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Morning links: UW says about 59,000 tickets for EWU game distributed as of Tuesday

It doesn't look like the Huskies will sell out their home opener again this season (they did against Boise State last year), as the school had distributed roughly 59,000 tickets as of Tuesday for Saturday's game against Eastern Washington. That obviously doesn't include any potential walk-up customers the day of the game. I would expect a less-than-full student section, too, with the beginning of fall quarter still 19 days away.

Anyway, it's Friday, which means our prediction for the game will publish on the blog at some point. For now, links.

--- Our story in today's newspaper includes coach Chris Petersen's thoughts on nonconference scheduling, noting that the Huskies don't have any marquee non-league opponents on their schedule this season (and not much in the next two, either). Home-and-home series against Brigham Young (2018-19) and Michigan (2020-2021) are on the way.

--- Percy Allen writes about Danny Shelton's transformation this season.

--- Some Huskies mentions in ESPN's 6-Pac of questions for the weekend.

--- Arizona was the lone Pac-12 team that played last night, escaping San Antonio with a 26-23 victory over UTSA.

--- There is one Pac-12 team in action tonight. Washington State visits Nevada (7:30 p.m., ESPN) hoping to bounce back from a tough season-opening loss to Rutgers.

--- Oregon State is gearing up this week for Hawaii running back Joey Iosefa.

--- Historically, Oregon has been pretty good at home against big-time nonconference opponents.

--- California's backup quarterback proved in practice that he can be a valuable runner.

--- It's been a weird last couple years for the USC football program.

--- Two of USC's important players are on track to play this week despite injuries.

--- It was a last-minute decision to attend UCLA for a Bruins punter.

--- Arizona State will start a third true freshman on defense this week.

--- It's been quite the journey for a Utah receiver.

--- Here's a familiar name for those who follow Huskies recruiting pretty closely.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple