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Monday brings WSU links


FROM PULLMAN -- It's never dull around here these days, and this afternoon figures to be no exception. Mike Leach, as usual, meets with the media later today, along with three WSU players. First, we have links to start your week. Read on.


In today's newspaper, we have a story with the latest on the Marquess Wilson situation, which the university and Pac-12 are now investigating. We also had some notes from practice on the blog, along with this post about the Friday arrest of linebacker Chester Su'a. ... Bud Withers has a column on all the Wilson proceedings in the Seattle Times. ... Howie Stalwick has a story in the Kitsap Sun. ... Jim Moore seems a little fed up with it all. ... Arizona State opened as a 19-point favorite this week over WSU, with that line since moving to 21. ... From Arizona State: The Sun Devils still have time to fix their offense. ... Interesting story about marijuana and college athletics by Percy Allen.

Around the Pac-12 ... Washington's win over Utah was a big step in the Huskies' season turnaround. UW is starting to put things together. ... Utah needs to improve greatly to beat Arizona this week. ... Arizona is pleased with its bowl eligibility. ... Oregon State fans apparently need some perspective after a loss to Stanford. ... Oregon is ranked No. 1 in the polls, but is now No. 2 in the BCS. ... Colorado's defense wants to step up this week against Washington. ... UCLA coach Jim Mora prepares for his first game against USC with plenty on the line. ... The passing game -- namely, USC's -- could decide this year's rivalry game. ... One key mistake allowed Oregon to pull away from California. ... Stanford could be in for a rude awakening against Oregon this week. ... In basketball news, non-conference victories were had yesterday by Washington (85-63 over Loyola-Maryland), Oregon State (71-62 over New Mexico State), Arizona (82-73 over Charleston Southern) and California (78-65 over Bakersfield).

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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