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SATURDAY, NOV. 25, 2006

Oak Harbor has some surprises

PREPSThe weather is nearly perfect, cold and clear, with just a hint of snow in the air.The first impression: Oak Harbor's Wildcats are bigger than you might have thought.The second impression: They are also faster.This one will be tough for Prep if they fall behind...

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Whitworth a 10-tradition underdog to St. John's

WHITWORTH, VANDALS, COLLEGE FOOTBALLOn the field, there are a lot of similarities between the Pirates and their second-round NCAA Division III football playoff opponent St. John's. Both teams have double digits in wins, both have an exceptional quarterback and both play tough defense.Off the field,...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 24, 2006

Zags' defense is letting them down

GONZAGAI was wrong about Gonzaga's ability to defend in this one.After the first five games, I really thought the Zags were a better on-ball defensive team than they've been in the past few years. But Butler is making them look slow with their ball movement...

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Here's the skinny on Butler's Bulldogs

GONZAGAA couple of notes about the Butler Bulldogs.They are the winningest team in the state of Indiana in the past 10 years, averaging 21.6 wins per year in that span. … Seven of the Butler players played their high school hoops in the state of...

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Johnnies have a local connection

WHITWORTH, IDAHO, COLLEGE FOOTBALLWhen St. John's comes to the Pine Bowl on Saturday (noon) to face Whitworth in the NCAA Division II playoffs, one of the Johnnies will be playing a home game of sorts.As John Blanchette relates, Coeur d'Alene High graduate Phil Giesen will...

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Contrasting styles as Bulldogs meet

GONZAGA UPDATED 2:10 P.M.It will be a contrast of styles tonight in the finals of the preseason NIT at Madison Square Garden (4 p.m.; ESPN2).At least that's how GU coach Mark Few sees it, according to Steve Bergum's advance.Watching Butler play Tennessee in the semifinals,...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving. Here's your Zag feast

GONZAGAHappy Thanksgiving.The sad part about a virtual sports section – which is what I consider SportsLink to be – is there are no Thanksgiving ads or coupons.You can't sit in front of your computer and circle the toys and clothes and movies and music you're...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22, 2006

Morrison has another good game

MORRISON WATCHCharlotte won its third win of the season and Adam Morrison is having another good game. It seems when Morrison has a strong scoring night, the Bobcats win or at least compete down to the wire.In Charlotte's 92-83 win over visiting Boston, Morrison hit...

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Lake City opens IEL play with win

PREPSA quick day with just a few notes.Lake City opened the Inland Empire League girls basketball season with a win over Post Falls.There is more information on Greg Lee's Idaho blog and Mike Vlahovich's blog.The state 4A football playoffs in Washington have been wacky, and...

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Gagliardi is the definition of longtime coach

WHITWORTHThe Pirates opponent in the NCAA Division III playoffs is St. John's. The best football-playing St. John's in the nation.It's also coached by the winningest college coach of all-time, John Gagliardi, who has coached in college football for 58 years. John Blanchette profiled Gagliardi in...

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GU and UNC have similiarities

GONZAGAIt's a mutual admiration society.Gonzaga's Mark Few says his program follows the lead set by Roy Williams at Kansas and now at North Carolina. Roy Williams loves Gonzaga, as this story from deep down Tobacco Road (from the Durham Herald-Sun) shows.Steve Bergum has more on...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 21, 2006

Vote on your favorite Zag team

GONZAGAIn our never-ending search for fun, we ran a story this morning and posted a summary and question on Steve Bergum's blog concerning the best GU basketball team of all time. You can also vote on our poll.Now I'm not going to say which GU...

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Late night means late post

COUGARSYou know you're getting started late when Ellen is on the TV, but I have a good excuse.Have you ever had a kid ride a bus home from college – or did you ever ride the bus home? For some reason they always arrive in...

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MONDAY, NOV. 20, 2006

Zags move into coaches' top 25

GONZAGAThe Bulldogs' 4-0 start was good enough to get them in the today's USA Today college basketball coaches' poll at the 24th spot.Other teams of note: North Carolina, GU's opponent Wednesday, is second; UCLA is fifth; Duke No. 8; Memphis, 11; Washington 13; Arizona 15;...

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The Apple Cup, one day later

COUGARSThe Apple Cup is over, and you weren't too happy about it.Given your opportunity to vent here, and on Glenn Kasses' Cougar blog, you took full advantage.And we'll get into that, I promise.But right now I wanted to go through the follow-up stories available, just...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 19, 2006

GU wins game, loses Downs

GONZAGAThe Zags blew out Texas San Antonio 92-48 Sunday night and you can read about it here.But GU suffered a big loss Sunday as well.Micah Downs, the transfer from Kansas who was expected to contribute immediately when he became eligible in mid-December, may not be...

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