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MONDAY, AUG. 31, 2009

Stanford’s Toby Gerhart scores one of his four first-half touchdowns Saturday. (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

First look at Stanford 

COUGARS As you've known for a long time, the first opponent this Saturday is Stanford. Which is why the Cardinal are the subject of our first look this week. Read on for the unedited version of the piece that will appear in tomorrow's S-R.

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Chiefs scrimmage leftovers

Head coach Hardy Sauter wasn't the only one pleased with the way the Spokane Chiefs Red-White scrimmage played out Sunday afternoon at the Arena.Veteran players, goalie James Reid, forward Mitch Wahl and forward Tyler Johnson liked what they as training camp ended. Now they're eager…

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Sloan back after summer scare

The wait is just about over. Washington high school football teams are fine-tuning for this weekend's opening games, beginning Thursday when defending Greater Spokane League champion and state semifinalist Ferris faces North Central at Albi Stadium, 6:30 p.m. It is precursor to Friday night's huge…

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A light WSU, Pac-10 morning 

COUGARS Since I've been doing this morning post, I've never seen the web so lacking in Pac-10 news. Or had more trouble getting out on it in the first place. I'm using my backup connection because the high speed isn't working. Weird. Anyhow, found some…

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SUNDAY, AUG. 30, 2009

More from WSU's practice

COUGARS OK, so the big news is on the previous post. We have some more on the decision to give Kevin Lopina the start and play Marshall Lobbestael some as well on the link. We also have some other news on the starting spots. Read…

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Lopina will start for WSU vs. Stanford

COUGARS • UPDATED: 7 P.M. Just came from the practice field. Paul Wulff announced after practice that Kevin Lopina would take the first snaps at quarterback Saturday against Stanford but that Marshall Lobbestael will play as early as the third possession. Wulff said both players…

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Vandals, Akey embark on third year  

The number 10 holds a good bit of significance for the Idaho Vandals this season. It's been 10 years since they last had a winning season, and 10 years since they even got off on the right foot with a season-opening win (hard to believe,…

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Day off doesn't mean no WSU news

COUGARS With Washington State taken off yesterday, except for having a bunch of pictures shot and signing autographs at the FanFest, there's little in the way of Cougar news on the web. But don't despair. There is some, plus a trivia note from the WSU…

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SATURDAY, AUG. 29, 2009

Eags hold final preseason scrimmage

Eastern Washington University held its final football scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday, and head coach Beau Baldwin once again used the hour-long scrimmage to get a closer look at some of the young players on his roster.You can read an unedited version of the…

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Looking back at WSU's fall camp 

COUGARS Our season preview, the unedited version of which you can read on the post below, dwelt with an esoteric subject, measuring success. This post, which you can read on the link, is more down-to-earth. I wanted to look at a couple of position battles…

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What constitutes success for WSU?

COUGARS One more week until Washington State's 2009 football season begins. What's going to happen? Who knows. We decided to ask coach Paul Wulff and some of the more experienced players what needs to happen for the season to be considered a success. What follows…

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Dench back with '99 teammates

Members of GU's 1999 team that advanced to the Elite Eight came back to town -- several actually didn't have to travel because they've made Spokane their home -- to help support Mark and Marcy Few's Coaches vs. Cancer event. Ex-Zag Axel Dench probably made…

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Mock coverage of WSU, Pac-10

COUGARS We hate to admit it, but we made a mistake last night. We should have referred to what we termed WSU's "scrimmage" as a "mock game." That seems to be all the rage around the country right now. It's the hot term for a…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 28, 2009

No QB decision after last WSU scrimmage

COUGARS The final act of fall camp occurred Friday afternoon. A scrimmage that featured hitting but no tackling. Some players were held out, some players who had not been practicing suited up and ran off to the side (hint: a starting cornerback). And no decision…

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UI won't rely on newbies ... as much

Eight days away from their opener at New Mexico State, the Idaho Vandals pretty much have their depth chart and starting lineup set. There's an exception here and there, particularly at right guard. Read on for a notebook focusing on promising true freshmen, who will…

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GSL football travels, days 3-4 

On Wednesday my travels took me to East Valley and North Central and yesterday I watched Gonzaga Prep scrimmage. The two 3A schools have similar concerns - lack of depth - Prep has a certain amount of inexperience, but if the Bullpups replace graduated linemen…

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The morning WSU, Pac-10 report

COUGARS • UPDATED: 9:15 A.M. Washington State held its last true fall camp practice yesterday, if you define fall camp as that time of the year when the football team concentrates on making itself better and doesn't worry about an opponent – too much. Don't…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 2009

Scrimmage will end fall camp for WSU 

COUGARS We teased you a little bit with our previous post. So we promise we'll begin this one with news about the end-of-practice field goal kicking. But that's not the most important news to come out of the late workout, held at the last minute…

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WSU's Enyeart would rather stay anonymous

COUGARS Sometimes a jinx can hit even before a story is published. Keep that in mind as you read our last position preview, because we'll have a note about the field goal kicking in our usual daily practice summary. The unedited version of tomorrow's S-R…

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Reaction from Chiefs camp

Fall camp means different things to different players and the Spokane Chiefs are no different. But for all of the hockey hopefuls there is one constant - pressue to perform.The Chiefs hit the ice Thursday morning and we were there. We'll know more when the…

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Lake City High School head football coach Van Troxel keeps a watchful eye during practice this (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

IEL football

Here's a link to a look at 5A and 4A Inland Empire League football.Also, you'll find our predictions and some other goodies here.Lake City coach Van Troxel is pictured above.

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