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THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2007

Cougs inconsistent in first half

The sixth-ranked Cougars opened the first half tonight looking like just that: sixth-ranked. Charging out to a 13-0 lead over The Citadel, the experienced Cougars were confident and deliberate.As one might expect. The Bulldogs have just one senior and one junior on their team --...

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What you can expect tonight

COUGARSBeing stuck in an airport does give me some time to write, which is what I decided to do this morni … I mean afternoon.If you read on, you'll find what I believe will happen tonight as WSU hosts The Citadel at Key Arena. You...

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Game-day reading

Before we get to notes/links below, you've probably noticed there is no dateline on the GU-OU preview. This is the one game I won't be staffing during the '07-'08 season. Why? You'll recall we went through layoffs and had budget issues a few months ago,...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2007


Big Sky basketball race hard to predict

Eastern Washington and Portland State will kick off the Big Sky Conference men's basketball season Saturday night at Reese Court.First-year Eagles coach Kirk Earlywine admits to being a bit uncertain about what to expect during this year's title race.You can read an unedited version of...

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Long layoff almost over

COUGARSIn Day 10 of Cougar Basketball Held Hostage, the plucky Washington State men's team travels to Seattle for a day of interviews, events and the like before finally being released tomorrow before the West Side public.The Cougar Hardwood Classic, which will be televised by FSN...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2007

Bears clamp down

The rich got richer with the return to full strength of Ferris' roster, although the addition of DeAngelo Casto wasn't needed, Central Valley won a key game on the road against LC and the contenders - Shadle Park and Gonzaga Prep kept pace with the...

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Casto cleared to play

DeAngelo Casto is eligible to play basketball at Ferris.Mike Colbrese of the WIAA ruled that Casto had demonstrated a hardship that was unique to him and worthy of eligibility beyond the argument of his attorney Ray Clary of his status as McKinney-Vento homeless student.Casto could...

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More on the CBL

Columbia Basin League schools did indeed opt to move up from 3A to 4A on Monday which throws the 3A classification on this side of the Cascades into a turmoil."It will effect us drastically," said Mt. Spokane activities coordinator John Miller, currently attending a national...

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MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2007

Eags win second straight by dumping Portland

Eastern Washington's men's basketball team is on its first winning streak of the season, thanks to Monday night's 84-75 non-conference home win over Portland.You can read an unedited version of the game story that will appear in Tueday morning's S-R by clicking on the extended...

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Bouldin hurts ankle

A quick note or two before tip-off at the McCarthey Athletic Center.Guard Matt Bouldin sprained his ankle, apparently on Friday, and didn't participate in warmups. It's doubtful he'll play. It's the same ankle he hurt early in the season. He played through that injury. Bouldin...

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L.A. story

Ronny Turiaf and the Lakers got the best of the Clippers and Dan Dickau and Richie Frahm on Sunday. Dickau had 10 points, Frahm 5 and Turiaf zero, though he did attempt a 3-pointer in his two minutes of playing time. Dickau and Frahm each...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2007

EWU assistant Wade wants to lead Eagles

Longtime Eastern Washington University assistant Joe Wade has spoken to the school's athletics director about his interest in becoming the Eagles next head football coach.You can read an unedited version of the story the will appear in Monday morning's S-R by clicking on the extended...

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Look, it's a partridge in that pear tree

COUGARSLet's see, what presents do we have for you less than 10 days before Christmas? Two turtle doves? No, we've got links to football stories – a West Side kid committed – and a fun little fantasy piece.Plus the most in-depth story about Paul Wulff...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2007

Chiefs fall to Americans

This was definitely not part of the plan – not that losing ever is.But it would be tough to argue that there was a game that the Spokane Chiefs wanted to win more than they did on Saturday night prior to their two-week holiday break.

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Pretty quiet on the football front

COUGARSLet's get right to it on the final day of the last open football recruiting period of 2007 (though the dead period begins Monday, tomorrow is a quiet period, which means recruits can be on campus, but contact off is prohibited).

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FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2007


Tigers take their cue

Lewis and Clark was ragged as expected, considering there are seven football players on the team and the Tigers were playing only their second basketball game of the season while others have played as many as six.But the big game by junior post Sean Hoffman...

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EWU's McAndrews earns academic honor

Eastern Washington's senior tight end Tom McAndrews has been selected to the FCS Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star team that was announced today.In addition, he is one of eight finalists for the organization's $5,000 postgraduate scholarship award.You can read more details here.

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Coaches hit the road to meet with recruits

COUGARS • UPDATED: 12:15 P.M.Good morning. A little snow fell overnight. The roads are a little slick. It's on those slick highways the new WSU coaching staff is traveling today, recruiting.They have today, tomorrow and Sunday. The dead period begins on the 17th. Not a...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2007

Chiefs trade Kuemper

The Spokane Chiefs have traded 17-year-old goaltender Darcy Kuemper to the Red Deer Rebels for a conditional draft pick in the 2009 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. Kuemper was the Chiefs third-round pick, 45th overall, in the 2005 draft and was on the Chiefs 50-player...

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Clippers sign Frahm

Former Zag Richie Frahm has signed with the L.A. Clippers where he'll join another ex-GU standout, Dan Dickau.More on Frahm here and more on Dickau's big night (16 points, 4 3-pointers) in a loss last night here.

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