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RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson,
a former offensive star at Penn State, held back tears while
talking about what’s happening at his alma mater. Robinson spoke in
front of his locker before Seattle practiced yesterday. He later
called it a “sad day to be a Penn Stater,” and said he didn’t
feel coach Joe Paterno needed to announce his retirement. Last
night, Penn State trustees fired Paterno and school president
Graham Spanier amid a growing furor over how sex abuse allegations
against an assistant coach were handled.

UNDATED (AP) – Oregon running back LaMichael James simply knows
that Stanford’s rushing defense is good. Beyond that, he’s says
he’s not going to analyze it too much. He says he’ll find out more
on Saturday. And there’s a big reason James isn’t giving anything
away. The No. 6 Ducks visit the No. 3 Cardinal this Saturday in a
game that’ll likely decide who the Pac-12 North’s representative
will be in the inaugural league championship game.

SEATTLE (AP) – It seems inevitable that a large image of
Washington running back Chris Polk will be moved behind the glass
doors of the Husky Hall of Fame in in Hec Edmundson Pavilion after
Polk leaves. Just when Polk, a redshirt junior, exits is one of two
pressing questions surrounding him. The other is whether he’ll
topple Napoleon Kaufman’s school rushing record of 4,106 yards
before departing. Washington will face No. 18 USC this weekend.

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Washington State has signed three
basketball players to national letters of intent for next season.
Coach Ken Bone says they are Brett Boese of Shadle Park High in
Spokane, DeMarquise Johnson of Phoenix, and Richard Longrus of
Oakland, Calif. The Cougars open the season Monday at No. 23

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