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Cougars, Eagles will play again in 2016

Wed., July 3, 2013, midnight

College football: It took more than 100 years for Eastern Washington to earn a rematch with Washington State in 2012. This time, it will take a mere four years.

The Eagles and Cougars have announced a meeting on Sept. 3, 2016 at Martin Stadium in Pullman.

The Cougars edged the Eagles 24-20 on Sept. 8, 2012, in the first varsity meeting between the schools since 1908.

Starting with a 30-27 loss at Washington to open the 2011 season, the WSU game will mark the sixth-straight year the Eagles will play an opponent from the Pac-12 Conference. Eastern will play at Washington in 2014 and Oregon in 2015 prior to meeting the Cougars again in 2016.

The Eagles open the upcoming season Aug. 31 at Oregon State.

Gibbs decision could cost Creighton coach

College basketball: The NCAA has awarded Creighton’s Grant Gibbs a sixth season of eligibility – a decision that could end up costing coach Greg McDermott thousands of dollars.

That’s because McDermott’s son – two-time first-team All-American Doug McDermott – probably will have to play his final season as a walk-on to free up a scholarship for Gibbs.

Greg McDermott said Tuesday he didn’t have Gibbs penciled in on his 2013-14 roster because he doubted the NCAA would buy Creighton’s argument that Gibbs should get an extra year because of injuries when he was at Gonzaga.

Greg McDermott would get a discount on Doug’s tuition because he’s a university employee.

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