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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25, 2009

Vandals suffocate Sac State

The Idaho men's basketball team put together a steady performance last night in a 75-61 beatdown of Sacramento State. Four players scored in double figures, led by Luiz Toledo (15 points of 4-of-5 shooting). Turnovers again were a trouble spot -- UI had 13 --…

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TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2009

Eagles fall to Broncos

Boise State used its fast break to fuel an early 10-0 run and went on to defeat Eastern Washington 82-69 at Reese Court.I've attached an unedited version fo the game story that will appear in Wednesday morning's S-R below.

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Who will make it to Tacoma? 15 

Will third time be a charm for Ferris? Can West Valley make its third state finals appearance? Does Colfax have a chance of dominating state titles like no other? Those are just some of the story lines in today's Prep Notebook in The Spokesman-Review.This is…

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Gonzaga downs Wisconsin 

Gonzaga defeated Wisconsin 74-61 on Tuesday night to advance to the championship game of the Maui Invitational. Four Bulldogs scored in double figures, led by Matt Bouldin's 18 points. Steven Gray added 15, Robert Sacre 13 and Elias Harris 12. Demetri Goodson just missed giving…

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First of two WSU Apple Cup posts

COUGARS You want more Apple Cup news? Or have you had enough? OK, I realize you want more. So we will have two posts. This one includes practice notes and a story on next year's schedule, among other things, that I talked about with Jim…

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Plenty of news on EWU football front 

There is certainly no shortage of football news around Eastern Washington's campus as the Eagles prepare for Saturday's first-round FCS playoffs matchup against Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Texas.I've included links to stories and material related to that game below, and attached an unedited version…

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Cowen, Koper off to Victoria

Defenseman Jared Cowen and forward Levko Koper will miss the Spokane Chiefs' game at Everett Wednesday night because they'll be in Victoria playing for the Western Hockey League team that faces a Russian team in the 2009 Super Series.

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Idaho's Iupati finalist for Outland

Idaho offensive lineman Mike Iupati is attracting a lot of notice these days, and not just in Idaho or the Northwest. The senior left guard has been named as one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy, given to the nation's top interior lineman. The…

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Apple Cup week heats up 

COUGARS A couple of Apple Cup notes inspired by UW tight end Kavario Middleton, whose comments yesterday about Washington scoring 50 this weekend can be seen here. The most points the Huskies have scored in an Apple Cup game is 56 in 1991 (they scored…

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MONDAY, NOV. 23, 2009

It'll be GU-Wisconsin

Gonzaga's semifinal opponent in the Maui Invitational will be Wisconsin, which edged Arizona 65-61 late Monday night.The Badgers (3-0) led 13-0 before Arizona scored. However, the Wildcats battled all the way back to tie it at 45 and they even took the lead on several…

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Looking ahead to the Apple Cup 

COUGARS Apple Cup weeks can be a ... well, a word I hear about every 2 minutes when my son's I-pod is blaring rap music. Darn kids. Anyhow, Apple Cup weeks can be a pain in the ... well, you know. But there is always…

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Quick update on EWU playoff berth

There hasn't been much chance to get additional comments from Eastern Washington players about Saturday's upcoming first-round FCS playoff game agaisnt Stephen F. Austin in Nacagdoches, Texas, but I have post a few thoughts -- courtesy of EWU's sports information department -- from Eagles head…

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Zags rally past CU 

Gonzaga overcame a woeful first half as guards Matt Bouldin and Steven Gray led a second-half comeback that resulted in a 76-72 victory over Colorado on Monday in the first round of the Maui Classic. Gray scored a career-high 27 points and Bouldin had 12…

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Akey expects Enderle to play

A week off after 11 straight games seems to paying dividends for the Idaho football team. Starting quarterback Nathan Enderle (shoulder) is expected to play Saturday against Utah State, coach Robb Akey said this morning. The junior missed the last two games -- both losses…

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Zags just miss cracking poll

Tipoff in about 15 minutes at the Lahaina Civic Center, which had exactly three people sitting in the stands at 11:30 when they opened the doors to the public. Now it's about two-thirds full, mostly with Zag followers. Mark Few wasn't kidding when he said…

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Here's some info on Skyview football 

This isn't Skyline, it's Skyview - from Vancouver - a first time state football semifinalist and Ferris' foe Saturday, 1 p.m. at Joe Albi Stadium. The team outscored previously unbeaten Auburn 34-21 last Friday. I'll learn more as the week goes on, but here's a…

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Monday morning WSU post 

COUGARS It's Apple Cup week, which, this year, is also Thanksgiving week and thank-god-the-football-season-is-almost-over week, probably for both schools. The excitement of two teams with awful records playing on a holiday weekend isn't helping ticket sales much. We've got more. Read on.

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SUNDAY, NOV. 22, 2009

GU opens with Colorado in Maui

There are benefits to being up at 3 a.m. -- good parking at the airport and the fact that it led to a late afternoon arrival in one of the prettiest spots on the planet: Maui.I started writing this tournament advance at Sea-Tac -- where…

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Eagles on high after playoff announcement 

As promised, we're back with some additional comments from EWU head coach Beau Baldwin and a couple of his players on the Eagles earning an at-large berth in the 2009 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.I had hoped to post earlier, but Baldwin was understandably a bit…

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