A Thursday full of WSU links

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FROM PULLMAN — Hard to believe WSU only plays three more games here this season. One of those is tonight, which means we have a whole bunch of links for you. Read on.


Our Thursday story focuses on Mike Ladd, and the considerable pain he's playing through with his right thumb injury. We also have this look ahead at the weekend, as well as the lead item in this notebook. … Rivals.com has a lengthy story about Mike Leach installing his offense this spring. … Vince passed this along yesterday, but USA Today has a note about Leach's inspiration for the script of the in-the-works "Friday Night Lights" movie. … Interesting story here about how difficult it is for Arizona to get to Pullman. Sounds as if they stayed in Spokane last night. To all that, I say: boo-hoo. The Cougars have to go to similar lengths for nearly every road trip. Think traveling from Pullman to Spokane to Salt Lake City to Boulder in three days is fun? … Jordin Mayes has an "outside chance" to play tonight.

Around the Pac-12: UCLA swept the season series from USC last night with a 64-54 win at the Sports Arena. … The Trojans added Tee Martin to their football coaching staff.  … Andre Roberson is closing in on Colorado's single-season rebounding record.

Tonight …

Arizona at Washington State, 6 p.m. (FSN)

Oregon State at Stanford, 7 p.m. (CSNCA): Maples Pavilion isn't as tough of a venue for opposing teams as it used to be. … Jared Cunningham presents quite a challenge for the Cardinal.

Oregon at California, 7:30 p.m. (CSNCA/NW): Jorge Gutierrez has his family in town for his final two games at Haas Pavilion. Allen Crabbe torched the Ducks the first time around. … Carlos Emory has led a second-half charge for the Ducks.

Arizona State at Washington, 8 p.m. (FSN): The Huskies could help their NCAA chances by winning the rest of their games. … ASU has issues with turnovers.

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

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