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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Pac-12 spring preview: North Division

By Ted Miller

It's been difficult for you, hasn't it? First, the college football season has the audacity to end, then national signing day slips by, leaving you with ... what? A whole lot of nothing.

Almost makes you thankful for Davonte' Neal's ludicrous recruiting saga.

But the Pac-12 blog has decided to help. Colleague Kevin Gemmell and I have invented something we're going to call "spring football"! (I wanted to call it "super awesome offseason football" but he insisted on "spring.")

Wait ... it already exists. Well, that's OK, too.

Stanford will be first out of the gate, with spring practices beginning Monday. Things will be cracking until late April.

Here's a look at the major storylines, starting with the North Division.

CALIFORNIA

Starts: March 13
Ends: April 21 (no spring game)

What to watch: OREGON

Starts: April 3
Spring game: April 28

What to watch: OREGON STATE

Starts: April 3
Spring game: April 28

What to watch: STANFORD

Spring practice starts: Feb. 27
Spring game: April 14

What to watch: WASHINGTON

Starts: April 2
Spring game: April 28

What to watch: WASHINGTON STATE

Starts: March 22
Spring game: April 24

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