FRIDAY, FEB. 28, 2014

Finished with Portland ... maybe

The Spokane Chiefs are absolutely done with the Portland Winterhawks when it comes to the Western Hockey League's regular season. Whether the Chiefs face Portland again in the playoffs remains to be seen. Read story

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Ken Bone on KJR

Washington State coach Ken Bone joined KJR's Mitch Levy on Thursday afternoon to candidly talk about the team's struggles this season. The interview in its entirety can be found here. What would you say to people who say to people who think it’s impossible to...

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Day after Pacific 

It’s been an interesting ride for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, who throttled Pacific 70-53 on Thursday to claim an outright WCC championship. That’s 13 titles in 14 years. That’s 13 titles (11 outright) in Mark Few’s 15 seasons as head coach. That’s particularly impressive given that...

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It's time for February to go away

A GRIP ON SPORTS All I can say is it's about darn time. Tomorrow is March 1. Today is the final day of February. Thank goodness. I don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of winter. And ready for the madness of March. Read...

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Friday morning Pac-12 links 

Today the Washington State Cougars will attempt to win their first Pac-12 road game since a 71-68 victory at Oregon State on Jan. 26, 2013. It was their only conference road win that season. They'll also hope to make it a sweep against rival Washington...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014

Zags secure outright WCC title

Gonzaga shook off last week's 0-2 road trip by handling Pacific 70-53 in Stockton on Thursday to secure an outright WCC championship. The Bulldogs were effective at both ends of the court. Kevin Pangos had 18 points and Drew Barham added 17. The Zags limited...

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Where in the world is Que Johnson? 

When the Cougars lost DaVonte Lacy with a rib injury freshman Que Johnson stepped up and took on the responsibility of Washington State's go-to scorer. He scored in double figures in eight of nine games and routinely led the team in scoring. But in the...

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Zags take another shot at outright crown

The Gonzaga Bulldogs haven't been here before -- the Spanos Center in Stockton -- but they've been here before -- trying to wrap up an outright WCC championship on the road. Gonzaga, which dropped a pair of road contests last week against BYU and San...

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The last tear is the saddest 

A GRIP ON SPORTS You know what's sort of sad for a sports fan? When you get to the final ticket or two of a season. When you realize there are only a couple of more games left before it all ends. Read on.

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Thursday morning Pac-12 links

The above video is pretty awesome. For starters, it's an awesome shot. Another thing is that it was a game winner that allowed Western Washington University to beat rival Central Washington University. But the most awesome thing is that the shooter, Richard Woodworth, is a...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26, 2014

Chiefs join six others in clinching

Seven Western Hockey League teams have now clinched postseason berths after the Spokane Chiefs accomplished the feat last weekend. The playoff field, which will ultimately be 16 teams, so far includes Spokane, Kelowna, Portland, Victoria, Seattle, Edmonton and Calgary. Spokane, currently the No. 5 seed...

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Portland stays on Kelowna's heels

There's no change at the top of the Canadian Hockey League's Top 10 rankings this week. Kelowna continues to lead the way, followed by the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League and Portland, Kelowna's Western Hockey League Western Conference rival. Portland has won 20...

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Shock set sights on title

The Spokane Shock came close to returning to the top of the AFL last year, but they couldn't hang on to a halftime lead and lost to eventual champion Arizona in the National Conference title game. Losing stings, especially when it comes so close to...

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A once-bitter rivalry is no longer smokin' 

A GRIP ON SPORTS If you have lived around the Inland Northwest for any amount of time, you might remember when the grass fields were torched with regularity. The smoke would rise on the horizon and, if you had the desire to drive around, you...

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Wednesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Deone Bucannon made the most of his opportunities at the NFL Combine yesterday, putting up good numbers across the board ... Gonzaga and Washington State's baseball teams have the same problem right now: pitching ... Don't expect to see any more tweets...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 25, 2014



Deone Bucannon at the NFL Combine

Former Washington State safety Deone Bucannon has been in Indianapolis since Saturday, but his work begins in earnest today. After bench pressing 225 pounds 19 times yesterday -- good enough for third among defensive backs -- he'll participate in a series of drills. Bucannon is...

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Tuesday morning Pac-12 links 

When Tia Presley scores 32 points the WSU women's basketball team just can't lose. That's not a statement that's particularly packed with meaning -- most teams win when a player is that successful. But Presley has put up 32 points in three of WSU's last...

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MONDAY, FEB. 24, 2014

Madison nets fifth weekly WAC award

Fresh off a 34-point performance in the final home game of his year, Idaho senior Stephen Madison was named WAC Player of the Week for a record fifth time this season on Monday. No other WAC player has won the award that many times during...

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EWU vs. Portland State

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered Portland State's victory over EWU, 87-76, in the college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash. Check out his big picture story.

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