With Washington hosting Washington State this week, we turned our attention to the Cougars in today's newspaper. Let's get to the links.
--- Here's our story on WSU's ascension to bowl eligibility, with comments from athletic director Bill Moos gauging the Cougars' bowl prospects.
--- We also had some quotes and video from Steve Sarkisian on the blog last night.
--- Dave Boling writes that this year's Apple Cup features winning teams for the first time since 2002.
--- In basketball news, UW announced yesterday that guard Hikeem Stewart will transfer.
--- WSU's trip to Sacajawea Junior High in Lewiston during training camp might have been a turning point.
--- The Seattle Times: Bishop Sankey nears UW's single-season rushing record as he mulls the future.
--- Washington to the Fight Hunger Bowl is a popular projection.
--- Arizona State is battling hype as it prepares to play the Wildcats.
--- Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota tries to brush off a head injury.
--- UCLA players have a different perspective on this year's game against USC.
--- California won't shake up its coaching staff just to appease fans. The rebuild will be a challenge, regardless.
--- The Colorado-Utah game lacks the buzz of a rivalry. Probably because it isn't one.
--- There's a bright spot in Utah's secondary.
In basketball ...
--- Arizona State picked up another quality win, beating Marquette, 79-77.
--- California beat Arkansas at the Maui Invitational, 85-77.
--- Stanford beat Houston, 86-76.
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