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FRIDAY, SEPT. 22, 2006

Let's laugh and have a good chuckle too

MISCELLANEOUSStart your day with a couple laughs about the M's.The first comes courtesy of John Blanchette, as he comments on the (sad) news Ron Fairly won't be back with the M's broadcast team next year.The second comes from Tacoma's John McGrath, as he writes about…

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 21, 2006

Spokane picks a new coach

SHOCKSpokane will hire Adam Shackleford as the Shock's head coach, according to general manager Adam Nebeker. According to Jim Meehan's story in Thursday's paper, the hire becomes official after approval from the arenafootball2 office, an approval that shouldn't be too long in coming, according to…

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What is the coach's responsibility?

COLLEGE FOOTBALL, WHL UPDATED 3:35 P.M.There is a good story from USA Today on a coach's responsibility relative to their scholarship athletes following NCAA rules. To a man, the coaches interviewed in this piece felt it was nearly impossible to police everything.It seems like the…

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Dennis' return, chapter two

VANDALSIt was expected, looking at the UI schedule before the season started, that two non-conference games would stand out.The Washington State and Oregon State games. Sure, the other non-conference matchups had their cachet – Michigan State is coached by former Idaho coach John L. Smith…

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Purple was in his blood

HUSKIESThe reasons behind freshman defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim deciding to become a Husky are a little different than most.As Molly Yanity's story in the P-I relates, Te'o-Nesheim lost his father when he was 14 to a aortic aneurysm. His dad had been a painter, and…

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Nothing slow about today's pitches

PREPS UPDATED 1 P.M.Once again it is Prep Day in The Spokesman-Review.On the Washington side, the lead piece concerned slowpitch softball's expansion in the Greater Spokane League.We also featured a Mike Vlahovich column and a feature on Davenport quarterback Kyle Nelson. There was also roundup.But,…

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Eastern, Vandals face big week

EAGLES, VANDALS, COLLEGE FOOTBALLIs Saturday's game in Bozeman a must-win for Eastern?Dave Trimmer, on his blog, says no. As he says, "I don't think the Eagles have to win to salvage the season, though that might be hard to believe. I do think the Eagles…

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Typical Wednesday morning stuff

PREPS UPDATED 12:25 P.M.; 12:50One thing I've noticed over the years is that Wednesday is not a day much given to features or in-depth prep stories in Northwest newspapers. And this morning was no exception. But the game coverage was complete, especially at the S-R.There…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2006

Oklahoma football over the top?

QUESTION OF THE DAYThese Sooners aren’t going away quietly. Because of some questionable calls by Pac-10 officials in last Saturday’s Oklahoma-Oregon game, Sooners coach Bob Stoops is talking about canceling a game with Washington in 2008 unless the Pac-10 changes its officiating policy (see story…

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Polls and recruits

THE EARLY NEWSThe Washington State prep football poll is out and the East Side of the state is represented well, especially in the smaller school ranks. Here is the poll:Class 4A1. Puyallup (9) 3-0 99; 2. Gonzaga Prep (1) 3-0 82; 3. Eastlake 2-1 76;…

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Injuries and insults

VANDALS, EAGLESTuesday is WAC notebook day at The S-R, and Jim Meehan leads with Luke Smith-Anderson's injury. There is also more on Meehan's Vandal blog.After the loss to Central Washington, EWU coach Paul Wulff waited a day then unloaded publicly on his team.The criticism was…

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More injuries for WSU to overcome

COUGARSAs we mentioned last night, the injury situation for WSU is not good as the Cougs prepare for Stanford. The Times looks at the injuries and how the could affect the Cougs.Here is our first look at the game and the Times' first look.Despite the…

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MONDAY, SEPT. 18, 2006

Cougs, Huskies, polls, officials banged up

THE LATE NEWSThe Cougs injury update can be found on Glenn Kasses' blog, and the news is not good. The Huskies didn't come out of Saturday's Fresno State game unscathed either. Linebacker E.J. Savannah was injured, according to a note on Bob Condotta's Husky blog.The…

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Defense in Seattle

SEAHAWKSAfter having already watched one professional team Sunday morning – I had a tape of USC's methodical win over Nebraska – I sat down to watch the Seahawks yesterday afternoon.Talk about an offense not hitting on all cylinders. But SC can be excused, it lost…

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Cougars in the middle of a long grind

COUGS UPDATED 2:40 P.M.Sometimes during a college football season you can get caught up looking at the last game, or the next one or even the one after that. In other words, it goes by week-by-week, and you don't stop to look at the big…

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 17, 2006

Seahawks: Clunker or cruiser?

QUESTION OF THE DAYAgainst the Arizona Cardinals last year, the Seattle offense ran like a well-oiled machine. Sunday it ran about as smooth as a '74 Ford Pinto. You watched it, so we want to know how you saw it. Just answer the question below.…

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Cross country runs into the limelight

PREPSThe cross country runners took center stage Saturday at the always exciting Highlander Invitational. Though Mead's boys team is ranked No. 1 in the nation, the Panthers weren't No. 1 in Spokane on Saturday, as Ferris led the way in the senior boys race.The Panthers…

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 16, 2006

Cougars vs. Baylor, Conclusion

UPDATED 8:15 P.M.This might have been the day Alex Brink took over the Cougars for good.It didn't start that way, but an 81-yard, game-winning drive in the final 5 minutes assured that it would finish that way.Finish. That's a word Cougar coach Bill Doba has…

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Cougars vs. Baylor, Halftime

If there wasn't a quarterback controversy brewing in Pullman, Gary Rogers came within one poor throw of starting one.After Rogers relieved Alex Brink and led the Cougs to their only score - finding Jason Hill alone in the end zone - some fans at Qwest…

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The Cougars from Seattle, Pregame Edition

UPDATED 1:40; 1:55; 2:05Here's a note you probably won't find anywhere else: The last time Baylor played against WSU in the state of Washington, the game was at Albi Stadium.That happened back in 1966, when the Bears came into Spokane for an Oct. 1 date…

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The Huskies are playing too

There is another Pac-10 team in action in Seattle today. The Huskies host Fresno State in, no matter what coach Tyrone Willingham wants you to believe, is a must win game.The Huskies can't afford to lose a non-league home game, to get into a losing…

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Another Friday night in the books

PREPSWe're on the way to Seattle for today's Cougar game, so this will be short.We saw parts of two games last night, Central Valley at Gonzaga Prep and Ferris vs. Lewis and Clark at Albi.Friday was a big night in high school football where two…

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 15, 2006

Quick hits for Friday afternoon

HUSKIES, SEAHAWKS AND MORE UPDATED 2 P.M. 9-16Because I know everyone has things they want to do this fine Friday afternoon, I'll keep this short and just hit the highlights.I teased this Bob Condotta story about Dwayne Wright yesterday, so here it is. Wright is…

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