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October 26, 2011 at 8:57 AM

Wednesday links — UW’s grad rates, Arizona names starters

Early programming note: We’ll have coach Lorenzo Romar for a live chat noon Thursday.
Let’s start the day with a few links …
— In case you missed it, today’s scrimmage against UW alumni is canceled. Here’s our story on scrimmage-gate.
Nice story on Dawgman.com about Romar.
Dime magazine picked up on Romar comparing freshman Tony Wroten Jr. to Magic Johnson.
— Washington tied Arizona State for sixth in the Pac-10 with a graduation success rate of 56 in NCAA data released yesterday. The figure measures the six-year graduation rates of freshmen scholarship players who entered the program between 2001 and 2004. It does not include transfers or players who left the team in good academic standing.
Jon Wilner at the Mercury News picked California to win the Pac-12 title. He has UW fourth.
— It’s interesting to note nearly 45 percent of the respondents in yesterday’s poll believe the Huskies will win the Pac-12. Arizona is second and UCLA third.
— Washington State coach Ken Bone knows he has a difficult rebuilding job ahead. “This is a team that understands maybe we don’t have a superstar, but we can be good as a group of guys accepting our role and working together,” he said. “Butler made it to the Final Four with that attitude.”
— Washington isn’t the only team that’s slowly installing a defense. Oregon has four freshmen and four transfers, which has forced coach Dana Altman to decrease the pace at which he’s teaching the new guys. “We’re going to be moving along fairly slowly for quite a while,” he told the Register-Guard. “We’ve got to run it over and over and over again to get everybody on the same page.”
— Here’s a quick look at Oregon senior forward Jeremy Jacob, who has battled with several knee injuries.
— Arizona coach Sean Miller named three starters: senior guard Kyle Fogg, senior forward Jesse Perry and junior forward Solomon Hill. Sophomore Jordin Mayes and freshman Josiah Turner are battling for the point guard job while freshman Sidiki Johnson and junior Kyryl Natyazhko are competing to see who starts at center.
— Miller may not have proven stars, but he’s got talent on the roster and may go with a 10-11 man rotation.
— First-year Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak has the Utes attention with 7 a.m. practices.
— Utah has had three coaches and just three winning seasons since coach Rick Majerus left seven years ago. That’s a lot of turnover and very little success. Krystkowiak seeks change the culture in Salt Lake City.
— California coach Mike Montgomery is scheduled to return to work this week after undergoing surgery last week. He’s declined to reveal why he had surgery.
— Cal and Colorado are engaged in a recruiting battle for Tyrone Wallace Jr., a 6-foot-4 point guard from Bakersfield, Calif. who is considered a three-star prospect.
— San Francisco-area small forward Stephen Domingo, one of the top 2013 recruits, visited Arizona and Arizona State last week.

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