Kicking off another week. …
— Remember, the open practice that we have access to is not until 7 p.m., so nothing new on anything likely until after that, though I’ll try to have a few things on the blog in the meantime. As for Quinton Richardson, there’s nothing new available to us other than what was reported on the athletic department’s site last Saturday night that there was no break. Various reports have Richardson being seen in a boot and on crutches on Sunday. Obviously, he’s out a little while and Greg Ducre likely moves up to the starting unit in the interim. But still awaiting more details on how long he may be out.
— Washington athletic director Scott Woodward was on KJR-AM this morning talking about a variety of topics, including the progress of funding for the renovation. It’s pretty much what was reported at the press conferences last week in terms of any news, but an interesting listen nonetheless.
— Rivals.com rates UW sixth among all Pac-12 teams, ahead of slumping Arizona State, among others.
— Josh Garnett told Scout.com he may take an unofficial visit to UW sometime this summer but doesn’t plan to make a decision until close to signing day.
— Jon Wilner writes that he considered UW for his AP Top 25 ballot before leaving the Huskies off. However, he includes Hawaii, UW’s opponent the second week of the season.
— Wilner also passed along this note from PollSpeak.com, showing Cal and USC two of the top three most overrated teams in the period from 2006-10.
— Texas Tech’s president says he doesn’t forsee the Pac-12 attempting to take any Big 12 teams away unless Texas is involved.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller, though, writes that he thinks there will eventually be a Pac-16.
— Ken Goe of The Oregonian has some thoughts on Oregon beginning to put some restrictions on practice access.
— Lots of links around the Pac-12 from Vince Grippi.
— USC is getting thin at running back.
All for now.