Dec. 5, 2013 9:08 a.m. - Updated: 9:08 a.m.
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Dec. 5, 2013 7:30 a.m. - Updated: 7:48 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS
We are only a couple of days removed from the NFL's most recent “Game of the Century.” And just a couple of days from the next one. Read on.0 comments / Read full post ›
Dec. 5, 2013 6:30 a.m. - Updated: 7:01 a.m.
Friends, it's been two weeks since we had a chance to chat. so let's get together, say today at noon, right here at SportsLink. Until then, here's my weekly notebook, focusing on the FCS rushing leader, South Dakota State running back Zach Zenner. … Want more on the Jackrabbits? It's all right here. And by the way, if you think SDSU will be fazed by the cold weather here, check out the conditions in Brookings, S.D. The Jackrabbits also are pretty tough up front on both lines. However, should the Eagles advance, they will host either McNeese State (where the forecast high today is 72 degrees) or Jacksonville State (a high of 65 today) in a quarterfinal next week, so the Eagles have that going for them. Also, here is the official release from Eastern. Meanwhile, Montana could have a ridiculous weather advantage on Saturday, as the Coastal Carolina players will trade the 79 degree high in Conway, SC, on Friday for the +5 degrees expected in Missoula (Good luck, Chanticleers, whatever that is). On the other hand, Coastal Carolina has a pretty good running back.0 comments ›
Dec. 5, 2013 6 a.m.
The Washington State coaches are back from recruiting and today the Cougars will take the practice field for the first time in over a week. WSU will have three practices before the bowl invitations start to come out on Sunday, and continue to practice if they're given a bowl berth … With the coaches on the road and the program in limbo while waiting to hear its bowl fate, it wasn't an especially eventful week for the WSU football program. Still, we came up with some odds and ends from the past few days … WSU defensive coordinator Mike Breske is named by Steve Vorel as a possible candidate for the vacant head coach position at Wyoming … Oregon State's athletic director says the Cougars will probably go bowling … Jeff Nusser of CougCenter responds to Jerry Palm of CBS who doesn't think WSU's fans travel well enough for a bowl game.
Links from around the conference after the jump.
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Dec. 4, 2013 8 p.m. - Updated: 8:57 p.m.
The Washington State football team returns to practice tomorrow to begin the first of what could be many bowl practices. Or, it could just be the first of three. The Cougars will take the field on Friday and Saturday afternoon, and then again on Sunday morning. Beyond that, whether or not they practice again depends on if the Cougars secure a bowl invite.
Not a whole lot can happen on that front until after Saturday's conference championship games. Still, I've been talking to coaches, bowl directors and WSU athletic director throughout the week to try and see where the Cougars stand. Not everything has made it in the paper, obviously, so I've put together a few news nuggets after the jump.
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Dec. 4, 2013 4:46 p.m. - Updated: 4:49 p.m.
The Western Hockey League is well represented in the latest Canadian Hockey League Top 10 poll. Kelowna (20-3-0-2) is ranked third, Portland (21-5-2-1) fifth and Everett (20-5-4-0) sixth. There's a new team at No. 1: The Erie Otters (23-4-1-0) of the Ontario Hockey League moved from second to first. Read story0 comments ›
Dec. 4, 2013 2:18 p.m. - Updated: 2:56 p.m.
Austin Rehkow plays football for the University of Idaho. And he may soon play basketball for the Vandals, too. Rehkow, a freshman punter and kicker, will spend the next week to 10 days with the UI basketball team and then decide if he wants to become a hoops walk-on.
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Dec. 4, 2013 11:49 a.m. - Updated: 12:49 p.m.
Good morning (barely) everyone, sorry about the lateness of these links. There were some issues with the website on my end last night that didn't get resolved until recently so I'm just now getting to these. If you haven't seem then already, we've got stories today with reaction from two Pac-12 coaches to their colleague Steve Sarkisian's decision to leave UW for USC … An update on athletic director Bill Moos' efforts to get Washington State a bowl invitation … And our final Pac-12 Power Rankings of the regular season.
For bowl projections and links from around the conference, follow the jump.
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