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THURSDAY, DEC. 31, 2009

Try it again: GU 83, Oklahoma 69 

For some reason only a computer expert could explain, my previous post encountered technical difficulties.So let's try it again, this time from home. Here's my unedited game story, filed about five minutes after the final buzzer because of early New Year's Eve deadlines. Read on…

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WSU loses on a technical fall 17 

COUGARS I hope you had a chance to see this game. The Cougars were like Sisyphus, rolling the rock up the hill for 45 minutes, never getting the lead until the first overtime. But the rock rolled back over them in the form of a…

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Eags end skid with win over Hornets

Eastern Washington's men's basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak with a 79-75 home win over Big Sky Conference rival Sacramento State on Thursday night.You can read an unedited version of the game story that will appear in Friday morning's S-R below.

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WSU falls in double overtime 10 

COUGARSJust a quick post. The Cougars lost in double overtime after seemingly winning the game at the end of the first overtime only to see a technical foul allow Oregon to tie it with .3 seconds left. We'll be back.

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Oregon dominates, leads 38-27 at half 10 

COUGARS There's probably no way Washington State could have begun Pac-10 Conference play any worse. The first 5 minutes of the game with Oregon was a stretch of turnovers and missed defensive assignments. The final 7 and a half were filled with missed shots and…

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Look back at Vandals’ wild win

After having nearly 24 hours to digest what took place inside Bronco Stadium yesterday, I realized there’s a lot we weren’t able to touch on — stuff that simply got lost in the postgame melee. Keep reading for extra quotes, thoughts and links on Idaho’s…

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Pac-10 tips off for WSU, Oregon

COUGARS It's time for our pregame post, Pac-10 style. Got to love conference basketball. It gets so intense. Except, maybe, when the students are out for winter break, as is the case here. For pregame notes, read on.

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OU, and the newest Zag 

Kyle Dranginis' coach at Skyview High warned me that his star player might come across as quiet on the phone, but I'm still waiting to find out. Yes, that means no return phone call from southern Idaho, so I've put together an article based on…

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30, 2009

Vandals pull off remarkable rally 

Well, it came in much more dramatic fashion that Idaho fans would have liked, but the Vandals finished off the year with a win -- and, man, what a win it was. All sorts of intrigue in the final moments of the Humanitarian Bowl, and…

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GU women win big

Gonzaga prepared for its West Coast Conference opener in 10 days with an 88-52 win over UC Santa Barbara in women's basketball action Wednesday night.The extended link has the unedited game story plus some information on a big night for Spokane native Angie Bjorklund in…

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Zags, Sooners collide at the Arena

I've got several items to post tonight. Thursday is the debut of the S-R's Four Corners college basketball page, so I'll post my contributions to that below. Also, my GU-Oklahoma game preview. And a recruiting update. There are a limited number of tickets available for…

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H-Bowl at half: 14-14 

Idaho's offense sputtered for much of the first half, but UI put together two nice drives and four defensive stops to go into halftime with Bowling Green tied 14-14. The Vandals evened the score 19 seconds before the half when Nate Enderle found Eric Greenwood…

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Struggling Chiefs lose again

The Spokane Chiefs lost to Portland again, 4-3, in a game delayed several hours by the snowstorm that hit Portland. According to the Winterhawks blog, there was some game-end incidents that could cost Kyle Beach a game, which would be Thursday night in Tri-City. Just…

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UI-BG: Get ready for lots of points

The day has finally arrived for Idaho fans -- they get to see the Vandals play in the postseason for the first time since 1998. Greeting them in Boise this morning is a fresh blanket of snow, a good 2 inches worth. Click below for…

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WSU's conference play inches closer 

COUGARS With Pac-10 Conference basketball play set to begin on New Year's Eve (that's tomorrow for all of you who don't have a calendar), today turned out to be the day to preview the upcoming season for many West Coast papers. We have links to…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 29, 2009

Vandals dispose of LCSC

Playing in front of a much larger crowd than they would have had the game remained in Moscow, the Idaho men's basketball team ditched Lewis-Clark State at Boise's Qwest Arena, 71-52. The Vandals scored 17 unanswered points in the first half and only let L-C…

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Looking ahead to Pac-10 season

COUGARS Just got done watching the Pac-10 even its bowl record at 2-2 with UCLA's win in ice-cold Washington, D.C. A win in Pullman and one in the nation's capital. The Bruins are becoming real cold weather warriors. But I digress. This post is basketball…

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HumBowl nears for Vandals

I'm getting ready to fly out of Spokane to Boise in mere moments, but I wanted to post my Humanitarian Bowl advance a bit early. Columnist John Blanchette is already in the Treasure Valley; you can read his column from today here.Click below for the…

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WSU, EWU women start league play

Eastern Washington and Washington State women's basketball teams open conference play with the New Year and our basketball notebook takes a look at that from their angle after a short feature on Eagle senior Jessica Huntington.The unedited notebook is posted below but first a couple…

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Day after EWU 

Lots of ground to cover, so read on for the day-after EWU post. First, the links: S-R gamer and photos, A.P. recap, and a freelance article in the Tacoma News Tribune. Onward.

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WSU basketball about to heat up 11 

COUGARS Good morning. Hope there wasn't too much ice on the windshield this morning, or snow on the ground (for those of you reading this in Arizona, well, I can't write the words going through my head). It was a little cold last night in…

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MONDAY, DEC. 28, 2009

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