WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 2010
Wed., Dec. 22, 2010, 7:20 p.m.
Gonzaga's Steven Gray isn't suited up while his teammates go through pre-game drills for tonight's showdown with Xavier at 8. Gray left Saturday's win over Baylor with back spasms and didn't practice Monday or Tuesday. No starters listed on the scoreboard as of 7:15.
Wed., Dec. 22, 2010, 4:03 p.m.
COUGARS Washington State went into the Diamond Head Classic hoping to make a name for itself nationally. The second half of its first game, a 83-57 whipping of Mississippi State, should have done that. And the Cougars will have an even better chance Thursday, when...
Wed., Dec. 22, 2010, 12:59 p.m.
COUGARS Washington State had an opportunity to put Mississippi State away early, but missed free throws – WSU was 4 of 10 for the half – and some defensive lapses out front kept the Bulldogs within range early. WSU lead 25-17 with 9:05 left before...
Wed., Dec. 22, 2010, 8:45 a.m.
It’s a fun time in women’s basketball with Spokane on the edge of the excitement, three months before two weekends of the NCAA Tournament is going to be here. The UConn juggernaut continues to roll … winning its 88th straight on Tuesday, led by Maya...
TUESDAY, DEC. 21, 2010
Tue., Dec. 21, 2010, 9:50 p.m.
Gonzaga buried BYU in the second half, letting their future conference foe know who is the top dog in the West Coast Conference. The final was 91-64. Check the photos out here. "I know we need to go through them to win a championship so...
Tue., Dec. 21, 2010, 9:17 p.m.
The Vandals' final nonconference game before WAC play turned out to be a noteworthy tuneup. Idaho withstood Oregon, 69-65, in the Ducks' final nonconference game at McArthur Court. This was Vandals' first victory over a Pac-10 team since December 4, 2002, when UI beat Washington...
Tue., Dec. 21, 2010, 8:25 p.m.
COUGARS Washington State opens the Diamond Head Classic – see the link for one coach's definition of a "classic" – tomorrow against Mississippi State. The Bulldogs will be missing a couple of players. Read on for our advance.
Tue., Dec. 21, 2010, 5:46 p.m.
Getting ready to watch a pair of 8-3 women's basketball teams with combined 11-game winning streak ... right now it's just a sometimes rival in the west but next year it's going to be a WCC rivalry when Brigham Young joins Gonzaga in the West...
Tue., Dec. 21, 2010, 11:23 a.m.
Here is a link to the Associated Press all-state football team for Washington.
Tue., Dec. 21, 2010, 4:48 a.m.
When I spoke with Robb Akey a week after the season, he mentioned the Vandals were competing against a Pac-10 school for a recruit. "That’s not an everyday occurrence," he said. But it now appears Idaho has lost out on that player -- partly because...
MONDAY, DEC. 20, 2010
Mon., Dec. 20, 2010, 6:58 p.m.
Coach Beau Baldwin and his top-ranked Eastern Washington football team will get in a couple of practices prior to taking a brief break for the upcoming Christmas holiday. And once the Eagles return, they will begin all-out preparations for their Jan. 7 showdown against Delaware...
Mon., Dec. 20, 2010, 4:36 p.m.
It's been interesting as the UConn women's basketball team neared, has now tied, and will soon pass the record of 88 straight wins achieved by the UCLA men's team when I was young enough to be influenced into becoming a sports writer.What we have here...
Mon., Dec. 20, 2010, 3:48 p.m.
Media day today and I put together a notebook, with the first item an update on Steven Gray's back, that will run in Tuesday's S-R.Gray was in good spirits after Monday's practice (he was a spectator, not a participant), but he's still dealing with a...
Mon., Dec. 20, 2010, 8:24 a.m.
COUGARS • UPDATE: 2:20 P.M. Let's see. The Cougar men's basketball team will be taking the long flight to Hawaii today, where it will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 80 degrees when they disembark. Here in Eastern Washington, more snow fell over night, which...
SUNDAY, DEC. 19, 2010
Sun., Dec. 19, 2010, 7:57 p.m.
COUGARS Foul trouble. Turnovers. Average shooting. It all adds up to Santa Clara building a 35-29 lead at halftime. The Broncos have hit the offensive glass hard, with a 7-2 lead in second-chance points. But the biggest Santa Clara edge in the first half? The...
Sun., Dec. 19, 2010, 7:50 p.m.
Took Saturday off and fell way behind. Waiting for a game or two to end so I can do my Top 25, some links.Eastern Washington (Kyla Evans continues her blog) and Washington State lost big on the road on Saturday. In a pair of TV...
Sun., Dec. 19, 2010, 6:21 p.m.
COUGARS We're going to be monitoring the Washington State game tonight from Spokane and, like a lot of you, I'll be listening to Bud Nameck and following gametracker. Then I'll be putting together a writeup for tomorrow's paper. We have some thoughts, so read on.
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