COUGARS • UPDATED: 10 A.M.; 2:30 P.M.
We got up early to watch the Ryder Cup, which means I'm already hoarse. But instead of yelling at Stewart Cink for missing putts, we decided to get our morning post done. Read on.
UPDATE: Though this weekend's home game against Oregon (a 2 p.m. start) won't be on TV, the home game Oct. 16 vs. Arizona will start at 4:30 p.m. and be televised by Versus, according to WSU.
UPDATE 2: Klay Thompson was one of six players from the Pac-10 on the Wooden Award preseason watch list. You can see the whole list here.
• Washington State: Practice should be interesting this week after coach Paul Wulff said last night that he was contemplating changes on the defensive side of the football. Who or what that means will be fun to watch, more so than what I'm watching right now. ... Pac-10 coordinator of football officiating Dave Cutaia told Bud Withers on Sunday the same thing he said in the press box Saturday, the call to review Jeff Tuel's score was the right one. ... This week's opponent, Oregon, jumped Boise State to third in the national polls.
• Around the Pac-10: Withers looks back at the weekend. ... ESPN.com's Ted Miller has his power rankings. ... Jon Wilner looks ahead to the athletic directors meeting next week. ... Making the Rose Bowl is harder for a second Pac-10 team this year if someone is in the national title game. ... There's a lot of ups and downs in college football. ... Washington: With nothing to lose, the Huskies opened the offense and it paid dividends, especially for Jake Locker. ... Oregon State: The Beavers' opponents thus far have played pretty good defense. ... Their depth has been tested on the special teams. ... Oregon: More on the Ducks jump in the polls. ... How far will WSU go to slow down Oregon's offense? ... Cal and Stanford: Nothing this morning. ... USC: The Trojans missed a bunch of opportunities against UW. ... UCLA: The Cougars found a lot of holes in the Bruin defense. ... Arizona State: There were lessons to be learned in Corvallis. ... Arizona: The Wildcats will play their 1,000 football game this week.
• That's all for this morning. We'll be at practice tonight and we'll have something for you then. Until later ...