FROM PULLMAN — The students are camping outside Beasley as we speak (type? read?). It's senior night. The Huskies are in town. Should be a fun one tonight. More good news: We have plenty of reading for you to start it off.
Our focus this week has been on WSU's seniors, and that was the subject of this lengthy feature we had in today's newspaper. (The linked story is longer than the version that ran in the paper.) Also, we continued our senior spotlight series on the blog with a look at Abe Lodwick and Charlie Enquist, a look at the career of Faisal Aden, and the cool story of WSU head manager Neil Stover. … CougCenter also pays tribute to Stover. … The Huskies are wary of their trip to Pullman. … Missed this yesterday, but Ryan Divish examined UW's matchup with WSU's zone. Divish has some more love for Brock Motum. … WSU will try to spoil UW's tourney hopes. … A tio of the hat to Percy Allen for finding this interesting ranking of college basketball coaches in order of recruiting and player development. Ken Bone made the cut. … Curtis Allen was a guest on KJR 950 AM in Seattle yesterday. … The Cougar baseball team swept a double-header against Nebraska-Omaha yesterday in its home opener(s). … Members of the Cougar coaching staff were in Seattle yesterday for their “A night with Cougar football” promotion.
As for the rest of the Pac-12 action …
Washington at Washington State, 5 p.m. (Root)
UCLA at Arizona, 11 a.m. (CBS): This would have been a marquee, late-season matchup in, say, 2005. But now? The Wildcats are just trying to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive — they'll also honor their seniors — and the Bruins are trying to stay in the hunt for a first-round bye in the Pac-12 tournament.
USC at Arizona State, 5 p.m. (FSAZ): If two bad basketball teams play a meaningless game in late February and nobody's there to see it, did it really happen? The Sun Devils are hoping a trio of guards can help them next season. A short preview from the USC side.
(The Oregon vs. Oregon State and California vs. Colorado games aren't until Sunday.)
The Ducks football team broke a whole bunch of rules in a whole bunch of different years. … Two Canadians are helping the Ducks basketball team in a big way this year. … Stanford starts spring football practices on Monday, with five quarterbacks vying to replace Andrew Luck. … USC football players can finally compete in track and field again. … A look at Colorado's student section.