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Wed., Dec. 12, 2012, 6 a.m.

Live chat, Bone, links on a Wednesday


FROM PULLMAN -- It is Wednesday, right? These pre-winter days -- can't actually call it winter until Dec. 21, even if it's snowing outside as I type -- all seem to blend together. Yeah, that's all I've got for today. Read on for links.


We'll hold our live chat, as usual, at 1 p.m. this afternoon. ... Yesterday was Tuesday, which meant WSU basketball coach Ken Bone met with the media. We recapped his press conference, as usual, and also passed along the video from WSU Athletics. ... Bone is conducting a live chat today at 12 p.m. on Must be as an introduction to mine, right? ... Want to see what Mike Leach looked like in the '90s? Well, here you go. ... CougCenter takes a look at one of WSU's newest verbal commitments. ... 

In Pac-12 basketball news ... Arizona is expecting its first sellout of the season against Florida. ... Washington and Seattle U play each other this week, though with considerably less fanfare than their meeting 60 years ago. The Huskies are searching for more energy. ... UCLA's star freshman has lost some weight he put on during the offseason (which was a long one for him). ... California has one more tough tuneup before Pac-12 play starts. ... The first in what figures to be a long line of "woe is the Pac-12" stories this season. ... Colorado plays at Fresno State tonight at 7 p.m. ... Oregon State travels to Portland State for a rare game at the Stott Center.

In Pac-12 football news ... Sonny Dykes brought his offensive coordinator and receivers coach with him to California. ... Arizona State's star defensive tackle used to be an underrated prospect. ... A bowl win would be a pretty good deal for Arizona. ... USC's defense was bad against all different kind of teams. ... Stanford is back at practice in preparation for the Rose Bowl. ... The future of a veteran coach at Colorado is unknown. ... Oregon's quarterback takes a different approach than his Fiesta Bowl counterpart. ... Are small college sports in trouble in the state of Oregon? ... Oregon State's quarterback competition might not see a resolution for a while.

See you at 1 p.m.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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