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Wednesday Morning Links

The Pac-12 conference is having a very good year ... But who is best? More importantly, who is the second best? Third? ... There's going to be fancy, new hotel soon in Pullman ... WSU Athletics has a spotlight on kicker Andrew Furney ... The effects of ASU's controversial win over Wisconsin are still being felt ... A Sun Devil specialist received an honor for his work against Washington.

More from around the conference after the jump.


  • Cal coach Sonny Dykes won't tip his hand to who will start at quarterback for the Golden Bears.
  • Colorado will have to deal with a more confident B.J. Denker ... With three wins, the Buffaloes are thinking bowl game.
  • While he doesn't put up the numbers of more-heralded teammates, Keanon Lowe's leadership is invaluable to the Ducks.
  • The Beavers are seeing big gains from a short pass ... Oregon State will be even more dangerous once Scott Crichton gets going.
  • USC insult: the NCAA's Miami ruling. USC injury: lineman Jordan Simmons was carted off the practice field.
  • The Utes defense has quite a playmaker.
  • Washington would be a lot better if it didn't lose a quarter of its games in a row every season.

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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