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Sat., Dec. 8, 2012, 6 a.m.

Weekend starts with links

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FROM PULLMAN -- With this weekend's game being played on a Sunday, it's a quiet Saturday in Pullman. But we do have some basketball notes, as well as assorted other links, to pass along. Read on.

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Spoke with a couple WSU players yesterday in advance of their game Sunday against Fresno State, and wrote a bit about freshman forward Junior Longrus on the blog. ... Howie Stalwick has this WSU notebook, with the news that a former Cougar player is an all-star overseas. ... Percy Allen ranks WSU 10th in his Pac-12 power rankings. ... Jason King of ESPN.com ranks WSU ninth.

In Pac-12 football news ... Arizona State expects Will Sutton to return next season. ... Washington's Kasen Williams quietly had one of the best seasons by a receiver in school history. ... Utah is busy recruiting. ... USC's heralded receiver wants to make a run at the Heisman next season (though maybe it's his teammates who should take that oath, because I'm not sure how much more Lee can do on his own). ... Oregon has to deal with another dual-threat quarterback in a BCS game. ... Colorado's recruits are anxiously following the school's coaching search. ... Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey could get some Heisman votes. ... Oregon State players honor the memory of their fallen teammate, one year later. A Beaver freshman is part of an elite group.

In Pac-12 basketball news ... Washington, which hosts Nevada tonight (5 p.m., Pac-12 Network), is committed to its high-post offense. ... Colorado has a tough game at No. 9 Kansas today (11 a.m., ESPN2). ... Arizona State, which hosts Cal-State Northridge today (11 a.m., Pac-12  Network), is getting some versatility out of one of its post players. ... Oregon State hosts Grambling State today (1 p.m., Pac-12 Network). ... Arizona might see a sold-out arena when it plays at Clemson today (5 p.m., ESPN2). ... UCLA, which plays at Texas this afternoon (2:15 p.m., ESPN), is led in scoring by an unassuming freshman. ... Oregon hosts Idaho State today (3 p.m., Pac-12 Networks). The Cougars play ISU on Dec. 29. ... Utah will try to exact revenge for its football loss to BYU tonight (6 p.m., no TV). ... Another tough one for USC tonight, as the Trojans host No. 14 Minnesota (7:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network).

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




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