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December 2, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Thursday morning links — More Apple Cup, viewing parties, and more

The Apple Cup is drawing ever closer, and Seattle Times’ columnist Jerry Brewer writes today that he just wants to see one of the classic games he heard a lot about before arriving here in 2006.
As Brewer notes, it’s been since 2006 since even one of the teams had a shot at a bowl game, since 2003 since both had at least some shot at one, and 2002 since each went to a bowl.
Prior to that, however, it had not been uncommon at all for bowl games — and even Rose Bowls — to be on the line in the Apple Cup.
From 1979-2003, the Apple Cup always featured at least one team that would play in a bowl (obviously that was usually the Huskies, who went to a bowl all but once from 79-2002, though WSU did go to eight bowls during that time, and in 1988 and 2003 was the only one of the two to go to a bowl). As Brewer writes, the hope is we’re moving out of this dry spell.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
Bud Withers examines how policies on concussions have impacted WSU’s football program in the past few years.
— Here’s more in our series on great quarterback moments in the Apple Cup.
— And here’s our notebook with news on the snow removal at Martin Stadium.
— If you are looking for a list of viewing parties for the Apple Cup locally and otherwise, here you go.
— Those looking for a two-deep on the Cougars, you can find it here on page eight of the WSU weekly press release.
Vince Grippi in Spokane has all the WSU news you need.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller picks the Huskies, 28-24.
— The Sports Network picks UW 31-20.
— Here’s another take on Jake Locker’s career from a self-described
— Lots of Oregon and Pac-10 links from Ken Goe, including a few stories on how the Ducks’ success this season might impact the future of Chip Kelly.
— Arizona and Arizona State play tonight and Dan Bickely looks at the uncertain future of Sun Devil coach Dennis Erickson.
Alejandro Maldonado, the kicker-punter that was a commit to UW for much of last year before switching to Oregon, gave up his redshirt last week to step in as punter for the Ducks.
— UCLA’s athletic director said this week that Rick Neuheisel’s job is safe.
— Speaking of Neuheisel, Lane Kiffin said this week that his fellow Pac-10 coaches would rather he win the USC-UCLA game than Neuheisel.
— SI.com’s Stewart Mandel projects UW to play Oklahoma State in the Holiday Bowl, which seems the most likely scenario.
— Here’s an update on the Colorado coaching search.
All for now.

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