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February 15, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Pac-12 exploring options in China

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott began cultivating a relationship with China to push the conference’s global agenda.
According to a Feb. 9 story in the Salt Lake Tribune, Scott sees “China as a fertile ground in which to push that initiative and envisions teams from all sports playing in the country in the next few years to gain exposure for Pac-12 schools.”
Scott recently visited the country to meet with officials to discuss the possibility of playing games in the country and hired a conference assistant to focus on overseas development.
“There is a natural connection there with the Pac-12 and it’s leading research institutions in the Western United States,” Scott told the Tribune. “We look at it as the gateway to the Pacific Rim, and we already have a large population of Asian students and alumni, so there is a very natural connection.”
In other news, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pac-12 network offices in downtown San Francisco on Monday.
Edited: 5:37 p.m. (Sorry folks. Made a poor analogy in reference to New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin and felt the need to correct it. My apologies.)


WEDNESDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Washington finalized a contract to play in the 2012 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-off Tournament. The eight-team, two-bracket tournament is Nov. 16-18 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. UW, Ohio State, Seton Hall and Rhode Island will be in the 2012 Naismith bracket. The Springfield bracket includes: Albany, Loyola, Md., the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Norfolk State.
— Coach Lorenzo Romar supports the idea of bringing back the Sonics.
Bud Withers writes the Pac-12 could use a nonconference game late in the season to improve the league’s sagging image.
— The Huskies are using more zone this year than ever before.
— Arizona State junior Trent Lockett is improving after returning last week from a bothersome ankle injury.
— Arizona guard Jordin Mayes (foot) will travel to Washington for Saturday’s game, but he’s not expected to play.
— With five games left, California senior guard Jorge Gutierrez looks to be the favorite to win the Pac-12 Player of the Year award.
— Oregon State junior Jared Cunningham leads the Pac-12 in scoring, but coach Craig Robinson complains his star guard doesn’t get the respect he’s due from officials. Twice on Sunday Cunningham took a blow from Washington players and no fouls were called.
— The Beavers play Stanford on Thursday. In their last meeting, they produced a four-overtime classic. The Cardinal won 103-101.
— UCLA and USC play tonight in a rare Wednesday Pac-12 game.
— The Bruins aren’t even a top five team in California anymore.
— The Trojans will travel a block from campus for the game at their old home the Sports Arena.
— Utah is tired of moral victories.
— Arizona is taking a trip to the Bahamas this summer to play exhibition games before the 2012-13 season.

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