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SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012

Big Sky links

And what did I do during the Eagles' bye week? Watched college football from my couch, of course. Too bad Weber State wasn't on the tube, but we'll be catching up with the Wildcats this week. Weber, which hosts EWU on Saturday, is 0-3, losing...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

Sorry, but owing to the bye week, there is no Live Chat today, but we'll resume next Thursday and do this thing the rest of the season here on SportsLink. In the meantime, here's a link to my Big Sky notebook. Speaking of the Big...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012

EWU and the Big Sky

Even though the Eagles ahve a bye this week, there's plenty to talk about. I was at practice Tuesday to catch up on things on and off the field, including progress on the new video scoreboard and the team's new matte-black helmets, which will be...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links

I'm sure the sun came up again yesterday in Cheney, although not without visions of what might have been Saturday in Pullman. Here's a short video clip of the final play, which appears to show EWU wid receiver Nicholas Edwards getting one hand on the...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012

EWU and Big Sky links 

Helpful hint to Eastern fans: leave early for Pullman, because game-day traffic can be pretty rough. This one will be no exception. I'm leaving Spokane tomorrow at 8:30, which I figure will put me in my parking spot at about 10:30 - just right! But...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012

Q-and-A with WSU writer Christian Caple

Every week, I hope to ask a few questions of a journalist who covers Eastern Washington’s next football opponent. Actually, this idea was the brainchild of our own Christian Caple, who covers the Cougars – 24/7 it seems. To give some perspective on the Cougars,...

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EWU football and Live Chat

We'll have a live chat on all things EWU football at noon today with S-R reporter Jim Allen (that's me). Also this morning, here is my first Big Sky notebook, and my feature yesterday on EWU defensive tackle Evan Cook. Today, our WSU beat writer,...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012

EWU and the Big Sky 

Three days until the Eagles face Washington State. Until then, there's plenty of topics from both sides. And don't forget, we'll have a live chat Thursday noon on all things EWU football. Before that, our own Christian Caple will have a WSU football chat today...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012

Around the Big Sky

Another bonus for Eastern fans, who get a second straight week of bonus coverage, since we also cover the Washington State football team. But you already knew that. In fact here's Christian Caple's blog post on WSU quarterback Jeff Tuel, who wishes he's been a...

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2012

EWU and the Big Sky, Week One

This being an election year, I can report that we have results in a few football precincts, and the early trend is red. Fan exit polls show a strong defense in Cheney, uncertainty in Missoula and Portland, and mixed results from North Dakota to San...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012

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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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012

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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TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012

EWU volleyball coach Kydd resigns

Four matches into his fifth season, Eastern Washington volleyball coach Miles Kydd has resigned, the school announced Tuesday afternoon. Kydd, the Big Sky Conference coach of the year in his first season in 2008, is leaving for personal reasons, athletic director Bill Chaves said in...

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EWU football and a Live Chat

Don't forget: Live Chat at noon today on Eastern football, right here on SportsLink, focusing on the season opener Thursday at Idaho. In the meantime, here's my story on the EWU starting lineup and a feature on EWU senior safety Jeff Minnerly of Spokane.

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THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2012

EWU - one week to go

When the Eastern players close practice, the chant is always the same: "8/30" That's the date of the season opener at Idaho, now just a week away. But this is 8/23 (happy birthday to my wife and son!), so everyone is still getting ready for...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2012

EWU, Big Sky roundup

As the Eagles prepare for the final two-a-day of fall camp, here's a quick look back at yesterday's stories in the S-R, including my practice roundup featuring punter Jake Miller, and my blog post from last night, which includes a couple of videos. Meanwhile, there...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 21, 2012

EWU football camp, Day 16

I'm back from football practice. Obviously, this has been a difficult couple of days for the football program and the Athletic Department, given the allegations of sexual assault against wide receiver Dalis Bruce. I've written a story for tomorrow's paper, but, in short, Bruce, a...

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EWU and Big Sky football

It was a dark and stormy morning, but my computer isn't fried yet, so here goes with a quick look at links to EWU opponents: First, in Pullman, Christian Caple reports that the starting WSU quarterback is almost certain to be Jeff Tuel. Furthermore. ...

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MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2012

EWU practice, Day 15

I'm just got home from practice; greeting me was an email from EWU Public Relations that true freshman wide receiver Dalis Bruce was arrested early Sunday morning for third-degree sexual assault. Bruce has been suspended indefinitely from the team pending the disposition of his case...

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EWU and the Big Sky

The Eastern Washington football players got a day off Sunday after Saturday's scrimmage (here's my story and blog post from that event). ... Practice resumes today with two-a-days at 10:30 and 3 p.m., and I'll be at the afternoon session. Be sure to follow me...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 2012

EWU scrimmage report

I've just returned home from the Eagles' scrimmage at Roos Field, and have never been so thankful for my air conditining. As I write this, I'm picturing the players battling for position in the ice baths. ... The heat was stifling, 98 in the shade...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012

EWU football camp, Day 11

I'll start with a tease: team captains were named late Thursday, and I'll have that info with my story that will show up soon at spokesman,com. ... Speaking of which, if you missed today's online chat, you can go there to see the full transcript...

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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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