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Friday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- There is a new coach on the Palouse, his name is Steve Nugent and he's taking over the Washington State soccer program ... The Pac-12 is full of talented freshmen in men's basketball, and we take a look at some of the best ... WSU's players are tired of people calling for their coach's head ... Mark Sandritter takes a look at WSU's running back depth and recruiting.

  • The conference may only have one ranked team (No. 1 Arizona) but Joe Lundardi has seven Pac-12 teams making the NCAA tournament, more than any other conference.
  • Apparently finally scoring some points soured Oregon's Arik Armstead on basketball and he's decided to focus his efforts on the gridiron.
  • Jack Del Rio loves USC, but he wasn't in love with USC.
  • Two Pac-12 games were decided by a total of three points on Thursday night, with Oregon State edging USC and UCLA beating Oregon.

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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