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WCC releases schedule

Gonzaga will make at least eight appearances on the ESPN family of networks during the conference season, according to the schedule released by the WCC on Thursday. As expected the WCC has moved to a Thursday-Saturday format after playing Saturday-Monday since 2005. Game times weren't…

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We have some WSU questions

Boy, that was an interesting discussion we had the past couple days. The depth of the animosity is amazing. Then again, I have a sister who graduated from UCLA and her feelings about USC, well don't get her started. Some of the T-shirts she used…

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Post Falls standout recovering

Former Post Falls High football standout Rollin Putzier, who has a Super Bowl ring from his days with the San Francisco 49ers, is recovering from a gunshot wound to the stomach in Huntsville, Ala.Here's a link to a story in the Huntsville Times.

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Spokane has most Olympics fans

Over 128 Million Summer Olympics Fans in the U.S. are gearing up for the torch lighting in Beijing on August 8. As the world focuses its attention to the summer games, sports fan research firm Scarborough Sports Marketing reveals that people in Denver, CO and…

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FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2008

More on media day

With yesterday's Pac-10 media day in the rear-view mirror and still about a week or so before fall practices start, let's catch up with what was reported out of Los Angeles. Read on.

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Shock hope to maintain momentum

The Spokane Shock are playing with fire this weekend.In their last three games there has been something at stake for the top-ranked Shock (14-1), and head coach Adam Shackleford doesn’t see this Saturday’s arenafootball2 contest against the Boise Burn as being any different.

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Vandals picked eighth

The University of Idaho football team was picked to finish eighth out of nine teams in the Western Athletic Conference this fall in both the media and coaches polls.Click the tab below to read more from an Idaho news release.

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Life in the Pac-10's fast lane

Let's see. In the first few minutes of freeway driving, we saw the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, a Lexus zipping by at about 95 and three Highway Patrol cars parked on the side of the road.Welcome to L.A. Now on to the Cougar football…

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TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2008

Eagles picked second in preseason polls

The Big Sky Conference wrapped up in annual summer Kickoff in Park City, Utah, by releasing the pre-season polls of both conference coaches and media members.Eastern Washington is picked to finish second to Montana in both polls. You can read more details here.

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FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2008

The truth about Etu Molden

I wondered from the moment I saw Etu Molden was on his way to Spokane to play for the Shock - what's a guy with his credentials doing here? As you'll see, that wasn't at all meant to say anything negative about the athletes in…

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A much better Daye for Austin

The Austin Daye story has taken several unusual turns the last week and there was another one Thursday. A big one, apparently.Tamara Daye, Austin's mother, said second and third opinions on Austin's injured right knee brought a much different diagnosis than Monday's discouraging news that…

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Pendo, Sorenson on WCC honor roll

Gonzaga had 145 student-athletes make the WCC Commissioners honor roll, including David Pendergraft and Andrew Sorenson from men's basketball. More here.Saw Pendo at Hoopfest and he's entered the work force with Next IT (ex-Zag Jeff Brown also works there). Click below for a press release…

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MONDAY, JULY 14, 2008

Daye discusses knee injury

Talked by telephone with Austin Daye earlier in the 9 o'clock hour and just filed an updated article that will run in Tuesday's S-R.Austin sounded a little bummed, understandably, but he was also appreciative of having two visitors at his home in Irvine Monday night…

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Daye has torn ACL in his knee

Gonzaga's Austin Daye thought he had avoided a serious injury last week when he crumbled to the court at the LeBron James Skills Academy, but follow-up tests revealed that the talented forward has a torn ACL in his right knee.The original diagnosis in Akron, Ohio,…

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Shock stay perfect on road, Gilliam sets af2 record

STOCKTON, Calif. – In the process of the Spokane Shock completing a perfect road campaign this season, Sergio Gilliam finished what he started.Gilliam, the Shock rookie defensive back who picked off three passes in Spokane’s arenafootball2 season opener this year, picked up his league-leading 16th…

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WSU basketball schedule filled in

If you've been wondering why I haven't updated the WSU basketball schedule for 2008-09 recently, the answer is simple and two-fold: I wanted to wait for the schedule to be finished and I wasn't going to disturb a family vacation – which includes such highlights…

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