If you subscribe to a distributor that gets the Pac-12 Networks, then today is a big day as the networks will debut at 6 p.m.
Since I get DirecTV, I’m out of the loop on that one currently. But rumors persist that a deal on that will likely be made in time for the first football games on Aug. 30.
As for who will get it and where, Bud Withers broke that down in this story for today’s paper (and if any of this info conflicts with what you’ve seen elsewhere, go with what Bud reports since I know this is all as of yesterday).
Vince Grippi from the Spokesman-Review also has a channel listing as well as some other links and info on the launch of the Networks.
And as always, there is the conference’s own channel finder to answer your questions.
UW LINKS. …
— For my UW story for today’s paper, I wrote about Austin Seferian-Jenkins and his feeling lighter after losing all the weight he put on during basketball season, as well as simply trying to take a freer mental approach to things this season.
— KJR’s Gas and Elise had Andrew Hudson and Kasen Williams on after practice yesterday. You can find those interviews here.
— Here’s a report on UW’s practice yesterday from GoHuskies.com.
— CoachSark’s blog has lots of pictures of the Tuesday practice, including the Seferian-Jenkins TD referenced in my story.
— The Oregonian’s preview of UW.
— Jake Locker mentioned in this NFL.com story as being one of the new breed of athletic quarterbacks.
— Chris Polk’s battle to be the No. 3 TB for the Eagles is deemed “too close to call.”
— Khalif Barnes and Marcel Reece projected to make Oakland’s final roster.
— And a projection for Austin Sylvester in Denver of landing on the practice squad again.
AROUND THE PAC-12/COLLEGE FOOTBALL. …
— Bud Withers continues his Pac-12 previews with Utah.
— The LA Times reports USC is getting deeper at receiver.
— Freshman WR Gabe Marks sounds like the real deal at WSU (I heard Rick Neuheisel label Marks “a phenom” on the radio the other day).
— The Associated Press previews Cal.
— UCLA lost linebacker Patrick Larimore to injury retirement, forcing a position switch to try to fill the void.
— Ted Miller’s best-case, worst-case scenarios for Arizona State.
— Here’s The Oregonian’s daily rundown on all things Oregon State.
— Arizona State returning to Camp Tontozona today.
— The Denver Post’s Pac-12 blog is back.
— Here’s The Oregonian’s Pac-12 roundup.
— And the WSU and Pac-12 rundown from The Spokesman-Review.
— A rundown of Portland State’s players worthy of pre-season honors (the Vikings visit UW on Sept. 15).
Finally, here’s video of Seferian-Jenkins’ post-practice interview, which also includes some of his thoughts on the defense. Specifically, he said, “I know that there’s a lot more confidence, a lot more energy coming off of them and they feel like they know what they are doing.”:
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