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Tue., Dec. 4, 2012, 7:11 a.m.

EWU and Big Sky links

A quick time-out from football this week: coach Rick Majerus was mourned by the basketball world, especially Eastern coach Jim Hayford, who writes this heartfelt letter to his mentor and friend.

It's the Elite Eight of FCS football (although they call it the quarterfinals). Eastern faces Illinois State on Saturday at 3 p.m., Here's a story on Eagle attendance, and the official, information-packed release from the school. Bozeman, Mont., will host the Co-coaches of the Year as MSU faces Sam Houston State. The Bobcats look back at a hard-fough win over Stony Brook in the second round in this story from the Bozeman Chronicle.

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Jim Allen
Jim Allen joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Eastern Washington University football and men's basketball, Gonzaga Universtiy women's basketball and college and high school soccer.

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