Pac-10 expansion, Oregon at Qwest Field, and more Saturday links

Some links around Cougar nation on this Saturday afternoon. The main event of the day is tonights game against the Hogs at 5:05 PM in Fayetteville. Before then, we take a look at last nights game, some comments from Bill Moos, and see what Bernard Lagat has been up to.

It’s worth the wait for Cougars - - June 5, 2010
Huge win for the Cougs last night. Cody Bartlett played the hero role, slugging a 2-run homerun to lead WSU to an 8-6 win in their opening round game against Kansas State. We'll have a game thread and preview up later for the 5:05 PM second round game against Arkansas.

Captain Zack Leaves Mark on Razorbacks | Arkansas News
As an appetizer for today, a look at Razorbacks slugger Zack Cox. Arkansas' bats came alive yesterday, hitting 8 HRs against an admittedly weak Grambling pitching staff. If the Cougs want to advance, they'll need to minimize the damage from Cox and the Arkansas lineup today.

Scout.com: Moos on possible Pac-10 expansion
Although Moos seemed lukewarm on the idea when first asked about it months ago, he seems to have warmed up to expansion. The recent rumor floated about adding 6 schools would bring in a ton more money for all, including WSU. Now, Moos says that he's "all ears", even though there has been no official offers yet.

Scout.com: Moos waiting on Oregon to talk Seattle game
Moos also addresses the recent rumors involving bringing Oregon to Qwest Field. He's excited about the thought, but hasn't discussed it with Oregon yet. The Ducks don't currently have a permanent AD, but as soon as they do talks should get going. Judging by the speed of the basketball coaching search, it could be a while.

Lagat Breaks 5,000m American Record - WASHINGTON STATE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame member Bernard Lagat set the American record for 5,000m Friday night at the 2010 ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway.

That's it for the links. Get pumped up for tonights NCAA regional action. Be sure to join us for the game thread at 5:05.

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