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In brief: EWU’s Bruce faces rape charges

Football: An Eastern Washington University football player faces arraignment next week on felony charges of second-degree rape and residential burglary stemming from an alleged incident last weekend on campus.

Dalis Bruce, 18, a freshman wide receiver from Bellflower, Calif., was arrested Sunday morning by EWU police officers after they received a telephone report of a possible sexual assault. The officers later interviewed witnesses, questioned Bruce and arrested him.

Bruce spent Sunday night in the Spokane County Jail. On Monday, he appeared in Spokane County Superior Court and was released that night after posting a $25,000 bond.

Bruce, a 2012 recruit, first arrived in Cheney in July, but was sent back to California while his academic record awaited final approval by the NCAA. He returned to Cheney on Friday.

Arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday in Superior Court.

Bruce has been suspended indefinitely from the EWU football team.

Jim Allen

Kingma will walk on at WSU

Basketball: Brett Kingma, a transfer from Oregon, is enrolled in classes at Washington State and will join the basketball team this season as a walk-on.

Kingma was on scholarship at Oregon and was recruited by multiple Pac-12 schools as a senior at Jackson High School in Mill Creek, Wash.

Incoming freshman Que Johnson, the Cougars’ highest-rated recruit, is in Pullman and taking classes while WSU and the NCAA work to resolve his eligibility issues.

Other members of WSU’s 2012 recruiting class who are on campus include Brett Boese of Spokane, Richard Longrus of Oakland, Iowa State transfer Jordan Railey and junior college transfer James Hunter.

Christian Caple

Montana State’s Pfeifer resigns

Basketball: Montana State assistant men’s basketball coach George Pfeifer has resigned after one season to move to Spokane, where his wife has a new job.

Pfeifer says his wife had been living in Billings, and the commute between Billings and Bozeman was tough enough, but he says seven hours apart “just wouldn’t work.”

Pfeifer said his wife has been following him around for his coaching jobs for years, and it’s his turn to follow her.

Associated Press