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THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2009

WSU's week winds down 

COUGARS Made a quick stop at football practice, and saw a couple things worth passing on. Plus, we have information from Paul Wulff's press conference. Other than that, we're looking at basketball, which will start in a couple hours. Read on.

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Fever bolt for IFL

Tri-Cities' membership in a new arena football league didn't last long. The Fever have decided to join the Indoor Football League (IFL). The new arena league was expected to have a Tier 1, including Spokane, Chicago, Arizona, Orlando, Jacksonville, Iowa, Tulsa, Utah, etc; and a…

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Another hoop game at WSU 

COUGARS The basketball team takes the court again tonight for another midweek, nonconference game. IPFW plays in the Summit League with Oral Roberts, who defeated Stanford last night. Oral Roberts also was the Cougars first-round NCAA opponent in Sacramento a couple years back but I…

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 2009

WSU readies for last home game 14 

COUGARS Midweek. Only the rest of this one and the next left in Washington State's 2009 football season. As Cal and Stanford prepare for the Big Game, WSU prepares for a visit by Oregon State. And about 15,000 tickets have been sold. But then again,…

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TUESDAY, NOV. 17, 2009

Weary Eagles pick up first win

Eastern Washington University, playing its third game in four days, held off Whitman at Reese Court Tuesday night to pick up its first men's basketball win of the season.It was a wild contest that you can read more about below in the unedited version of…

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Zags drop 75-71 decision to MSU

An interesting and physical contest Tuesday at the Breslin Center as Michigan State used a late comeback to edge the Bulldogs 75-71.Gonzaga went toe-to-toe with the Spartans and it looked like they might withstand one last MSU rally. But Durrell Summers drained a 3-pointer with…

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Zags fall by 4 

Gonzaga led most of the way, but Durrell Summers' 3-pointer with 3 minutes left gave Michigan State a lead it wouldn't relinquish and the Spartans won, 75-71.Summers had 21 points and Kalin Lucas 19 for MSU. Robert Sacre and Elias Harris each scored 17 for…

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WSU news and notes for Tuesday night 12 

COUGARS • UPDATE: 7:20 P.M. Good evening. We wish we had some basketball notes for you, because that would mean we were spending our afternoon in Beasley Coliseum instead of standing on Rogers Field. My guess is there was at least a 40-degree difference. But…

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Zags up 5 at half

Gonzaga took it to No. 2 Michigan State from the opening tip, leading by as many as 13, before the Spartans rallied within 35-30 lead at half. Center Robert Sacre, despite sitting for a several minutes with two fouls, worked inside for 10 points of…

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Local players making their mark

Our first women's basketball notebook runs Wednesday but as is typical, there is too much news to squeeze into the paper.So, it seemed like a good idea to identify the area players who have gone on to Division I schools outside of our area. Hopefully…

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Chiefs reassign Conrad

The Spokane Chiefs have reassigned forward David Conrad to the Winnipeg Saints of the MJHL. Conrad has played 63 games in two seasons, including eight this year. He has scored one goal and three points this season and four goals and 10 points in his…

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Verlin: Loss to Texas Southern falls on me 

Idaho men's basketball coach Don Verlin had some strong words about his team's effort -- and his coaching peformance -- in Sunday's 72-65 loss at Texas Southern. Read on for quotes from Verlin. The Vandals (1-1) are prepping for Saturday's tough road game at North…

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Sandpoint in title game

Congrats to the Sandpoint football team. The Bulldogs (9-2) will take on Blackfoot (10-1) Friday at 7 p.m. at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow for the 4A state championship.If you follow Panhandle Picks, I predicted Sandpoint would win the state title. Check in Thursday for…

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A packed Tuesday morning 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 11:12 A.M. We've got basketball games to go over, including a huge upset in the Pac-10. Football, that's still going on. There is a lot of stuff on the link. Read on.

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MONDAY, NOV. 16, 2009

WSU holds off EWU, 67-61 

COUGARS, EAGLES Washington State played well in spurts Monday night. Eastern Washington played hard all night long. And the two combined to keep the nonconference battle between two schools separated by about 75 miles interesting until the end. On the link we have some notes…

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WSU leads 30-25 at half 

COUGARS What did WSU learn in the first half? The most important lesson might have been how to play when Klay Thompson can't buy a basket. It's something that shouldn't happen all that often this season, but when it does – and it certainly did…

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WSU faces Eastern 

COUGARS Before the basketball game gets going – you can watch it live on FSN – we have our first look at Oregon State and a short on Jason Stripling. And, oh ya, some basketball notes. By the way, Glenn Johnson is back. Read on.

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WSU's Stripling arrested

COUGARS • UPDATED: 4 P.M. • Starting outside linebacker Jason Stripling was arrested by the Pullman Police Department early Sunday morning and charged with fourth-degree assault and obstructing a public servant, according to a police report. According to WSU Sports Information Director Bill Stevens, Stripling…

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