From Albuquerque -- Fun fact: It's actually cheaper to stay an extra day in New Mexico than it is to fly out the day after a bowl game with Christmas right around the corner. I guess there was a demand for Southwest Airlines' supply of tickets. But enough advanced Smithian economics for today, you're here for the links.
I've got a story on how Washington State is trying to shake off its New Mexico Bowl loss ... It's something that Jim Moore is having difficulty with ... Howie Stalwick thinks it will be awhile before the Cougars recover ... DCSU defensive line coach Greg Lupfer used profane and bigoted language during a volatile exchange with WSU quarterback Connor Halliday ... Lupfer has "apologized" via Twitter and the incident is under investigation by CSU ... Also subscribe to the Lewiston Tribune? Check out Dale Grummert's Monday Morning Quarterback.
More links, after the jump.
In basketball news, USC beat Dayton on a last-second shot ... Washington gave up another early lead against a ranked opponent ... UCLA beat Weber State thanks to a strong game from Kyle Anderson ... Cal couldn't hang with Creighton on the road ... The President watched Oregon State lose to Creighton.
Oregon State is the next Pac-12 team to play in a bowl game. The Beavers are no strangers to Hawaii -- they love to recruit in the islands.