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THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 2013

Gonzaga 14th in USA Today preseason poll

Gonzaga is ranked No. 14 in USA Today's preseason poll. The Bulldogs finished 14th in the USA Today rankings last season. Kentucky is rated No. 1. Memphis, Gonzaga's opponent Feb. 8 in Memphis, is ranked 13th. Syracuse, a possible GU opponent in Maui, is No.…

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Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott

From San Francisco-- After the players and coaches were done, Pac-12 commissioner took the stageat the2013 Pac-12 basketballmedia day to address topics such as scheduling, DIRECTV and basketball players leaving school early. You can watch the video or read the transcript below. Larry Scott Transcription

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Cougars at media day 

From San Francisco -- Coach Ken Bone and guard DaVonte Lacy led off a busy Pac-12 Basketball Media day. Below is the video provided by the Pac-12 and continue reading for a transcription.

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Pac-12 picks for week 8 

From San Francisco --Well, we came back down to earth a little bit this week. But really, if you’re a Utah fan, you don’t mind losing a little money for a victory like that. Lots of big games in the conference this week and at…

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The playoff folks missed an opportunity 

A GRIP ON SPORTS At the end of next college football season there will be a mini-playoff of sorts to determine a national champion. One of the biggest steps toward that mini-playoff occurred yesterday, when the names of the selection committee were officially released. I…

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Eastern and Big Sky links

Suddenly, Eastern Washington is winning the turnover battle, but nothing like upcoming opponent Southern Utah. We'll discuss that and much more at today's Live Chat, but until then, here are some more links on a very slow day for media coverage, including a preview from…

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Thursday Morning Links

From San Francisco -- The city by the bay has been taken over by Pac-12 basketball players, coaches and scribes. Back in Pullman, the football team is getting ready to face the No. 2 Ducks, and here is a nice summary of today's practice ...…

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