The road to the Tri-Cities beckons. But before we go, here are a few links to keep you informed. The WSU women's game starts at 1:30 p.m., the men at 4:30. We'll be there.
• Washington State: We had our advance in the paper this morning, as well on the blog with this post yesterday afternoon. ... One correction: We listed the radio coverage of the men's game as starting at 6:30 in the print edition of the paper. Of course, that's incorrect. The game time is 4:30, with the pregame show before that. ... Because we're covering the women's game today, and have to get that story written between games, we probably won't have a pregame post today. ... The Oregonian's Jim Beseda had this feature on Ken Bone and a short preview of today's game. ... Switching gears a bit, the Sporting News named a Pac-10 All-Freshman team this week. Yes, Travis Long and Gino Simone deserved this sort of honor, but to also name Skylar Stormo, that seems to devalue the whole list. Stormo did play a little tight end for the Cougars, but only rarely the last half of the season. WSU went away from tight end sets as, after Tony Thompson's injury, none of the Cougars could get the job done to the coaches' satisfaction. Stormo has potential, but to give any award for his play this year is premature.
• Around the Pac-10: Washington is hosting a Portland team today that is still trying to learn lessons from its early season hot start. ... Oregon and Oregon State each have games today as well, with UO taking on Oakland and OSU getting a needed breather in Mississippi Valley State. ... UCLA's lack of experience is killing the Bruins. ... ASU's Derek Glasser – how many ways are there to spell Derek? – is about to set a school record. ... On the enforcement scene, the NCAA is looking into another USC tailback. And the organization finally revealed its charges against ASU's baseball program.
• That's all for this morning. We'll be back from Kennewick later today. Until then …