The Pac-10 released the television schedule for the 2010-11 season and Washington will make at least 13 appearances on national TV.
At this time, 23 of the Huskies’ 30 regular-season games will be televised. Six other games may be carried regionally or nationally, however, the Nov. 13 opener against McNeese State will not be televised because FSN has commitments to broadcast college football.
KEY NON-CONFERENCE PAC-10 GAMES:
|Nov. 22||9 p.m.||Washington vs. Virginia||ESPN2|
|Nov. 27||1 p.m.||Duke vs. Oregon||FSN|
|Nov. 27||7:30 p.m.||Arizona vs. Kansas||TBA|
|Dec. 2||6 p.m.||UCLA at Kansas||ESPN|
|Dec. 3||8 p.m.||Kansas State at Washington State||FSN|
|Dec. 4||1 p.m..||Texas Tech at Washington||FSN|
|Dec. 4||7 p.m.||Oregon State at Colorado||ESPNU|
|Dec. 8||8 p.m.||Gonzaga at Washington State||FSN|
|Dec. 18||11 a.m.||Stanford at Butler||CBS|
|Dec. 18||2:30 p.m.||UCLA vs. BYU||FSN|
|Dec. 21||TBA||USC at Tennessee||TBA|
|Dec. 22||8 p.m.||Kansas at California||FSN|
WEDNESDAY MORNING LINKS:
— UW recruit Jabari Brown, a 6-foot-5 guard from Oakland, was scheduled to visit Arizona State on Tuesday, according to the Arizona Republic. In addition to Washington, his top five schools include Connecticut, Oregon, Georgia Tech and ASU.
— Oregon, which only has two players taller than 6-6, may add a big man from Germany to help plug some holes in a roster that’s been reduced because of defections.
— Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook previewed the Pac-10 and predicts UW will win the conference. Here’s a look at how the teams will finish according to the publication:
3. Washington State
5. Arizona State
10. Oregon State
G – Isaiah Thomas, Jr, UW
G – Klay Thompson, Jr, WSU
G – Ty Abbott, Jr, ASU
F – Derrick Williams, So, Arizona
F – Tyler Honeycutt, So, UCLA
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
F – Josh Smith, Fr, UCLA
— Gonzaga picked up a verbal commitment from Ryan Spangler, a 6-foot-7 power forward out of Oklahoma. He was being recruited by Colorado. Spangler’s commitment is the third in 2011 for the Zags, including guards Gary Bell Jr. and Kyle Dranginis.
— Terrence Harris at AOL Fanhouse takes a look at the soon-to-be shrinking Big 12 and writes: “despite losing some big name stars this offseason to the NBA, has again positioned itself to compete with the Big East, Big Ten and ACC for the title of the best conference in the country.”
— It’s loosely related to Pac-10 hoops, however, yesterday’s news greatly impacts Cal athletics. The Bears will reduce varsity sports at UC Berkeley from 29 to 24 to save an estimated $4 million in direct and indirect cost yearly. Cal will eliminate baseball, men’s and women’s gymnastics and women’s lacrosse. The move impacts 163 athletes, 38 in baseball, 19 in men’s gymnastics, 15 in women’s gymnastics, 30 in women’s lacrosse and 61 in men’s rugby – as well as 13 full-time coaches.