Shock-Rattlers set for 8 p.m. Friday

Spokane will entertain Arizona at 8 p.m. Friday in the opening round of the National Conference playoffs. The game time was finalized late Friday night after the NFL Network confirmed it will televise the Jacksonville-Orlando playoff game at 5. More here. Arizona stumbled into the...

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Some Saturday morning WSU links 

COUGARS If there was a flood of Pac-10 news following Thursday's media day, then I guess you could say the reservoir has been drained, because there's not a lot out there this morning. But we did find a few items of interest, so read on.

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FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010

Sharks end Spokane's winning streak

I waited for the end of the Arizona-Iowa game to post the Shock game story. The Shock lost to Jacksonville 64-49 on Friday and I've posted a recap below. Meanwhile, Iowa blasted Arizona 67-47 in Phoenix. The setback cost the Rattlers a home playoff game...

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Garcia likely starter for Sharks

Game-day for the Shock and it looks like they'll be dealing with Aaron Garcia at quarterback. Garcia has been sidelined with a concussion and separated shoulder, but he practiced this week and will probably start tonight, according to the Florida Times-Union. More here. Elsewhere, the...

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All the news from Pac-10 media day

COUGARS • UPDATED: 10 A.M.; 12:30 P.M. For the first time in months, it's possible to spend your whole day reading and watching video of Pac-10 football. With plenty of Cougar stuff thrown in. If you want to spend your Friday that way, read on....

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Looking back at Pac-10 media day 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 6:25 P.M. The 2010 Pac-10 football media day is over. My guess is I'm about seven pounds lighter. I know my skin is three shades redder. After the lack of outdoor exposure this summer, today in the Rose Bowl was a rude...

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No. 1 Shock face motivated Sharks

Back with a preview of Spokane's game with No. 3 Jacksonville on Friday. Here's a link to the article that will run in tomorrow's paper. From Jacksonville, it sounds like quarterback Aaron Garcia will be available to play. . Some other AFL news: It sounds...

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Zags release portion of schedule

I believe these (and others) have been mentioned here before, but GU has officially released five of its non-conference games (Illinois, WSU, Baylor, Oklahoma City and Memphis) for the upcoming season. More here. The complete schedule will be released at a later date.

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Shock stay No. 1 in poll

Spokane held on to the top spot in yet another curious edition of the weekly coaches poll, but there will not be a 1-vs.-2 showdown against Jacksonville on Friday. Spokane picked up 11 of 15 first-place votes. Tampa Bay climbed from fifth to second, apparently...

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TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010

Shock kick returner Mervin Brookins breaks through Chicago’s defense to take a kickoff for a touchdown. (Christopher Anderson)

Spokane Shock keeping foot on throttle

Some teams rest starters when they've done about all they can do in the regular season (see Indianapolis Colts, 2009). Some teams don't change their approach, even though there is risk of injury that could mar their playoff run. Read more about Spokane's approach here.(By...

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WSU defensive lineman Dan Spitz has been ruled ineligible for nine games because of a failed drug test. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

WSU's Dan Spitz suspended

COUGARS Washington State is a little thin at the defensive tackle spot, and the Cougars got a little thinner Tuesday when redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Dan Spitz was suspended for the first nine games of the season after failing a NCAA-mandated drug test last fall....

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List of EWU preseason awards keeps growing

With the start of fall practice less than a week away, Eastern Washington University's football team continues to rake in individual preseason awards. The Eagles, who have been picked to finish second to perennial national power Montana in the Big Sky Conference standings, just had...

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