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June 15, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Lorenzo Romar, Steve Sarkisian at Pike Place Market today

Washington coaches Lorenzo Romar, Steve Sarkisian and Kevin McGuff, the new women’s basketball coach, will appear at Pike Place Market 1 p.m. today to toss and catch fish.
In other news …
Seattle University received an official invitation from the Western Athletic Conference to join the league for the 2012-13 season.
The move should help Washington, which renewed its cross-town rivalry with Seattle U. in 2009.
The Redhawks jump from independent to the WAC, which raises their profile and more importantly boost their RPI. Romar has said he likes Seattle U. on the schedule for various reasons. In many ways, Washington stands to gain as the Redhawks grow.
At times the Huskies will lose talent to the smaller school (Cameron Dollar, Charles Garcia and Clarence Trent), but UW also gets a road game every other year without leaving the city.
Jon Wilner at the Mercury News suspects the WAC will continue to add members. He believes the conference will have 12 teams for basketball and break into two divisions.
East: Lamar, Sam Houston, Louisiana Tech, University of Texas San Antonio, Texas State and New Mexico State.
West: San Jose State, Utah State, Idaho, Seattle, Denver and Utah Valley/Cal State Bakersfield.


WEDNESDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Since moving to the Pac-12, Utah feels the pressure to raise salaries for its coaches.
— NCAA President Mark Emmert is rallying the troops – more specifically 50 school presidents – to muster support on his belief that college athletes should not be paid.
Terrence Jones, the former UW recruit, would have likely been a lottery pick had he remained in the NBA draft, but he’s looking forward to his sophomore season at Kentucky.
— Swish.com does a good job analyzing the NBA draft prospects. However, the website lists Isaiah Thomas as a shooting guard and not a point guard, which goes to show old perceptions die hard. Thomas ranks seventh among SGs, Matthew Bryan-Amaning is 12th at power forward and Justin Holiday is 15th at small forward.

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