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FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2007

Welcome home, Chris Bruton

CALGARY, Alberta – This one took some grinding. That’s what happens when two high-caliber teams meet.How appropriate then – in more ways than one – that Chris Bruton would come through in the clutch.

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It's a 'no-go' for EWU's Borden

Eastern ran through a quick practice at Kidd Brewer Stadium this afternoon, and the setting is terrific.But the injury news wasn't so good, as Eagles coach Paul Wulff confirmed that sophomore linebacker Makai Borden won't play in today's FCS playoff game against Appalachian State because…

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GU update

The Zags arrived in Boston, held their walk-through and are currently at the Holland Community Center, where the players are visiting youths and available for autographs for about an hour.For a wrap-up of Thursday's overtime win against Saint Joseph's and a look ahead to Saturday's…

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There is a high of 11 degrees today

Hello everyone. Greetings from Canada, eh. I'm in Calgary right now after a long day of driving yesterday. We spent the day at Judd Blackwater's Blood Tribe reservation in Lethbridge, where I met his family and tons of children and adults came out to show…

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Test awaits Cougs tonight

COUGARS • UPDATE: 8:45 A.M.It's nice and warm in Texas, but it is Texas. Coming down the interstate from Dallas last night, there was a 5-mile backup caused by a truck losing its load because, according to reports, it was going too fast around a…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2007

Zags pull out road victory

It wasn't exactly pretty. In fact, it looked fairly bleak for Gonzaga with 3:37 left and the Zags staring at a six-point deficit inside a raucous Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.But GU responded with a late run, a handful of clutch plays in overtime and a gritty…

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WSU talk distraction for Wulff

The Eagles arrived in Boone, N.C., Thursday afternoon in preparation for Saturday's quarterfinal matchup against Appalachian State in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs.You can read an unedited version of the notebook that will appear in Friday morning's S-R by clicking on the extended entry…

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Jackrabbits sprint past Idaho

I was tardy in posting this link to our story about South Dakota State beating Idaho in a men's non-conference basketball game Wednesday.Click the tab below to see links to other stories about Western Athletic Conference teams.

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Baseball season begins in winter

I'm one of a dying breed who believes that every time has a season and that high school basketball and wrestling are winter sports. But there's still a weekend of football to play and basketball has lapped back into November.Prep baseball conversations are already beginning.…

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Philly previews, notes

Arrived in Philadelphia late last night, waited forever for a hotel shuttle and then had a driver who made up a few of those precious lost minutes by ignoring every stop sign _ and one stoplight _ on some mighty narrow streets. Made for an…

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2007

Souers thinks Eags can hand with App State

I had a chance to talk with Northern Arizona coach Jerome Souers earlier this week to discuss the challenges EWU faces in Saturday's FCS playoff matchup against Appalachian State in Boone, N.C.Souers and his Lumberjacks lost to both quarterfinalists this year, and you can read…

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Chiefs head out on Central trip

The Spokane Chiefs leave Thursday morning bright and early to head out on their five-game swing through the Central Division. You can click below for my unedited notebook running tomorrow. I'll be driving up north for Friday and Saturday's games.I also thought I'd turn it…

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It was a day to vent opinions

COUGARSThere's not as much quantity available today but there is some quality. Call it the day of the dueling columnists.We have links to all the news out there on Cougar football. And we have some Cougar basketball notes for you.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2007

Eags practice in snow at G-Prep

Eastern practiced on the snow-covered -- but lighted -- artificial turf at Gonzaga Prep Tuesday afternoon in preparation for Saturday's FCS quarterfinal-round playoff matchup against Appalachian State in Boone, N.C.You can read an unedited version of the story on the Eags' defensive dominance, of late,…

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Sports editor: Blow up everything Vandal

Idaho Statesman sports editor Mike Prater has riled up University of Idaho football supporters with tongue-in-cheek comments he made Monday on a radio talk show in Boise. His comments were made in reference to the Vandals' season-ending 24-19 loss to Utah State that was played…

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Basketball begins tonight

Ready or not (and neither Lewis and Clark and Ferris are ready), the Greater Spokane League basketball gets underway tonight.Key game is at Central Valley where Shadle Park comes calling. On Saturday, 1:30 p.m., the Bears host Ferris in the defending state champions' opener.In case…

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Press conference video

Due to an unbelievable amount of technical difficulties, I wasn't able to get my Bill Doba press conference video up until now. But here you guys go.Jim Sterk and Doba talk about Doba's departure from the WSU football team:Get the Flash Player to see this…

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MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2007

Chiefs ranked first again

It's unanimous - the Spokane Chiefs are once again the Western Hockey League's top-ranked team.Receiving all 16 first-place votes this week, the Chiefs topped the WHL writer's poll - released by the Western Major Junior Hockey Writer's Association - for the fourth time in as…

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Carroll in NAIA semifinals again

NAIA football power Carroll College of Helena, Mont., advanced to the semifinals with a 27-16 win over Morningside (Iowa) College last Saturday.Former Coeur d'Alene High standout Gabe Le had a big contribution in Carroll's win.Click the tab below to read more.

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SUNDAY, NOV. 25, 2007

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