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Tide jump Gators for No. 1 spot in AP poll

NEW YORK – After a steady climb, Alabama has reached the top of the AP poll. The Crimson Tide jumped Florida and landed at No. 1 in The Associated Press …


Griz find winner

MISSOULA – Beau Baldwin was hoping the flattering comments he made about the University of Montana football program earlier in the week would not prove prophetic on Saturday. That wasn’t …


EWU’s Sherritt shines

Sunday soreness is a simple fact of life for most college football players. But last Sunday’s soreness reached a new level for Eastern Washington University’s J.C. Sherritt, who found himself …


UW receiving corps has overcome injuries

SEATTLE – One of the offensive stars of Saturday’s win over Arizona got hurt at a University of Washington football practice earlier this week, and the Huskies didn’t even blink. …


Sioux Falls has outgrown NAIA

University of Sioux Falls football games have been so lopsided, even the athletic director’s wife tells him she can’t bear to watch. It’s not what you think: The Cougars, the …


UI’s Dickson picks right times

MOSCOW, Idaho – JoJo Dickson was taking in the merry scene after Idaho’s home-opening win last month when San Diego State quarterback Ryan Lindley approached him. Lindley had a simple …


Boise State inches closer to major bowl

TULSA, Okla. – With No. 5 Boise State playing from behind for the first time this season, quarterback Kellen Moore was at his best. Moore threw two short touchdown passes …


Eagles gear up for savvy Grizzlies

The University of Montana doesn’t win every single one of the countless small battles that take place during the course of a college football game. But the Grizzlies always seem …


Idaho’s Akey voice of reason in wild and WACky season

Five-and-one, perched atop the Western Athletic Conference standings, a first-time vote in a regular-season football poll and on the brink of bowl eligibility – the insanity continues at the University …


Banged-up Cougars need bye

PULLMAN – Washington State University is at the halfway point of its season. Six games down, six to go, split by maybe the most needed bye week in the school’s …


Iupati living large in Idaho

MOSCOW, Idaho – Mike Iupati wants to clear up one misconception right away: Back in American Samoa, most people aren’t huge. Quite the opposite, actually. They do hard, physical labor. …


Pac-10 picks

One bad bounce cost Arizona a win, and cost us a winning week. My guess is the pain was a lot more intense in Tucson than here. So now we …


Sports in brief: Big Sky suspends Eastern’s Wilkins

Football: The Big Sky Conference announced Wednesday that it has suspended Eastern Washington University senior linebacker Kyle Wilkins for a late hit in last Saturday’s 31-13 loss to Weber State. …


Alabama says penalty for textbook infraction excessive

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama contends the NCAA wrongly forced the football program to vacate 21 victories, describing it as an “unprecedented penalty” in cases involving abuse of …


UW’s win tops list of wild rallies

PULLMAN – Mike Riley’s seen some strange things coaching football. But the Oregon State coach – and most of his Pac-10 brethren – has never seen anything like what happened …


Sarkisian’s Huskies big surprise

SEATTLE – As the Washington Huskies hit the midway point of their schedule this week, Steve Sarkisian remarked that for coaches, this is the time when the season becomes a …


UW’s start is all about the finish

SEATTLE – It was one of those coach-speak talking points that Steve Sarkisian repeated constantly when he took over as coach at Washington: No matter the situation, his team would …


Cougars’ bye week timely

PULLMAN – A day later Paul Wulff’s thoughts hadn’t changed. The defense had played pretty well in the 27-14 homecoming loss to Arizona State on Saturday, Washington State University’s football …


Arizona State 27, Washington State 14

High point There can be only one choice. Trailing 27-7, the Cougars were backed up against their end zone, with the ball barely outside the goal line. Facing a second-and-14, …


UI needs improvement from one unit

MOSCOW, Idaho – They seem a lock to finish with the most wins of any Idaho football team this decade, and a bowl berth appears to be a solid bet. …


Johnson nearly dismissed UW

SEATTLE – Now that he’s wearing the purple and gold of Washington, James Johnson can recall his moment of dismissal with a chuckle. Last fall, as a promising high school …


Florida State enters chase for Leaf trophy

How can Florida State fans complain that Bobby Bowden’s team is never ranked anymore? Why, just this week the ’Nuls checked in at No. 7 in the Bottom Ten. Of …


John Blanchette: Cougar losses go down better this way

Bluto’s cinematic counsel to Flounder – “My advice to you is to start drinking heavily” – has seen the American male through countless crises, to say nothing of an average …


Smith, Jones anything but common

The two most productive running backs in the Big Sky Conference will share center stage at Woodward Field on Saturday, when 21st-ranked Weber State and 14th-ranked Eastern Washington square off …


ASU’s Sullivan ducks detractors

PULLMAN – Arizona State quarterback Danny Sullivan waited patiently for three years. He did the things people ask of a backup, holding on placements, protecting the fort when there were …


Pac-10 picks

One of these weeks I’m going to learn to quit listening to those voices in my head. Last week I was all done, having picked Stanford to run over UCLA …


Switch turns on EWU

It was with a great deal of anxiety that Brynsen Brown made his initial appearance earlier this fall at a position meeting of Eastern Washington University’s defensive linemen. These were, …


EWU will play Huskies in 2011

Eastern Washington University, in keeping with its recent trend of playing non-conference football games against Pacific-10 Conference teams, has agreed to open its 2011 season with a Sept. 3 matchup …


Polk takes charge

SEATTLE – Keeping promises, it turns out, is not one of Steve Sarkisian’s best personality traits. The University of Washington football coach has promised time and again this season that …


Cardinal get no respect in poll

PULLMAN – Take a quick look at the Pac-10 football standings after five weeks of the season. Atop the list sit the Stanford Cardinal, the only 3-0 team in conference …