Woke up to a light snowfall, though it's expected to get warm enough for a while today it will all melt off. But by game time tonight, expect a rematch, with snow winning once again. It's a busy day in college sports, so read on.
• Washington State: The Cougars basketball team got to sit and watch as Gonzaga – Monday's season-opening opponent – began its season by hosting Eastern Washington. The Zags won in a tight game. … In tonight's football game, we have our advance centered round the weather that's expected to hit town. We also had our keys to the game. … The Seattle Times' Bud Withers adds a short preview. … Freelancer Howie Stalwick has a preview based on Paul Wulff's future. … Don't forget, Steve Gleason is in town and will be the honorary captain tonight. I'm wondering what's the over/under on how long the standing ovation he'll receive will last. Three minutes? … CougCenter has an advance. … And that's about it from WSU.
• Around the Pac-12: ESPN.com's Ted Miller has his usual mailbag. … Washington: Coaches Steve Sarkisian and Lane Kiffin renew their friendly rivalry, with Sarkisian's Huskies riding a two-game win streak in the series. … Oregon State: The Beavers game at California is sort of lost in all the flotsam from the big game across the bay. … Oregon: The grass is long, the field is expected to be a bit wet and the Ducks face quite possibly their toughest game of the year. And they lost to No. 1 LSU earlier. … California: The Bears have a lot on the line today in their final AT&T Park home game. … Stanford: The Cardinal's defense has to play well today, while the offense tries to emulate the 49er teams of old. … Colorado: One last chance for the CU seniors to win a Pac-12 game in front of their fans. … Utah: The Utes have played well recently, but their opponent, like them, is really motivated. … USC: Nickell Robey is playing for his mom, who is no longer with him. … UCLA: Kevin Prince is the Bruins' comeback story of the season. … Arizona State: Love the first picture on the Sun Devils' game preview. It's of ASU fans in T-shirts. People will be wearing T-shirts in Pullman tonight, under about six other layers. … The Devils need to win to stay in the Pac-12 South race. … Arizona: There have been a few games that have meant less to UA, but not many.
• College basketball: Lot's of Pac-12 teams played their first real games last night including … Loyola Marymount upsets No. 17 UCLA, 69-58. … USC won handily over Cal State Northridge, 66-59. … Stanford routs Central Arkansas 91-52. … California rides an early wave and gets by always-tough UC Irvine, 77-56. … Colorado takes Fort Lewis, 85-57. … Oregon turned over its chance at an upset, losing 78-64 at No. 7 Vanderbilt. … ASU barely got by Montana State, 78-72.
• That's it for this morning. We'll be back, as usual, before the game and on Twitter for a while during it. But it is a late-night game, so we have to focus on our responsibilities for the newspaper, so the in-game tweets will be rare. The game is on national TV (Versus). Until later …