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Monday morning Pac-12 links

Washington State athletic director Bill Moos will begin politicking and lobbying various bowl games in earnest, today. But with no practice on Monday, today will be another day in limbo for the Cougars, as all bowl eligible Pac-12 teams wait for Dec. 8th, when the postseason picture will become clear. Nothing much can happen before then as the BCS bowls will need to be determined and then the lesser bowls can make their selections from the remaining teams.

Still, the bowl situation is slowly evolving. The Cougars could play in the Heart of Dallas Bowl if the Big Ten gets two teams in BSC bowls ... The Cougars will be in competition with Syracuse and Maryland for at-large bids if they are not invited to a Pac-12 affiliated bowl ... UCLA is probably headed to El Paso ... The Ducks aren't out of BCS bowl contention yet ... The Huskies will probably face BYU in San Francisco.

The WSU men's basketball team fell to St. Joseph's in their Old Spice Classic finale.

Find out where national pundits think WSU will go bowling, and check out some otherAnd i basketball scores, after the jump.

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Bowl Projections

WSU's bowl projections are all over the map, literally. ESPN's Ted Miller has WSU playing in the New Mexico Bowl ... Jerry Palm still predicts the Cougars won't be invited to play in a bowl game ... The Orlando Sentinel thinks WSU will head to San Diego for the Poinsettia Bowl ... Phil Steele has Mike Leach returning to Texas to lead the Cougars in the Heart of Dallas Bowl ... College Football News has the Cougars playing Michigan in the Texas Bowl ... Jason Kirk has the Cougars heading to Louisiana to take on Pittsburgh in the Independence Bowl.

And in basketball news ...

  • The Sun Devils lost a close one to Miami.
  • DePaul spoiled Craig Robinson's return to Chicago.
  • South Dakota State was no match for Stanford.
  • Oregon beat Cal Poly to round out the day's action.



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Jacob Thorpe
Sports reporter Jacob Thorpe covers Washington State University athletics. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.







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