It's almost time to get on the road and head to Pullman, so we'll keep the links brief on this Friday morning. It is a holiday, after all.
--- The Huskies men's basketball team hammered San Jose State, 78-56, in its first game at the Wooden Legacy tournament in Fullerton. UW plays again tonight at 8:30 against Long Beach State.
--- The story is behind a paywall, but Dale Grummert has an interesting look at the differences -- and similarities -- between Chris Petersen and Mike Leach.
There are two Pac-12 games today ...
Arizona State at Arizona, 12:30 p.m., FOX -- The enthusiasm over this rivalry is near an all-time high.
Stanford at UCLA, 12:30 p.m., ABC -- The Bruins are trying to avoid another familiar stumbling block. ... Stanford found some reasons to want to win this game.
Christian Caple can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @ChristianCaple