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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31, 2008

Gonzaga drops third in a row 

Gonzaga had two shots at the winning basket, but Matt Bouldin's bank shot from 10 feet was too hard and Austin Daye couldn't connect on the putback as the 16th-ranked Bulldogs lost 66-65 to Utah on Wednesday in Salt Lake City. Gonzaga has lost three…

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Earlywine charged with DUI 

Kirk Earlywine, Eastern Washington University’s second-year men’s basketball coach, confirmed Wednesday afternoon that it was a legal issue that prevented him from attending his team’s non-conference game against Boise State University in Boise on Monday evening.According to police reports, Earlywine was arrested near Brown and…

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Only a few hours until 2009 WSU fans 

COUGARS Let's see. It's only a couple days before the Pac-10 basketball season starts. We've got that covered on the link. Oregon State put up an offensive show en route to defeating Pitt. That's covered too. Anything else? Yes, there is. Read on.

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Lakeside distant second

Earlier this year Lakeside wrestling coach Troy Hughes said that Orting was favored to win state 1A this year. This week his Eagles finished a distant second to Orting at the Rock Island tournament on Vashon Island. Orting put nine wrestlers into the finals and…

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Links from there to here

COUGARS A quick post this morning, with a potpourri of links, including to UW's win last night through Oregon's football win and on to a new job for a former Cougar, though not in that order. Read on.

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TUESDAY, DEC. 30, 2008

Earlywine resolves "personal matter," returns to bench 

No one at Eastern Washington University is talking publicly about the “personal matter” that prevented Kirk Earlywine, the Eagles’ second-year head men’s basketball coach, from attending Monday night’s 57-48 road to Boise State University in Boise. But EWU athletic director Bill Chaves said Earlywine has…

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Earlywine misses Eags' loss to Broncos

Coach Kirk Earlywine was not on the bench Monday night when his Eastern Washington men's basketball team lost for the fourth time in five games, falling on the road to Boise State.EWU officials did not explain Ealrywine's absence other that to say he was tending…

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MONDAY, DEC. 29, 2008

GSL makeup games Wednesday

I've been on a week vacation much to my automobile's relief, but Greater Spokane League basketball isn't resting. Lewis and Clark travels to Central Valley for 1 p.m. and 2:45 boys and girls games, University is at Ferris at and Mead is at Gonzaga Prep…

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Zags try to get back on track 

An interesting day on the roads. It took about 55 minutes (normal trip 25-30) to get to Gonzaga for media day because traffic was backed up on I-90 from a vehicle spin-out near Barker Road. Later, I was stuck, briefly, in a carefully selected parking…

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Zags tumble in polls 13 

A couple of weeks ago, Gonzaga was undefeated and ranked No. 4. Following a loss to No. 2 UConn on Dec. 20th in Seattle, the Zags actually went up one spot in the A.P. poll, from 8th to 7th. But a home loss to Portland…

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Eastern returns to action against BSU

Eastern Washington University returns to the basketball floor following a short holiday break tonight, taking on Boise State University in a non-conference game that tips off at approximately 7:15 in the Broncos' Taco Bell Arena in Boise.The games will serve as the nightcap of a…

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Young Cougars test K-State

COUGARS I know it's December so this shouldn't surprise me, but darn if it isn't snowing again. It's stretches like these that make me wish I was covering Arizona State or UCLA or even Cal Poly. Read on for the one WSU-related link I found…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 28, 2008

SATURDAY, DEC. 27, 2008

Short-handed Chiefs triumph 

The stars were missing, but the effort, smarts and sacrifice weren’t.It’s hard to say Spokane’s 4-2 Western Hockey League victory over the Tri-City Americans was unexpected on Saturday night – expect a little of everything in one of the WHL’s most rabid rivalries. But the…

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WSU collapses down the stretch 37 

COUGARS After the collapse was over, and WSU had lost 64-52 at LSU, basketball coach Tony Bennett talked about "regrouping." The defeat itself was one thing, but the way the Cougars lost, blowing a seven-point lead midway through the second half by just giving the…

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WSU loses 64-52 at LSU 17 

COUGARS A 11-0 run by LSU clinches a 64-52 nonconference win over WSU on Saturday. The Cougars turned the ball over five times down the stretch, part of 18 they had, including 13 of them steals credited to the Tigers. We'll be back in a…

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LSU leads by two at half 

COUGARS An interesting first half with some interesting whistles. That's as far as I will go other than to say it's easy to see why LSU has won 12 consecutive home games. ... LSU leads 25-23 behind the 12 points of Bo Spencer, a guard…

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LSU last nonconference game for WSU 

COUGARS The calendar is about to turn a new leaf. Washington State's basketball schedule is about to do the same thing. The Cougars will play their final nonconference game this morning in Baton Rouge, facing an LSU team that's lost just once this season. Read…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 26, 2008

One more pre-Pac-10 test for WSU 

COUGARS • UPDATED 5:45 P.M. WSU gets back on the court tomorrow at 9-1 LSU. The Tigers will provide a formidable test for the Cougars, but their record is a little soft, with eight wins over teams with a Pomeroy ranking of 220 or worse…

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24, 2008

A Christmas treat for football fans 11 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 3:45 P.M.; 2:30 P.M. DEC. 25 Wandering around the Internet last night, I saw a football beat writer who offered his thoughts about starters next year for the school he covers. It seemed like a good idea, so I decided to try…

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Day after Portland State 

Where to begin the day after Portland State post? By giving proper credit to the visiting Vikings, who overcame travel issues and were the hungrier team in knocking off No. 7 Gonzaga 77-70 on Tuesday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.Portland State hopped off a charter…

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Stuckey scores 40 in Piston's win 

Former Eastern Washington standout Rodney Stuckey stuck it to Chicago in a big way on Tuesday night, scoring a career-high 40 points in the Detroit Pistons' 104-98 NBA victory over the visiting Bulls.The Detroit News ran this account of Stuckey's heroics, while the Detroit Free…

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