First off, a note that we’ll hold a live chat today at noon.
Now for a few links. …
— Former UW coach Jim Lambright and offensive lineman Curt Marsh are each being inducted into the Snohomish County Hall of Fame, as is Keith Gilbertson Sr., father of the former Husky assistant and head coach.
— Rivals.com has a feature on Lakes OL Zach Banner in which he states he plans to narrow his list of prospective schools to a “top 10 or top 15” in the next month or so.
— LostLetterman.com is featuring Washington all week, including this video of the 2009 win over USC.
— Jake Locker is mentioned in this John Clayton ESPN.com story on the decreasing age of starting QBs in the NFL.
— Good stuff here from ESPN.com’s Ted Miller on the topic of whether college athletes need to be paid, commenting on an earlier article from Jay Paterno. As Miller notes, many who write about this topic completely overlook the Title IX implications. Most of the panelists on the much-balleyhooed HOB screamfest in March that attempted to look at this issue just scoffed it off as if it was a lame excuse. As Miller states, until you figure out the Title IX aspects of this, there’s really not much to discuss.
— Breaking this morning that the Justice Department plans to meet with BCS officials sometime this summer to get a sense of how the BCS operates. If they figure that out, they’ll be the first ones.
— Interesting item here that Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne is asking Wildcat fans to let the athletic department know if they see anything amiss. This might sound a little Big Brother-ish. On the other hand, no one ever said a college scholarship came free of obligations.
All for now.