washington: The Ducks wouldn't let the Huskies say a fond farewell to the current Husky Stadium, running past them 34-17. ... Oregon State: The Beavers had a shot early (doesn't everyone against the Cardinal?) but faded as Stanford rolled to a 38-13 win in Corvallis. ... Oregon: The Ducks weren't looking ahead to Stanford, especially not on defense, which rallied to the ball all night. ... California: See above. ... Stanford: The Cardinal won, which was typical. What is sad is Chris Owusu's concussions are becoming all too typical. ... Colorado: Nothing. ... Utah: The Utes seemingly have figured out the Pac-12, harassing another quarterback into mistakes and running the ball efficiently in a 34-21 victory at Arizona. ... USC: The Trojans should get some injured players back. ... UCLA: Don't look now, but the Bruins, thanks to a 29-28 victory over ASU, control their destiny in the Pac-12 South. ... Arizona State: The Sun Devils missed two field goals in the final six minutes in the one-point defeat. ... Arizona: The Wildcats struggle in another defeat.

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• That's it for now. We'll be back after Paul Wulff's press conference today. I did ask Wulff last night about playing Connor Halliday after the game got out of hand and he said it was discussed, but the decision was not to put him in. I do believe the conditions played a part in that, but Wulff didn't elaborate. Until later ...




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