TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2008


Video: Arena Cup postgame interviews and highlights

SHOCKHere's what Adam Shackleford, Raul Vijil, Rico Ochoa and Tennessee Valley Vipers coach Dean Cokinos had to say after the Spokane Shock lost the Arena Cup championship game in overtime. Get the Flash Player to see this video.var s1 = new SWFObject("http://www.spokesmanreview.com/media/flash/srmediaplayer_0.61/srmediaplayer_embed.swf","single","480","292","8");s1.addParam("allowfullscreen","true");s1.addVariable("width","480");s1.addVariable("height","292");s1.addVariable("callback","analytics");s1.addVariable("file","http://www.spokesmanreview.com/media/video/feeds/pl/?ID=1734");s1.addVariable("recommendations","http://www.spokesmanreview.com/media/video/feeds/recs/?ID=1734");s1.useExpressInstall("/media/flash/srmediaplayer_0.61/expressinstall.swf");s1.write("player1734");

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MONDAY, AUG. 25, 2008

GSL Football Day 5: EV, Rogers, Prep

New Gonzaga Prep football coach Dave McKenna is now on the offensive side of the Bullpups ball, but Monday he couldn’t resist returning to his defensive roots during tackling practice where he was coordinator before becoming head man. This is day five of practice. The...

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GSL Football Day 3: Mead

Went up to take a look at Mead, but because of a conflict for some of the coaches it was a special teams practice. Still, Sean Carty displayed a pretty good punting leg once he got the hang of it.Observances:

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SUNDAY, AUG. 24, 2008

White tops Red in Chiefs' annual scrimmage

Another training camp for the Spokane Chiefs has come and gone. Camp wrapped up on Sunday with the annual Red-White scrimmage at the Arena. White won 3-1 thanks to goals from veterans Dustin Donaghy, Justin Falk and Seth Compton.You can read about the game, and...

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It's a gold-medal week for WSU

COUGARSThe first day of game week means one thing: Lots of stories to read about of the Cougars - and even something out of Oklahoma. Read on. By the way, I'm watching the DVR of the gold medal basketball game and the USA is trailing...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 23, 2008

Video: Shock Arena Cup Preview

SHOCKThe Spokane Shock had a media day out at their practice facility today. Jessica and I went down to talk to some of the players and coaches about their upcoming championship game and what it's been like being on the Shock this season. Here's my...

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Vipers bring hard-hitting defense to town

Curious about what the Spokane Shock are up against on Monday night? The Shock and Tennessee Valley Vipers will go head-to-head Monday at the Arena for the arenafootball2 league's ArenaCup championship.Jim Meehan has this look at what the Vipers are all about.

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It's decision time for WSU

COUGARSA week from today Washington State will open the 2008 season. In the four practices and one walk-through the Cougars have left, there are a lot of decisions left to be made, and Saturday's scrimmage probably didn't make them any easier. Read on.

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FRIDAY, AUG. 22, 2008

Final scrimmage wasn't as sharp as WSU wanted

COUGARSIf you were in Martin Stadium on Friday afternoon, you were part of a surprisingly small crowd, considering the students are back – the all-campus picnic was held earlier just a few hundred yards away and the line stretched for a block or more. If...

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Four Eags named ot TSN's pre-season All-America teams

The Sports Network has released its 2008 pre-season Football Championship Subdivision All-America team, and four players from Eastern Washington University -- more than any other FCS school in the country -- have been honored.I have attached a story issued by EWU sports information director Dave...

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Big Sky roundup

Some reading material for Eastern fans before heading to this afternoon's scrimage at Gonzaga Prep.The Sports Network All-America team is dominated by the Big Sky Conference with 18 players on its three-team list, including four Eagles.

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Prep football Day 2: CV

Central Valley practice had ended as a squall passed through sending assistant coaches scurrying to the gym (thank goodness this wasn’t the ark-necessitating gully washer that followed later – I beat it to my car). Though his assistants bolted, Rick Giampietri remained, standing Moses-like atop...

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Saying goodbye to two-a-days

COUGARSWith a little more than a week left until the season opener against Oklahoma State, WSU will hold it's last day of two practices today, though the second one will be a scrimmage. The first? That starts at 9 a.m., so we better get this...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 2008

EWU changes scrimmage site, time

Eastern Washington has changed both the time and location of the football scrimmage it plans to stage today.The scrimmage, the second of fall camp, will be held at Gonzaga Prep High School instead of Woodward Field and will start at 2:30 p.m. instead of 10:30...

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Eagles change scrimmage

The rumors are true, Eastern Washington is moving its football scrimmage on Friday to the afternoon at Gonzaga Prep. And for those interested, the volleyball team faces the alumni on Saturday.For some notes about the Big Sky Conference, and an outsider's look at the league,...

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A cool down in WSU news

COUGARSSorry folks, but I've been cruising around the net for a while now and couldn't find anything concerning WSU outside of the S-R available to link you to for free. Ah well, I did find a Mike Gundy story.

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 2008

High School football begins: I see Ferris-LC

Today was the first day of high school grid practice so I took a tour of defending 4A state champion Lewis and Clark and defending Greater Spokane League champ and 4A semifinalist Ferris.First day always offers little indication since, for safety reasons, schools are relegated...

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First look at Texas Tech

Prior to heading out to Eastern's practice Tuesday afternoon, I stopped by the sports information office and picked up the stack of opponents' media guides Dave Cook has sitting on his desk.When I got home, I took a quick look at the 208-page tome published...

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Vandals' final scrimmage

The University of Idaho football team held its final scrimmage with good results.You can link to my story here.BSU NAMES QUARTERBACK: Click the tab below to read a release from Boise State about its starting quarterback.

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TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2008

Eagles eager for season opener

Tuesday afternoon’s football practice at Eastern Washington was conducted in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts, and didn’t give much in the way of an insight into what EWU fans might expect in the Eagles’ Aug. 30 season opener at Texas Tech, a team that is...

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