You might want to run down to the corner newsstand and pick up five or six copies of The News Tribune today, because it includes our special college basketball section with close looks at UW, WSU, Gonzaga, Eastern Washington and the Pac-10.
If you don't intend to do that, here is my UW overview, and below is one little piece of news from the section:
Don't look for the Gonzaga Bulldogs to return to Washington's basketball schedule in the near future.
It was just over a year ago when the Huskies announced at least a temporary suspension of that series. Twelve months later, resumption seems just as hazily uncertain.
The Huskies seem pretty content with their current load of homes games plus home-and-road games with nationally respected teams such as LSU and Pittsburgh, and an annual game as part of the new Pac-10/Big 12 series that has UW going to Oklahoma State this season and getting a return visit next season.
This season's LSU and Pitt games end two-game contracts, and Washington is considering similar opponents for 2008-09 and beyond. But apparently not with the Zags.
"I think right now we're fairly comfortable with where we are," UW athletic director Todd Turner said. "The Oklahoma State game will be returned next year, so at least until next year we know what we're doing. Never say never. I think most people would like to see the (Gonzaga) series continue. If there's a way that we can work it out sometime down the road, I think we should at least try."