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MONDAY, JAN. 20, 2014

Monday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Well, at least the Seahawks won. It's small consolation on a day that the Washington State women's basketball team suffered its first conference loss, falling in the final seconds to Utah. Even worse, it was the Utes' first Pac-12 win. Still, it's...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 19, 2014

Sunday morning Pac-12 links 

From Berkeley -- The Washington State men's basketball team couldn't build on an impressive first half and fell to Cal on Saturday. On SportsLink we've got videos up of Ken Bone as well as players D.J. Shelton and Royce Woolridge. We've also got the box...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 18, 2014

Saturday morning Pac-12 links 

From Berkeley -- Sometimes a loss serves as a big enough wakeup call. Sometimes an extra intense practice full of shouting and punitive conditioning isn't the best motivational tool at a coach's disposal. Washington State's men's basketball coaches are subscribing to that philosophy, and had...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 17, 2014

Friday morning Pac-12 links 

From Berkley -- Though the Cougars rested, it was elsewhere an eventful day in Pac-12 hoops. Colorado's struggled to deal with its recent rash of injuries in a 69-56 loss to UCLA ... Utah's offense returned to form in an 84-66 win over USC ......

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THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014

Thursday morning Pac-12 links 

From Palo Alto -- You take two steps forward, one step back. Such describes Washington State's past three men's basketball games. After a couple of good outings last week, the Cougars struggled mightily against the Cardinal. On the blog we've got video of Royce Woolridge,...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15, 2014

Wednesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Well, hope you enjoyed having the Cougars in Pullman. It may have been brief, but at least WSU won its only home Pac-12 game out of the first six. With classes starting on Monday the team barely had time to grab its...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 14, 2014

Tuesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Yesterday was the start of called for Spring semester at Washington State and the students were back on campus. That includes six new Cougars who enrolled for Spring quarter (although apparently Calvin Green is arriving today). In the morning, Bud Nameck hosted...

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MONDAY, JAN. 13, 2014

Monday morning Pac-12 links  

From Pullman -- By the time the Cougars are one-third of the way through Pac-12 play, they'll have only played one game in Pullman. So it's a good thing they won it last night, against Utah, 49-46. It's the Cougars first Pac-12 win and it...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 12, 2014

Sunday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- The WSU-UW rivalry in women's hoops continues to be a one-sided affair with the dominant school predictably winning every game as much a certainty as the sunset or the tide's endless back and forth. Yes, the Washington State women tacked another win...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 11, 2014

Saturday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- We know live in a world in which there is just one Pac-12 basketball game being played on Saturday, today, and five on Sunday. Here's an advance for that game between Oregon State and Cal. More links, after the jump. ...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 10, 2014

Friday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Washington State was out of action of Thursday, so we took another look at the overtime loss to No. 15 Colorado. I also put out my power rankings, which were quickly and thoroughly made worthless by a slate of Pac-12 games. No....

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THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2014

Pac-12 basketball power rankings

From Pullman -- Well, it looks like it's going to be one of those years. The Pac-12 is much improved but that doesn't mean that there isn't league-wide parity, or that any team can't beat any other team on any given night. We found that...

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Thursday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- It was a bittersweet day for Washington State men's basketball fans. On the one hand, the Cougars showed that they can score the ball against a good team without DaVonte Lacy. But on the other hand, the Cougars couldn't hold a lead...

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MONDAY, JAN. 6, 2014

Monday morning Pac-12 links

Things didn't go well for the Cougars in Tempe as WSU lost not only the game, but again lost DaVonte Lacy, who made his first start in over a week but was re-injured midway through the first half. Even more problematic, the Cougars scored just...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 5, 2014

Sunday morning Pac-12 links

From Tempe -- Unless a team is contending for the conference championship, a Pac-12 road split in basketball is nearly always a success. So Washington State can still make something out of this Arizona trip with a win tomorrow ... It's time to sign up...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 4, 2014

Saturday morning Pac-12 links 

From Tempe -- The WSU women defended home court to open Pac-12 play with a win over No. 24/25 Arizona State. It was the second win over a ranked win for the Cougars (7-6, 1-0 Pac-12), who also beat No. 10 Nebraska earlier this season....

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FRIDAY, JAN. 3, 2014

Friday morning Pac-12 links 

From Tempe -- Here's a travel tip for those of you who may want to fly south for the winter. If you're in Tucson at midnight and are thinking about driving to Tempe with a quarter tank of gas and a fuel cap that won't...

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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

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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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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TUESDAY, DEC. 31, 2013

Tuesday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- A couple more Pac-12 teams had their bowl games on Monday, and while Oregon cruised past Texas, Arizona State was carved up by Texas Tech. In the paper we've got an update on sidelined WSU basketball player DaVonte Lacy and the info...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 29, 2013

Sunday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- The Washington State basketball team didn't learn until a couple hours before the game that they would be without leading scorer DaVonte Lacy, who is in the hospital recovering from appendicitis surgery. Fortunate, then, that the Cougars were playing Mississippi Valley State,...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 28, 2013

Saturday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- Another Pac-12 team played its bowl game, yesterday, with Washington defeating BYU in San Francisco. The Huskies may have won the game, but they lost their star tight end, who will enter the NFL draft ... In basketball the Huskies beat Mississippi...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013

Friday morning Pac-12 picks 

From Pullman -- With no football or basketball games in the Pac-12 yesterday, it was what we in "the biz" like to call a "slow news day". Still, we managed to scrounge up a few links: Three newcomers will need to continue to improve for...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 24, 2013

Tuesday morning Pac-12 links 

Our photographer, Tyler Tjomsland, and I spent all day yesterday getting back to the Evergreen State from New Mexico. So of course, all heck broke loose. First, Colorado State forcefully massaged assistant coach Greg Lupfer's wrist for his homophobic outburst directed at Connor Halliday on...

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