Catching up on a few things. …
— UW coach Steve Sarkisian will be a guest on the Kevin Calabro Show today on ESPN 710 Seattle, sometime between 4:30 and 6 or so (kind of depends on when the show begins as it will follow the Mariner game). You can listen here.
— USA Today’s annual look at college sports finances was published today. Here’s the main story as well as a sidebar on how finances could create divisions in football. Here’s the data base, which lists UW showing a profit of $2.4 million for the 2010-11 academic year with $70.2 million in revenue and $67.9 million in expenses (and this is obviously all before the new Pac-12 TV deal, which could change the dynamic quite a bit — none of that money begins to roll in until the 2012-13 year, though schools have kind of started to spend it already in salaries promised for coaches and all of that).
— CBSSports.com deftly breaks down some of the more interesting numbers from the USA Today date base.
— USC has gotten a commitment from running back Ty Issac of Joliet, Ill. It’s hard to know how that might impact the recruitment of Justin Davis of Stockton, Calif. — regarded as maybe the top RB prospect in the West this year. Davis is expected to announce on Thursday and has said his finalists are UW, Cal and USC, with the Trojans thought to be the favorite.
— Here’s an update on Dashon Goldson’s contract situation with the 49ers.