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MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2009

WSU's (3)  Reggie Moore fights through Air Force traffic to dish off an assist in the second half, Dec.  12, 2009, at the Spokane Arena. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Looking ahead to WSU's Seattle game

COUGARS Washington State is still on the road for another home game, this one the usual Cougar Hardwood Classic, now in its fifth year. We have an advance for you, centered around Reggie Moore, the first WSU player to play in the Classic who calls…

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Chiefs' Johnson makes first cut

Picked up from Gregg Drinnan's blog. F Luke Walker of the Portland Winterhawks and F Tyler Johnson of the Spokane Chiefs are two of 14 forwards still with the U.S. national junior team after six players were dropped from the selection camp roster Sunday. (They…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 20, 2009

Day after Duke 10 

A shorter day-after post than usual because we weren't at the day-of event. First, the links: S-R, Charlotte Observer, Herald-Sun of Durham, halftime and post-game blogging on, S-I, and the New York Post. Notes and quotes below.

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Win over PSU, the day after 22 

COUGARS It is interesting to look at the Pac-10 basketball standings and see Washington State leading the way as the nonconference schedule winds down. Sure, WSU's 9-2 mark has been built, in part, by the strength of the opponents. But that's only a part. And,…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 19, 2009

WSU shoots down Portland State, 93-69

COUGARS Washington State coach Ken Bone said that Portland State would hold no surprises for his Cougars. After all, he coached the Vikings for the past four years. Instead, Bone had some surprises for PSU. None were more surprising, though, then the shooting of WSU's…

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Blue Devils throttle GU by 35

Any time I have to drag out the reading glasses, it means bad news for somebody -- Gonzaga or Gonzaga's opponent. It means I'm scanning the Gonzaga media guide to see where a win/loss, point total, shooting percentage, etc., ranks in the school records. Today,…

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WSU women win 74-57

COUGARS Being there was a doubleheader in Kennewick and I was there early, I covered the WSU women's game with USF. On the link is the unedited version of the story we'll have in tomorrow's S-R. Read on.

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Duke routs Zags, 76-41 11 

It didn't get any better for Gonzaga in the second half. In fact, it got worse.No. 7 Duke overwhelmed No. 15 Gonzaga 76-41 on Saturday. Duke led 31-17 at half and cruised in the second half while Gonzaga continued to struggle at both ends of…

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Frightful first half for Gonzaga

Gonzaga was pretty much a mess offensively as it fell into a 31-17 hole against Duke on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.The Bulldogs had 13 turnovers and made just 7 of 28 shots (0 of 5 on 3s). They missed layups, had airballs on open…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 2009

Chiefs drop another close one

The short-handed Spokane Chiefs head into the Christmas break after losing to the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 in overtime, their third straight one goal loss at home.The Chiefs return to action Dec. 27 (Sunday) with a 6 p.m. game against Portland.Before getting to the unedited game…

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Vandals sign 4 JC recruits

Just as Robb Akey said Thursday, the Idaho football team has signed four junior college players -- an offensive lineman, defensive tackle, receiver and a safety. Read on for more.Also, Akey has been named WAC Coach of the Year by the Sporting News and Phil…

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Getting ready for the challenge

Gonzaga is obviously the center of attention in basketball this weekend with games in Las Vegas against No. 6 Baylor and No. 13 Texas A&M.First, a quick correction. Despite earlier reporters, neither game - and both start at 8:45 p.m. - is on TV. However,…

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Sports enrollment breakdowns finalized 

This, according to the final breakdown for sports enrollment classifications purposes, is where the Washington state high schools have landed.Sixty six schools with three-year enrollment averages of 1,304 and higher are in 4A, including opt ups Gonzaga Prep and Mead (among 4), Lewis and Clark…

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Late bucket burns Eagles

Eastern Washington men's basketball coach Kirk Earlywine liked the effort -- for the most part -- but not the outcome of Thursday night's 73-70 non-conference road loss to Nevada.You can check out the game story that appeared in Friday morning's S-R here, read the gamer…

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Back with WSU news 

COUGARS Where were we? Oh ya, in basketball season. Well, we're back and will be until the final shot is taken this season – unless something unforeseen happens. Today, we've got some catching up to do. Read on.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2009

Eags test Nevada tonight

Eastern Washington's men's basketball team is less than three hours away from tipping it off against the University of Nevada in Reno. I have a Whitworth University game to cover and won't be able to listen to the Eagles, but I will posting links to…

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