Happy Monday, everyone. I expect this week to fly by, with Thanksgiving on Thursday and a 12:30 kickoff for Friday’s Apple Cup at Husky Stadium. (Suppose I should note that that’s 12:30 p.m., by the way; you never know about kickoffs these days with the Pac-12 and its TV partners, right?)
A couple scheduling notes:
— Steve Sarkisian will hold his regular noon press conference today at UW. It’s his final Monday press conference of the year.
— On Tuesday, all UW players and assistant coaches will be available for post-practice interviews. There will be no player availability on Wednesday or Thursday, and Sarkisian’s final availability before the game will be Wednesday.
— Even in a raucous post-game locker room in Corvallis, the Huskies were thinking about Apple Cup redemption.
— Bud Withers takes a look back at the Cougars’ comeback victory in Pullman last year.
— A look at the longest streaks in Apple Cup history.
— The Apple Cup means a lot more this year.
— Washington State’s senior class has left a mark.
— The Huskies opened as a 14.5-point favorite.
— Mike Riley expects the Beavers to bounce back.
— USC has won five in a row entering its showdown with rival UCLA.
— UCLA’s issues on the offensive line were exploited in the loss to Arizona State.
— The Sun Devils won’t be content with the Pac-12 South title.
— Ka’Deem Carey became Arizona’s all-time rushing leader in the Wildcats’ upset of Oregon.
— Oregon’s Mark Helfrich takes “100 percent” blame for the loss.