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February 9, 2011 at 8:52 AM

Morning links: Arizona ups the ante in facilities arms race

Nice job by the Arizona Daily Star who takes you inside Arizona’s new locker room. Very impressive digs and I’m sure the Wildcats are using it as a selling point with recruits.
In case you didn’t know it, there’s an arms war being waged by Pac-10 men’s basketball coaches when it comes to facilities. Oregon unveiled it’s new $227 million arena last month, but Arizona still has some of the best athletic facilities in the conference.
The Cats new locker room cost $1.5 million.
Last week coach Lorenzo Romar announced Washington is considering building a multi-million practice and office facility for the men’s and women’s basketball team.
WEDNESDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Our story today asks the question: What’s wrong with the Huskies? Romar pins most of their troubles on the defense.
— Romar said scheduling three straight road games, including a Sunday night matchup against cross-state rival Washington State, isn’t the problem.
Bud Withers writes Oregon found the right coach in Dana Altman.
— Altman has stressed passing lately and the results have been impressive.
— Oregon State has a chance to improve on its 1-7 road record this week when it travels to Los Angeles.
— There’s some concern in Arizona about how the Wildcats will bounce back after their triple overtime, three-hour marathon with California.
— It was only a matter of time until former Kentwood High star Joshua Smith began to feel comfortable on the court and start throwing his weight around. The UCLA freshman center is flourishing as of late.
— USC coach Kevin O’Neill admits the Trojans are playing too many minutes, but he’s limited by self-imposed scholarship reductions due to the O.J. Mayo fallout.
Pac-10 rankings and comments on UCLA from Jon Wilner of the Mercury News.
— Arizona State freshman Keala King has struggled coping with the Sun Devils’ tough season, but he’s not considering transferring like other Pac-10 freshmen.
Title IX could save five varsity sports slated for elimination at Cal.

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