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July 25, 2011 at 9:48 AM

Monday links — Prepping for Pac-12 Media Day, and more

As noted in the earlier entry about the live chat today at 1 p.m. — note the new time — I’m off to Los Angeles for Pac-12 Media Day a little later this afternoon.

Media Day is Tuesday and the Pac-12’s website has the schedule along with links for how to watch it live on-line and get quotes later. I will also do as much live blogging/Tweeting as I can of the proceedings, as well as wrapping up the day’s events once it’s over (and obviously in this space, the focus will be on matters that impact UW).

UW’s official site also has details on Media Day (as well as a snazzy picture of my left hand and legal pad interviewing UW coach Steve Sarkisian at last year’s event).

ESPN.com’s Ted Miller, who will also be competing in the media live blogging/Tweeting race, also has a review of all the activities on tap tomorrow.

The one sure thing we know will happen at media day is the unveiling of the official media poll. Often, some personnel news leaks, as well, though in UW’s case, a lot of that has been dealt with in recent weeks in interviews by Sarkisian and other coaches elsewhere (the Deontae Cooper news, etc.). But you never know.

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott will also address the media and one obvious topic is the progress of the conference’s TV network. Initially, many speculated the conference might use media day to make an announcement on the network, but latest rumblings are that it’s not yet quite that close to being finished. Scott may also use the media day platform to make whatever comments he might wish on the NCAA penalties doled out to Ohio State last week as compared to those handed to USC earlier. Scott made it clear in a statement when USC’s appeal was denied that he expected all conferences to be treated equally. He may state tomorrow if he thinks that’s happened.

Otherwise, the most focus on this media day figures to land on Oregon coach Chip Kelly, who will face a live press conference setting for the first time since much of the news about the school’s NCAA issues came to light. Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens appeared to be getting out in front of that topic with a statement he released over the weekend.

IN OTHER NEWS. …

— Miller also reviews all of his position ratings and finds UW came out pretty well.

— FoxSportsWest.com with three items on each Pac-12 team.

— CBSSports.com reviews the performances of the Elite 11 QBs, including UW commits Jeff Lindquist and Cyler Miles.

Jon Wilner compares the USC and Ohio State penalties.

— The Oregonian has a preview of Arizona.

All for now.

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