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Basketball season carries on


FROM PULLMAN — It's midweek for WSU's football team. It's gameday for the men's basketball game. And for us? Just another Wednesday. Read on.

We'll hold our weely live chat later today at 1 p.m., so be sure to stop by for that. … In today's newspaper, we had our Pac-12 notebook taking a look at potential division title-deciding games in the conference this weekend. There's also this (very) brief advance of WSU's basketball game against Utah Valley State, plus our blog post with video of Ken Bone's press conference and a post with some notes and quotes from football practice. … The Seattle Times agrees with WSU's decision to investigate the football program. … From Arizona State: Todd Graham made it clear Tuesday that Taylor Kelly remains the team's starting quarterback.

Around the Pac-12 … California coach Jeff Tedford will meet soon with the school's athletic director to discuss the future of Cal's football program. … Arizona's run defense is lacking. … Stanford wants to get some hits on Oregon's quarterback. … Oregon's defense is beat up, and it needs to heal quickly to take on the Cardinal's running game. … Oregon State's defensive backs are learning how to learn. … USC's band drum major won't stab the midfield logo at the Rose Bowl. Maybe he'll stab the Trojans' footballs and let a little air out. Too soon? … There will be plenty of NFL talent on the field when USC and UCLA get together. … Utah is envious of Arizona's turnaround. The Pac-12 is a new world for the Utes. … A Colorado linebacker has seen some hard times in his career. … And a UW linebacker is a quick study.

In basketball action last night … Albany shocked Washington with a 63-62 upset. … UCLA avoided a similar fate by holding off UC-Irvine in overtime. … California rolled past Pepperdine. … USC used a steady effort to beat Long Beach State.

See you at 1 p.m.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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