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THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2009

Cowen, Koper to face Russians

Spokane Chiefs Jared Cowen and Levko Koper have been selected to represent the Western Hockey League in the Subway Series against Russia.Each of the three leagues that comprise the Canadian Hockey League plays two games against the Russians. For the WHL its Nov. 25 in...

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Zags not in coaches' top 25

Gonzaga came in 34th, receiving 24 votes, in the ESPN/USA Today (coaches) preseason Top 25. Kansas is No. 1, followed by Michigan State (Gonzaga visits East Lansing on Nov. 17th).Of the eight schools in the Maui Invitational, No. 26 Maryland, No. 30 Vanderbilt and GU...

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A full Thursday around WSU 22 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 9:30 A.M. This is going to be a full post, so let's get right to it. With all that's going on right now between basketball and football, our days are pretty full. My guess, with Halloween around the corner, so are yours....

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 2009

Chiefs drop another

The defensive-minded Spokane Chiefs had their worst defensive effort of the season and wasted a hat trick by Kyle Beach in a 5-4 loss to Brandon at the Arena.Keep reading for the unedited game story that I filed for Thursday's paper.

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Battle in Seattle moved to 4 p.m.

Game time for the Battle in Seattle has been moved from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., according to event organizers. GU will take on Davidson in the Dec. 12th contest at KeyArena.The game will be televised on KHQ-TV and FSN. Tickets can be purchased at...

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Forzani gives WSU a deep threat 

COUGARS Nothing better than watching a baseball game played in a steady rain. Wonder when we will start calling it the Winter Classic? Soon. Anyhow, we have the unedited version of our feature on Johnny Forzani, the speed threat on WSU's offense, on the link....

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Lake City’s Mark Smyly scores the game’s first touchdown in the first quarter. Special to  (BRUCE TWITCHELL Special to / The Spokesman-Review)

Panhandle Picks

We've reached the final week of the high school football regular season in North Idaho.Click below to see this week's predictions.QUESTION: Who do you think will win this week?In the picture above, Lake City quarterback Mark Smyly scores against Coeur d'Alene last week.

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More ESPN exposure for Vandals

The Idaho-Boise State matchup on Nov. 14 will be televised by ESPNU, the Broncos announced this morning. It will be the third ESPNU telecast of the Vandals -- the Colorado State game was also on the network and next week's Fresno State game in Moscow...

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An early morning WSU post 

COUGARS• UPDATED: 12:40 P.M. Up early this morning to catch WSU's basketball workout. Coach Ken Bone has to catch a plane to Los Angeles this afternoon for Pac-10 media day, so the Cougars are going at 6. With football and basketball practices conflicting, thought this...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 27, 2009

Franks signs with CFL team

Defensive back Stanley Franks, a key component on Spokane's 2009 ArenaCup championship team, has signed with the B.C. Lions practice squad. The Lions have two games remaining and are in the CFL playoff hunt. Franks isn't expected to play in the team's next game.Franks, a...

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NCAA lifts postseason ban on EWU 

The NCAA has overturned its original decision to ban Eastern Washington University’s football team from post-season play, making the Eagles eligible for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, should they qualify. Click here for the updated story.

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GSL post-season grid picture clears 30 

If there's been a common thread to this year's Greater Spokane League football season, it's been how quickly the fortunes of war change. A turnover here, a missed kick there have determined the outcome of numerous games. Ferris made mistakes that hurt in three contests....

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Another Tuesday with WSU 

COUGARS Tuesdays are always busy, from the numerous media availability sessions to practice to the unexpected that always seems to come up. So far today is following that same path, with a couple of stories available with a subject matter that isn't all that usual...

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Morning Vandal notes, links

We've got an interesting blend of notes and articles to highlight on the Idaho footbal team, including accolades for Robb Akey and possible big-time ESPN exposure for Boise State and Idaho. Click below for more.

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MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2009

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Former Cougar Haskins dies suddenly 

In an email from Cheryl Haskins to the church about the sudden passing of her husband and pastor Aaron Haskins Monday morning.The former Washington State basketball player was the subject of a Then and Now in the Spokesman-Review Dec. 23, 2008.Keep reading for the note...

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Notre Dame next up for WSU 

COUGARS Almost forgot to post this. Had it put together early this afternoon, was running around – snow tires anyone? – and forgot to hit the button. But here is our first look at Notre Dame. Read on.

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Forfeiture issue moot 

The question that was to be addressed today about whether Mt. Spokane would have to forfeit a football game because of an ineligible player was laid to rest before Distict 8 adminitrators tested the new WIAA oversight rule.Turns out the player in question was academically...

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Chiefs assign goalie, player suspended 

The Spokane Chiefs have reassigned goaltender Chase Martin to the Calgary Canucks of the AJHL. Martin made two appearances, including one start, for the Chiefs this season and is 0-1-0-0 with a 3.61 goals against average. The move leaves the Chiefs with two goaltenders, James...

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Akey: Butts will be out for a bit

Idaho coach Robb Akey said this morning that starting CB Isaac Butts, who hurt his leg in Saturday's loss at Nevada, will probably be "out for a bit." TE Daniel Hardy is day-to-day after hurting his back on Saturday; his injury isn't linked to a...

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