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SATURDAY, DEC. 2, 2006

GU game should start on time here

GONZAGAWith more than 8 minutes left on the game clock in Louisville's rout of Connecticut, there is no way the GU game will start on time on ESPN, unless the network switches to the basketball game.Especially not with UConn on. It's ESPN's home team. We'll…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 1, 2006

A perfect first Friday of GSL basketball

PREPSThere is a reason why the Greater Spokane League is unquestionably the best girls high school basketball league in the state.Games like Friday night's U-Hi at Lewis and Clark overtime battle. That's what it was. A battle between two talented teams that finally went to…

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UW wants to renovate Husky Stadium

HUSKIESA couple of big pieces of news about our friends in Western Washington.Athletic director Todd Turner unveiled the Husky Stadium renovation plans Thursday. Instead of going into what those plans entail (because you can find out at the Times' link above and here at the…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 30, 2006

The bottom line: The Zags found a way to win

GONZAGAWe're going to write this slowly, in honor of the pace of the game.Let's see, Gonzaga University had one – that's 1, uno, one-more-than-zip – fast-break basket – oops, almost wrote baskets – in its 69-51 win over Portland State.So who cares?Mark Few for one."I…

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29, 2006

Bruton ready to play again

CHIEFS, WHLWhen the Chiefs travel to Tri-City on Saturday (7 p.m.; Comcast channel 12; 790-AM), they'll probably have assistant captain Chris Bruton available.Bruton, who has been out two weeks following facial surgery, will probably be wearing a mask but will be ready to go.For more,…

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Cougs won't be going bowling

COUGARSThe football season is over. All hail the basketball season.Or something like that. The Cougs are sure now they aren't going to a bowl game, as Glenn Kasses' story today makes abundantly clear. The information I put up last night about ASU and the Hawaii…

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TUESDAY, NOV. 28, 2006

GSL basketball starts tonight

PREPSMike Vlahovich had his Greater Spokane League boys basketball season preview today, centering around Shadle Park's Nick Gaebe, along with this quick look at the league.The team-by-team capsules are here, part of Mike's Prep Report blog.The league schedule kicks off tonight, and I was wondering…

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MONDAY, NOV. 27, 2006

Eastern faces Titans from So Cal

COLLEGE BASKETBALL With the Seahawks on Monday Night Football – and Hasslebeck and Alexander playing together for the first time in weeks – do you think the crowd at the Eastern game tonight will be affected?The Eagles host Cal State Fullerton (4-0) in a non-conference…

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Erickson mentioned for ASU opening

IDAHO FOOTBALL The reason I posted Dirk Koetter's dismissal yesterday at ASU is simple: The names that will pop up to replace him.On the list the Arizona Republic put together are two names with local ties: former longtime Washington State and current UTEP coach Mike…

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SUNDAY, NOV. 26, 2006

GU has little trouble with Vandals

GONZAGA, IDAHO UPDATED 4:05 P.M.; 5:15 P.M.The M.O. seemed familiar. The Bulldogs used a tough-to-crack defense - holding Idaho to 38 percent shooting - and strong play from Derek Raivio (24 points, six rebounds) and Josh Heytvelt (16 points, 11 rebounds) to defeat UI, 76-51.You…

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Spokane has a November to remember

CHIEFS As Jeff Bunch says in his story this morning, the Chiefs are on a roll.Spokane won its fifth game in seven starts Saturday night, defeating Kelowna 3-1, giving the Chiefs a 7-1 home record in November.You can find more on the Chiefs on Jeff's…

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Inland Northwest almost completely shut out

PREPSThere is one Inland Northwest team left in the final 10 playing high school football in the state. The St. John-Endicott Eagles.Every other team east of the Columbia (or Snake) River lost Saturday, including the top-ranked 4A team, Gonzaga Prep. Other upsets including what many…

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SATURDAY, NOV. 25, 2006

Prep stopped in semifinals

PREPSOak Harbor defeated Gonzaga Prep 14-10 to earn a spot in the State 4A football championship game next Saturday. You can find the game story here. There will also be more commentary at SportsLink soon.

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