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Cougars Gather In Soap Lake

Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologists confirm the authenticity of this remote camera photo made in the Moses Coulee area near Soap Lake, Wash. Biologists the rare shot of eight cougars in one spot — on the carcass of a dead animal — is the result of a female cougar with a litter converging with the adult cats from her pervious litter. The woman who forwarded the photos to Fish and Wildlife biologists was not identified.

AM: Clark, EWU Brings Home Title

Doug Clark was able to find an Eastern Washington University band uniform to fit on his body after practice Thursday in Cheney.At left areformer student Holly Amend and EWU band uniform manager Amanda Goede. Clark, an EWU alum, traveled to Frisco, Texas, with the band to perform during the Eagles 20-19 victory in the national championship game with Delaware. You can read his column here. (SR photo: Dan Pelle)

EWU 20, Delaware 19 (Final)

Delaware running back Andrew Pierce (30) jumps over Eastern Washington cornerback Jesse Hoffman (21) during the first half of the FCS Championship football game tonight in Frisco, Texas. After trailing 19-0 in the third quarter, EWU scored 20 straight points to win 20-19. ESPN game activity & score here (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Bo Levi Mitchell led three straight late touchdown drives, the finale coming with 2:47 left, leading Eastern Washington a 20-19 victory over Delaware and its first FCS championship. The Eagles (13-2) trailed 19-0 and had gained only 92 yards midway through the third quarter Saturday night. Facing the defense that gave up the fewest points per game in the FCS, their title hopes looked shot. But Mitchell took them on drives of 80, 89 and 69 yards. He converted a fourth-and-8 on the second of those series and needed two video replays to uphold a fourth-and-1 conversion a few plays before the winning touchdown. Delaware (12-3) — with Vice President Joe Biden, an alum, watching five rows behind the team’s bench — had one last try, but turned the ball over on downs with 47 seconds left/Steve Bergum, SR.

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Are You Ready For Some Football?

EWU fans cheer the arrival of the team at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco Texas for the National Championship game against Delaware in Frisco Texas this afternoon. Eastern Washington and Delaware will kick off at 4 o'clock today. (SR photo: Christopher Anderson)

Question: Who wins?

PM Headlines — 12.10.10

Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin congratulates Mario Brown after his fourth-quarter TD in last week’s playoff win against Southeast Missouri State. Baldwin was only 11 years old when his father died unexpectedly of a major heart attack. Now, he’s poised to lead his No. 1-ranked Eagles against North Dakota State at Roos Field Saturday in the I-AA quarterfinals. Steve Bergum tells the remarkable story of the EWU coach here.

INW: Stiff-arming Foster Care’s Stats

Eastern Washington University football player Darriell Beaumonte is thankful for the help and support provided over the years by his foster mother, “Big Mama” Zena Sturgis. Beaumonte’s Facebook profile includes a picture of himself with Sturgis, right, and Star Sturgis. Steve Bergum’s SR story here. (SR Photo: Dan Pelle)

HBO Poll: Both Football Fields ‘Awful’

  • Tuesday Poll: Readers in Hucks Nation overwhelmingly consider the blue football turf of Boise State and the new red turf of Eastern Washington to be “awful.” 102 of 158 respondents (64.6%) said that both fields were awful. Of the other options available, 31 of 158 (19.6%) picked BSU’s field as attractive. 14 of 158 (8.9%) think the new EWU field is attractive. Only 5 of 132 (3.2%) consider both fields attractive. 6 respondents were undecided.
  • Lewiston Tribune Poll: 372 of 569 respondents (65%) supported Judge John Bradbury’s decision to send ConocoPhillips mega-load permits back to Idaho Transportation Department.
  • Today’s Poll: Now that the combat phase in Iraq is over, do you support the growing U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan?

NCAA Puts EWU On Probation

The Eastern Washington University football program has been put on three years probation and is banned from postseason due to what the NCAA calls “major violations.” The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions released the report on Wednesday. The violations include impermissible participation by ineligible student-athletes in practice activities, the use of too many countable coaches, failure to monitor by former head coach Paul Wulff, now the head coach at Washington State, and a lack of institutional control and failure to monitor by the university/SR. More here.

Question: Does this color your view of second-year Washington State coach Paul Wulff?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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