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QB Morales leaves Vandal program 23 

Unlike many spring sessions, there was actual news that came out of Idaho's Saturday morning scrimmage. Redshirt freshman Justin Morales, who was battling for the starting quarterback gig, has left the program and will transfer, coach Robb Akey said. It was clear something was up...

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Meet WSU's new coach, Ken Bone 

COUGARS We sat down with Ken Bone early Thursday – and by early I mean if I had a 9 a.m. class, I still could have made it – to get to know the new Washington State men's basketball coach. On the link you'll find...

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WSU runs through first scrimmage 

COUGARS Washington State held its first official scrimmage of the spring this morning, with a light rain giving the proceeds a fall-like feel – and keeping the crowd in Martin Stadium to a minimum. Check the link for the unedited version of our story for...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2009

Thriller between Valley rivals

It sounded like the Central Valley-University Greater Spokane League baseball game, won by the Bears 5-4 in the 10th inning, had a little bit of everything. There were five home runs, five doubles, bang-bang plays on defense and maybe a misstep or two before the...

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Spokane entertains Fever

Spokane returns to the Arena to face its closest rival, Tri-Cities, on Saturday in game two of the arenafootball2 season. Read on for an unedited preview of the game that will run in Saturday's S-R.

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Thomas making most of chance at WSU 

COUGARS Now we turn our attention back to spring football. Today we have a short feature on walk-on Shane Thomas from Spokane, who is holding down a starting corner spot right now. For the unedited version of the story, read on.

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January selected high in pro draft 

Lewis and Clark graduate Briann January, a two-time Pac-10 Defender of the Year at Arizona State, was selected even higher in the Women's National Basketball Association draft than projected. January was selected sixth overall, by the Indiana Fever, during today's draw. January graduated from LC...

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For Hughes it's business as usual

New Lewis and Clark football coach Dave Hughes doesn't expect a whole lot of change when he assumes the reins of the Tigers program. The program has always had a collegial approach with input from the entire staff. He's just taking his turn doing the...

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Track (and Field) is where it's at 

Dave Trimmer wrote his preview story and capsules today in The Spokesman-Review as the Greater Spokane League season gets underway. The sport showcases a wealth of talent, many of the athletes multiple sport types. His focus is on Central Valley's Brad Whitley, one such three-sport...

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Showdowns in GSL

The Valley is the place to be today and tomorrow for area baseball and softball fans. Greater Spokane League baseball unbeaten University hosts Central Valley at 4 p.m. today while leaders Titans and Bears square off at CV in softball. CV and Mead baseball teams...

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Shock notes

I attended part of Shock practice today and put together a notebook that will run in Thursday's S-R. The unedited version, which discusses the Shock's pass protection, the organization's decision to ban artificial noisemakers and the team's new five-year lease to use the Arena, is...

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Ken Bone, the new head basketball coach at Washington State smiles with WSU athletic director Jim Sterk after making a joke about being friends with Washington Coach Lorenzo Romar during an introductory press conference on April 7, 2009 in a Bohler Gym conference room in Pullman, WASH. Bone, who has strong ties to the Pacific Northwest will worked with Sterk and Romar during separate coaching jobs earlier in their careers.  TYLER TJOMSLAND Special to The Spokesman Review (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

It was a crowded Tuesday at WSU 11 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 10:30 A.M. The Ken Bone Era is underway at Washington State University. Let the sophomoric jokes begin. Wait, they already have. Want proof? Just tool around the WSU blogosphere. Couldn't see that coming, could you? Oh well. Maybe it will die down...

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Eastern opens spring practice with optimism

Eastern Washington University opened spring football drills on Tuesday under sunny skies in Cheney. WIth their postseason fate still uncertain for next fall, the Eagles seem determined to not only improve on last year's 6-5 record, but to prove to the NCAA they are worthy...

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WSU introduces Bone 33 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 7:15 P.M. Just wanted to give you a spot to comment if you had a chance to watch the introductory press conference with Ken Bone. We'll be back later with our story about it, but until then this post is yours. •...

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Finances concern at WIAA meeting 

A quick pass through the WIAA Executive Board meeting in March indicates a district-wide concern about the economics of high school sports. State tourney revenue didn't meet projections due to a decline in 2A and 3A class basketball attendance. However, the wrestling/gymnastics tournament showed an...

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Today WSU throws Bone a party 

COUGARS In another week the hoopla will have all died down. Sixty-degree days will be the norm. Spring football will be hitting the dog days. Normality will return to the campus. But today Washington State will throw a welcome-to-Pullman party for Ken Bone, the Cougars'...

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Ken Bone is the new men's basketball coach at Washington State University. (Matt Cilley / The Spokesman-Review)

WSU will introduce Bone Tuesday 11 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 7:40 P.M. It's over. As you read here first, Washington State has made its hire. Ken Bone will be the guy who has to replace Tony Bennett. Or gets to if you prefer. I had a basketball coach friend who always said,...

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Bone accepts WSU basketball job 43 

COUGARS• UPDATED: 2 P.M. UPDATE: Washington State University has a new basketball coach. Portland State's Ken Bone accepted the position today, The Spokesman-Review has learned. Sources close to the situation said Bone, 50, has been the focus of the week-long search to replace Tony Bennett,...

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Tuesday's Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame inductees at the Arena included (left to right): John Stockton, who is holding son Samual, Jack Spring and Ed Sharman. 
 (Kathryn Stevens / The Spokesman-Review)

Stockton elected to Hall; Arizona hires?

It's been rumored for a couple of days, but today's it's official: Gonzaga great John Stockton has been elected to the Hall of Fame, and he's joined by his former coach, Utah's Jerry Sloan. Here's S-R report and A.P. article. (Picture is from Stockton's election...

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