After a few days off, the Huskies are reconvening today to make the trip to San Antonio. They are scheduled to arrive around 3:30 p.m. or so Seattle time, and then settle in for preparation for their Dec. 29 game against Baylor at the Alamodome.
Their week will include a team day at SeaWorld San Antonio tomorrow, a trip to a Spurs game on Monday, and a pep rally at Rudy’s Bar-B-Q on Tuesday (I’m not going until early on Dec. 26, but we’ll get covered anything that happens until then as best we can).
And then, of course, is the game on Thursday, kickoff at 6 p.m. Seattle time, against the Bears. The betting line shows a consensus at the moment, with Baylor favored by 9.5 on every one listed by VegasInsider, though with the over-under now reaching as high as 79 (bettors apparently deciding, the more they look at this game, that each defense just isn’t very good).
The Huskies will practice at a local high school in San Antonio beginning tomorrow, and will hold a walk-through at the Alamodome on Wednesday (all of which are closed to the media/public).
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— For my story for today’s paper, I wrote about Greg Walker, who has been UW’s special teams MVP each of the past two years (sharing the award last year with Kiel Rasp) and is now headed to med school.
— The San Antonio Express-News sent a reporter to UW last week to crank out some stories previewing the game. One in the paper today features Husky QB Keith Price.
— A San Antonio business newspaper notes that some early bowls have had low attendances but that the Alamo Bowl expects pretty much a full house.
— In case you want to know about the halftime entertainment for the Alamo Bowl, here you go.
— Bruce Feldman explores why USC could be set up for a big 2012 season.
— Former UW QB Brock Huard says Oregon and Cal have the most to prove among Pac-12 teams in bowl games this season.
— Here is Forbes’ ranking of the Top 20 Most Valuable College Football Programs — the only Pac-12 school is USC at No. 18.
— Lots of good stats and figures and stuff like that in the Pac-12’s bowl media guide.