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July 11, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Morning links: Degree in hand, UW’s Keith Price setting ‘different tone’ for Huskies

Here’s a fun summer story from UW’s Gregg Bell on quarterback Keith Price, who earned his undergraduate degree a few weeks ago.

Price walked alongside safety Will Shamburger, his longtime friend, during the graduation ceremony at CenturyLink Field.

For his next step, Price says he has raised the bar for himself and the program entering his senior season.

“For me, it’s about just getting my swagger back, to play like I know I am capable of playing and like people expect me to play,” Price told Bell. “I expect a lot of myself. I know I am going to get criticized. That’s part of what you go through as a player. But guys are rallying behind me.

“This year, there’s a different tone. We’ve set these championship goals. That’s what’s expected now.”

Again, a nice read. Check it out.

Elsewhere, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott’s expansion plans into China’s market are progressing. Scott has talked in the past about moving a football game there — perhaps the annual Stanford-Notre Dame game — but a men’s basketball game sounds more likely first.

From the AP story:

Scott said in a telephone interview Tuesday that he expected the Pac-12 to play regular season games in China within the next few years, and that he hoped the league’s cable network would someday be available there.

“That’s the next step,” the Pac-12 commissioner said. “That’s something we will be evaluating this summer. Taking the next step would be a regular season men’s basketball game in China. Whether that’s a non-conference game early in the season or during holiday time. There’s a robust fan base for basketball in China, 300 million basketball fans.”

Scott said the earliest such a game would happen would be the 2014-15 regular season.

Meanwhile, those of us with DirectTV probably won’t be able to get the Pac-12 Networks in our homes any time soon.

Finally, here’s a Q&A I did with the guys at the UW Dawg Pound blog.

Happy Thursday, everyone. I’ll be sneaking away from my desk this afternoon to take my kids (and their grandpas) to their first Mariners game, then I’ll be in studio for a Northwest Sports Tonight segment on the Huskies that will air tonight on NWCN. So you can check that out … at your own risk.

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