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SUNDAY, NOV. 30, 2014


WSU defensive coordinator Mike Breske dismissed 

The day after Washington State's season ended with a 31-13 Apple Cup loss, Mike Leach dismissed defensive coordinator Mike Breske and outside linebackers coach Paul Volero. "We decided to make a change and wish them the best," Leach said. More on WSU's coaching change after...

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Morning links: Apple Cup stays in Seattle 

Washington won the coldest-ever Apple Cup last night, 31-13. We have my game story and John Blanchette pulls no punches in his column and Jim Allen has a sidebar of UW's young but successful secondary. Allen and I both contributed to our notebook from the...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 29, 2014





Gonzaga’s Byron Wesley (22) shoots over St. John’s Chris Obekpa, left, Phil Greene IV, and GU’s Przemek Karnowski. (Associated Press)

Day after St. John's 

Two hours sleep after an early wake-up call, but TSA pre-check and an aisle seat with an empty middle chair. Second flight delayed three hours. Lose some, win some, lose some. The Zags fared better, winning twice on their trip to New York. They claimed...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 28, 2014

GU beats St. John's for NIT title 

Two wins over athletic, experienced opponents that should be in the running for spots in the NCAA tournament. One a neutral court victory over Georgia, the other a win over St. John's on the court the Red Storm play many of their home games. Gonzaga...

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Washington State guard DaVonte Lacy leads the Cougars in scoring average at 20.3 points per game. (Associated Press)

WSU wins, can still finish fourth

Washington State beat Rice, 76-74, behind 27 points from sophomore forward Josh Hawkinson. The Cougars will play at 2 p.m. on Saturday against Missouri State in the 4th play/6th place game of the Great Alaskan Shootout. After WSU (2-3) couldn't get anything fall in a...

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Hawks stake their claim on 49ers

A GRIP ON SPORTS Hope your shopping is going well. The Seahawks assured the Bay Area, at least those folks in the Bay Area that root for the 49ers, would have a Black Friday with their domination last night. Read on.

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It’s a sweet-tasting apple Washington State's Tracy Clark puckers up to kiss following the Cougars’ comeback 31-28 Apple Cup win over Washington on Friday. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Morning links: Apple Cup tomorrow 

Well, we're almost to the end of another football season. Soon we'll shift over to basketball stories in these links. Thanks for sticking with us this far. In today's paper we have a story on Steve Gleason, who will be inducted into the Washington State...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 27, 2014

Gonzaga coach Mark Few surveys the situation with Josh Perkins. (Colin Mulvany)

Zags face Red Storm for NIT championship

Good evening from NYC. Gonzaga planned a visit to Ground Zero today before gathering for a team meal. Josh Perkins, who suffered a broken jaw in Wednesday's win over Georgia, tweeted a picture of his dinner: a nutritional shake. The Zags move on with Perkins...

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Day after Georgia 

We’ll get to basketball, but first of all Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Gonzaga is usually in a holiday tournament so I’ve had spent past Thanksgivings in Anchorage, Orlando, Maui, etc. Our family gets together before or after I travel, so we gathered last Sunday. Thinking...

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Who will fly tonight? 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Being it is the Thanksgiving holiday, I contemplated taking the day off. Relaxing, sleeping in and all that. But I couldn't. Not with all the sports news out there. And with the Seahawks' biggest game of the season coming our way...

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