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Washington's lone JC recruit CB Antavius Sims is scheduled to arrive on campus this Sunday. His JC coach is confident that he will make it into Washington and have an instant impact somewhere on the field. Sims has been working out in California while finishing up school this summer. Depth is shallow at CB behind the starters so Sims is a welcome addition.

The Seattle Times has scheduled a chat with WAC Commissioner Karl Benson at 10:00 AM PST today. Seattle U recently entered the WAC as a member in all sports but football. Benson is a fascinating guy so the chat should prove to be pretty illuminating.

Scott Eklund over at Dawgman takes a look at some of the key offensive position battles coming up in camp. QB, RT, WR, and FB are the positions he has highlighted for discussion.

Former Husky great Ray Horton who has had a long career in the NFL as a coach and player did a pretty nice thing the other day. He sold his 1999 Mercedes for only $20 to one of the cafeteria workers at the Steelers camp. Horton was just named the DC at Arizona.

Eastern Washington which is coming off a FCS national championship was picked by the coaches and media to win the Big Sky this season. The Huskies open the season against Eastern at home this year.

Boise State has been ordered by the Mountain West to either ditch the all blue home uniforms or the famous blue turf. The MWC commissioner believes it gives the team an unfair competitive advantage. I think that is probably about the silliest thing I have ever heard. Boise State head coach Chris Petersen agrees.

Ted Miller of ESPN picks Husky WR Jermaine Kearse as the 18th best player in the Pac 12.

Kearse ranked fourth in the Pac-10 with 1,005 receiving yards on 63 catches. His 12 touchdown receptions tied for first in the conference and his 16 yards per catch ranked second.

Tony Barnhart from CBS Sports thinks that this years Oregon/Washington contest is a trap game for the Ducks. Could be because the Ducks play Stanford the following weekend and the Huskies haven't been competitive with them for the bulk of the decade. So perhaps this is the year the Ducks don't show during their visit to Husky Stadium.

This is a link to an interesting article on the future of conference realignment and expansion.

It’s my belief that the end of the Big 12 signals the end of the Big East. The SEC, Big Ten and Pac-12 will gobble up the best teams from the Big 12 quickly. The ACC will struggle to keep up. Most of the conferences will have to look outside the Big 12 to get to 16 teams, so they’ll pick apart the next weakest conference, the Big East. However, I don’t believe the SEC, Big Ten, Pac-12 or ACC will raid one another.

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