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Football, soccer and a double dose of basketball. If you want to spend all day watching WSU sports you are in luck.

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With the football team having two bye weeks and playing a Thursday game in the last three weeks, Saturdays haven't been very busy for WSU recently. That all changes today.

The football team will be in action against Arizona. The women's soccer team opens NCAA Tournament play against Illinois. The women's basketball team continues play in the Rainbow Wahine Classic and the men's basketball team hosts Lamar.

If you wanted to -- and have the right cable package -- you could come close to watching 10 hours of WSU athletic action today. Here's a look at the schedule and a quick guide of how you can watch what.

11 a.m.: Football at Arizona -- Pac-12 Network

1 p.m.: Soccer vs. Illinois -- Live online stream (more info on the broadcast)

2 p.m.: Women's basketball vs. West Virginia

9:30 p.m.: Men's basketball vs. Lamar -- Pac-12 Network (more info on the broadcast)

I don't think anyone would complain about a 4-0 day.

Football:

Bucannon at core of WSU defense - The Spokesman-Review
It was apparent even in 2010 the Cougars had unearthed a future impact player in safety Deone Bucannon. Starting in place of the injured Chima Nwachukwu, Bucannon racked up 16 tackles against Arizona, the most ever by a WSU freshman.

Pac-12 football: Picks of the Week (Friday night in the Rose Bowl and a loaded Saturday) | College Hotline
WASHINGTON STATE (plus-12.5) at ARIZONA: The Cougars opened league play with a stunning upset at USC way back on Sept. 7. Since then, they have one conference victory — over Cal. No reason to think they’ll be up to the task in Tucson against a team that always plays well at home. Look for 200+ yards from Ka’Deem Carey vs. WSU’s wobbly run defense. Pick: Arizona.

Cougars had long time to prepare for Arizona game | College Football | Columbus Ledger Enquirer
If Washington State can't beat Arizona, it won't be for lack of time to prepare. When the Cougars take the field in Tucson on Saturday, they will be playing for the first time since Halloween night.

A WSU victory today at Arizona would go a long way toward displaying progress - Spokesman.com - Nov. 16, 2013
A lot has happened since the last time the Washington State football team faced Arizona in 2010. Both programs fired underperforming coaches and hired high-profile replacements known for their respective high-octane offenses.

Soccer:

WSU soccer team turns focus to NCAA tournament - Spokesman.com - Nov. 15, 2013
It’s time to push the reset button, says Washington State women’s soccer coach Keidane McAlpine.