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SUNDAY, DEC. 30, 2007

Zag recap, and a ton more

Lots of analysis, quotes, stats and links if you click on extended entry below.Batting leadoff, though, is the S-R's John Blanchette, took a big-picture look at the Zags' latest loss. He discusses GU's defensive lapses, inconsistencies of several players and why Micah Downs played just…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 29, 2007

Gonzaga drops to 9-4

Gonzaga dropped its second consecutive game, falling to Tennessee 82-72 Saturday at KeyArena.Click on extended entry for an unedited game story. A few notes: Robert Sacre made his first start. He played 10 minutes and didn't score. In fact, two GU starters, Sacre and Micah…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 28, 2007

Thrilling, if ugly, GSL basketball game

Happy Holidays and welcome back to Greater Spokane League basketball following a week’s hiatus. I’m still on vacation, but took in the Central Valley-University doubleheader to compare teams that figured to finish one behind the other in the upper division of both boys and girls…

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Easy first half for Cougars

In Washington State and North Carolina A&T, we see two teams that don't mind a slow game. Still, it was the No. 4 Cougars who controlled the pace. With a halftime score of 33-12, that should be evident.

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Snowy morning in the Palouse

COUGARSThe last day of basketball's nonconference season dawned cold – and snow covered. I opened the door here in Pullman this morning and was greeted with a couple of fingers of snow.Thank goodness I don't have to go anywhere until this evening, when I have…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2007

GU on the mend

Gonzaga isn't completely healthy, but it is getting closer. Matt Bouldin (calf, ankle) is probably the biggest concern, but he's expected to play against Tennessee on Saturday and forward Josh Heytvelt will have the benefit of eight days between the Oklahoma and Tennessee games. For…

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Only a week until the Pac-10

COUGARS • UPDATED: 1:45 P.M.Think about this. A week from today, the Pac-10 season starts. For everyone but the Cougars and the Huskies, of course, who kick off their conference season a week from Saturday. This weekend, everyone plays, from WSU hosting North Carolina A&T…

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26, 2007

Blackwater toast of the tribe

Back in November, I made the hike up to Alberta for the first part of the Spokane Chiefs five-game swing through the Central Division.The trip kicked off about six large cups of coffee and eight hours later, when we arrived in Standoff, Alberta. There, members…

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EWU players await word on new coach

As the search for their next head coach stretches into late December -- and quite possibly into next year -- many of Eastern Washington's returning football players are getting a bit anxious.You can read the story that ran in this morning's S-R here.In addition, Dave…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 25, 2007

Sorenson makes mark his way

Never thought I'd be blogging on Christmas Day, but the presents have been opened, only two items need to be exchanged and most of kids' stuff that required assembly has been assembled.So, we'll post our feature story on GU third-year walk-on Andrew Sorenson, an impressive…

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MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2007

SUNDAY, DEC. 23, 2007

A good half for Low

COUGARSWSU isn't shooting exceptionally well - less than 50 percent. But Derrick Low is and that's enough for a 34-20 halftime lead in Pocatello against Idaho State.Low, who hasn't been scoring much lately - his last double figure game was against Air Force in Spokane…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 22, 2007

Harmeling out for a while

COUGARSAfter spending most of my afternoon on the phone, I was able to confirm that Daven Harmeling broke his right thumb at practice Friday, and could be out somewhere around four weeks.This won't help with the Cougars nearing their toughest stretch of the season –…

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WSU on the road Sunday - again

COUGARSAfter perusing the web rather diligently and not being able to find WSU mentioned anywhere significant, I decided to switch gears, finish up my advance for tomorrow's paper and then post it here.So you get the first look at what will appear tomorrow in The…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2007

GSL Friday night basketball

Gonzaga Prep maybe mainly juniors and sophomores, but the boys are for real in Greater Spokane League basketball (they should be, I picked them eighth and low picks are a sure sign of a high finish).The Bullpups scored more than 70 for the fourth time…

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EWU coaching search on hold?

I tried again to contact Eastern Washington athletics director Bill Chaves today and learned that he has, indeed, left town and is presumed by other athletic department staffers to be headed back to Texas, where he is still in the process of selling his home…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2007

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