It was indeed busy, as practices not only began, but brought the news of a suspension for one of UW's returning captains. We have links.
--- Senior linebacker John Timu has been suspended for the first two weeks of spring. He was charged with two counts of vehicle prowling in December, and reached an agreement with the prosecutor on Feb. 24. Chris Petersen said Tuesday that Timu will rejoin the team after their break between spring practice sessions (they're off between March 15 and April 1).
--- Here are some observations from UW's first practice of the spring.
--- The Seattle Times writes about the day's proceedings.
--- There was one Pac-12 basketball game yesterday, as Oregon won its sixth consecutive game, 85-78, over Arizona State in Eugene. The Ducks are now 21-8 and 9-8 in Pac-12 play, and could make their NCAA tournament case even more compelling by beating Arizona on Saturday. Jahii Carson scored 28 points for ASU in the loss.
In Pac-12 action today ...
--- Colorado visits Stanford (6 p.m., ESPN2). The Buffaloes, and Askia Booker are trying to bounce back from a loss to Utah.
--- Utah visits California (8 p.m., ESPNU/WatchESPN). If the Utes can beat Cal and Stanford on the road this week, they might be in the discussion for a trip to the NCAA tournament.
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