FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012


Cougar fans a little flat this morning 

A GRIP ON SPORTS There is a scene near the end of "Animal House" in which Kevin Bacon stands in front of a stampeding horde of Faber citizens, fleeing the mayhem unleashed at the climatic parade by the Delta Tau Chi House. He has both...

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Mourning links 

COUGARS FROM PROVO, UTAH -- Washington State wasn't the only Pac-12 football team in action yesterday, so we have a few links for you to help the recovery process after yesterday's loss. Read on.

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THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012

A rough night in Provo 

COUGARS FROM PROVO, UTAH -- Players and coaches made their way out of the visiting locker room at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Thursday night, bags of Chick-fil-A in tow, family members awaiting conversation. Two younger fans wore Texas Tech jerseys. A reminder of days better...

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 (Christian Caple)

Pregame thoughts from Provo 

COUGARS FROM PROVO, UTAH -- It's the calm before the storm here at LaVell Edwards Stadium. As we parked across the street, attendants were blocking off roads and barricading parking lots in preparation for the 60,000-plus who are expected here today to watch Brigham Young...

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Greater Spokane League poll 

It's been so long since I've regularly posted here at Sportslink that I had some difficulty posting the first poll question of the 2012-2013 school year. But blogmeister Ryan Pitts came to my rescue. So which GSL football team do you think will capture the...

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EWU Game Day

As I write this, the Eastern players are probably still alseep in their beds in Moscow. I'll be heading down in a few hours myself, very excited to cover my first college football game in 29 years. Tonight, while correspondent Josh Wright writes the main...

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It's finally here 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Yes, game day finally here. And unlike most days, I will actually be awake when this post publishes, en route to the Spokane airport, then en route to Provo. First, we have a prediction for you, as well as a number...

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Game day in Moscow is here

We have so much on Idaho football and its home opener tonight vs. Eastern Washington that we're going to get right to it. Check out our Vandal season preview and primer at tonight's matchup after the jump.

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012

Pac-12 releases men's basketball TV schedule

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- For the first time, you won't have to worry about hunting down grainy live-feeds of Washington State basketball games that aren't broadcast on television. The Cougars will have at least 12 non-conference games and all 18 conference games televised this season,...

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5 questions: WSU at BYU 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- To get a better idea of what Washington State will be facing tomorrow in Provo, we're joined today by Brandon Gurney, who covers BYU athletics for the Deseret News. He was nice enough to answer five questions for us about the...

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Mead’s Davian Barlow, left, fights off Skyline’s Devin Benford on a first-half run Saturday at Albi Stadium. (Dan Pelle)

Prep football aplenty 

Our 2012 prep football preview tab will be published Thursday. Every league in our readership area will be represented for a second straight year. (Pictured above is Mead running back Davian Barlow.) Prep football starts with a flourish this week. Thursday, Shadle Park and Rogers...

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Pac-12 football pick 'em contest 17 

Since we're all about interaction here at Sportslink, I decided it'd be fun to let you, the readers, pick Pac-12 games this year -- both straight-up and against the spread -- for the duration of the season, and see who ends up on top. I'll...

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EWU football and the Big Sky

As I write this,it's only 35 hours until kickoff of Eastern's season opener at Idaho. Until then, here's a transcript from our live chat yesterday. Thanks, everyone, for participating, and we'll do it again next Thursday, two days before the WSU game. Also, tomorrow's paper...

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Live chat on eve of kickoff, plus links 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- In about six hours, the Washington State football team will board a charter flight to Utah, where they begin the Mike Leach era on Thursday night. First, we have links to hold you over until then, plus a live chat coming...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012

Practice is in the past for WSU

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- The next time Washington State players pull on their pads, they'll be inside LaVell Edwards Stadium, preparing for the most-anticipated season-opener of the modern era at WSU. On Tuesday, they went through final on-field preparations in Pullman. Some notes after the...

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Report: Blackman won't start for Idaho

Dominique Blackman, Idaho's newly minted first-string quarterback, will not start Thursday's season opener with Eastern Washington, the Idaho student newspaper reported Tuesday. However, Vandals coach Robb Akey told a Boise radio station Tuesday that Blackman was UI's starter, and he referred to Blackman as such...

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