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Rehabs Can Add Strength Morais, Holmes Hope To Help WSU’s Fine Defensive Line

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Davie Should Do Fine With Ara In His Corner

This was a few nights ago, at a Notre Dame Quarterback Club outing. Dessert plates had been cleared, coffee had been poured, full tummies had been patted. There had to …


More Than A Twist Of Fate Kincaid Hopeful To Play In Opener After Last Season’s Devastating Injury

Jon Kincaid’s touchy left ankle received the undivided attention of Washington State trainer Mark Smaha before Saturday’s practice. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Nittany Lions No. 1 In Ap Poll For The First Time, Penn State Deemed Best At Start Of Season

Joe Paterno and his Big Ten coaching colleagues can stop growling about being shortchanged in the polls: Penn State will start the season as the No. 1 team in college …


Expectations High For Fully Loaded UW Squad Huskies Ranked No. 4 In Ap Poll On Strength Of 16 Returning Starters

Jim Lambright’s Huskies stand “in a pretty good position.” Photo by Associated Press


Cougars Open Practice With A Smile And A … Fresh Start Belly-Dancing, Academic-Deficient Days Over For Svelte Bender

1. Junior QB Ryan Leaf is a wanted man at media day Friday. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review 2. WSU senior defensive back Kenny Moore (21) can’t resist trying to …


Vandals Boss Claims His Team Will Figure In The Big West Race

Idaho’s football schedule has been ridiculed. Three defensive linemen graduated to the NFL. The expected starting quarterback lost the job two years ago and is coming back from shoulder surgery. …


Cougars May Change Offense To Clear Path For Their Star Back

Stanford defensive lineman Kailee Wong divulged an affinity for pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and compared the upcoming Pacific-10 Conference football race to “a huge Royal Rumble.” USC cornerback Brian Kelly …


There’s A Wolf Pack Mentality In League

Entering his third year at Utah State, coach John L. Smith likely will have his best team. Will anyone notice? The Aggies, and the rest of the Big West Conference …


Alliance Appeases Wac

Bowl Alliance officials agreed Monday to virtually guarantee teams from the Western Athletic Conference and Conference USA a bid to an alliance bowl if they are ranked in the top …


Bowl Alliance Challenged

Former Brigham Young tight end Chad Lewis told a Senate antitrust subcommittee that the Bowl Alliance is unfair and bans underdogs from a shot at a national title. “Part of …


Eastern Washington Scrimmage Matches Eagles’ Best Against Best

In an effort to make today’s annual Red-White Game at Woodward Stadium more competitive than last year, Eastern Washington football coach Mike Kramer will pit his No. 1 offensive unit …


Crimson Holds Off Gray

REPLAY: Sports, April 21, 1997: The third paragraph of Sunday’s story on the Washington State University football scrimmage should have read: “Who knows, maybe they’ll even spell his name correctly, …


Ncaa Dodges Idaho’s Request

(From Replay, Friday, April 18, 1997:) The University of Idaho’s $359,000 athletic department budget shortfall came in fiscal year 1996 (July 1, 1995, to June 30, 1996) and not in …


Wyoming Snubs Um

The University of Montana says the Wyoming Cowboys have canceled their Aug. 30 preseason game against the Grizzlies, but Wyoming says cancellation is still just a possibility. “They dropped us,” …


Alliance Under Attack

Four Republican senators have asked the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee to look into practices of the College Bowl Alliance. The senators include Bob Bennett of Utah, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Craig …


Sports People

Courtney James, a starter on Minnesota’s Final Four basketball team, pleaded innocent at Minneapolis to a domestic assault charge filed after he allegedly hit his girlfriend and threw her to …


Zags’ Bowne Stops No-Hitter, But Gonzaga Falls Short, 8-1

Area colleges Brian Mazone pitched no-hit ball for 5-1/3 innings and struck out seven Friday as visiting San Diego (17-14-2, 5-4) beat Gonzaga University 8-1 in a West Coast Conference …


Ah Yat Sharp In Brief Appearance At Montana’s Spring Scrimmage

Brian Ah Yat completed 6 of 8 passes for 54 yards Saturday in Montana’s second scrimmage of its 1997 spring football drills. Montana’s first-string offense played in just one series, …


Cougars’ D-Line Takes Another Hit

Washington State backup quarterback Steve Birnbaum looks for someplace to run - or hide - as defensive tackle Raonall Smith gives chase. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review


All Isu’s Retooled Football Program Needs Is Players

As the Idaho State University football team prepares for the start of spring practice, everything is different. Head coach Tom Walsh is new. His staff is new. His pro-style offense …


Bowl Revision Sought

The Las Vegas Bowl would drop its current conference alignments and increase payouts to $800,000 a team, under a proposal to revamp a game that never caught on with local …


A.D. Tries To Find Cougars Home Away From Home

So Paul Allen doesn’t want his football team playing in the Kingdome. Fine. Rick Dickson does. Perhaps as soon as Aug. 30. Perhaps not until 1998. But sooner or later, …


Irish, Davie Sued

A former Notre Dame assistant football coach filed a federal lawsuit, accusing coach Bob Davie and the university of age discrimination and defamation. Joe Moore, 65, claims that on Dec. …


Texas Tech Sued

Texas Tech lineman Stephen Gaines, who played for the Red Raiders in the 1990, 1992 and 1993 seasons, sued the school, two coaches and a former counselor Tuesday on numerous …


U Of Idaho Seeks Grid Rules Change

The University of Idaho’s request to have its football games count toward the six-win bowl requirement has been referred to the NCAA Council, Big West assistant commissioner Dennis Bickmeier said. …


WSU Set To Unveil 15 New Recruits

Washington State University has received commitments from at least 15 football recruits and is expected to announce the signings today, sources confirmed Tuesday. The Cougars had only 17 scholarships to …


Vandals Stock Up On Quarterbacks

The big question following Idaho’s 1996 football season: Who was going to succeed Ryan Fien at quarterback? That question remains, but the number of possible answers has increased. Senior-to-be Brian …


Injury Timing Disputed

Baylor linebacker Dean Jackson says he played with a broken neck for eight games last season after the team’s medical staff failed to diagnose the injury. Jackson told The Dallas …


Bwc Bets On Vegas Bowl

The future of the Las Vegas Bowl and the Big West’s involvement is in the hands of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the bowl’s sponsor. Big West commissioner …