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Thu., March 28, 2013, 6 a.m.

A whole lot happening on the Palouse

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FROM PULLMAN -- Plenty to get to in Pullman today. Football practice. Ken Bone's teleconference. A baseball notebook to write. Doritos Locos tacos to eat. Eh, might skip the last one. Read on.

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We have some reading material for you, most of which covers the news of the day: as expected, Ken Bone remains WSU's basketball coach after his end-of-season meeting with athletic director Bill Moos. Further details will likely be available later this afternoon, when Bone will hold his season wrap-up teleconference. Really, this all felt like a done deal when Moos said he wouldn't be meeting with Bone until this week to discuss the future of the program. Doesn't make a lot of sense to have a head coach on the road recruiting during the offseason when you don't know if he's going to be retained or not (and the financial situation has been well documented). Now there's some resolution, and talk can shift to how next season's team might fare, instead of who will be coaching it. 

Around the Pac-12 ... Arizona is expecting a change in tempo against Ohio State in the Sweet 16 this week. Greg Hansen takes a fun look at UA's Sweet 16 experiences. ... Oregon's basketball coach has some substance to him. ... If Jahii Carson returns to Arizona State, his NBA potential could increase. ... It sounds as if Andre Roberson might be better off staying at Colorado than jumping into the NBA draft. ... Kareem Abdul Jabbar says he's interested in UCLA's head coaching job. Shaka Smart, however, is not. ... Former USC quarterback Matt Barkley looked decent at the school's Pro Day. ... Utah's co-offensive coordinator has no complaints about his new title (he's paired with Dennis Erickson now). ... A Colorado linebacker is working hard this spring to move up the depth chart.

That's all for now. We'll be back after Bone's teleconference.

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




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