It's an abbreviated Apple Cup week at that, with the game scheduled for Friday at 12:30 p.m. Steve Sarkisian will speak with reporters this afternoon at 12, as usual on a Monday. Also as usual, we have links.
--- Passed along some information on the betting line for Friday's game.
--- The Seattle Times: UW is focused solely on the Apple Cup.
--- This year's Apple Cup holds plenty of meaning, beyond the rivalry, for both teams.
--- Arizona State isn't satisfied with only being Pac-12 South champs.
--- Ka'Deem Carey brings necessary energy to Arizona's offensive cause.
--- UCLA's offensive line problems were exposed in its loss to Arizona State.
--- Ed Orgeron has a sour taste in his mouth about USC's loss to UCLA last year.
--- Mike Riley reviews Oregon State's loss to Washington.
--- Oregon coach Mark Helfrich learned a lesson from the Ducks' embarrassing loss at Arizona.
--- Utah is playing for pride alone in its finale against the Buffaloes.
In basketball ...
--- Washington State suffered a pretty bad loss at home to TCU, 64-62.
--- Oregon blew out San Francisco, 100-82.
--- UCLA stomped Chattanooga, 106-65.
--- Colorado got past Harvard, 70-62.
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