Merry Christmas, everyone, and Mele Kalikimaka to Washington State.
To much of the ESPN2 television audience on Christmas, the Cougars will be playing the Grinch role in the championship game of the Diamond Head Classic, simply because Butler (8-4) has been the darling of 2010 and will wear that mantle as long as it fits. Tonight’s 6:30 p.m. meeting is the first ever between WSU (10-1) and the Bulldogs from Indianapolis.
The Indianapolis Star touches on Butler’s early strength of schedule and its meeting with Washington State here. Yahoo! Sports has a story on Washington State’s nice start and its potential in the Pac-10 here. The Seattle P-I has a blog post on today’s game.