TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012

Vandals' fall camp starts Thursday

Robb Akey was his typical talkative self today in a conference call with reporters. The Idaho coach ran through a string of topics in advance of the Vandals' fall camp opening on Thursday afternoon. Read on for our story and notes.

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A new smile to follow 

A GRIP ON SPORTS The best part of the Olympics? Spending four weeks or so learning about athletes in sports you might not pay all that much attention to during the other 47 months between the Games. Which leads to this question: What's not to...

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MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012

SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012

SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012

When the going gets tough ... 

A GRIP ON SPORTS You know it's going to be a tough morning when you set the alarm for 5 a.m. You know it's going to be even tougher when your browser crashes at 5:26 a.m. You know it's going to be so tough you'll...

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FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012

Back into the swing of things 

A GRIP ON SPORTS The summer lull is officially over. Just about every local college has news to talk about today, something that hasn't happened consistently since March. Not all of it is in the good news variety, that's for sure. Read on.

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THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012



Vandals picked fourth, fifth in WAC 

In preseason polls released today at the WAC football preview in Las Vegas, the Idaho football team was tabbed to finish fifth by the league's coaches and fourth by the media. Louisiana Tech was the overwhelming favorite in both polls to win the league in...

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Football is just around the corner 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It doesn't seem possible, but August is less than a week away. Really. And with that bit of news comes this accompanying tidbit: Football camps are not that far behind. Yep, it's not all that long from now each day will...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012

Programming note

COUGARS Just a quick blog post to let folks know I'll be joining Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune and Bob Condotta and Bud Withers of the Seattle Times for a college football roundtable discussion Thursday from 1-3 p.m. with Ian Furness and Jason...

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Links, notes, video and a depth chart 

COUGARS We're somewhere over northern Oregon at the moment, cruising toward Seattle as we wind down our media day coverage. Let's try to wrap up some of it here before this airplane begins its descent and they make me put away my laptop.

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TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012

Live, from Universal Studios, it's Pac-12 media day 

COUGARS FROM UNIVERSAL CITY -- We're seated inside the Gibson Amphitheater, awaiting the beginning of the group interview portion of Pac-12 media day. Since the quotes are going to be plentiful this afternoon, I'll just update this blog post throughout the day with anything that...

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Talk about overload

A GRIP ON SPORTS There aren't too many days like Monday in the sports world, that's for sure. And thank goodness for that as well. I'm not sure all of us would survive if hit on a daily basis with the sensory overload yesterday supplied....

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MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012


M's trade Ichiro to Yankees

A GRIP ON SPORTS • AFTERNOON EDITION Couldn't let this pass by without posting here. Long-time Mariners' star Ichiro has been traded to the Yankees for a couple minor leaguers and cash. The M's right-fielder will change clubhouses today, as New York is in Seattle...

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The NCAA has its say on Penn State 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • UPDATED: 8:05 A.M. After a long day of travel, we finally have arrived in the city that really never sleeps, ready for sleep. So we're putting together a morning post in the very early morning, with the express purpose of...

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SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012

SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2012

Shock finish season with home victory 

Spokane closed the AFL season with a 63-53 win over Tampa Bay on Saturday at the Arena. The victory gave Spokane a 10-8 record and put an end to the playoff hopes of Tampa Bay (8-10). Here's a link to my game story that will...

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FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012

THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012

It's easy to fill waking hours today 

A GRIP ON SPORTS The early morning hours on this Thursday were a bit different. A bout of insomnia wouldn't have been such a bad deal because you could have turned on the tellie and watched Adam Scott set a course record. Can't do that...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012


The living is easy 

A GRIP ON SPORTS What is not to like about this time of year? Want to get out in the yard and relax, you can. Want to stay inside and fix things, you can. Want to play golf, go to the lake, barbecue, you can....

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