Eags' Johnson to miss season

Eastern Washington University football coach Beau Baldwin has learned that sophomore linebacker Zach Johnson will miss the rest of the season because of a blood clot in his left calf.I used the status update on Johnson as the lead to the Big Sky Conference notebook...

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The WSU defense including Dan Spitz (far right) sack SMU quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Local talent builds at WSU 

COUGARS We're done with our story for tomorrow. It's on the Spokane-area guys who stayed in the area and played at Washington State. For Friday we'll have a story on a couple of local players who got away and are helping Oregon win. Read on...

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NIC volleyball moves to No. 1

The North Idaho College volleyball team (19-3) was ranked first in the nation in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association Division I poll released Tuesday, the first time in the program’s history that the Cardinals have been ranked No. 1.Click the tab below to...

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WSU upbeat as practice week begins 

COUGARS There seemed to be a renewed energy around the Washington State practice field Tuesday afternoon. It was caused by, and get your No. 2 pencils ready because this is a multiple choice question, a) naming Jeff Tuel the starting quarterback; b) the Cougars' play...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2009

Chief gets suspended

Spokane Chiefs forward T.C. Cratsenberg, who received a match penalty against Tri-City in Saturday's home opener, has been suspended for one game by the Western Hockey League.Cratsenberg receives the suspension because of the match penalty, which was the result of pulling an opponents helmet off...

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Narrows League growing 

The Tacoma News-Tribune's Doug Pacey wrote this story about the changing face of the Narrows League. Four teams are moving in, increasing the numbers to 15. But the story points to a larger issue, state re-classification as a whole.

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More on WSU's interesting day  13 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 10:30 A.M.; 11:20 A.M. It's an interesting morning in Pullman but also around the Pac-10. Besides the Cougars turning to a true freshman at quarterback, there was also a freak injury of a USC runningback and some of the more typical occurrences....

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MONDAY, SEPT. 28, 2009

EWU's Jones earns national honor 

Eastern Washington's football team picked up a few individual awards following Saturday's Big Sky Conference road win over Sacramento State. You can read more details here and here. Then you might want to consider how it is that the Eagles' Taiwan Jones can be named...

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Tuel will start for WSU 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 6 P.M. A quick note to share something we've learned: The identity of WSU's new starting quarterback. True freshman Jeff Tuel will start Saturday against the Oregon Ducks in Eugene. We have more on the link.

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UI's Enderle earns kudos from WAC

Idaho QB Nathan Enderle has been named the WAC offensive player of the week, after his very solid performance in Saturday's 34-31 win over Northern Illinois. Enderle threw for three touchdown passes in the first half and finished with 270 passing yards.Robb Akey's morning teleconference...

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2009

Vandals off to best start since '94 

That headline says it all, really. It's been 15 years since Idaho had as good a start as this one. The Vandals are 3-1 after salting away a 34-31 win over Northern Illinois yesterday. Click below for some thoughts, links, and my first-ever WAC power...

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WSU freshman quarterback Jeff Tuel, handing off to freshman running back Arthur Burns during practice in August, is now playing for real. (CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON / The Spokesman-Review)

More from Pac-10, WSU 

COUGARS We're back in Seattle, waiting to catch the next flight. On the link is out notebook from last night. We follow that with some more links from around the Pac-10. But there's more coming later in the day. Read on.

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Eags' offense has its way with Hornets

Taiwan Jones and Matt Nichols had big offensive nights for Eastern Washington University Saturday and Eagles' linebacker J.C. Sherritt was a monster on defense once again as the Eagles rolled to a 56-30 Big Sky Conference win over Sacramento State.Follow the links below for day-after...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 26, 2009

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