Time for WSU to prepare for Buffs


Even though we pretty much took the day off yesterday, we still have some Washington State news to share, so read on.


• Washington State: The news? The start time for the Colorado game has been set and it's on television. It will start at 12:30 p.m. PDT (or 1:30 in Boulder) and will be televised on Fox College Sports Pacific. ... Other than that there isn't a lot of WSU news (the Cougars return to the practice field this afternoon) but that doesn't mean you should stop reading.


• Around the Pac-12: From Oklahoma, where the regents gave the president the authority to make a conference change, to Texas (ditto) to Los Angeles to all points in between, everyone is staking out their territory (or doing what dogs do) in the conference re-alignment world. Where it will end, no one knows, but it sure looks as if a school like Washington State has to be happy it's in the Pac-12 and not the Big 12 or Big East. ...'s Ted Miller gives us the news concerning the Pac-12 players of the week and takes a quick look at this week's games. ... What of USC ends up the conference's best team? ... Washington: Though Keith Price's knee is not 100 percent, he says he will be on the field this week when the Huskies host Cal in a key conference game. ... Coach Steve Sarkisian promises he'll keep his composure. ... Oregon State: Is Mike Riley playing the coaching game when talking about James Rodgers? Sure. He's a coach, isn't he? ... Oregon: The Ducks two-headed tight end rotation seems to be working better than its running back one. ... California: Special teams have to play with more consistency this week. ... Stanford: It's official. Linebacker Shayne Skov is out for the year. ... Colorado: Buffs' coach Jon Embree almost ended up at Ohio State. ... Utah: If the conference does expand, Utah should be sitting pretty. ... USC: The Trojans should be motivated in the desert. ... UCLA: The Bruins have only won two conference road games in Rick Neuheisel's tenure. ... Arizona State: The Sun Devils feel they left points on the field in Illinois. ... Arizona: Three consecutive top 10 opponents is no way to get healthy - or build a winning record.


• That's it for this morning. The Pac-12 coaches call is today, then WSU has practice later in the afternoon. We'll be back after the latter. Until then ...

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