FROM SEATTLE -- We trekked across the state last night and are in Seattle a few days ahead of WSU's game against Buffalo here on Friday. But that doesn't mean there wasn't any work to be done yesterday. Read on.
It's Wednesday, which means we'll hold our live chat at 1 p.m. ... The big news yesterday was Jeff Tuel's announcement that he has decided to give up on trying to get a fifth year of eligibilty from the NCAA. We had this story in the newspaper today. Ken Bone met with the media yesterday, too, and we have some notes and quotes from that in this blog post. ... Bud Withers, who broke the Tuel news, has this column in The Seattle Times. Ted Miller chimes in on ESPN.com. ... Howie Stalwick has a brief item about the Tuel news in the Kitsap Sun.
In Pac-12 football news ... Arizona State's defense is fueled by its coordinator. ... One of Stanford's receivers is especially looking forward to getting on the field in the Rose Bowl. ... Oregon State will show off its improved running game in the Alamo Bowl. ... Oregon is getting down to the business of focusing on Kansas State. ... Washington's Trufant is adding to the family legacy. ...
In Pac-12 basketball news ...Arizona handled Oral Roberts fairly easily in an 89-64 win last night. ... The conference benefited from Arizona's win over Florida. ... UCLA cruised past Long Beach State, 89-70. ... California beat UC-Santa Barbara, 68-59, on Tuesday. ... Washington got one of its guards back at practice. ... A freshman made the most of his minutes in Utah's 62-53 win over SMU. ... Stanford lost to N.C. State., 88-79.
Check back at 1 p.m. for our chat.