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February 15, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Monday links — TV, and Sark donating some of his salary

Trying to stay abreast of football-related matters as best I can while immersed in Winter Olympics fever, and found a few things worth passing along:
— First is this list of Pac-10 games that have been picked up by ESPN. UW’s not included, though more games could be added later. UW had one game on ESPN last season, the opener against LSU, and had games on four different networks, with others on ABC, NBC and the FSN family.
— UW announced late last week that senior leaders of the school will donate five percent of their salary to help fund student scholarship and academic programs. Among those participating is football coach Steve Sarkisian. Not sure if that comes out of simply his base (which for next year is $330,000) or his total guaranteed compensation, which could be close to $2 million.
Ken Goe of The Oregonian leads off his daily links with a few stories noting that Colorado would be interested in talking to the Pac-10 about joining the conference, but might have to make its move by July 1.
— Included is this story from Jon Wilner proposing how a 12-team conference might be divided. Wilner posits a “zipper” division rather than strictly North-South that would ensure that the Northwest schools continue to play an LA school annually. That would solve something I’ve long maintained would be a real drawback for UW of expansion, potentially losing annual games with USC and UCLA games.
— The LA Times has this preview of USC’s meeting with the NCAA Committee on Infractions this weekend.
All for now.

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