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  • TUESDAY, JAN. 7, 2014

    Longhorns introduce Strong

    Charlie Strong talked about being tough and winning championships. That is exactly what Texas fans wanted to hear from their new football coach. There’s little doubt he can deliver the …

  • MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013

    Seahawks relish calculated risks in draft

    RENTON, Wash. – John Schneider and Pete Carroll are like a pair of good gamblers. Calculated. Strategic. Quick to walk away from mistakes (see: Kris Durham, LenDale White).

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013, 8:11 P.M.

    Seahawks relish calculated risks in draft

    John Schneider and Pete Carroll of the Seahawks showed their gambling tendencies in the NFL draft. First, they drafted a handful of players with checkered backgrounds – injury problems, criminal …

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013

    Marquess Wilson selected by Chicago in seventh round

    Marquess Wilson’s controversial departure from Washington State didn’t prevent the record-setting receiver from being chosen in this year’s NFL draft. But it probably didn’t help his stock. Wilson had to …

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013, 10:13 P.M.

    Seahawks pick RB Michael in NFL draft

    With linebacker and the line of scrimmage seeming to be Seattle’s priorities, the Seahawks went for Texas A&M running back Christine Michael with the 62nd overall selection, the final pick …

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013

    Linemen stand out in first day of NFL draft

    NEW YORK – Short on glam, slim on glitter and no sign of Manti Te’o, the NFL draft was still a solid B-plus. As in Big, as in Brawn, as …

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013

    Seahawks’ needs few

    RENTON, Wash. – Once the trade was completed, Percy Harvin was officially in their control and the Seattle Seahawks no longer owned a first-round pick, the question had to be …

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013

    WSU QB takes his best shot

    PULLMAN – Jeff Tuel spent six weeks in Orlando, Fla., recently, living and training with former teammate Marquess Wilson and former Eastern Washington receivers Brandon Kaufman and Greg Herd. The …

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013

    WSU bars Marquess Wilson from its pro day

    The mantra faces its ultimate dilemma here, it seems. How does it go? Once a Coug, always a Coug?

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013, 6:57 P.M.

    WSU bars Wilson from its pro day

    Marquess Wilson, Washington State’s career record-holder for receiving yards, is preparing for the NFL draft and hoped to bolster what he felt was a successful showing at the NFL scouting …

  • TUESDAY, JAN. 1, 2013

    NFL notebook: Kansas City Chiefs on the clock

    The Kansas City Chiefs own the No. 1 pick in next April’s draft, with the rest of the order set for non-playoff teams. Kansas City and Jacksonville finished 2-14, but …

  • MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012

    NFL draft 2013

    Scouts don’t sleep. They already are hard at work on 2013. USC quarterback Matt Barkley is being projected as the top pick.

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012, 9:52 P.M.

    Seahawks justify their pick

    The Seahawks’ selection of Bruce Irvin in the NFL draft was the most surprising selection in the first round and things got stranger from there, leaving GM John Schneider in …

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012

    Toon, Miller face big challenges in NFL

    NEW YORK – Nick Toon and Lamar Miller know all about tough tasks. Their challenges won’t get any easier as they head to the NFL. Toon, the son of former …

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012

    Cowboys select EWU’s Johnson in fourth round

    As a child, Matt Johnson’s Thanksgivings were all about family – and the Dallas Cowboys. Johnson’s football dreams came full circle Saturday morning when the Cowboys chose the strong safety …

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012, 5:58 P.M.

    Seahawks select Idaho LB Korey Toomer

    Korey Toomer became the latest player from the Western Athletic Conference to end up with the Seattle Seahawks when the Idaho linebacker was drafted in the fifth round of the …

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012

    Draft reunites Stanford TE Fleener with QB Luck

    NEW YORK – Coby Fleener heard his name, grabbed his phone and immediately contacted his new teammate in Indianapolis – and old teammate from Stanford. The overnight wait paid off …

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012

    NFL draft draws good ratings

    The first round of the NFL draft averaged 6.66 million viewers on ESPN, up 11 percent from last year and the second-highest audience since 7.29 million tuned in two years …

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012

    Seahawks draft QB, LB on second day

    RENTON, Wash. – Finally, Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks took a draft pick everyone knew. And yet there were still questions about what drafting Russell Wilson in the third …

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012

    Dreadlocks rule the draft’s first day

    NEW YORK – With dreadlocks covering part of his face, Robert Griffin III couldn’t keep his Washington Redskins’ cap on straight. Trent Richardson’s Cleveland Browns’ hat sat all the way …

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012

    QBs Luck, Griffin now have to prove worthy of draft status

    NEW YORK – Andrew Luck knew exactly where he was heading and the daunting task he faces. So did Robert Griffin III.

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012

    Seahawks surprise by picking Irvin

    RENTON, Wash. – B.J. Irvin couldn’t stay out of trouble as a youth. So when he arrived at California’s Mt. San Antonio College in 2009, B.J. became Bruce. And while …

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012

    Hoffman-Ellis hopes NFL calls this weekend

    Alex Hoffman-Ellis ponders this strange question. Down time? What is that, again?

  • MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012, 11:32 P.M.

    Seahawks may go for a QB, perhaps even Kellen Moore

    This year’s class of quarterbacks available in the NFL draft goes well beyond headliners Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, including Kellen Moore and a dozen other prospects the Seattle …

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012

    Fortunes with Luck

    The secret is out. Andrew Luck will be the Indianapolis Colts’ new quarterback. A person with direct knowledge of the situation said Thursday that the Colts have notified Luck that …

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012

    Mitchell out to enhance pro prospects

    Bo Levi Mitchell is going through his progressions. The problem is, somebody else will pull the trigger.

  • SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011

    Raiders select former EWU running back Taiwan Jones

    Former Eastern Washington University running back Taiwan Jones slipped deep into Saturday’s fourth round of the National Football League draft before being selected by the Oakland Raiders. The 6-foot, 195-pounder, …

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2011, 9:04 P.M.

    Jones taken in fourth; 3 Vandals, 1 Coug picked

    EWU running back Taiwan Jones is drafted in the fourth round, the highest among area NFL draftees, including three Idaho Vandals and one WSU Cougar.

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2011

    NFL lockout looms over second day of draft

    Even as Ryan Williams was bear-hugging Roger Goodell at the draft Friday, the NFL was getting ready to shut down all other business. The Virginia Tech running back waited in …

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011

    Locker’s draft status appears to have grown

    Jake Locker’s offseason journey to this week’s NFL draft has like the joke about the two campers who come upon a bear. When one of the campers begins tying his …



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