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FROM PULLMAN -- This is it: our final batch of gameday links. It's Washington State. It's Washington. It's the Apple Cup. And we have some things for you to read before you watch the game. So read on.

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First, a note that we'll have our usual pregame chat today at 11:30 a.m. ... In today's newspaper, we have this advance focusing on the end of the career of Travis Long, who's status for today's game is in question. We also have our usual 2-minute drill, and a blog post with five questions and answers from UW beat writer Bob Condotta. ... John Blanchette has a column about the odd scheduling behind today's game. ... Condotta has this advance of the game in the Seattle Times. ... Jerry Brewer has this column about the game. ... Here's a UW notebook. ... Here's another UW advance. ... Howie Stalwick opines on why the Cougars haven't won this season. ... Here's an AP story. ... Condotta picks UW to win.

There are two other games today ...

Utah (4-7, 2-6 Pac-12) at Colorado (1-10, 1-7), 12 p.m., FX -- Utah's running back could set a record in this game. Is there any reason for hope after Colorado's terrible season?

Arizona State (6-5, 4-4) at Arizona (7-4, 4-4), 7 p.m., ESPN -- This rivalry is still teeming with intensity. But it still lacks national relevance.

Elsewhere around the Pac-12 ... Stanford's running back is also approaching some records. ... Funny that USC coach Lane Kiffin could have the SEC's support this week. ... UCLA's backup quarterback is enjoying his final season despite not playing. ... Stanford's defensive coordinator is taking the team to new heights. ... The Civil War divides families. ... Oregon State wants to shut down Oregon's potent offense.

Check back at 11:30 a.m. for our chat.

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




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