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THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014



Thursday morning Pac-12 links 

From Tempe -- Did you get a wink of sleep last night? Me neither. Not with Pac-12 basketball finally about to begin. We've got our conference power rankings and a look at how the conference has returned to the college basketball spotlight. The Cougars will…

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1, 2014

Zags gear up for Saint Mary's 

Gonzaga-Saint Mary's has been the WCC's best matchup for the better part of the last decade and early on in the 2013-14 conference season it appears nothing has changed. The rivals collide Thursday at the MAC with the winner remaining unbeaten in WCC play (LMU…

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Vandals start WAC basketball play

Here's a tricky New Year's Day question: Name at least half the schools that play basketball in the revamped WAC? OK, how about a three of the nine that are the lone holdovers from last season? That's not so hard -- Idaho, New Mexico State…

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Pac-12 basketball power rankings

The Pac-12 is asserting itself as one of the better basketball conferences in the country. After five years as a mid-majors in wolfs' clothing, the Conference of Champions has finally replenished the exodus of talent that left in the 2007 and 2008 NBA drafts. It's…

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It never seems to rain on this day 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It's another New Year's Day. Another Rose Bowl game. And, I'm sure, another perfect afternoon in Pasadena. Before the week is done, another 10,000 folks from the Midwest will make plans to move to Southern California. Read on.

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Wednesday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- Boston College running back Andre Williams beat out Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey and Washington's Bishop Sankey for the Doak Walker award given to the nation's top running back. How staunch, how breach-less, then, the Arizona run defense must have been to hold the…

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