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THURSDAY, DEC. 14, 2006

A in-depth look at Morrison's game

MORRISON WATCH UPDATED 6:45 P.M.The Bobcats are playing the Magic as we speak, with the first of the pro Morrison vs. Reddick matchups.But before we worry about that, I recommend this ESPN piece sent me by a colleague. If you're a Adam Morrison fan, or...

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Spokane defeats Everett again

CHIEFSSo who has the best team in the WHL's U.S. Division? The number say Everett, easily atop the division's standings.But who has Everett's number? That would be the Spokane Chiefs, which handed the Silvertips another loss Wednesday night, this one 4-2 at the Arena. There's...

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Bulldogs taking a tough walk

GONZAGAThe road beckons. First Georgia, then New York, then the Emerald City.The Zags head out tomorrow on their toughest road trip of the year, and maybe ever. After Saturday's game in suburban Atlanta, then it's up the coast to the Big Apple for next Thursday...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13, 2006

Back in business

VANDALS, OTHER NEWSWell, we're situated in a decent room in Bozeman, and I finally have some time to check in with what's going on.I was going to knock on Mike Kramer's office door and ask about Idaho, but he is already en route to Moscow....

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TUESDAY, DEC. 12, 2006

Bruce second-team All-American

COLLEGE FOOTBALLThe Associated Press All-America football team is out, and Cougar defensive end Mkristo Bruce earned second-team honors (see the three teams on the full entry link).And that's an honor that is deserved. The senior was an unstoppable sack machine early in the year out...

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Mike Kramer is the right guy at the right time

VANDALSYou've spoken. A majority of those who left comments on this on-line column and/or voted in our poll want Mike Kramer to be the next football coach at the University of Idaho. It looks from the bleachers, however, that John L. Smith, former Vandal, Louisville...

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Eastern's second half second rate

EASTERN, COLLEGE BASKETBALLRodney Stuckey sits out most of the first half in foul trouble. The Eagles bomb away from the outside (8 of 11 3-point shots) and stay within one at 39-38.Stuckey, the nation's third-leading scorer returns for the second half. The Eagle go cold,...

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The search is on for new UI coach

VANDALS UPDATED: 9:55 A.M.Idaho athletic director Rob Spear is moving quickly to replace the departed Dennis Erickson (links on his arrival in Phoenix below). He made two phone calls we know of, to former Idaho – among other places – coach John L. Smith and...

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MONDAY, DEC. 11, 2006

A hard-nosed win for North Idaho College

COLLEGE BASKETBALLWhen I was covering community college basketball in Southern California a generation ago, I don't think I ever remember covering a game where both teams final score stopped in the 70s. And that was before the shot clock and the 3-point line.But JC basketball...

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NIC takes the lead

COLLEGE BASKETBALLNorth Idaho rained a bunch of 3-pointers to start the second half, and CCS had just one answer. So, with 10 minutes left, NIC leads 60-56.The Cardinals hit 3-pointers on three consecutive possessions and opened a 53-45 lead. The Sasquatch came back behind Clift,...

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Cardinals up by one

COLLEGE BASKETBALLNorth Idaho's size is taking a toll on CCS, which has only one player taller than 6-foot-6. NIC just has two, but a bunch of guys who play taller. Brian Morris, NIC's 6-8 freshman, can score anytime he wants – when he gets the...

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Early season showdown Tuesday in GSL

PREPSOne quick prep link for this Monday. It's to Mike Vlahovich's prep notebook, and it highlights Tuesday's big showdown between Greater Spokane League undefeated boys teams from Ferris (4-0) and Shadle Park (3-0).The first of two meetings this season, this one (7:30 p.m.) at Shadle...

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Spokane is tied for second in U.S. Division

CHIEFSSpokane moved into second place in the WHL's U.S. Division with Saturday night's 6-0 rout of the Portland Winter Hawks.And then last-place Portland turned around Sunday and did Spokane a huge favor: The Hawks went into Kennewick and defeated the Tri-City Americans 4-2. It was...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 10, 2006

SATURDAY, DEC. 9, 2006

The Bulldogs have taught some lessons

GONZAGAIt's finals week around the college campuses of America, including at Gonzaga University.So what have we learned thus far, class?The biggest lesson seems to be when this edition of the Gonzaga Bulldogs is good, it's very good.And callow teams don't have much of a chance...

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What do you think of Erickson leaving?

VANDALSAfter 10 months and four wins, Dennis Erickson is gone.So I have to ask you, what do you think about Erickson leaving Idaho after just 10 months? Do you feel betrayed? Do you feel used? Do you feel a little oily? Or are you OK...

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Let the talk end

GONZAGA, COLLEGE BASKETBALLThe Washington Huskies will be making their first trip outside the Bank of America Arena formerly known as Hec Ed tonight when they travel here to face Gonzaga (8; KHQ; 1510-AM).Steve Bergum previews the matchup that will be the last between the schools...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 8, 2006

Day starts well, ends in a hole for Morrison

MORRISON WATCHThis morning the Charlotte Observer ran a story about Adam Morrison gaining respect around the NBA.Tonight Morrison had his worst game as a pro, hitting 1 of 11 shots and finishing with two points in a 92-62 loss to Houston. In his last three...

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Former Giant shortstop Uribe killed

THE AFTERNOON NEWSJose Uribe, the Giants' shortstop who was really the player to be named later has been killed in an auto accident in the Dominican Republic.Uribe, 47, came to the major leagues as Jose Gonzalez Uribe, then changed his name after being sent to...

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Fun times with the Hawks

SEAHAWKSThere are a couple of really fun stories from the Sound on the Seahawks this morning. Neither are earth-shattering pieces of journalism, but both are just interesting.The first comes from the News Tribune. And it's just the beginning of a notebook. But it poses a...

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Why can't those schools just stay way?

COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATED: 11 A.M.So Dennis Erickson is talking with Arizona State. And so is Mike Price. Wow. Two guys who had success at Washington State, though I wouldn't call it overwhelming success, being lured by ASU. And two guys whose teams had average to...

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The calm before the Friday night storm

PREPSThere's nothing big prep-wise in today's paper – or in the West Side papers – but there are a lot of little things.Tonight, we'll be out at a prep hoop game (games) and we'll have a report here in the morning. But until then, you'll...

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