FROM PULLMAN -- We're officially one day away from the spring game, but we've got a few loose ends to tie up here in Pullman before driving to Coeur d'Alene later today. Visiting a friend there before Saturday's big scrimmage. Read on for some links, because there are a few.
It was a lighter practice at WSU yesterday, with the Cougars going no-pads and only practicing for about two hours before working out the semantics of pre-game stretching. I took the time to practice my stretching, too. Afterward, I wrote this story taking a look at the Cougars' situation at linebacker heading into Saturday, specifically addressing Jared Byers' move from fullback and the role he might play in the spring game. We also recapped practice on the blog, as usual. ... Ted Miller takes a look at media darling Andrei Lintz. ... Scroll to the bottom of this story for the news that legendary WSU baseball coach Bobo Brayton will be inducted into the Washington Sports Hall of Fame prior to WSU's game against Arizona State. ... Received a question during Wednesday's live chat (Live Chat? Live chat? live Chat? LIVE CHAT?) about whether the spring game will be streamed online. There's good news on that front. While it won't be available on WSU's website, SWX, the Spokane station televising the game's first hour, will stream the game at SWXRightNow.com. ... WSU is only mentioned briefly, but for those interested in college baseball, here's our notebook. ... Mike Leach is featured in this promotional video from WSU. ... Missed this story a couple days ago detailing the recruitment of Jordan Tebbutt, who was in town a couple weeks ago for a visit. ... A highly-rated quarterback is considering WSU. ... Howie Stalwick details the history of the Crimson and Gray game. ... The latest on the Spokane Week happenings.
Around the Pac-12 ... Arizona has a highly-rated basketball class coming in this season. ... What can fans do for Arizona State? Cameron Marshall hopes to do plenty, though he'll have to wait til fall. ... Taking a look at some funding issues with California's football stadium renovation, which the school says isn't in as dire of shape as this article suggests. Cal's spring scrimmage appears to be fully funded. ... In a shocking turn, Andrew Luck will reportedly be drafted No. 1 by the Colts. ... Oregon responds to the reefer madness (by the way -- happy holidays, Duck fans). Some more on Oregon's walk-on running backs. ... Oregon State went ahead and responded to it, too. The Beavers want their linebackers playing faster. ... Utah's offensive line is young, but they say they're ready. If they're not, at least the Utes quarterback has bulked up. A Utah coach went from the courtroom to the gridiron. ... There's some red tape to go through at Colorado before the school can renovate its football stadium. ... There's new turf going in at UCLA. A new coach is bringing, sigh, "swagger" to the Bruins secondary.
All or now.