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More thoughts on GU's win over WSU 28 

COUGARS A quick post before I sign off for a few days (more about that on the link). We were in the Kennel tonight as WSU struggled to execute down the stretch – on both ends of the floor. We have some thoughts about that…

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Zags pull off another comeback victory

Back with the game story from Gonzaga's 74-69 win over Washington State. GU's comeback, its third successful rally from a double-digit second-half deficit this season, wasn't exactly stylish (the Bulldogs had 10 turnovers in the second half), but it was effective in knocking off the…

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Zags win 74-69 23 

BULLDOGS, COUGARS Gonzaga stormed back in the second half behind the play of senior Matt Bouldin and freshman Elias Harris to defeat Washington State 74-69 before 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center. By overcoming a 15-point first-half lead, 17th-ranked GU (7-1) kept the Cougars (6-1)…

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Looking back at WSU's season 

COUGARS A pretty good size football post for you, pretty much marking the end of the 2009 season. Hey, I heard that. No more cheering. Anyhow, we have a season preview based in large part on an interview with Paul Wulff. And a short news…

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If you missed it in the paper . . .

Here are the Greater Spokane League all-league photos and here is the link to the entire list of area all-league teams. The teams are chosen by the league coaches. We also have the North Idaho all-league teams and the all-league photos. We apologize for the…

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WSU travels up U.S. 195 to play GU 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 9 A.M. An unusual Wednesday morning in the WSU-related cyber world, in that, with the Gonzaga basketball game tonight, there's plenty to link from around the state. We'll get to it all on the link. Read on.

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TUESDAY, DEC. 1, 2009

Eags prep for BSC play by routing Wolves

Eastern Washington dusted off visiting Walla Walla University 89-61 at Reese Court on Tuesday night.And while the matchup against the NAIA Division II Wolves probably didn't do much to prepare the Eagles for Saturday's Big Sky opener at Portland State, it seemed to be just…

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After a loose ball, Gonzaga's Heather Bowman and EWU's Julie Piper the try to gain control of the ball in the first half at McCarthey Athletic Center Tuesday Dec. 1, 2009. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Zags pull away from Eastern

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team used a huge second half to pull away from Eastern Washington 87-61 victory Tuesday evening at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs, up just four at halftime, outscored the Eagles 52-30 in the second half.Click here for the game story…

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WSU transitions from football to hoop 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 10:20 P.M. We go from the Apple Cup directly into the heart of the WSU nonconference basketball schedule. From the rivalry with UW to the hardwood rivalry with Gonzaga. We have a WSU basketball notebook on the link (you can also check…

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No. 1 is Gonzaga's No. 1 priority 

Klay Thompson wears uniform No. 1 and he's presumably the No. 1 concern on Gonzaga's scouting report. The sophomore forward has led Washington State in scoring in all six games, with his lowest total a 20-point effort in 28 minutes. Read on for my unedited…

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Dillon, two others sign with Shock

Charles Dillon, the former WSU receiver who helped Spokane win the ArenaCup last year, is back with the Shock.Offensive linemen Jamarr Ward and Chris Pino also signed with Spokane.Dillon is the sixth player from the '09 team to return. Read more below.

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MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2009

West Coast bias 

Back with a notebook from today's media day at Gonzaga. It contains the WCC's impressive start, GU's improving zone defense, the players' Thanksgiving Day in Maui and a short note on Bol Kong. Read on for the unedited version.

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Idaho a lock for H-Bowl?

WAC commissioner Karl Benson this morning detailed possibilities for bowl-eligible teams in the WAC, and it appears Idaho is a near-lock to go to the Humanitarian Bowl on Dec. 30 in Boise. If Hawaii loses to Wisconsin, Fresno State and Nevada will either go to…

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Gonzaga 17th in AP poll 

Gonzaga is back in the polls -- 17th in the A.P, 16th in the ESPN/USA Today. WCC rival Portland made the A.P. poll at No. 25. UPDATE: It's the Pilots first time in the rankings in 50 years. Portland was just outside the Top 25…

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Chiefs hot in November

Hockey central is back. I'd say it was after a much-needed vacation but the boss might question that with all that was going on over the Thanksgiving weekend. Still, it had to be done for peace at home (not to be confused with peace on…

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SUNDAY, NOV. 29, 2009

Here are stories of prep state grid foes 

Ferris gets a rematch with last year's semifinal foe and defending state champion Skyline in the 4A title match next week at Gridiron Classic in the Tacoma Dome. Here is another the story of the Spartans 31-26 win over Bothell in the game between the…

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Recapping WSU's weekend 15 

COUGARS We have a couple of stories for you, and a couple of notes as well. It's Sunday night, you're probably tired after the long holiday weekend, so let's get right to it. Read on.

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Look back at Idaho's loss

Four losses in five games to finish the season definitely leaves a bad taste. That was the universal reaction by the Vandals after their 52-49 loss to Utah State yesterday. But there was plenty more that deserves some attention. We've got lots of links, postgame…

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Apple Cup defeat, the day after 

COUGARS We have a dozen or so Apple Cup stories. We have a couple stories from the other rivalry games. And we even have two stories from last night's basketball game. So read on for your morning post, post-Apple Cup version.

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SATURDAY, NOV. 28, 2009

WSU loses Apple Cup, wins tourney 

COUGARS Well, reading the comments it seems like football season has been forgotten and everyone is moving into basketball mode already. Well, not so fast my friends. We still have our Apple Cup game story and notebook to offer. So read on and check back…

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