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Game day in Pullman

BATTLE OF THE PALOUSEOK, enough with the preliminaries.It's time to play.Click here up to game time, and we will have news, notes and links to important aspects of today's Battle of the Palouse. And we'll try to answer any questions you may have – just…

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A typical night of prep football

PREPSThere were some great games last night, which isn't unusual. It seems like every week in high school football something spectacular happens.Think they were dancing in Garfield and Palouse last night? The Vikings ended LaCrosse-Washtucna's 49-game winning streak with a 46-18 victory in Washtucna. Gar-Pal…

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 8, 2006

Don't ever forget the Super Bowl

SEAHAWKS, MARINERSI'm going to combine the Seattle-area pro teams today, because of time constraints.But I still have time enough to say, no, I'm not over it. The Hawks got hosed in the Super Bowl – and the Steelers are still getting every call, as witnessed…

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Eagle memories

EAGLESDave Trimmer needs help. OK, I know that's an open-ended statement.But actually Dave is asking for help from people who remember the last time Eastern Washington played a football game in Mountaineer Stadium in Morgantown, West Virginia.On his blog, Dave is asking anyone who has…

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High school games on TV

PREPS UPDATED 12:15 P.M.Comcast cable is broadcasting tapes of more than 50 high school football games around the state this fall, including one a week in the Greater Spokane League. To watch, you have to have the company's digital cable ON DEMAND service. For more…

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Don't close the door on transfers

PREPSI can remember driving to work a few years back, and being tailgated down Lincoln St. by an old pickup truck. The driver was a Shadle Park basketball player who lived up by Comstock Park. Every day he headed down Lincoln and basically passed Lewis…

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Willingham shows a softer side

HUSKIESI don't know how good a football coach UW got when it hired Tyrone Willingham, but I do know they got a quality human being. Sure, he's not the most open guy with the media, and that's too bad. Sure, he always a stern visage…

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Are we there yet?

EAGLES UPDATED 12:10 P.M.Saturday's order is a tall one. Travel to, compete with and stay healthy against West Virginia. The sixth-ranked Mountaineers will make all those things difficult for EWU, according to Dave Trimmer's story in today's paper.The travel part is covered a little deeper…

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The lessons of 2006

MARINERSAs another lost season rolls round and round before finally going down the drain, it's time to look at what the Mariners gained this year, despite losing another 90 games (when the season is finally over).On the rest of this blog entry, you'll find my…

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The Pac-10 is soft myth

HUSKIESThis is something I hate.The University of Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson wants everyone to believe the teams in the Big 12 are more physical than other conferences, including the Pac-10, home of the Sooners' opponent this Saturday, the University of Washington."We're more physical," Peterson was quoted…

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Injuries crippling the Cougs

COUGARS, VANDALSThe Cougars aren't going into this Saturday's Palouse Showdown with the University of Idaho at full strength. With the injuries suffered prior to the Auburn game still yet to heal (two defensive line starters and an offensive line starter out), their injury report Tuesday…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2006

The polls

COLLEGE FOOTBALLThe newest polls are out and Ohio State is No. 1 and Texas No. 2 in both, so Saturday's meeting in Austin will be another 1 vs. 2 "Game of the Century." Here at SportsLink, we are just referring to it as the "Game…

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Keeping up with UW

HUSKIES UPDATED: 1 P.M.There are approximately 4,000 University of Washington alums in the Spokane area (according to the alumni association's website), and at least some of them must be interested in Husky football – despite the past few years.But getting news about their beloved Dawgs…

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The reasons we need high school athletics

PREP SPORTSWhy are high school sports important? Craig Smith of the Seattle Times gives 1.3 million answers (actually more like 15) to that question in his prep column today. Craig sees the sports world through the same prism I do, so I highly recommend this…

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MONDAY, SEPT. 4, 2006

Kick it deep

THE EVENING NEWSGlenn Kasses has posted his impressions of Saturday's game, so check his blog. There's a good note on the importance of the kickoff guy.In case you're wondering, Jim Meehan got his luggage back. That and more from Dennis Erickson on the Vandal blog.The…

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Thanks for the title Chris

SHOCKThis one is going on its own post.The Spokane Shock brought an exciting, vibrant brand of football to Spokane this past spring and summer. And the man most responsible for the excitement and vibrancy was coach Chris Siegfried.That's why Jim Meehan's story today about Siegfried…

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Happy birthday Tyler

COUGARSTwenty-two years ago yesterday, Kim made good use of "labor" day, going into labor with our first-born son, Tyler. He was born the next day, which was Sept. 4, after more than 14 hours of labor – during which I discovered why they called it…

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 3, 2006

Sunday brunch

MISCELLANEOUS Updated 10:50 A.M.Just a quick post because I promised Kim today was her day. So while she's getting ready to go out to breakfast, some random thoughts from Saturday.The best Pac-10 teams I saw yesterday were, in order, USC, Oregon and UCLA. The poorest…

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Cougars in Alabama (fourth quarter)

After three quarters in the heat and humidity of the South, the Cougars look pretty fresh on offense.The defensive side is something else entirely. And now the defense needs a stop.Click the full entry link and join us for the final quarter.

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Cougars in Alabama (second quarter)

For two drives the WSU offense looked overmatched.For two drives, the WSU defense gave and gave, but didn't break.Then the offensive line tightened up, the receivers had more time to get open, Woolridge broke a 42-yard run through a nice hole and, bingo, WSU leads…

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What a Saturday

Let’s see. There’s been the Vandal game (see links below and Jim Meehan's blog), which showed the difference a coach can make to a program.There’s the West Virginia game, which, after watching just a few minutes, made me feel a little sorry for Eastern Washington…

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