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Sat., April 21, 2012, 6 a.m.

The spring game has arrived


FROM COEUR d'ALENE -- We're visiting a friend in this fine city in Idaho before heading over to Albi Stadium, but we've also got some links and news for you before the day begins in earnest. Read on.


Our story in today's newspaper focuses on the Spokane Week efforts of the WSU athletic department, and also provides an update on season ticket sales that you'll likely be pleased to read. As a reminder, the spring game begins at 1 p.m. and can be seen on SWX, as well as We also posted some video of safety Anthony Carpenter on the blog last night. ... It's a pay story, but Mike Leach landed the first verbal commitment of WSU's 2013 class, a safety from Texas named Trevor Walker. ... Here's the AP story previewing today's spring game. ... KXLY features linebacker Eric Oertel. ... Ryan Leaf will be arraigned on May 3. ... The WSU baseball team lost its series opener at Oregon. ... Don't read too much into Utah's spring game. ...

Around the Pac-12 ... Arizona looks to be getting some new turf next year. ... Arizona State also plays its spring game today, and is planning to make some evaluations. The Sun Devils' final practice went well. ... Looking forward to UCLA re-opening Pauley Pavilion. ... Washington fans can actually watch their team practice on Saturday. There's a competition at UW's running back position. ... Colorado picked up a football commitment. ... Oregon will have some fun when selecting its spring game teams. Taking a look at the Ducks' kickers. ... More on drug testing in the NCAA.

All for now. We'll be back with more from Albi.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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