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FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2007

Changes for SportsLink

We’ve streamlined all of our blog content so that you can view it all in one spot. The SportsLink blog gives readers sports news updates, notes and opinion and allows readers to give feedback.If you prefer to just read about a specific team, you can…

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Thacker's contract not renewed

The basketball coaching contract of Freeman’s Mike Thacker has been terminated by the school district’s board of directors.No reason was given, although Superintendent Sergio Hernandez confirmed the decision.

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New guys are on the radar

COUGARSI have a list about as long as Fabian Boeke's arms to do this morning – in case you don't know, the WSU freshman from Germany has a 747's wingspan – so here's my plan:A post this morning with links, etc. Then tonight, after I've…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2007

A quick Wednesday morning post

COUGARS • UPDATED: 2:30 P.M.We're going to have quick post this morning – and I promise when I have Internet access at my apartment I'll post earlier – because my plate is full and I don't mean with breakfast … hmmm, breakfast … but with…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2007

Badgers' fight song is stuck in my head

COUGARSSorry this is later than usual, but I got involved in writing tomorrow's story (on Wisconsin – wait, isn't that a song?) and trying to get into the Pac-10 conference call – phone problems, so I'll have to wait for the tape (coaches, waiting for…

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MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2007

SUNDAY, AUG. 26, 2007

Better late than never

COUGARSIt's been a long day already, and I realized just recently –when I received an e-mailed question – I haven't checked in with you folks. So how's your Sunday going? I've been working on a story for Tuesday and doing laundry, so I hope your…

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SATURDAY, AUG. 25, 2007

FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2007

Badgers are now on their mind

COUGARSPractice yesterday was going along pretty non-descript. There was no great plays on either side of the ball, the drills were the typical, get-better-by-working-on-fundamentals type, the weather wasn't even too hot or too cold. It wasn't a bad practice, actually it was pretty intense, but…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2007

Butch van Breda Kolff dies in Spokane

SPOKANE (Associated Press) - Butch van Breda Kolff, who coached the Los Angeles Lakers to two NBA finals appearances and won 482 games as a college coach, has died after a long illness.Van Breda Kolff, 84, died Wednesday afternoon at a nursing home in Spokane,…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2007

Almost done with previews

COUGARSOnly three more position previews to go. Today's preview covered the quarterback spot, and when you are talking QB at WSU you're really talking Alex Brink. The senior is the most prolific of all the starters no matter the position.Tomorrow we look at the running…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 21, 2007

MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2007

SUNDAY, AUG. 19, 2007

More out there than you might think

MORNING NEWSI know this space is being dominated by WSU news, but there are other stuff I still want to call to your attention.• Eastern had its first full-contact drills on Saturday and Steve Bergum was there. Here's his story.• Bergum also had this story…

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SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 2007

FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2007

THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2007

Housekeeping and some links

COUGARSFirst off this morning I want to say thanks to those of you who supported my arguments on the posts below. But I wish such phrases as "talking out of his ass," weren't used. There's no need to go there. If someone doesn't understand my…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2007

Redmond is a veteran in pennant races

AFTERNOON NEWSI couldn't wander out to the Cougars' second scrimmage of the fall without sending you to John Blanchette's column from this morning. It's about Gonzaga's Mike Redmond, in about his 45th season with the Twins, and his unique – and veteran – insight into…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2007

This and that from Tuesday in Pullman

COUGARSAs we are between practices in sunny Pullman – it is more than 90 degrees in the hard-to-avoid sun – I have a little time to catch up.And there is a lot to catch up with.• Reserve linebacker Andy Mattingly has his right ankle in…

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MONDAY, AUG. 13, 2007

Inquiring minds wanted to know

COUGARSOK, you've got questions, I've got answers …Jimmy asks: What is the status of Mixon? Well, Jimmy, Terry Mixon is still nursing a hamstring strain. The highly thought of junior college transfer (Grossmont CC in San Diego) wasn't participating in practice Sunday and I'm not…

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These notes were caught in my Web

MORNING NEWSThough Cougar coverage is taking up most of my time, I still find a few moments to cruise up and down the Web like a crazed spider, running down bits and pieces of information about Inland Northwest sports. And this is what I found…

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