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Cougs making one long trip but cancelled another


You would think a Tuesday in late May wouldn't be filled with college sports news, but, surprisingly, this morning is pretty darn full.

Starting with the Cougar basketball team, of all groups.

Glenn Kasses has this story about WSU's preparations for its trip to New Zealand and Australia. It's a slimmed-down group of 10 players who will make the trip in June. There's more on Glenn's blog.

• The Seattle Times has this on the Cougs' 2007-08 schedule, noting they have pulled out of the Great Alaska Shootout and are trying to put together a four-team tournament in Spokane. And the University of Hawaii's new coach Bob Nash wanted everyone in the Islands to know he tried to get Derrick Low back for a "home" game.

• Speaking of basketball schedules, there is a note in this Oklahoma State story about Gonzaga and OSU trying to finalize their long-term relationship.

• The CCS women made it nine NWAACC golf championships in 11 years Monday with a runaway victory in Auburn.

• We ran this piece on the NCAA tightening the rules concerning transferring. Even as one who believes the rules should be loosened in certain areas, I actually agree with this change.

• The P-I looks ahead to UW's fastpitch super regional against Alabama.

• And don't forget. You can give SportsLink's writing talent (and we use that term loosely) a nickname just by clicking on this link.

SportsLink is your portal into sports news around the Inland Northwest and beyond. You'll find updates, notes and opinions, and plenty of reader feedback.

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