Yesterday was a reminder of just how close we are to the start of college basketball season. Meanwhile, the Huskies football team churns toward the midway point of its 13-game schedule. A flight to Oakland awaits this afternoon for UW's game Saturday at California. For now, links:
--- Our notebook today leads with a look at Washington's long wait between road games.
--- Bud Withers with a good look at where Washington State stands under Mike Leach as the Cougars prepare for a 6 p.m. game at Stanford.
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