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March 6, 2012 at 7:52 AM

Tuesday links and notes — Three former Huskies prepping for opening of Arena League season

Football season never really ends. It just moves indoors, on shorter fields, with different rules, once the springtime hits.

The two major indoor leagues — the Arena Football League and the Indoor Football League — are beginning (the AFL) or have begun (the IFL) play.

There isn’t a heavy representation of former Huskies, however.

Scanning the rosters of the 16 teams in the IFL, I didn’t find any former Huskies.

And I found just three in the Arena League — lineman Ben Ossai and receiver Charles Frederick with the Spokane Shock and lineman Caesar Rayford with the Utah Blaze.

Each team begins play this weekend — the Blaze playing San Antonio on Saturday and the Shock hosting Iowa on Monday (here’s a schedule).

IN OTHER NEWS. …

— UW coach Steve Sarkisian is among those who will appear at a summit USC is hosting on issues surrounding 7-on-7 ball.

— Speaking of former Huskies, Cody Pickett — now the basketball coach at North Star Charter High in Eagle, Idaho — led his team to the state tournament for the first time in school history before losing in the quarterfinals last weekend.

Mo Isom, a member of LSU’s women’s soccer team, will try out for the football team beginning today. If she makes it, she’d likely be in uniform when LSU hosts UW in Baton Rouge Sept. 8.

— The San Diego Union-Tribune has a feature on former USC WR Brice Butler, who is now at San Diego State and will be eligible to play against the Huskies on Sept, 1. Obviously doesn’t sound very happy with how things went at USC.

— ESPN.com has five questions on USC as the Trojans become the latest Pac-12 team to begin spring ball.

— CBSSports.com has a spring practice primer on the Trojans.

— Linebacker/fullback Simione Vehikite, who also seriously considered UW before signing with USC, is no longer playing for the Trojans. The LA Times reports he is facing some legal issues.

— Athlon’s has a spring preview on Arizona, which has also begun spring ball.

— PacificTakes begins a series of breakdowns of offenses in the Pac-12.

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