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It’s been a wonderful season for the Seahawks

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It is Christmas Eve. The day to give an angel its wings. And to watch “It's a Wonderful Life.” That is the 30-for-30 on Richard Sherman, right? Read on.

There’s another ground floor being built in Cheney

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It seemed as if last night was a good night to watch a college basketball game live. It was. Read on.

It’s the week of regional rivalries

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You a Cougar fan? How about Gonzaga? Both? If it's the last one, then it is going to be a tough couple days for you. Read on.

Winners and losers from a great Saturday

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Well, that was fun. Even for the one team in the area that didn't post a “W.” And for all of us who got to watch. Read on.

A fun day is on tap

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Is there a bigger Saturday than this one? Read on.

College football’s wild day could hit here

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If you follow college football, yesterday morning was pretty exciting. And no one even played. Read on.

Ewu sports chat Dec. 4 (noon)

Read the full transcript of Thursday's chat with the extended post.

A win is sweeter when it comes with some adversity

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It can be dangerous to be Italian. No, I'm not making a Mafia reference or anything like that. That would be wrong. It's just that, for some reason, Italians like to talk with their hands. I know, strange. But there I was yesterday, channeling my inner Sicilian, talking with my hands – in a radio studio no less, where no one can see me – and my right one just happens to collide with part of the decorations. My hand got the worst of it. After cleaning up the blood (and no, I am proud to say, I didn't faint), we were able to continue. What is it coaches always say? You have to play through adversity? Just like a couple of our local college basketball teams did last night. Bloodied, sure. Bowed, maybe. But not beaten. Read on.

In this case, missing a block is a good thing

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One thing I never worry about: writer's block. I just yell “lookout,” as I did years ago on the football field, and move on. So, like those quarterbacks and running backs of yesteryear, you've been warned. Read on.

Sports can be downright cruel

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Cruel is not a word that's used often in relationship to sports, at least not in this space. But yesterday was a cruel day around here, in more ways than one. Read on.

Will tonight be another of those epic Apple Cups?

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It's Apple Cup Saturday, which is sort of a big deal around here. That it might possibly bleed into Apple Cup Sunday, well, that's not such a big deal, is it? Read on.

Who will fly tonight?

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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 this evening. Read on.

It all seemed a little out of place

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There is a time and place for everything. Sometimes, even mature adults get that mixed up. Read on.

Eagles fly higher than they ever have before

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There's a fun game to play in the local sports bar with your buddies. You know the one I'm talking about, where you pick a subject and argue for hours. The most dominant Seattle Mariner pitcher? The Seahawk who meant the most to the franchise? Most entertaining Apple Cup? Well today we have a subject that, while interesting, wouldn't lead to a long discussion. Best non-conference win in Eastern Washington basketball history? Read on.

Hawks block Cardinals’ path to NFC West title – for one day at least

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Ask a group of football coaches what play really swings momentum during a game and you'll get a variety of answers. A kickoff return for a touchdown, one might say, just because of how suddenly it deflates an upbeat team. An interception return for six, another may chime in. But there is one play that seems to pop up in this discussion more than any other. A blocked punt. Read on.

Too many turnovers make Cougars sick

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Usually on Saturday night, I have a nice dessert. Something special, as in a piece of chocolate cake or a hot fudge sundae. But last night, after a dinner of comfort food – including mac and cheese – I skipped dessert. Nope, not because I'm watching my waistline. Mainly because I had my sugar quota for the day thanks to Washington State: A lunch that was “highlighted” by five turnovers. Read on.

An early start to college football’s Saturday

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I hope the bacon is already cooking. The pancake batter better be mixed and ready to go. And the oranges cut in half, waiting to be squeezed. Why? The Cougar game is about ready to start. Brunch before the game or lunch at halftime? You decide. Read on.

Overlap just makes our laps grow larger

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Want to talk football? It's possible right now because the NFL schedule is in full swing and college football is coming down to the wire. Want to talk basketball? Why not, college basketball is ramping up and the NBA has been going for a while. It's overlap season, that exciting time of the year when all manner of sports fight for your attention with ads for Black Friday sales and snow tires. Read on.

EWU sports chat Nov. 20 (noon)

Read the transcript from this chat in the extended post.

Sometimes we are just a fool in the rain

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From here to there and back again. Sounds like a '60s/'70s music anthology featuring Led Zeppelin or someone. But no, that's not it. It just describes where we are headed today. Read on.

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