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Wednesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Washington's Steve Sarkisian and Washington State's Dennis Simmons will be rival coaches on Friday, but first, they were teammates ... Our very own John Blanchette weighs in on WSU athletic director Bill Moos' decision to ban some fans from a bowl game ... The Huskies still don't know who their quarterback will be for the Apple Cup ... There's a new team at the top of this week's Pac-12 Power Rankings.

Links from around the conference after the jump.


  • Arizona's star running back was nearly a Sun Devil.
  • Cal will play in the first college football game at Levi Stadium.
  • Don't tell Colorado that Utah isn't a rival.
  • Boseko Lokombo has come a long way.
  • OSU's seniors have one last shot to beat Oregon.
  • The Trojans have a difficult decision coming up.

And in basketball news ...

  • The Huskies overcame some poor defense to beat Montana.
  • No. 8 Syracuse proved to be too much for the Golden Bears to handle.
  • Stanford was overmatched against a tough Pittsburgh team.
  • The Beavers had no trouble with a lesser opponent.

Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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