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June 11, 2008 4:27 PM

Wednesday notes and links

Posted by Bob Condotta

A few notes and links to pass along:

--- Jon Wilner has this look at who the candidates could be to replace Tom Hansen as Pac-10 commissioner. Of the ones he mentions, one may stand out to UW fans --- Duane Lindberg, currently associate commissioner for electronic communications (which means he handles a lot of the conference's TV stuff). Lindberg is a Tacoma native and a 1979 UW grad who also has his master's from Washington.

--- Speaking of the Pac-10 commish job, a good source told me that it could be filled in as soon as four months. Hansen doesn't leave until July 1, 2009 and Hansen told me the other day that if a replacement is found before then, he will remain in the job to help in the transition.

--- has these odds on the Pac-10 race, as well as comments on every team. Kind of eye-opening that Oregon State is tied with Washington State for being the biggest longshots to win the Pac-10 this year. The comment on UW includes an obvious typo in the record (UW is 11-25 under Tyrone Willingham). And you'll note they are telling their customers to expect a lot of high-scoring games early. I hope they don't charge a whole lot for that kind of insight.

--- This link from gives one reason to like every single team in Division-IA. I figured UW's would be its defensive line but the author surprisingly picks Jake Locker (sarcasm alert).

--- Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Corvallis Gazette-Times gives a good rundown on the Fly Sweep, a play the Beavers began using to great success last season which the Huskies copied late in the year, and plan to use again this year with the likes of Chris Polk.

All for now.

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June 11, 2008 9:11 AM

FSN releases national schedule

Posted by Bob Condotta

I've had a few questions about FSN's portion of the recently released Pac-10 TV schedule.

So thought I would pass along this press release from FSN, which includes a schedule of its national games for 2008. Again, these are the national games, so they will be available on any FSN network anywhere. Other UW and Pac-10 games will also be picked up later for regional play on FSN, specifically FSN-NW for the Huskies (you'll see there are some openings in the schedule where UW games against USC on Nov. 1 or UCLA on Nov. 15, to name two, could be placed).

Also note that FSN reports that all of these games WILL be available on HD. So yes, you will be able to see Huskies-Ducks and the Apple Cup, among others, in HD (even the sideline closeups of Mike Bellotti).

Here's the release:

LOS ANGELES - FSN, the cable television home for Big 12 and Pac-10 football, announces its 31-game national college football schedule today. Kicking off the season with Baylor hosting Wake Forest on Thursday, August 28, FSN will televise its entire slate in High Definition.

Each week, the Pac-10 and Big 12 conferences showcase some of the elite programs in the country. This season, USC, Texas and Oklahoma continue their annual quest for the national title. Plus, with great recruiting and some new coaches, familiar names such as UCLA, Texas A&M and Nebraska are returning to top-10 form. Plus, Missouri, Kansas, Arizona State and Oregon are determined to prove their stunning 2007 seasons were not a fluke.

FSN's studio show, COLLEGE FOOTBALL SATURDAY KICKOFF, returns for its seventh season. Each week, the show previews FSN's national games, breaks down the Top-25 teams, highlights the best games from across the football landscape and profiles the top individual performances from
across the country.

The first installment of COLLEGE FOOTBALL SATURDAY KICKOFF begins at 2:30 PM EST/11:30 AM PST on Saturday, August 30 prior the Oklahoma State vs. Washington State kickoff at 3:00 PM EST/12:00 PM PST. Later that evening, Oregon hosts Washington in an early season Pac-10 battle at
10:00 PM EST/7:00 PM PST.

Overall, FSN will air 18 Big 12 football games and 13 Pac-10 contests.

2008 FSN College Football Schedule
(All times eastern)

Thursday, August 28
8:00pm Big 12 Football #1: Wake Forest at Baylor

Saturday, August 30
3:30pm Pac-10 Football #1: Oklahoma St. vs. Washington St. (at Qwest Field from Seattle, WA)
10:00 pm Pac-10 Football #2: Washington at Oregon

Sunday, August 31
7:30pm Big 12 Football #2: Colorado St. vs. Colorado
(at Invesco Field from Denver, CO)

Saturday, September 6
3:00pm Pac-10 Football #3: BYU at Washington

7:00pm Big 12 Football #3: Louisiana Tech at Kansas

Saturday, September 13
12:30pm Big 12 Football #4: Washington St. at Baylor

Saturday, September 20

3:00pm Pac-10 Football #4: Arizona at UCLA
7:00pm Big 12 Football #5: Teams TBA

Saturday, September 27

3:30 or 7pm Big 12 Football #6: Teams TBA

Saturday, October 4

12:30pm Big 12 Football #7: Teams TBA

7:00pm Big 12 Football #8: Teams TBA

Saturday, October 11

6:30pm Big12 Football #9: Teams TBA

10:15pm Pac-10 Football #5: Teams TBA

Saturday, October 18

12:00pm Big 12 Football #10: Teams TBA

3:30pm Pac-10 Football #6: USC at Washington St.

*7:00pm Big 12 Football #11: Teams TBA

Saturday, October 25

12:30pm Big 12 Football #12: Teams TBA

6:30pm Big 12 Football #13: Teams TBA

10:15pm Pac-10 Football #7: USC at Arizona

Saturday, November 1

12:30pm Big 12 Football #14: Teams TBA

6:30pm Pac-10 Football #8: Teams TBA

10:15pm Pac-10 Football #9: Arizona St. at Oregon St.

Saturday, November 8

12:00pm Big 12 Football #15: Teams TBA

3:30pm Pac-10 Football #10: Teams TBA

7:00pm Big 12 Football #16: Teams TBA

Saturday, November 15

12:30pm Big 12 Football #17: Teams TBA

*6:30pm Big 12 Football #11: Teams TBA

10:15pm Pac-10 Football #11: Teams TBA

Saturday, November 22

3:00pm Pac-10 Football #12: Washington at Washington St.

Saturday, November 29

12:30 or 3pm Big 12 Football #18: Kansas vs. Missouri
(at Arrowhead Stadium from Kansas City, MO)

Saturday, December 6

3:00pm Pac-10 Football #13: Teams TBA

COMMENT --- Again, please note all the times listed are Eastern. Also, that last game on Dec. 6 could be UW at Cal.

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