FROM PULLMAN — Anything for a Bon Jovi reference. WSU will surpass the halfway point of spring football practice with a scrimmage later this afternoon at Martin Stadium. As usual, we'll be there. For now, your daily dose of links and whatnot.
For those who plan to attend, practice will be at 1:10 p.m. instead of 10:10 a.m., a change that was made a couple days ago. I'm told this will be more of a full-blown scrimmage than the semi-scrimmage we saw a week ago. … Our story wrapping up WSU's basketball season — and looking ahead to next year — ran in today's newspaper. And for those still wondering about the status of Brock Motum (the paragraph first mentioning him in my story should have been updated — that's my fault), WSU said Friday that nothing has changed and Motum still plans to return for his senior season. No surprise at all there. … We also posted some video on the blog yesterday of walk-on receiver Drew Loftus, a Kennewick native. … CougCenter takes a look at the Air Raid's installation speed. … A scouting report of the Cougars from Fox Sports West. … Howie Stalwick also wraps up WSU's basketball season. … Ted Miller answered a question about WSU in his mailbag, but I'll let Vince link that, because I'm that nice.
Elsewhere around the Pac-12 … An Arizona linebacker is getting an early start to his college career. … De'Anthony Thomas is about to blow up for Oregon, though he remains humble. Interesting story here about Oregon's plans for its offensive line groupings. … All of UW's defensive coaches are wearing new colors. … Stanford has holes to fill on its offensive line. … Utah should be tested by today's scrimmage. … A basketball link from Colorado, where Andre Roberson wants an award next season that he thought he'd won this year. … USC got the worst news possible on the knee injury of running back Tre Madden. He's out for the season.
Your wildcard link … Saw this on SportsCenter last night and was reminded that baseball players are, quite simply, a different breed.
All for now. We'll be back after WSU's scrimmage.