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WSU-Buffalo set for Hardwood Classic

Basketball: Washington State University men’s basketball team will face the University at Buffalo in the eighth annual Cougar Hardwood Classic, Dec. 21 at KeyArena, Idol Sports & Entertainment announced Thursday.

Tickets for the Cougar Hardwood Classic will go on sale Sept. 17 at all Ticketmaster outlets, including

The event marks the third meeting between the teams, with WSU winning both of the previous contests, the last a 70-49 WSU victory in 1950.  Washington State is 7-0 all time in Cougar Harwood Classics games.

Spokane Shine win league title, end season

Soccer: The Spokane Shine won the Women’s Premier Soccer League Northwest Division, but their season has come to an abrupt end.

Because of injuries and personal commitments of different players, balanced against the costs of transporting an incomplete roster to San Diego this weekend, the Shine will not be going to the playoffs. Second-place Issaquah will go instead.

The Shine finished the season with a 6-2-2 record and a final 6-0 win over the Oregon Rush on Saturday.

“I’m just totally proud of what the girls accomplished this year,” coach Jason Quintero said.

Seahawks’ free camp for kids still has room

Football: The Seattle Seahawks will host a Gatorade Junior Training Camp at Dwight Merkel Field from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday.

The free clinic includes football instruction and life skills messages that focus on self-improvement and a motivational life-skills session.

A parent and/or guardian will be required to fill out the online registration form at