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No bargains in this Friday post


It's Black Friday – or, as it was known back in the Stone Age when I was young, the day after Thanksgiving. Bargains are everywhere. And nothing beats the price of the information on the link. Free. But only if you have a coupon. So click the link, enter promo code %g*OD&a$Wg%#s and you can access it all for no cost. Just kidding. It's always free here on SportsLink. And you get what you pay for. Read on.


• Washington State: As the beat-up Cougars get ready to travel over to Seattle for the Apple Cup, there is some heavy baggage already being shipped across the mountains. The debate over Paul Wulff's future. Say what you will about our excellent columnist John Blanchette, when you're done reading this column on Wulff, you'll know where he stands. Don't want to read the whole thing because you want to get out shopping? Here are the final two paragraphs: "Whether he's kept or kicked to the curb, Paul Wulff has – from an ugly ground zero – made Cougar football better. It hasn’t been fast or fun, but he's made it better. ∏ Can any of those who want him gone say the same?" But read the whole thing. There are too many funny lines to miss it. ... The Times looks at the quarterback matchup. ... Freelancer Howie Stalwick has this feature on John Fullington. ... The WSU basketball team opened the 76 Classic with a solid first half then ran out of gas in the second and fell to Oklahoma, 74-59. We have a story from a freelancer.


• Around the Pac-12: Nothing much after the holiday. ... Washington: The Huskies will have to cut down on their mistakes to finish the season on a high note. ... Oregon State: It's been a tough year for coach Mike Riley. ... Oregon: The Ducks want to get more people in their stadium to watch folks like David Paulson. ... California: The Bears can improve their bowl position with a win tonight. ... Stanford: The Cardinal want to roll over the Irish once again. ... Colorado: The Buffs finish the season this afternoon at Utah. ... Utah: If Colorado is going to post an upset, they'll have to figure out a way to handle the Utes' defensive line. If not, Utah's late-season surge will continue. ... USC: The seniors could have left when the NCAA sanctions were announced. They stuck it out. ... UCLA: The coach and the quarterback have combined for a late-season run. ... Arizona State: Will the Devils be a buyer at the coaching market after tonight? ... Arizona: There's an excitement surrounding the new coach in town and his offense.


• That's all for this morning. Headed over to Seattle soon. Until later ...

Vince Grippi
Vince Grippi is a freelance local sports blogger for He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

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