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Morning links: From soccer to safety

Washington State safety Shalom Luani was a soccer star before he was a hard-hitting football player.

You can read about Luani's American Samoa national soccer team exploits in today's paper, or online here. We've also got practice notes to pass along. Stefanie Loh of the Seattle Times looks at WSU's rap sheet and CougCenter gives some background on WUS's kicker.

Mike Leach went on the Jim Rome show yesterday and told a revealing story. ... Stefanie Loh analyzed WSU's arrest record over the last five years.

In other Pac-12 news…

-- How will star UCLA freshman respond to Jim Mora's public tongue lashing?

-- Arizona State's new uniforms are a bit of a non sequitur.

-- The Huskies are still answering questions.

-- Bit by bit, Oregon's secondary is improving.

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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