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But the score of the game (51-48 in favor of Coeur d'Alene) has nothing to do with why I feel disappointed and somewhat embarrassed by my alma mater. The student section for the Vikings was filled with fans dressed in what could be described as hillbilly attire, holding aloft a sea of red plastic cups. In fact at least twice, maybe three times the PA system played the currently popular country drinking song, Red Solo Cup. Some of the taunts from the Viking section to the Trojan players were offensive at best. When the buzzer sounded at the end of the game the entire CHS student section, maybe 100 strong, rushed the court under the basket in celebration. Which wouldn't have been a problem had there not still been three Post Falls players on the court and caught in the throng. At least a couple punches were thrown/Kerri Thoreson, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.
Question: Was the behavior of the Coeur d'Alene High student section acceptable, considering the rivalry between the two schools?
Isaiah Thomas also appeared miffed by the WSU students' storming of the floor, though he didn't seem nearly as bothered as Gant. “I don't know,” Thomas said. “I mean, it's January. We haven't done it. I guess it was a big win for them. Like I said, hats off to them. They played a great game. I told my guys in the locker room, just remember that. That's something to remember, because you don't win championships in February. But they thought it was a big win, and it was for them. And it's a rival game. You can't blame them, but I think we would have did it a little differently”/Christian Caple, Huskies Blog. More here. (AP file photo/Dean Hare: WSU fans storm court)
Question: What do you make of UW basketball players being miffed that fans stormed the court after Washington State upset the Huskies last week?
Police say a Spokane Valley man suspected of robbery made it easy for them on Sunday: He let employees copy his driver’s license number before leaving the store.
But Delano Edward Jennings, 47, was ordered released from jail Monday because prosecutors didn’t have the necessary documents from police.
Jennings was arrested after he left Home Depot, 5617 E. Sprague Ave., with a stolen electric fan and carpet shampoo, then punched a security guard in the face when confronted in the parking lot, according to police.
The guard had watched Jennings hand his driver’s license to another employee while exchanging items prior to the theft, police said.
Jennings fled eastbound with the stolen items, but the store still had a copy of his driver’s license number.
Spokane Valley police Officer Mike McNees remembered a domestic violence incident that was investigated at Jennings’ apartment a day earlier and alerted other officers, who located him at the home about 9 p.m.
Jennings was arrested on the robbery charge but left jail because prosecutors didn’t have a probable cause affidavit from police. Superior Court Judge Michael Price warned him that charges likely will eventually be filed.
Jennings is a felon with previous convictions for bail jumping, theft and delivery of cocaine.
Moscow Minidoka: I’m just wondering what kind of protective bubble these idiot BSU coaches live in where they expect to have their egos stroked at every turn. Speaking as someone who has lived in Boise and Seattle and witnessed college sports fans in action in both those places as well as Moscow, I simply don’t know what Magic Juice these guys are drinking… University of Idaho fans are no worse than BSU fans or WSU fans or UW fans.
Question: Who has the worst fans in college sports?
U.S. soccer fans celebrate as they leave the stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, earlier today. The United States defeated Algeria 1-0 in the Group C World Cup soccer match and qualified for the next round. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Question: Can you offer a guideline for men re: what shape they should be in, before they take their shirt off in public?