Chris Petersen meets with reporters later this morning for the final time before the Huskies head down to Eugene for their 5 p.m. Saturday game at No. 9 Oregon. B
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--- Thompson is also named to SI.com's midseason All-America team, with defensive tackle Danny Shelton and outside linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha named to the second team.
--- Three of six CBSSports.com writers name Thompson their midseason national player of the year on defense, and, unsurprisingly, name Thompson to their midseason All-America team.
--- Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead says his friendship with Thompson is unchanged by the rivalry.
--- Oregon State hosts Utah tonight (7 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).
--- USC has new helmets.
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