Most Tuesday morning posts are pretty dry, cut down from the weekend and not a lot of meat on their bones. But not today. Even the Washington State entry has some surprise items. Read on.
• Washington State: Now I know how a lame duck coach feels. After asking everyone to slow down the personal attacks yesterday, they just kept coming. Really, how hard is it to write: "Jane, you're arguments are flawed," instead of writing "Jane, you ignorant slut," in the comments? Just wondering. ... We had our first look at the Arizona State game in today's S-R. Our usual Tuesday morning item. ... Freelancer Howie Stalwick has this basketball preview story and summary in the News Tribune for you to peruse this morning. ... Cougfan checked in with three recruits and got their take on the noise surrounding the WSU football program and its coaching staff.
• Around the Pac-12: ESPN.com's Ted Miller had an extra-busy day yesterday, what with the Pac-12 players of the week, looking at the race and his weekend rewind. Wait, those are his usual items. How about the Pac-12 Network taking over the world, or some interesting comments coming out of Seattle or the big game this weekend? ... Jon Wilner has more on the media rights announcement from yesterday and why it's important. ... Bob Clark doesn't feel the $2,000 to scholarship athletes is the best idea. ... Washington: The Huskies need Keith Price to bounce back against USC after a tough loss to Oregon. ... The first steps toward the "new" Husky Stadium began Monday. ... Oregon State: Nothing today. ... Oregon: The Duck defensive line has to step up and help UO avoid an early deficit. ... California: The Bears are still dealing with injuries from the Cougar contest. ... Stanford: The Cardinal prepare for the biggest game in its stadium's history. ... Chris Owusu's mouthguard is recording his toughest hits. ... Colorado: The Buffs have a lot of ex-Wildcats on the staff. ... Utah: The reason the Utes are moving the ball better is the offensive line is getting better. ... USC: Steve Sarkisian's remarks about Matt Barkley and Andrew Luck get some airtime. ... UCLA: Despite the recent success, the Bruins still have skeptics. ... Arizona State: Dennis Erickson falls on his sword. ... Arizona: The Wildcats are favored. Of course, it's at Colorado. ... UA is the first pac-12 school to play an official basketball game. The Wildcats won over Valparaiso, 73-64.
• That's it for this morning. It's Tuesday, so there is the Pac-12 coaches conference call and Ken Bone's and Paul Wulff's conference calls to get through. Then there's football practice. We'll be back sometime after all that. Until then ...