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SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2011

Halliday injures liver, out of Apple Cup 17 

COUGARS Our reporting is finished. Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday suffered a lacerated liver in the game against Utah on Saturday. He'll be in the hospital for a couple more days and will not be available for Saturday's Apple Cup. Our story is on the...

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Day after Hawaii

Got my daughter’s car running (strange how the battery dies when the dome light is left on overnight in 20-degree weather), watched most of the replay and ready to go with the day-after post following GU’s 73-54 win over Hawaii in Robert Sacre’s homecoming in...

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WSU OT loss to Utah, the morning after 18 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 8:15 A.M. There weren't a lot of people there to see it, but Saturday's contest at Martin Stadium had just about everything you could ask for in a college football game. Hard-hitting defense, explosive offense, clutch special teams, weather, exaltation, heartbreak, controversy...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2011

Chiefs win in shootout

Mac Engel made seven saves in a shootout and Mike Aviani, the ninth shooter, scored the final goal as the Spokane Chiefs pulled out a 6-5 win over the Regina Pats in a wild Western Hockey League game Saturday night. The Chiefs had a one-goal...

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One last missive from WSU tonight 

COUGARS The conditions were interesting to say the least at Martin Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and the game mirrored them. From a nearly offense-free first half to a scorefest in the second – the teams combined for 14 points in 18 seconds at one point...

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Vandals lose another heartbreaker

At times this year, it has seemed that Robb Akey is snakebitten. His Idaho football team hasn't been able to close out at least four winnable games, and this afternoon's WAC contest with Utah State was perhaps the most winnable of them all. We've got...

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Sacre's double-double helps GU thump Hawaii

Gonzaga improved to 3-0 and for the first time this season put away an opponent, thumping Hawaii 73-54 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Hawaii was within 45-44 with 12:15 left, but Gary Bell Jr.'s 3 started a 7-0 GU run. The Bulldogs outscored Hawaii 28-10...

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A Saturday morning post from WSU 

COUGARS It doesn't feel like a Saturday in November. More like one in late December or January. It feels like we should be heading indoors for a basketball game, maybe one with Arizona in town and Sean Miller opining about how hard it is to...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2011

Kamloops trips Chiefs 2-1

Tim Bozan’s goal a minute into the third period was the difference as the Kamloops Blazers ground out a 2-1 victory over the Spokane Chiefs in a Western Hockey League game Friday night. The Blazers (14-6-0-0, 28 points) clamped down on the Chiefs (9-5-1-2, 21)...

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Coeur d'Alene repeats 

The Coeur d'Alene football team - without a doubt the best in the Inland Northwest - pulled off a 5A state championship repeat, handling Eagle 49-28 at Boise State University's Bronco Stadium Friday. Here's my story. I'll catch the o dark 30 to go staff...

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Cougs get first win against Big Ten

Washington State women's basketball team got its first ever win against a Big Ten team and they did it on the road, pulling away from Wisconsin on a historical night for April Cook. And Post Falls grad Katelyn Loper has a monster game for Hofstra.

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From seniors to the stadium, a busy Friday 

COUGARS Earlier tonight we posted our roundtable interview – done, oddly enough, around a round table – with the WSU fifth-year seniors, a piece that I had fun putting together. After the recorder was off, the guys began telling stories they didn't need to share....

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Sacre gets a 'home' game

Gonzaga will take on Hawaii tomorrow in Vancouver in something of a home game for GU senior center Robert Sacre. He grew up in Vancouver and played for coach Randy Storey at Handsworth Secondary School in North Vancouver. Storey took some time earlier this week...

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A final conversation with the Doba five 

COUGARS Earlier this season I wanted to talk with the five fifth-year seniors on the Washington State roster. They stepped on the Pullman campus the same time I did and went through the end of the Bill Doba era, the begining of the Paul Wulff...

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Idaho OC Axman comments on criticism 

Idaho offensive coordinator Steve Axman has been at the center of much criticism this season, and even he understands why. The Vandals, 2-8 coming into Saturday's home finale against Utah State, are ranked 116th in the FBS in total offense and have struggled to replace...

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Gonzaga's Graves gets 300th win

Sorry about the late post. Computer problems in Moscow and obligations this moring. But without further ado, hats off to Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves for his 300th win as a college basketball coach and a good win for Eastern Washington.

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A full Friday morning WSU post 

COUGARS We started yesterday's post with a bit of news about the snow being gone. We start today's post with a bit of news about the snow being here. And there. And there. Yep, there is a bunch, my scientific term for the boatload of...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2011

WSU overcomes Sac State, 79-68 

COUGARS We've got our game story done, which you can read here, so we have time to really break down what went on Thursday night in Beasley Coliseum. The short version: The better team won. But not that easily. Read on.

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A WSU football/basketball post

COUGARS Our evening post is split into two parts. There is the football section, with some items from Paul Wulff's press conference and practice. And there is basketball in advance of tonight's game. Read on.

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More on Gonzaga's scheduled redshirts

As mentioned here before, Gonzaga plans on redshirting junior Kelly Olynyk and true freshmen Kyle Dranginis and Chris Sarbaugh. I caught up with Olynyk and Dranginis as well as assistant coach Tommy Lloyd to put together this article that will run in Friday's S-R.

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After the snow, sun 

COUGARS The snow fell last night and covered the streets of Pullman with an icy mess. The highway to Moscow was even closed for a while, according to a tweet from the police (yes, even the police tweet). But it's now 39 degrees and it's...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2011

Snow night in Pullman 

COUGARS You know when snow is really fun? When you are sitting in your living room, cup of coffee on the table, a fire roaring, and nowhere to go. You can sit and watch it all day. You know when snow isn't fun? When you...

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