Advertise Here


Switching sports for a day


We've got a different type of blog post today. Really different, so read on.


• We slid out to football practice for only about 10 minutes today because we had some obligations indoors. In Beasley. It's that time of the year when the seasons overlap, there are basketball stories to be done and information to be gathered. My first impression of basketball: The new scoreboard in Beasley is huge. Gigantic. Really big. Dominating. It changes the feel in the place about 180 degrees. So no matter what's happening below the video board, you're going to be entertained. As for the team, it's 10 practices in and there has been improvement. I last saw them go on opening day, so it's been a long enough span for changes to kick in. We have some thoughts about the guys as well. … Freshman DaVonte Lacy is going to contribute right away. He's physically capable and talented enough to help. … The thinned-down Reggie Moore is playing more like the freshman than the sophomore. … D.J. Shelton has work to do, but I understand he's not shy about putting in the time. That bodes well for the future. … You'll be surprised by Brock Motum this season. He's turned himself into a post presence. … It seemed weird not having Klay Thompson on the court, but Faisal Aden drained a 3-pointer from a spot Klay used to hit them from. You know, near halfcourt. … Coach Ken Bone keeps saying it, but you might as well hear it again. For this team to be successful, it needs to rebound. To rebound, everyone has to be involved, including the guards. … And that's about it tonight, though I have one thing to add. The NCAA added a half-circle, no charge zone under the basket this season to make it easier for officials to call the foul. A secondary defender can't not draw a charge if any part of his body is in the zone. However, the primary defender still can, so if your team's post player lowers a shoulder and knocks back the guy guarding him, who has his feet on the white line, it's still a charge.


• That's all for tonight. We'll return in the morning. Until then …

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to SportsLink

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

SportsLink is your portal into sports news around the Inland Northwest and beyond. You'll find updates, notes and opinions, and plenty of reader feedback.


Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on SportsLink.


Jim Allen (@srjimallen) Sports reporter Jim Allen's primary coverage areas are Eastern Washington University football and men's basketball, and college and high school soccer. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Jim

Jacob Thorpe (@JacobThorpe) Sports reporter Jacob Thorpe covers Washington State University athletics. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Jacob

Greg Lee (@srpreps) Greg Lee covers high school sports in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Greg

Jim Meehan (@srjimm) Jim Meehan's coverage areas include Gonzaga University men's basketball, Spokane Shock football, golf and volleyball. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Jim

Chris Derrick Chris Derrick is a sports reporter. His primary coverage areas are the Spokane Chiefs, Spokane Indians, women's basketball and high school softball and volleyball. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Chris

Sean Kramer Sean Kramer is a freelance correspondent who covers the University of Idaho football team and men's basketball team.

Recent work by Sean

Vince Grippi is the online producer for SportsLink, a product of The Spokesman-Review.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
Advertise Here