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TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010

Buffs would like to bolt earlier 

Colorado would like to join the WSU Cougars and the rest of the Pac-10 a year earlier than planned. And there is a chance the Big 12 would let them. Now the Buffaloes wait to see how much it will cost. Associated Press writer Arnie...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010

THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010

Colorado joins Pac-10 

It's official. The Pac-10 announced Colorado has joined the conference. Here is the press release. UPDATE: Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott just said Colorado will join the conference in 2012.

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MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010

Cougs season ends

Arkansas ended Washington State’s season Monday night at Baum Stadium, defeating the Cougars 7-2 in the winner-take-all championship game of the Fayetteville Regional. Click here for our story out of Fayetteville.

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MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2010

Moos will visit WSU 

COUGARS I was en route to Pullman when this came out, but read on for a short note about Bill Moos being invited to Pullman on Wednesday. He'll be there to talk about the open athletic director position.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2010

WSU's Sterk takes SDSU AD job 

COUGARS I've been spending the last couple hours putting together the story about Jim Sterk leaving Washington State University of San Diego State of the Mountain West Conference. You can access the story here. We'll have more on this major change at WSU over the...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 8, 2010

Chaves comments on 2012 WSU game 

I was unable to reach Eastern Washington's athletic director Bill Chaves on Thursday night after learning of the Eagles' agreement to play Washington State in football in 2012. But Chaves did issue this statement through EWU's sports information department on Friday morning.We would like to...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2009

Gonzaga's Elias Harris and WSU's DeAngelo Casto chase a loose ball in the second half in McCarthey Athletic Center Wed. Dec. 2, 2009. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Day after WSU 

Raise your hand if you expected Gonzaga to be 6-1 at this point. I'm typing so I can't, but I would have guessed 5-2. It's a razor-thin margin between Gonzaga possibly being 7-0 (and probably in the top 10) or 4-3.First, the links: Here's my...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 1, 2009

No. 1 is Gonzaga's No. 1 priority 

Klay Thompson wears uniform No. 1 and he's presumably the No. 1 concern on Gonzaga's scouting report. The sophomore forward has led Washington State in scoring in all six games, with his lowest total a 20-point effort in 28 minutes. Read on for my unedited...

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MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2009

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Former Cougar Haskins dies suddenly 

In an email from Cheryl Haskins to the church about the sudden passing of her husband and pastor Aaron Haskins Monday morning.The former Washington State basketball player was the subject of a Then and Now in the Spokesman-Review Dec. 23, 2008.Keep reading for the note...

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MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009

THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009

Does Apple Cup belong at Qwest Field? 23 

<a href ="http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1543391/" >Should Seattle's Qwest Field be the yearly site for the Apple Cup football game between Washington and Washington State?</a> <br/> <span style="font-size:9px;" mce_style="font-size:9px;" mce_style="font-size:9px;" mce_style="font-size:9px;" mce_style="font-size:9px;"> (<a href ="http://www.polldaddy.com"> online surveys</a>)</span>

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MONDAY, JAN. 12, 2009

Monday morning Pac-10 links 

COUGARS So what's on the agenda for this morning? If it's reading a lot of stories about WSU in particular and the Pac-10 in general, you might as well put together a list of alternatives. There isn't all that much out there. But read on...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 11, 2009

SATURDAY, JAN. 10, 2009

WSU posts a key Pac-10 win 27 

COUGARS I make a statement in my story tonight about how Taylor Rochestie's game-winning bucket might just have saved this season for the Cougars. Too much hyperbole? Please let me know. Because it sure seemed like this win was key to me. Lose this one...

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WSU pulls out 55-54 win 13 

COUGARS Taylor Rochestie's drive, DeAngelo Casto's defensive block and viola, the losing streak is over. But not without some tough moments. An offensive flurry – a 10-0 run to boot – to open the second half, capped by Klay Thompson's fastbreak slam dunk over Mitch...

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Stanford up by eight in contentious game

COUGARS As shooting exhibitions go, this one was pretty horrendous, with WSU shooting 20 percent in a first half they trailed 30-22. Against the worst defensive team in the Pac-10 (at least as shooting percentage defense goes), Washington State managed to hit just 4 of...

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Stanford is a test on the offensive end 

COUGARS The Stanford Cardinal presented matchup problems for every team in the Pac-10 last year, with the possible exception of UCLA. Two active 7-footers will do that. But the Lopez brothers are gone and, yet, the Cardinal still present matchup problems. Read on.

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WSU still loose despite struggles 

COUGARS Before the Cal game Thursday night, Taylor Rochestie and Caleb Forrest – later joined by Aron Baynes – took the court a couple hours before game time, shot a while and then played a game of horse. The seniors were loose and ready, enjoying...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 9, 2009

Cardinal next up for WSU 

COUGARS With Stanford coming to town tomorrow (hey, alliteration – Sister Patrice would be so proud), it seemed like a good time to put together a notebook. Read on for the unedited version. And, as a web-only bonus, I answer a question a lot of...

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Cal, the next day 11 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 11:30 A.M. It's easy to tell when the Washington State Cougars are having a down season. The coverage dries up. And that's what's happening right now. Trying to find anything but a wire piece on the Cougars' loss to Cal last night...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2009

WSU struggles down the stretch 

COUGARS Well, if it's any consolation for Coug fans, this one came down to the wire. Not many of the Cougars six losses have. Usually, the problem stretch occurs a lot earlier than it did Thursday night. But once again WSU was unable to make...

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Cal pulls away late to stop WSU 

COUGARS There was just too much Patrick Christopher. The reigning Pac-10 player of the week looked like he wants to win the award two consecutive times Thursday. Not only did he finish with 22 points, but he stuck dagger after dagger into the Cougar second-half...

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Cal leads by two at half 

COUGARS The tweaks WSU has instituted in its offense – more on-ball screens, moving Daven Harmeling back to the 4, giving Abe Lodwick some time – have certainly helped the Cougars stay close, trailing 28-26 at the half. But maybe Taylor Rochestie had it right...

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