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June 30, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Wednesday links — Kearse lauded, Huskies rake it in, and more

Links compiled while thinking that any renovation of Husky Stadium better include one stipulation — no vuvuzelas. …
— Two Sporting News writers each list Jermaine Kearse among the top 10 game-changing receivers in the country, which shouldn’t really be much of a surprise. Of the Pac-10’s top 10 receivers a year ago rated by receiving yards per game, Kearse’s per-catch average of 17.3 yards was the best — only UCLA’s Nelson Rosario (17.2) came within a yard of catch (and Rosario was not among the top 10 in receptions). James Rodgers, for instance, averaged 11.4 yards per catch.
— Some really interesting stuff here in part two of the Fanhouse.com series breaking down the finances of college football programs. The story details that Oregon State, surprisingly, topped all Pac-10 programs in net revenue from its football program for the 2008-09 season at $18.35 million. Second was UW at $15.64 million — and remember, this was during the 0-12 last year of Tyrone Willingham. As I wrote a year ago, part of the reason for that is that UW ranked fourth in the Pac-10 that year in TV revenue — again, despite goin 0-12 on the field.
— Colorado AD Mike Bohn met with fans and reporters yesterday at a luncheon yesterday and appeared to back down from his previous statement that CU is a lock to be put in the southern division of the new Pac-12, saying that “we don’t have all the details about the move” including the breakdown of divisions.
— Eugene columnist George Schroeder looks at how the new divisions could impact Oregon.
— The Arizona Republic says Glendale, Ariz., will vie for the new conference title game (as will Seattle and likely every other conference city) and also has some details on how the conference is changing its media day (sounds like a lot of together time for the coaches, which you’d think would result in some interesting conversations).
— Fanhouse,com also has a short story today with Steve Sarkisian’s thoughts on Jake Locker.
— Speaking of Locker, not as much out there about him today — how could there be? — but here’s a pretty detailed scouting report from a draft web site.
— The WAC said yesterday it won’t expand again until at least 2012.
— A columnist for the Deseret News says it’s unfair that BYU was left out of the new Pac-10 (just as UW fans would say it’s unfair BYU ever won a national title to begin with).
— Finally, it appears Erin Andrews is staying at ESPN, which means she’ll be (gracing? prowling?) the sidelines at Husky Stadium for the UCLA game Nov. 18.

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