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Morning links: Football is back

Today marks the first of 15 spring football practices at Washington State.

The Cougars will practice today at 2:30 p.m., and got things started yesterday by releasing an updated roster and making coach Mike Leach available to the media. Here is the new roster and some highlights from Leach's teleconference.

Here are spring practice previews from the Associated Press and CougCenter.

Links:

-- I wrote about why UCLA should still struggle to beat Gonzaga in a rematch despite improvement from its post players.

-- The Huskies will be starting spring practice soon as well. Here is a look at the offense.

-- Arizona will play Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament for the fourth time since the turn of the century.

-- Here is the story of how Arizona lured Sean Miller from Xavier.

-- Meanwhile, Arizona State is in the thick of its own search for a new basketball coach.

-- California is looking for a new athletic director and has whittled its search down to two finalists.

-- Colorado has set up a football series against Texas A&M.

-- Six newcomers to watch in Oregon's spring practice.

-- Stanford has added Vanderbilt and TCU to its future football schedules.

-- UCLA is hoping an improved Tony Parker can play much better against Gonzaga this time around.

-- The NCAA has released documents from the USC-McNair case.

-- Utah's young players are learning firsthand how to make an NCAA tournament run.



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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