COUGARS • UPDATED: 10 A.M.
Well, this day has already been an adventure. We are at 30,000 feet finally en route to Seattle, as our flight out of Spokane left more than an hour late. That means will miss our LA connection at SeaTac and the rest of the travel itinerary to tonight's game should be interesting. We're trying to get our links up, so read on.
• Washington State: We had our WSU advance in this morning's paper and John Blanchette examined the Cougars' chances to win the conference. ... CougCenter looks at tonight's opener against UCLA. ... Lewiston's Ryan Collingwood has this post. ... Here is the LA Times' preview. ... Klay Thompson and why he left Los Angeles.
• UPDATE – Around the Pac-10: We're stuck in Seattle, but that allows us the time to catch up with conference links. We'll start with football today, as the Huskies meet Nebraska tomorrow night in San Diego. The UW defensive line faces a formidable challenge, which is part of ESPN.com's Ted Miller's three keys to the game. ... Arizona hasn't won a football game in a long time. ... Oregon goes for it more on fourth downthan most college football team. ... Now to basketball. ... There were a couple nonconference games last night, with Cal's Mike Montgomery winning his 600th collegiate game and Stanford defeating always challenging – in Jeopary – Yale. ... The Huskies' large front line will get a big test at USC tonight and vice versa. ... Arizona State has been hobbled by injuries thus far.
• That's it for now. We are now scheduled to get to Los Angeles in time to get to Pauley Pavilion and the start of the game, so let's hope that holds. We'll post before the game and tweet during it. Follow us at vinceg55. Until later ...