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FROM PULLMAN -- At about 2:40 p.m. tomorrow, WSU will be exactly halfway through spring practice. But we go more than halfway with our links this morning. Read on for the whole thing.

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We documented yesterday's high-intensity practice with this story in the newspaper, as well as our usual post-practice blog post. Also, we recapped Ken Bone's meeting with the media yesterday in this blog post, and wrote an end-of-season story that should run in the S-R in the coming days. The biggest news is that Brock Motum is expected back next season, though really, that was the expectation all along. ... We also focus on Gonzaga in this baseball notebook, for those interested. ... Bud Withers has a bit about Bone's press conference.

Elsewhere around the Pac-12 ... Arizona and Arizona State will each have a presence when the ceremonial first pitch(es) are thrown at the Diamondbacks game tonight. ... An ASU lineman is keeping a list. ... USC may have lost a tailback. The Trojans' quarterbacks don't mind the team bringing in another big recruit at that position. ... The Neuheisel name lives on at UCLA. ... The Bruins have their X-man back. ... A Colorado safety is battling through injuries. ... Utah lost yet another basketball player. ... This Utes defensive lineman is already a Star. ... Some notes from Stanford's spring practice. ... Sad story about the death of former Oregon State coach Joe Avezzano. ... This OSU tight end feels like a freshman. He also is a freshman. ... Some Oregon defenders are guarding against complacency.

As for our wildcard link ... As the headline suggests, this is one of the more awkward moments in recent press conference history. The whole drama between Van Gundy and Howard is a little lame and tired, but the actual exchange with reporters is something else.

All for now.

Christian Caple can be reached at christianc@spokesman.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple




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