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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 2009

The Spokesman-Review Steven Gray of Gonzaga takes a shot as North Carolina’s Bobby Frasor defends. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Gray, GU roundup

Gonzaga junior guard Steven Gray (pictured vs. North Carolina) has branched out into a different arena. More here. --It's the first day of the early signing period, but it's quiet at Gonzaga. The Bulldogs figure to sign three players in the next two years and…

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Ex-Chiefs faring well.

Thanks to the first goal for rookie defenseman Landon Oslanski, Lethbridge has won three in a row. ’s first goal of the season was the winner as the Hurricanes edged the Calgary Hitmen, 3-2. . . . Oslanski, 17, and D Mike Reddington, 19, were…

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More notoriety for Zag women

Not to make too much of the Gonzaga women's basketball team, afterall, the Zags are just one of four D-I teams on our property, but, let's face it - this team is poised for the best season any of our teams have ever had.Of course,…

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TUESDAY, NOV. 10, 2009

Everett derails Chiefs 

It was not a good night for the Spokane Chiefs, who were out-played and beaten 5-2 by Everett Tuesday night at the Arena.There is really not much to be said than what is in the unedited game story I filed for Wednesday's paper.

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Tuesday afternoon WSU report

COUGARS Football practice is over. The team is looking forward to its day off from school tomorrow, though practice will be at the usual time. We've got our Pac-10 story in its unedited glory on the link. But we kick off the post with some…

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Sports overlap at WSU 

COUGARS We had to make an executive decision this morning. The choice was complicated: Put up one morning post, intermingling football and basketball, which would make WSU's section longer, or put up two, with the usual football stuff in the first one and a shorter…

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MONDAY, NOV. 9, 2009

WSU runs past LC State 

COUGARS The exhibition season is now officially over in Pullman. It didn't last long. One game. The games start for real – and count – Friday against Mississippi Valley State, though they way its performed against WSU the past two years make it almost like…

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UI hoops welcomes 8 newcomers 

College basketball officially tipped off tonight, so it seems a perfect time to post our Idaho men's basketball season preview. The Vandals don't open till Friday at Utah, but we've got our story, schedule and roster below -- all of which will appear in tomorrow's…

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WSU leads 42-24 at half

COUGARS Well, WSU is leading handily. That's about all you can say about the first half. It's a sloppy basketball game (17 turnovers combined, 10 by L-C State), but that could have been predicted with all that's new here at Beasley. New coach, new players,…

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UCLA comes to town Friday

COUGARS This blog post is coming to you from the upper reaches of Beasley Coliseum, where we get ready to watch the Washington State men's basketball team play its only exhibition game of the preseason. The opponent is Lewis-Clark State. But we'll get to basketball…

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Zags start game week 

GU's season opener arrives Saturday when Mississippi Valley State visits the Kennel, one night after taking on Washington State.A recap of Gonzaga's scrimmage with Texas and a few other notes below.

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Spokane adds three more

The Shock have announced three more player signings, including a former Husky and a former af2 standout who made the transition to the AFL in 2007-2008. More below.(Note: There are expanded write-ups on each player at

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Gonzaga women get a little love

Graham Hays of ESPN hints that the Gonzaga women are a darkhorse to do the unthinkable - reach the Final Four and touts junior point guard Courtney Vandersloot. And Michelle Voepel of ESPN has five questions for the new season, one of which involves Tennessee…

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More on Ferris cross country win

Talk about confident! A week or so ago Mike Hadway talked about looking forward to a dunk in the 18th hole water hazard at Sun Willows Golf Course. It was a tradition started when Mead cross country coach Pat Tyson was tossed into the pond…

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Monday morning hockey update

We don't pretend to be all knowing when it comes to the Western Hockey League, but our goal is to help you know more.So, almost every day we check in with Gregg Drinnan, who has the pulse of the WHL and so much more. (We…

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WSU starts full week 

COUGARS Ready for a full week? Let's see. There's basketball games Monday and Friday night, we'll have our season preview in Wednesday's paper and, like always, we'll have something from football nearly every day. Sounds like a full week to me. Read on.

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SUNDAY, NOV. 8, 2009

Looking back at WSU's loss in the desert 

COUGARS Well, there is basketball tomorrow. It's obvious some of you are looking forward to that. We'll be there. But before we begin another sport and another season, we're still wrapped up in football. Our follow on WSU's loss at UA is on the link,…

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Eagles hold off MSUB in basketball exhibition

Eastern Washington University's men's basketball team outlasted NCAA Division II Montana State University-Billings in the last of its two exhibition games at Reese Court on Sunday.I've attached an unedited version of the short game story that will appear in Monday morning's S-R below.

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WSU's latest defeat, the day after 

COUGARS Our travel plans necessitated rising at 3:45 a.m. Palouse Standard Time today to make our flight, and even with that, it seemed as if I didn't have enough time to get going. I did download some links, and we offer them to you on…

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