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FROM PULLMAN — We knew it was coming eventually. And on Wednesday, Washington state released the findings of its internal review of the football program. That dominates today's headlines, so read on for plenty more on the subject.


Let's chat at 6 p.m. tonight. We can chat basketball and, as there might be a few questions on the topic, football, too. …The most interesting aspect of our coverage today is our newspaper story, which includes information from internal emails obtained through a public records request, most notably that president Elson Floyd had asked Bill Moos to look into a previous complaint regarding the coaching staff's treatment of players. On the blog, we have a post with a PDF of the official review embedded, as well as a post with the text of Marquess Wilson's message to Bill Moos the night of the UCLA game. We had a live chat yesterday before the news broke, as well as a short advance of tonight's basketball game. … Bud Withers has this story in the Seattle Times with many of the same details. … Howie Stalwick has a story in the Kitsap Sun. … Here's the ESPN.com story, which graced the front page of that site's homepage. … CBSSports.com weighed in. … Deadspin.com posted one of the emails referenced in our story, though did so with very little context (and I'm not real sure about the headline, either). … Here's the AP story. … According to FootballScoop, the Cougars may be losing another assistant coach to another program. ,,, CougCenter also had some thoughts on the conclusion of WSU's review.

In Pac-12 football news … Arizona State's teammates are pretty fond of their quarterback, who was named team MVP. … It's possible to see — in person — both Arizona's bowl game and its basketball game the same day. … Speaking of that basketball game. … California confirms that Jim Michalczik, a former Cougar, won't return to the Bears coaching staff. … Utah is getting a (rare) early start on next season. … Colorado will shell out more than $5 million per year for its new football coaches.

In Pac-12 basketball news … Oregon State held on for a 79-74 win over Portland State last night in the Stott Center. … Colorado, much like WSU the other day, had to gut out a 50-43 win over Fresno State. … Arizona State was overmatched in its 78-61 loss to Depaul. … Washington is trying to maintain its winning streak over Seattle University when the teams play tonight.

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


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